Abstracts Workshop with Bonny Roberts

Getting Started on Abstracts Workshop

August 17, 18, 19


Professional Artist and Teacher

Bonny Roberts


Presented by

Renee Matheson & Tina Baird

Robinson Place Workshops


60 Robinson Point Road, Naramata

Home (250) 496-4265     Cell (250) 488-4999

info @ robinsonplace.ca

“I have had so many people come up to me and say that they would like to paint abstract but they don’t know where to begin. That’s what this course is all about.”   Bonny Roberts

Imagine giving yourself the gift of a creative weekend at a beautiful home on Okanagan lakefront, a time away to create, learn, share, and relax. Good company with like minded artists, comfort food, a lakefront private beach, a warm therapeutic Jacuzzi…a time to create, reflect and rejuvenate.

Robinson Place Workshops are hosted at Robinson Place Bed & Beach. Owned and operated by Renee, great granddaughter of the founder of Naramata, this beautiful lake front home sits on the land that once was part of the Naramata Heritage Inn built by Mr. Robinson. This beautiful Spanish style home is filled with original art and antiques, many from the original Inn. This is your home for the weekend to enjoy, your home for relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation.

This workshop is limited to 15 students. The Full Immersion which includes accommodations is limited to 6 people in separate beds sharing rooms or more accommodation space is available if participants are sharing a bed.

Please see room rates at www.robinsonplace.ca. There will be a 20% discount on these rates for workshop participants.

Workshop Only (without accommodations) $355 pp. plus HST

Includes: workshop; Tapas and dinners;  continental breakfasts; coffee and tea; Jacuzzi; and optional morning yoga and meditation.

Workshop Only participants are invited to arrive at 4:00 pm on Friday.

*5 PM – Welcome on lakefront patio

*6:30 PM – Dinner

*7:30 PM- 8:30 PM – Introduction to Workshop


*8:30 AM – Continental breakfast

*9:15 AM to 9:45 AM – yoga and meditation

*10 AM to 1:00 Noon – Morning Workshop Session: texturing the first canvas

*1:00 to 2:00 PM – Lunch

*2:00 PM- 5:30 PM – Colour Demonstrations and second canvas colour abstract

*5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Refreshments, Tapas and Pot Luck Dinner


On day two we will continue the process of abstract exploration. Bonny will do demos and there will be one on one instruction as students add texture to their colour abstract, if desired, and colour to their textured canvas. The intention is for students to finish two abstract paintings during the workshop.

Sunday Schedule

* Same as Saturday’s Schedule with a final group sharing and critique from

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

* Wind up and check-out for all participants will be from 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm.


Registration and Accommodation Reservations:

Robinson Place Bed and Beach

(250) 496-4265

(250) 488-4999

info @ robinsonplace.ca

Workshop Information and Supplies List

Bonny Roberts

(250) 499 8037


Watch for upcoming workshops including the second Bonny Roberts workshop September 21-23; Suzanne Northcott in November; and a Plein Air trip to Las Vegas with Kindrie Grove in late October/early November to paint the wild horses and burrows to help save them

Stay tuned, there is talk of a Plein Air Workshop with Kindrie Grove and photographer Arlene Gawne in Africa; and Kindrie “With Bears in Canim Lake, BC.”