• Lightweight easel
  • Small folding stool
  • Apron or paint shirt
  • Sun hat
  • Drinking water
  • Backpack, box or trolley to carry your supplies
  • Small sketchbook
  • Pencils, eraser, sharpener
  • Primed boards or canvases
  • Paints- oils or acrylics
  • Brushes
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Palette
  • Garbage bags
  • Water or solvent container
  • Medium
  • Sunscreen/ bug repellent
  • Viewfinder
  • Reference photos in case of rain
  • Camera


* If you are an experienced painter, just bring your usual supplies. The individual instructor lists (below) are for your information only.  If you have any supply questions please contact the Federation office: 604-681-2744

Individual Instructors Suggested Lists:

Suggested Basic Supplies for Everyone: 

Welcome to the

2018 FCA Plein Air Retreat

July 29 - August 3, 2018

Federation of Canadian Artists