SKY & ACRYLIC – Émilie Lemay

The “Sky and Acrylic” workshop will allow you to acquire the techniques to paint skyscapes with acrylics. This training will offer you the keys to discover or deepen your knowledge of acrylic painting, both from a theoretical and technical point of view. Sessions will cover composition, color mixing, tonal values, brush strokes and depth of field in demonstrations of the creative process. The sky is an exciting subject, so prepare to be amazed!

During these 5 sessions, you will discover and explore :

Week 1 – Colors: materials and mixtures

Week 2 – Light: values and tones

Week 3 – Atmosphere: variable and translucent contours

Week 4 – Clouds: negative and positive forms

Week 5 – The horizon: depth of field and perspective

TO BE NOTED : This workshop will be presented in French

Material kit (not provided)
List of materials needed for the workshop:

One acrylic paint set (at least the three primary colors and white) : Talens Art Creation Acrylic Set 12x12ml Set [Or equivalent]
5 rectangular canvases: Gotrick Canvas UNWRAPPED 9″ x 12″ (or larger) [Or equivalent].
Acrylic Brush Set: Brush Set 9146 Real Value Series – Golden Taklon Set of 4 brushes [Or equivalent]
1 palette for color mixing: Palette Large Flat Plastic 9.5′ X 13″ Sargent Art [Or equivalent]

Workshop schedule
5 sessions of 2 hours per week
Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2022
Registration deadline: September 19, 2022
Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre
Art Studio – Room 141
(Ground floor on the right after the art gallery)

For the first session, please arrive at the CCFM reception desk at 6:45 pm.
The teacher will pick you up.

Number of students
10 students maximum

Beginner to intermediate (15 years and older)

125 per participant (+taxes)
(creative material kit not included)

Émilie Lemay

“I paint landscapes that represent both the earth and its emotional charge. My art practice is based on observing atmospheric abstractions between sky and earth.

Each painting begins with the experience and documentation of the landscape; hikes, sketches, plein air paintings and reference photographs are the first steps. I then complete my work in the studio or at live painting events. Multiple brushstrokes and washes in watercolor, acrylic paint or water-soluble oil paint create a rich depth of luminous color.

I am inspired by solar variations that reveal the colors of the earth; these natural elements reflect our memories of wild places, storms, light on the horizon, moments of grace and the passage of time. My work expresses a deep attachment to nature and the hope that our environment will have a sustainable future. I hope they can evoke the places you hold dear and the emotions you have experienced in the great outdoors.”


Canadian painter, Emilie Lemay grew up on the shores of Lac-Brome in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She has been living and finding inspiration under the extraordinary skies of Manitoba since 2002.

Emilie is a member of La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art and the Cloud Appreciation Society. Her cultural mediation projects reflect her commitment to supporting and celebrating the visual arts. Her work is held in private and public collections across Canada.