Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at St. Basil’s Church from 1 to 4 p.m. We hope you can join us for an interesting afternoon and to catch up with fellow artists and friends. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Following the business portion of the meeting, Chris Tinkler from Select Fine Arts Materials will be giving a presentation on a line of watercolour paints based on authentic pigments.
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: St. Basil's Church at 940 Rex Ave. (see map here) Note that you can access the church parking lot from Maitland Ave.
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!
You are most cordially invited to attend our upcoming Ottawa Watercolour Society Annual General Meeting.
WHEN: Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm
WHERE: The meeting room in St. Basil’s Catholic Church, 940 Rex Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 2P7.
(The entrance to the church parking lot is on the east side of Maitland Avenue just north of the Queensway.)
Come to hear what has happened during the past year and the plans for the upcoming year; speak with the members of the Society Executive; vote on matters affecting you as a member of the Ottawa Watercolour Society (OWS); renew old friendships; and, make new ones.
The first half part of the evening is set aside for members and visitors to socialize followed by Society business. There are some important items to be raised requiring your vote. We hope as many members as possible can attend and participate.
The Society will be providing some finger food and beverages but you are invited to bring finger food of your choice and whatever beverage (ie. wine) you may wish to include. Please don’t forget that members are invited to bring one watercolour painting that they have done, on any surface, for everyone to view, enjoy and vote on the painting you like the most. The painting that gets the most votes wins $100 for the artist!
Please advise Rick Sobkowicz ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you intend to attend and the number of people coming so that we can set up the required number of tables and chairs.
The Ottawa Watercolour Society is a non-profit art association comprised of professionals, hobbyists and interested supporters of the watercolour medium.