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“One Day in an Orchard – Plein Air Workshop with Artist; Nikki Jacquin”
Date: Saturday; May  20th, 2017
(Alternate date in the event of bad weather:  Saturday; June 3rd, 2017)
Time: 8 am – 8 pm
Cost:  $100. + GST + materials  (No refunds or cancellations accepted)
A crepe lunch and coffee / pie are also available for purchase at the orchard on the day for $15. + taxes. Please pack your own supper & water!
Deadline: May 16th, 2017
Register by calling:Nikki at 306-775-0925 or by visiting http://www.nikkisportraits.com/Shop-Now.html and click “Art Instruction”
Registration Payment Accepted in Advance by MasterCard, Visa or e-transfer.
Itinerary: See below
Maximun: 14 students
All levels of students welcome ages 14 – adult. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Enjoy the inspiring ambience of an orchard in bloom and the valley views near the Over the Hill Orchard near Lumsden, saskatchewan.  Sask. Artist / Arts Instructor Nikki Jacquin of www.nikkisportraits.com will lead you in a day long plein air painting workshop focused on sketching exercises and painting. Demos, exercises and periodic critiques on composition will be offered throughout the day. A catered crepe lunch will be available for purchase from the Over the Hill Orchard along with a mid afternoon coffee / tea & pie break. ($15. + taxes) Payment for the meal may be made on the day at the ordard. Students are asked to pack their own supper and water. A materials list will be emailed once you have registered. Students of all levels are welcome. Students will bring sketching supplies and their choice of oil, acrylic or watercolour painting supplies.
Nikki Jacquin has instructed for the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina and the Art Gallery of Regina. She is also know for her international plein air painting holidays to France, Cuba and now Egypt in Feb. 2018. In 2011, 12 & 13 Nikki was also the Guest Artist in Residence in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park as part of Art in the Park a Creative Partnership Grant made possible by the Sask Arts Board, Sask Lotteries, the Friends of Cypress Hills. There she painted, hiked and offered art instruction to visitors of the park.
8-9 am                            Gather at Over the Hill Orchard for orientation
9:15 – 11:45 am           Relocate to Valley area just before Orchard access to paint valley view. Demo of sketching and warm up exercises by Nikki Jacquin
Noon – 12:24 pm         Crepe lunch served back at Over the Hill Orchard & shop.
1 – 3 pm                        Painting the blossoms at the orchard.
3:15 pm – 3:45             Pie and coffee break served by Over the Hill Orchard.
4 – 6 pm                        More painting in the orchard.
6:15 – 6:45 pm             Bag lunch break. (Students to bring their own.)
7 – 9 pm                        Paint the evening valley view sunset east of patio.
Over the Hill Orchards
Directions from Regina:
Drive 11 km northwest on Highway #11 towards Saskatoon.
Turn WEST at Exit A onto #734.
Drive 7.6km west on #734.
Proceed west onto gravel road, travel 1km.
Turn NORTH before the bridge on Wascana Creek.
Take the 2nd RIGHT and proceed up the steep hill.