Upcoming Events

April 21st, 20189:30 a.m. to noon

Shop Submission and Garage Sale of Gently Used Supplies......Members Only

Submission of site-specific artwork, either originals or prints for NPC shops. Only members with barcodes may submit. Co-ordinators for each shop will prepare the inventory lists with new item numbers. Please Sign-In to Member News to review the Guidelines for Submission.

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May 19th, 20189:30 a.m. to noon
Whimsical Pencil Doodles and Beyond with Robert Brion......Members Only Morning Workshop

Whimsical Pencil Doodles and Beyond with Robert Brion......Members Only Morning Workshop

Join us as Bob shares examples of his journey from rough and random designs to a more disciplined product. He will explain how he lets the hand determine the direction and form without erasing. This means he has to be both creative and flexible, never setting out to create a particular form such as a bird, fish, caricature of a person but rather turning his appealing designs into paintings based on his doodles.

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June 16th, 20189:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Street Scene in Watercolour with James Pay......Members Only Full Day Workshop

Street Scene in Watercolour with James Pay......Members Only Full Day Workshop

Join James as he conducts a full day workshop on how to approach a “street scene” in his signature loose but controlled style. This watercolour workshop will be broken into 25 minute segments of demonstration with full explanation, followed by time for participants to apply their learning to their own paintings between segments. Special attention will be paid to depth perception, perspective and recessive and progressive colours.
Working with a limited palette of 8 colours, he will talk about colour mixing and the importance of understanding each colour and how it mixes with other colours.

The workshop continues until 4:00 p.m. so bring your lunch. Coffee will be available through the day.

Pre-registration and payment of $25 is required a month before the workshop.  Alternately, registration can be completed by contacting Lorraine Kelly, Programme Chair by email. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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July 21st - 22nd, 201810:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"Art in the Gardens" Outdoor Show - Open to the Public

Visit and chat with the many talented Niagara artists in the annual "Art in the Gardens" -- a juried outdoor art show and sale along the path of the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Watch budding young artists paint on the standing easel at the free Children's Corner beside the Butterfly Cafe. All art activities are open to the public, free admission.

August 18th, 20189:30 a.m. to noon
Botanicals in Chinese Painting with Karen Logan......Members Only Morning Workshop

Botanicals in Chinese Painting with Karen Logan......Members Only Morning Workshop

Learn how to select and use Chinese paint and rice paper to create spontaneous, landscape and detailed paintings. Known for her very detailed painting on non-absorbent paper, artist Karen Logan will discuss brush selection as she demonstrates some of her techniques on a painting in progress. Pieces of rice paper and extra brushes will be provided so that attending members can try painting with these permanent watercolour style paints themselves.

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September 8th - 9th, 201810:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"Rooted in the Garden" Indoor Original Art Show - Open to the Public

Juried Original Art Show and Sale indoor in the School of Horticulture. Open to the Public, free admission. Details to follow.

September 15th, 2018

Annual Picnic......Members Only

Details to follow.

October 20th, 20189:30 a.m. to noon
Pouring in Watercolours with Cathy Peters......Members Only Morning Demo

Pouring in Watercolours with Cathy Peters......Members Only Morning Demo

In this demonstration, Cathy will demonstrate how to bring a feeling of fresh, free and serendipitous creative spirit using the watercolour medium. Working with non-traditional applications (pouring, dabbing, using eye-droppers) and very little brushwork, Cathy will create a watercolour painting in a loose and free flowing method. The demonstration will include a number of different steps and stages in the development of the painting as well as and information provided about the preparation of the materials, types of paper, resist/ masking materials, and watercolour paints. There is not enough time for individual artists to work along, due to the preparation and mixing of paint with various mediums. This is a very time consuming process but an excellent introduction to this technique in watercolour.

November 17th, 20189:30 a.m. to noon

To Be Announced


December 15th, 2018

Christmas Luncheon......Members and Guest Only

Details to follow.