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Travel Sketching and Watercolours

August 24, 2019 – August 25, 2019 all-day
Alta Lake Station House
5560 Old Mill Ln
Whistler, BC V0N 1B5
Arts Whistler


Learn to sketch on the move! This workshop will get you practicing sketching and watercolour techniques designed to tune you into your surroundings and increase confidence. Drawing with different mediums, including pencil and ink, you’ll explore techniques such as sighting, marking, contour and gesture. Then, adding watercolour paint, you’ll get the chance to experiment with water, pigment and brushwork techniques to create a finished masterpiece.

DATE: AUGUST 24 – 25, 2019
TIME: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
AGE: 16+

$150 Arts Whistler Member Early Bird (Until May 20)
$200 Arts Whistler Member
$225 Non-Member



Workshop Details

This course will help you to sketch on the move and in different locations.

You will learn to practice specific sketching and watercolour techniques designed to attune to your surroundings and increase confidence. Begin by drawing with different mediums including pencil and ink. Explore techniques such as sighting, marking, contour and gesture. Then add watercolour paint; experimenting with water, pigment and brushwork techniques.

Be lost in the moment. De-stress through the joy of travel sketching and create a daily living practice.


Instructor Bio

Elena Underhill is an artist, illustrator, designer with a lifetime’s experience. Born to artist parents and painting as long as she can remember, she continues to be inspired with the beauty of life, people and places. Elena teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Courses include painting; watercolour, pastel, acrylic, oil and painting and drawing the body. She also works in sculpture with wood, metal and clay. Elena loves meeting new people and working together at stretching the edges of what we think we can do.

Check out the instructor’s work: elenaunderhillartist.wordpress.com



Supplies not included. Participants will be sent the supply list once registration is complete.


How to get there

The Alta Lake Station House is located 4km south of Whistler Village and is accessible by car, bike, or foot. Parking is at Wayside Park. It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the location along the Valley Trail. Please allow yourself time, especially if you are bringing a lot of art supplies. Also, bring your own lunch and snacks, the Alta Lake Station House is not close to any restaurants or grocery stores. The venue is equipped with a full-service kitchen, complete with stove and refrigerator.


What is Art On The Lake?

Art on the Lake are unique workshops lead by professional artists who will teach techniques to enhance your craft. The Alta Lake Station House is a tranquil space, where you can be fully present among your peers as you immerse into creativity. The scenic views of the lake make for the perfect artist getaway. Whether you are experienced or just beginning these workshops welcome everyone.

Check out all the Art on the Lake workshops