What we're about

This group is for people who love watercolours and want to paint with other people, discuss our art, and participate in art workshop events. I am interested in creating a sense of community through art in Ottawa, that allows a platform for people to feel welcome to the art world, and comfortable using art as personal therapy.

Upcoming events (3)

Creativity Whale – Watercolour Workshop

200 Kennevale Dr

Nurture your creativity with this watercolour workshop designed for adults at all skill-levels! All materials are included. Space is limited. You will learn how to use watercolour to paint a unique whale that you can personalize as you wish. Easy, step-by-step demonstrations, warm-up exercises, and a variety of options make this workshop the ideal environment to both learn about watercolour and about encouraging your own creativity. Tickets MUST be bought through Eventbrite: https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/ZlXdTR6C?fbclid=IwAR0YtuJKnYf2PdY2azhnAzsWpp3Ath9rS91T1L8Ix192o_igHNcWzrDGicE#

Avocados - Watercolour Workshop [Adults]

499 Terry Fox Dr

Do you love avocados? There are so many great ways to celebrate our appreciation for this incredible fruit, and eating them is only one! Held in the bright and lofty mezzanine of the Pure Kitchen in Kanata, this watercolour workshop gives you a chance to learn how to paint avocados in all their delectable glory. You will also get a unique opportunity to participate in some 'artistic commensality' - a sharing of creative flow, mindfulness, and narrative exchange. This workshop is ideal for people seeking opportunities to nourish creativity, and to foster a sense of connection. Designed with beginners in mind, this workshop will have step-by-step demonstrations, and an intimate class size to ensure more personalized assistance with your piece. It includes all materials, and requires no previous painting or drawing experience. Ticket MUST be purchased through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/avocados-watercolour-workshop-adults-tickets-60962627861 *Please review the FAQ carefully for the refund and cancellation policy; how to contact the organizer; age restrictions; and more. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Yes. This class is for adults over the age of 18 (no exceptions). If a ticket is purchased for a child, the ticket will be invalid and no refund or credit will be issued. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions, please contact Andrea at [masked] or visit www.localartworkshops.com What's the refund policy? You have up to 7 days before the event for a full refund. After that time there are no more refunds and no credits (no exceptions). You can however transfer your ticket to someone else. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. But you do need to bring proof of payment, either the printed ticket, or the emailed ticket. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes! You are allowed to pass along your ticket to someone else, so long as they present proof of payment. It is recommended to contact the organizer and let them know in order to avoid any possible confusion.

Intro to Watercolours Course [Adults. Beginner+]

This course is designed with the beginner in mind, but also welcomes adult learners at all skill-levels. Intended as a space for self-exploration, nurturing creativity, and augmenting of technical skills, this course will offer a friendly and inviting environment. The learning outcomes involve watercolour techniques and their application for landscapes, florals, and fruit. Tickets MUST be bought through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-watercolours-course-adults-beginner-tickets-61861389080 *Registration is for all classes; classes are not sold individually. *Early Bird rates are only on until May 30th. BASICS | July 2nd Learn about watercolour techniques that can be used widely across several types of paintings such as: washes (which can be used for skies); wet-in-wet as well as wet-on-dry applications (which can be great for flowers); feathering (which is lovely for abstract, backgrounds, and so much more). You will also have the opportunity to test out other creative methods including using salt, straws, splattering, etc. This week will set the foundation for creative potential across the course. LANDSCAPES | July 9th Using techniques learned in the ‘basics’ class, you will learn how to paint three different landscapes styles that are easy and fun for beginners. This will include sunsets on water, starry night skies with trees, and misty mountain ranges. FLORALS | July 16th Using techniques learned in the ‘basics’ class, you will learn how to paint floral designs and flowers using different artistic styles that will invite you to be creative. This will include pansies, poppies, roses, tulips, lavender, lilacs, and delphiniums. FRUIT | July 23rd Using techniques learned in the ‘basics’ class, you will learn how to paint round fruits to help you learn how to capture light, shape, and dimension. This will include oranges, grapes, blueberries, limes/lemons, cherries, and avocado. Important: Are there minimum age requirements for this course? Yes. This class is for adults over the age of 18 (no exceptions). If a ticket is purchased for a child, the ticket will be invalid and no refund or credit will be issued. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions, please contact Andrea at [masked] or visit www.localartworkshops.com What's the refund policy? You have up to 30 days before the event for a full refund. After that time there are no more refunds and no credits (no exceptions). You can however transfer your tickets to someone else. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. But you do need to bring proof of payment to the first day of classes, either the printed ticket, or the emailed ticket. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes! You are allowed to pass along your ticket to someone else, so long as they present proof of payment. It is recommended to contact the organizer and let them know in order to avoid any possible confusion.

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