Upcoming Dates

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    Watercolour Landscapes with Michael Solovyev
    9:00 am
    4:00 pm

Artist Bio

Michael is often called a “sunny watercolorist” – his airy, transparent artworks look as though they emit the sunlight. Michael sees his work as an artist as exploration and observation of the world and its presentation in such a way that others can see the things he sees.

Born in Russia in 1972, Michael has called Montreal his home since 2011. From his studio there, his artworks keep adding to the beauty and value of both public and private collections around the world. He has taken part in 16 personal and 80 group exhibitions around the globe, receiving multiple awards. Joy and reverence are evident in everything he produces, perhaps especially in the deep play of light and shadow. He experiments continuously, challenging himself with a wide range of styles and techniques. “Every day,” he says, “I look, I hear, I feel my immediate environment. When painting, I relive these sensations. And I believe that if we pay close attention, each object and every moment contains the Universe within it.”

Michael conducts multiple workshops around the world as well as private lessons in his own Montreal studio. Recently, he represented Canada at many watercolor festivals including in Hong Kong, Slovenia, India, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hungary, and Portugal.


This four-day  combination of in-studio and plein-air workshop is a great opportunity to learn how to break down and simplify a complex landscape.  Michael will discuss composition and guide participants through the process of thinking and looking at scenes from an artist’s perspective, building a painting from a focal point, and using contrast, balance, light and shadow, and the illusion of detail in their paintings.  we will analyze the three basic principles of landscape construction

Supply List

Fees:  KAC members: $540, non-members: $580.00

Terms and Conditions

Registration opens for KAC volunteers July 24th, 2024, KAC members on August 8th, 2024.  It will open for non-members on August 22nd, 2024.

The Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop if there is insufficient registration.  You will be notified and receive a full refund by cheque or e-transfer.

To withdraw from a workshop, contact: treasurer@kanataartclub.com.  A full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 (by cheque or e-transfer) will be issued if a written request is received by May 1st, 2025.  There will be no refund issued beyond that date unless we can fill your spot from a waitlist.

Details Price Qty
Member Pricingshow details + $540.00 CAD   Goes On Sale
August 8, 2024
Non-Member Pricingshow details + $580.00 CAD   Goes On Sale
August 22, 2024
Volunteershow details + $540.00 CAD   Goes On Sale
July 24, 2024