Gaye Adams

Studio Classes

April 5 - June 7 2018

This once-weekly session runs for eight weeks on Thursdays. The format of this workshop is for students to bring whatever they are working on and receive personalized feedback and instruction.

During the course of the eight weeks, I will be demonstrating on my own studio pieces, as well as coaching you on yours.  We will cover whatever aspects of art making interest you, in an informal yet instructive setting.  Bring your questions and your stuff, and we will get some work done!

Thursdays, starting April 5 and running till June 7 (8 classes, once weekly) 1:00  - 4:00 pm.

All skill levels welcome!

Class size is limited - register soon!
Gaye Adams

Passion for Plein Air

Langley, B.C.
July 20 - 23 2018
Learn to paint the landscape from life, creating convincing light and compelling design.  The focus of the workshop will be working with what is before you to create a field sketch that has depth, strong design,  and a sense of place.  Painting on location in nature is a practice that is as rewarding as it is challenging.  This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, as there will be a lot of individualized coaching at the easel, so come as you are!  If you have attended this workshop before, I’ll help you pick up where you left off and we will build your skill set from there.
Painting locations will be easily accessible, and located in the Langley and Fort Langley areas.  Gear on wheels will work well.
Workshop runs 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.

*Bring a friend and receive a 10% discount each
Gaye Adams

Paint In Croatia 2018!

Croatia (Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Korcula)
September 7 - 16 2018

Come join me for this wonderful exploration of Croatia.  This ten day workshop includes eight days of intensive instruction with demos and one on one coaching at the easel.  All painting is done on location, en plein air.   In addition, food, accommodation and instruction are all covered.  There are two days in the itinerary that are not structured, giving you a chance to rest, explore, paint on your own, or shop!  (on those days, you will be together for breakfast, but you will have dinner on your own.  These are the only meals not included in your all-inclusive)  For a detailed intinerary, and to register, go to the link below.

Lynda Milina is our tour guide and can answer any logistical questions, and for questions on course content or supplies, please contact me directly at  This is my third painting tour to this area, and I just can’t get enough of it!  The climate, scenery and culture are wonderful.

Includes everything but airfare
Lynda Milina


"Gaye is an awesome teacher. I attended Gaye's daily painting workshop in Whistler in August 2011. It was a fantastic workshop! Gaye was very attentive with all the students giving all of us lots of individual attention. The demos were great. The daily painting practice is a great way to improve all aspects of painting; drawing, design, managing the paint, brushstrokes, colour, you name it. Gaye really taught us to evaluate the colour we were seeing so we could "get it right". I would highly recommend Gaye's class."
Bea Gonzalez, Whistler, BC

"The painting a day workshop with Gaye Adams at Whistler this summer was excellent! The group was lively and Gaye's presentations were meaningful and stimulating. The site at Whistler was perfect because we were slightly removed from interruptions and the location facilitated contemplation and focus."
Lynne K, Whistler, BC
"In her workshops Gaye spends a majority of her time working one-on-one to help artists at all levels develop great composition, color value, tone and light and shadow in their work. Having taken art classes and workshops over many years, Gaye Adams' workshops rank number one in amount learned for time spent."
Bill Hull, Santa Barbara, CA

"The workshop was tremendously valuable to me – not previously have I been so encouraged to "be my own artist". You could really see people's individual styles emerging in this workshop. Lots of personal attention, encouragement and valuable feedback."
Ann Watts