NEW courses for SPRING 2011

next classes will begin in FEBRUARY 2011

Jan starts each session with a brief demo of her own painting in progress, then provides direction to each artist on their individual creative project. This is not a class for beginners but for those who have had some instruction or painting experience and wish to continue their creative practice in a relaxed, group atmosphere with access to informal professional direction and technical advice.
Age 16+

GIBSONS Works in Progress
ARTS BUILDING (old Gibsons Library)
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 4 weeks
cost $120 2nd session Feb 16 – Mar 9
to register email :

SECHELT Color & Composition for Painting
Capilano University Campus

This course includes demonstration, exercises and discussion of composition basics and, color mixing and relationships. Each session will feature discussion of an acrylic painting in progress by instructor Jan Poynter. From start to finish students will follow the inspiration, composition choices and development of 2 subjects. Simple examples and exercises for successful color mixing and composition are provided and students are encouraged to bring their own Acrylic/Watercolor for direction, technical advice or critique.

Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm 6 weeks
$249 Feb 11 – Mar 18
registration online

Watercolor & Yoga retreat – Sunshine Coast
art retreat FEB 3-4-5 2011 Cancelled

Beginner & Intermediate Watercolor Workshop with JAN POYNTER
Enjoy the spectacular waterfront surroundings and 4 star dining
in this unique resort 2 hrs from downtown Vancouver!

this creative retreat package includes:
3 nights / 4 days / all meals / cottage or lodge accommodation
art instruction / morning yoga

check out the ROCKWATER retreats & workshop specials and book online! See more details below in a previous blog entry

PRIVATE LESSONS at my home studio are also available
$40 hr for a 2 hour minimum. (this includes a pre-lesson meeting at my studio)
This makes a great gift and is a flexible option for those wanting occasional technical advice or critique,students with a hectic schedule that need a few weeks between lessons.
Visiting artists/students are welcome to book sessions. Age 16+
If you have a group of 6-10 students…consider booking a private workshop or travel tour !

Workshops & classes in MEXICO in 2012-13.
Bucerius & San Sebastion (near Puerto Vallarta)
You Snowbirds start planning now for a great creative getaway !
See more details below in a previous blog entry
Contact me for more information:
or phone: 604.886.8918

I will be doing an extended painting tour of the Southwest US in late 2011.
During the trip I’ll be doing some research for a future travel tour and painting workshops in New Mexico and Arizona, to include pueblo & canyon tours, cultural excursions and instruction.
The Plein Air festival in Sedona AZ takes place Oct 23-30…I’ll be there!


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