Want to learn more about watercolour paintings?
Take part in the six part bi-weekly course Introduction to Watercolour offered by OWS Fellow Vic Dohar starting this Autumn 2019.
Time: 9am–12 noon
Dates: Every Tuesday
Sep 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 5 & 19, 2019
Location: Moncion’s YIG, 685 River Rd at Earl Armstrong Blvd
For more information or to register, please visit Vic Dohar's website.
This workshop is offered to watercolourists who wish to present their artwork without glassed frame. As well as to artists who have been using other mediums and just wish to use watercolour but feared size limits and/ or the dreaded glassed framing.
Diane demonstrates the manner of preparing watercolour paper in order to stretch it over a canvas and/or a prepared wooden frame. She will also demonstrate how you can re-point your corners if need be. A watercolour demonstration on paper will follow. The participants are welcome to prepare and paint their own artwork during the day-workshop, and are encouraged to bring their own subject material. Diane will show how to treat the artwork once it is painted and completely dried. If the artwork of the participants is not fully dried, they will be able to easily continue the process at home using the method and products Diane recommends. She will be available throughout the day, to offer advice and tricks to achieve a watercolour without glass.
Diane is thankful to Stephen Rothwell from Canada and to all artists who have been using and exploring this glass-free framing method for their watercolours. I should mention that quite a few artists from Europe and Asia have been using the non-traditional framing and have taken advantage of it particularly as a selling point.
Location: Loblaws College Square Cooking School, 2nd Floor
Date: June 1 2019, 9:00-4:00pm
Fee: $20 payable by Paypal online, or by cheque to OWS, mailed to 4 Beaver Ridge, Ottawa, K2E 6C7
Click here to RSVP
Registration will be limited to 16 and on a first come first served basis.
For registration information contact Jane Barlow at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Holbein Artist Materials Demonstration: Watercolour
Instructor: Jamie-Lou Nicol of HK Holbein Canada
Location: Studio 3, Nepean Visual Arts Centre 1701 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1W2
Date & Time: Sat May 25, 2019 10am -12 noon,
Following the OWS executive meeting 9-10am, OWS members welcome to attend Holbein Watercolours, Watercolour Mediums, Designer and Acryla Gouache
Holbein Demonstration is sponsored by the OWS
This demonstration will introduce Holbein Artist Watercolour and Mediums as well as Holbein's innovative Designer and Acryla Gouache. Holbein’s world renowned watercolours are available in an extensive palette of 108 highly concentrated colours. We will discuss what makes them the preferred choice to watercolourists worldwide and what distinguishes Holbein’s Watercolour from other watercolour lines. Holbein’s 6 Watercolour Mediums can be used with watercolours to create interesting effects and enhance the properties of watercolours. We will also discuss gouache and the difference between Holbein’s traditional Designer and Acryla Gouache.
All participants will receive Holbein, Strathmore Artist Paper and General Pencil samples as well as literature to take home. One lucky attendee will also take home a door prize with a retail value of approximately $100!
Presenter Bio - Jamie-Lou Nicol
HK Holbein's Artist & Educator, Jamie-Lou Nicol was born in Kingston, Ontario and grew up in the small town of Verona located north of Kingston. Nicol graduated from Sheridan College in 2004 with a major in Advanced Glass Blowing. Over the years, she has exhibited her artwork in Ontario at numerous galleries and arts and craft shows. Jamie-Lou has a passion for abstract art and calligraphy. She has experience using various art mediums in her work such as acrylics, acrylic mediums, watercolour, pencil crayon, ink and glass. Since 2015, Nicol has been working for Holbein Artist Materials Canada where she works in sales and marketing as well as teaching Holbein demonstrations and workshops.
This is free for all OWS members but registration is limited to 25.
RSVP to Jane Barlow at email@example.com
Brent Goss will be presenting "Photographing your Artwork"
Date: 7:30-9:00 pm, Tuesday, March 19
Location: Nepean Visual Arts Centre, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.
Following the executive meeting at our Meet and Greet, Brent Goss will be discussing how to effectively photograph your own work. This is an important part of documenting and marketing.
Please bring your cameras, questions and experiences.
Light refreshments will be available.
No RSVP required. Everybody is welcome.
April 13, Figure/Portrait Paint-in
1:30 – 4:00pm
The Haven, 435 Via Verona, (off Greenbank or Longfield)
Rachel MacDonald has enabled us to setup an opportunity to paint a beautiful Ghanaian woman in full African dress. This is free to all OWS members (donations welcome for the model) although space is somewhat limited and RSVP’s are requested. No instruction, but a chance to experiment with your own ideas, while working alongside other OWS artists. Several tables are available or you can bring your own easel. No critical judgments allowed, simply an occasion to play together!
The Ottawa Watercolour Society is a non-profit art association comprised of professionals, hobbyists and interested supporters of the watercolour medium.