Quick Paint

Saturday May 16th , 9 am-1 pm

Fun / Competition and $100 award / Sale

 Artists can register for quick paint in advance at the Elora Centre for the Arts.  Artists will be given 8″ x 10″ pre-stamped boards.

They will have 2 hours to capture their image, from 9 am to 11 am.

At 11 am all Quick Paint participants stop painting.

Artists bring their work to the canopied area. The works will be set put on display.

The judging will be at 11:00 to 11:30, followed by the award presentation.

Sale of wet works will be from 11:30 to 1 pm

Nocturne Paint

Thursday, May 14th or Friday, May 15th

Registered artists can elect to sign up for night painting on: Thursday, May 14h
or Friday, May 15th. These pieces will be included in the main awards, show and sale on Sunday, May 17th

Kids Paint

Student exhibition at the Elora Centre for the Arts
Sunday May 17th  12:30 – 4:00

The Elora Plein Air Festival is in partnership with local elementary school classes to involve the students of our community with the festival.    We provide workshops for three elementary classes where students will be learning about outdoor painting and the plein air tradition.

The student workshop instructor is Judy Anderson, artist and Elora Centre for the Arts educator.

New This Year – we will be working with Special High Skills Major students at our local high school.   They will be painting in Elora on the Friday of the festival and will be mentored by plein air artists.

Supportive Arts for Adults Paint

Sunday May 17th at the Elora Centre for the Arts during the show and sale

The Elora Centre for the Arts offers a weekly Supportive Arts program for adults 18+ with varying abilities, providing guided visual art and music instruction, led by ECFTA Arts Educators, in partnership with the Elora Festival Singers. 

As part of our diverse season of programming, our Supportive Arts’ participants will be offered two individual Plein Air workshops in May, led by artist Eileen MacArthur. Selected works will be included in the youth portion of the Elora Plein Air Festival Show and Sale, on the Sunday of the Festival weekend.


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