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Paint and Poetry in the Orchard
Paint and Poetry in the Orchard

Sat, May 13


Quinceotica Farms

Paint and Poetry in the Orchard

Join us for a four-hour plein gathering at beautiful Quinceotica Farm in Yellow Point while the quince trees are in bloom. Meander, write, sketch, paint, and don't forget to pause to smell the flowers.

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Time & Location

May 13, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT

Quinceotica Farms, 12850 Doole Road, Ladysmith, BC

About the Event

This four-hour experience is all about meandering, creating, and sharing. Seek and celebrate inspiration in a relaxed, country setting. The middle of May is when the quince trees are blooming at Quinceotica Farm in Yellow Point, and farmer/poet/painter John Edwards will tour you around and share poetry before turning you loose for free range creating with artist/educator/curator Leona Pendrak.


  • 9:45 AM Meet John Edwards at the furthest end of Doole Road at the gate to Quinceotica Farm
  • 10:00 to 11:00 AM Enjoy a guided tour through the quince orchards with roaming poetry readings by John Edwards
  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Watch Leona demonstrate, then wander freely to paint/write/sketch with a map of the grounds provided by John
  • 1:00 to 2:00 PM Gather together on the deck for provided refreshments and an optional sharing of what you've been working on

Things to Bring:

  • art supplies of choice in carryall
  • notepad and pen or pencil
  • an easy-to-carry folding chair
  • perhaps an umbrella
  • snacks and a full water bottle
  • clothing/shoes/accessories for the weather of the day
  • camera
  • anything else you'd like to provide comfort


  • Registration Fee




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