Intro to Plein Air Painting with Michelle Reid

TWO SESSIONS: Saturday June 26th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm AND 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Lawn beside the Tett Centre (by the Juniper Café Patio)
Michelle Reid

The Tett presents Intro to Plein Air Painting with resident artist Michelle Reid!


Register today:


** MORNING SESSION SOLD OUT - Due to popular demand, we have added an afternoon session**


Join Michelle Reid as she leads a "Plein-Air" (outdoor) painting session on the lawn beside the Tett Centre (by the Juniper Café Patio). Participants can look forward to a brief history and explanation of traditional equipment. After a quick demonstration to help navigate any challenges, attendees start on their own projects for the day.  Michelle will be available for one on one coaching. The class will wrap up with a group critique.

Registration includes a FREE coffee/tea voucher for the Juniper Café.


Medium: The demo will be done in Oil Paint but participants are welcome to work in any Art Medium(s).

Age/Skill: All ages and skill levels welcome.

Location: The Tett Centre Waterfront (lawn area between the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning and the Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre).

NOTE: Class size is limited to accommodate Physical Distancing onsite. Students will be required to complete a self-assessment form prior to the class. 


Suggested Supply List:

1. Light rain coat/windbreaker

2. Warm clothes and items that you can layer – we don’t know what the weather will do!

3. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes

4. Sunscreen

5. A good hat with a wide brim — keeping the sun off of your neck as well as out of your eyes

6. Standing or lap easel**

7. Lawn chair (optional)**

8. Palette paints (or other medium) 

9. Brushes (or pens, pencils...)

10. Canvas, paper, canvas-board, or wood panel

11. Solvents in a sealed container

12. Sketch pad and pencil to take notes and thumbnail sketches

13. Paint rags and waste bag

14. Phone camera or view finder

TIP: Remember to keep your supplies lightweight as you will be carrying your gear to and from the lawn.

**Chairs and "bench easels / art horses" will be available for use, courtesy of the Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning.


Artist Bio - Michelle Reid

Michelle Reid is a Resident Studio Artist at Kingston's Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.  Her oil paintings are a contemporary approach to post-impressionism that will spark emotional memories of catching the perfect light in familiar places.  She deconstructs a scene into bold and confident brushstrokes grounded in the drama between light, shadow and saturated colours that shine so bright it will make you reach for your sunglasses. 

Website: | Facebook: @michellereidart | Instagram: @michellereid_art 


SPECIAL NOTE: Your comfort with this in-person class is a priority. Health and Safety protocols that are guided by the KFL&A Public Health Unit are strictly adhered to at the Tett Centre and our environment is safe. We are monitoring and following the regulations and recommendations mandated by the Province of Ontario and the KFL&A Public Health Unit. We also urge everyone to follow Health Canada’s hygiene recommendations and to be considerate of others.

Please practice Physical Distancing while visiting the Tett Centre outdoors.

This class is subject to gathering limits for the KFL&A region. Upon registration, you will be notified of any updates if there are changes to the session details.

We look forward to your safe and creative visit!