Landscape Simplification Using Texture

Learn how to add texture using brushes and palette knives while also simplifying your landscape compositions..

Instructor: Samantha Williams-Chapelsky
Fine Art Painters
Medium: Acrylic
Stage: Aspiring, Emerging

Instructor: Samantha Williams-Chapelsky
Fine Art Painters
Medium: Acrylic
Stage: Aspiring, Emerging

Saturday, July 27, 2024
0 am – 2:00 pm MDT


Note: Price in $USD

13 in stock

All recordings are available for 1-month after the course finishes.

High School, University, and College students get 20% off!
See FAQs at the bottom of this page for details.

Course Description

Join Visual Artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky for an interactive workshop on simplifying landscapes through texture.

Perfect for all artists with at least some experience in acrylics who want to hone their skills in landscape painting and explore texture!

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • Simple composition methods
  • Tips for photo simplification
  • How to add texture to your paintings
  • Using brushes and palette knives
  • You’ll create your own masterpiece from a provided photographic reference
Supply List

Golden Fine Pumice Gel 8oz

Fluid Acrylics in the following colors (1 oz recommended):

  • Titanium White
  • Manganese Blue Hue
  • Azo Gold or Nickel Azo Gold
  • Quinacridone Magenta


  • Palette Paper
  • Pencil
  • 1 Sheet mixed media paper (taped to a square size)
  • 1 12″ x 12″ panel support prepped with a red background (pyrrole red or bright cadmium red)
  • Palette Knife (Metal knives are recommended) with sharp point
  • Bristlon Brush (Silver Brand) 1/2″ or 1″
  • Paper towels
Instructor Bio

Samantha’s work primarily focuses on the depiction of the Canadian landscape. The landscape of Canada and specifically that of Western Canada is in a constant state of change. From weather to the effect of human presence to the pastoral landscape, idyllic in the minds of prairie dwellers, there are never ending conversations of patterns, lights, and landscape horizons.

She aims to capture the relationship between the sky and ground. This stark divisional line suggests a disconnect and yet neither sky nor ground would exist without the other. This balance of space defined by the horizon line is the simple definition of the Canadian landscape.

By sketching and painting the views of Alberta and British Columbia from life, and transferring these ideas to larger scale canvas’ and boards, she documents the shifting movement of the clouds and weather patterns with gestural brushwork, thick uses of both oil and acrylic paint and vivid color.

Samantha aims to capture the landscape not as a mimetic depiction, but as a gestural interpretation of the movement of the land itself, and its ever fluctuating subtleties of the natural, urban, growth, desolation, and regrowth.

Painting of a beach
painting of field and sky
painting of a countryside
painting of a river and sky
painting of mountains
painting of a field and clouds


How many registrations are required for a course to start?

A minimum of 6 registrations are required.  If 6 registrations are not received by the time the course is 24 hours from starting, the course will be cancelled and all registrants will receive complete refunds.

What is the maximum number of people in a course?

This varies for each course.  The maximum number of registrations is decided by the instructor.

Can I get a refund?

Up until 72 hours before a course’s first session you can receive a complete refund. You can cancel your registration via the My Account portal, or by contacting [email protected].

After this time no refunds will be given (if you have extenuating circumstances you believe justify a refund, contact us at [email protected]).

Can I register for a course already in progress?

No. Once a course has started, no new registrations are accepted.

Where will my course be held?

All courses meet online over Zoom. You will need a device equipped with a camera and a microphone to fully participate. 

If you have not used Zoom before, learn about how to use it here.

If you don’t regularly use Zoom, we recommend you join your first session 10-15 minutes early in case your computer needs to install or update Zoom.

How do I join my course?

You will receive a welcome email from [email protected] when you register.  This email includes the Zoom link to join your course session.  You will also receive 24 hour and 2 hour reminder emails before each session, and each of these emails includes the Zoom link.  You can also access the Zoom link to join your course in your MastriusChat group.

Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, every session is recorded and are typically available 24 hours after a session ends.  All session recordings will remain available for the duration of the course, and for one month following the last session.  The recordings are viewable within the MastriusChat platform, and cannot be downloaded.

What if I miss a session?

You’ll be able to watch the session’s recording.  If you have questions the recording doesn’t address, you can ask them in the chat feed of your course’s private MastriusChat group.

What is MastriusChat?

MastriusChat is an online discussion platform.  You and your fellow course registrants will be assigned to a private MastriusChat group where you can connect and support eachother via the chat “feed”. Your group is also where you’ll access the session recordings. Other resources in your MastriusChat group include a link to join your course sessions, and a library your instructor can use to share resources.

What is a Navigator?

A Navigator is an artist who joins your course to ensure both instructor and registrants have an enjoyable experience. They support (as required) with technology, timekeeping, moderating questions, and between-session discussions on MastriusChat. The Navigator has also joined the course as participant, and just like you, they’re wanting to grow their skills and learn the material.

I’m not ready to register because I still have questions. Who do I contact?

We’d be happy to help! 

Reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to support you.


High School, University, and College students get 20% off ANY course (non-member price).

To claim this discount:

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  2. Complete your checkout
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