Muses from the artistic world of Sonia Mocnik
May 26,2018
Plein Air Workshop

Here is information on the upcoming watercolour classes I have through the West Vancouver Community Center starting in April.  More information will continue to be posted here and to my other social media sites.  You can always email me for more details at [email protected]  and review the website for west vancouver


Plein Air on the Waterfront #43741 June 23 & 24,2018

What is painting en Plein Air? This question is so often asked. It’s painting in the outdoors, experiencing
the changing light and environment and is a movement that really was vitalized by the impressionists
back in the 19 th century when they completed their paintings in the outdoors and not back in the studio.
This weekend workshop will allow you the opportunity to plein air with fun and ease. Spend time in the
outdoors within minutes of everything. Our adventure will start with practical discussion inside the
Music Box building. If the light is right, we will head out and get started. Time will be left for lunch and
then everyone returns for more fun. Washroom facilities are located in the Music Box as well as by John
Lawson Park. Coffee is minutes away, as is, easy access to the Fresh Market between 16th and 17 thAve .
Parking will be available on site at the Music Box parking lot, so no worries about 3 hour limits. Students
are encouraged to bring their lunch and snacks with them. Bring a camera, smart phone and tablet to
take pictures and notes. Accessibility is good as there is flat surfaces along the pathways around the
Music Box building and a washroom on the ground level. We will even try a little urban sketching as
there are some easier areas to get a street scene.
If you have never felt ready to be outdoors, just bring a sketch pad and pencil, some pencil crayons or
Faber-castell markers can help too. We will work with all levels from beginners to advance.
 Painting both days in watercolour or acrylic or just your sketchbook
 Exploring composition in the outdoors
 Understanding what are the essentials, what are the extras
 Where do you find the materials, what materials make the experience better
 What formal plein air activities are available in Vancouver and surrounding areas
 What online information is available?
 How to prepare for the Harmony Arts Plein Air event at the Harmony Arts Festival
Each day of the two days, there will be a short demo. Discussion will include using pen and ink for
journaling, use of conte crayon for sketching, completing value studies, and how to not get
overexposed, tired and dehydrated on a hot sunny day!

Posted by Sonia Mocnik at 01:58 0 Comments
Add your own comments.


May 08,2018
Thanks for coming by!

The Art in the City weekend event was very well attended! Thank you to all my friends and art enthusiasts who visited the Vancouver Sketch Club booth! The opening evening put on by the West End Community Center was wonderful.  All guest received a ticket for a free beverage and there were nibbles and desserts too!

The next show and sale  will be at the Mid Main Art Fair.  This will be my second year participating in this event with 16 other well established artists.  Mark your calendars for June 10th.

Posted by Sonia Mocnik at 12:02 0 Comments
Add your own comments.


May 01,2018
May Day and more!

I have been thoroughly enjoying instructing my spring art classes and am hoping that with the latest advertising available, students will join me for a great plein air weekend in June at the Music Box.

this coming weekend May 4 to 6th is Art in the City in the West End Community Center 870 Denman where I with 50 artists will be having our art originals, cards and more for sale.  I will be located in the 2 booths with the Vancouver Sketch club.  I would love for you to stop by and have a look at my latest material including my new cards along with the fantastic work of my fellow members of the club.  There is so much free demos and activities it will be a great interactive weekend with an opportunity to buy locally and support the local art community.

Posted by Sonia Mocnik at 08:11 0 Comments
Add your own comments.


October, 2022
September, 2022
August, 2022
July, 2022
June, 2022
May, 2022
April, 2022
March, 2022
February, 2022
Join Sonia Mocnik's mailing list.
Wet and wild Mahonia

Forest and foliage
Britannia Art Gallery

Upcoming events and shows
Santorini Boats in for Repair

Where in the World
Fall biking at Ambleside

Bikes in interesting places
Rain over False Creek

Vancouver Landscapes
Science Worldly Reflections

Water, Water everywhere
The Red Chair

Watercolour instructions and demos
Sprays of Petunias

Florals and Blooms
The Old Mill II

Spring Time II

Sold artwork