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PAST EVENTS
Meetings/Programs
2017
June 14, 2017- Gord Jones CSPWC, SCA
May 10, 2017 - Vera Bobson is a signature member of the Toronto Watercolour Society and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, OSA, SCA, CFS.
April 12, 2017 - TWS Annual General Meeting
March 8, 2017 - Linda Kemp is the author of “Watercolour Painting Outside the Lines”.
February 8, 2017 - Brian Smith - a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, 1969.
2016
December 14, 2016 - Annual holiday party.
November 9, 2016 - Rob Croxford - a full time artist and lives in East Toronto.
October 12, 2016 - Six of our members (abstract and realistic painters) to demonstrate one landscape.
September 12, 2016 - Rex Beanland “Telling a Story with the Urban Landscape”.
August 10, 2016 - Stella Dai - has won many awards and was the recipient of the Silver medal at the Toronto Watercolour Society’s Spring show.
June 19, 2016 - Plein Air Workshop with Jake Mol (www.tamarackstudios.com), at Earl Bales Community Centre.
June 8, 2016 - Todd Tremeer - a graduate of OCAD, University of Guelph and has a Masters from the University of Western Ontario.
May 11, 2016 - Andrew Sookrah - a raw colourist whose free brushstroke is confident and powerful.
April 13, 2016 - Annual General Meeting.
March 9, 2016 - Alfred Ng - a Canadian watercolour artist who was born in Hong Kong. Most of his paintings are embraced with bright colors and are very close to the nature.
2015
December 9, 2015 - TWS Annual Christmas Party! - TWS will celebrate the season.
November 11, 2015 - Yaohua Yan - is a professional water colour artist. His paintings were selected by CSPWC Open Water multiple times and he won several awards.
October 14, 2015 - Natalie Draz - is a trained print maker. Natalie takes a final painting, scans it meticulously to create pop up books. nataliedraz@gmail.com
September 9, 2015 - Jacintha Krish - finds it enormously rewarding to be part of the cultural art mosaic of this vibrant city, best known for her figurative work and her vibrant landscapes.
August 12, 2015 - Lillian Asquith - has been treasurer for TWS for the past 10 years. She is known for her vibrant and dramatic use of colour and her work has gained wide recognition.
June 10, 2015 - Brian Atyeo - a respected painter and teacher who conducts painting workshops across Canada.
May 13, 2015 - David McEown - Will share his wonderful paintings from his trips to the Arctic and Antarctic.
April 8, 2015 - Annual General Meeting
March 11, 2015 - John David Anderson - a Canadian Contemporary Impressionist.
February 11, 2015 - Ivano Stocco - Ivano's work is full of Colour, impressionistic and exciting.
January 14, 2015 - Bianka Guna - presenting the newest products and their use for the Golden Paint Company. Bianka's prominent mediums include Acrylics and Water Colours.
2014
October 8, 2014 - Tony Marinus Vander Voet - Design, colours and shapes
November 12, 2014 - Tom McNeely demo Landscape in Watercolor. Click here to view his portfolio.
September 10, 2014 - Josy Britton - Watercolor on Yupo
August 13, 2014 - Susan Chater - Watercolor on paper stretched over canvas
July, 2014 - No meeting
June 11, 2014 - Don Cavin - Design
May 14, 2014 - Chinkok Tan - Demonstration
March 12, 2014 - Don Cavin - a loved workshop instructor, where he demonstrates shapes, patterns and design to express a landscape in broad, general terms, simplified to the barest esssentials.
February 12, 2014 - Bianka Guna - a non-objective painter and award winning artist who teaches water media and abstract painting classes. She is a Golden certified instructor.
January 8, 2014 - Doug Purdon - Technical and educational adviser for Winsor & Newton, he lectures on painting materials and techniques at colleges and universities.
2013
December 11, 2013 - TWS Annual Christmas Party! - TWS will celebrate the season.
November 13, 2013 - Jim and Sue Waddington - a lecture on their journey in the footsteps of the Group of Seven.
October 9, 2013 - John Leonard - has been teaching Colour and Abstract painting classes at the Haliburton School of Fine Art for years. He is a sought after workshop instructor.

September 11, 2013 - Brian Atyeo - is an internationally renowned artist, who resides in Nova Scotia.

May 1, 2013 - Janet Rogers, demo for the club members at the Toronto Botanical (Civic) Garden
March 13, 2013- John Stuart Pryce, a well known Plein Air Painter, who's work is full of colour.
February 13, 2013 - Herry Arifin - his colours are fresh and bold.
January 9, 2013 - Karin Isenburg - a master in glazing transparent and semi-transparent watercolours.
2011
December 14, 2011 - TWS Annual Christmas Party! - TWS will celebrate the season.
November 9, 2011 - Owen Iverson - a power point presentation on pigments, light fastness, how colours interact with one another and the chemical substance in the different pigments.
October 12, 2011 - Sue and Jim Waddington - locating the places that inspired the Group of Seven painters.
September 14, 2011 - Margaret Martin - demonstrator, acclaimed artist and instructor from Buffalo.
August 10, 2001 - Don Baxter, TWS member shares his creative process.
June 8, 2011 - Brigitte Schreyer - Watercolours from the Arctic.
May 18, 2011 - Stephen Quiller will be doing the demo.
April 13, 2011 - TWS Annual General Meeting - There will be an open forum and discussion and a painting exchange with Signature memberships awards.
March 9, 2011 - D. D. Gadjanski - will demo on TerraSkin paper and Yupo showing some new techniques.
February 9, 2011 - Kirstin Bojanowski, A young abstract acrylic artist will be giving a demonstration.
January 12, 2011 - Happy New Year! Pauline Holancin will be featuring a watercolour demo for us.
2010
December 8, 2010 - Holiday Meeting - Prizes, miniature competition, raffle, draw, silent auction.
October 13, 2010 - Margaret Roseman - the founder of the TWS will demonstrate a floral painting.
September 15, 2010 - Atanur Dogan - Turkish artist Atanur Dogan is well known for his figurative work.
August 25, 2010 - Summer Paint Out at Kai-Liis McInnis' farm (members only).
August 11, 2010 - Kai-Liis McInnis - A very skilled painter who has one many awards!
June 9, 2010 - Allen Class - Art and the Internet
May 12, 2010 - Alvaro Castanet - One of the world's most highly respected watercolour artists.
April 14, 2010 - Annual General Meeting, the new executive will be formed.
March 10, 2010 - Claudia McCabe - Markham artist known for her vibrant and skillful use of fluid acrylics.
February 10, 2010 - Ed Bartram
January 13, 2010 - Barry Coombs
2009
December 9, 2009 - Holiday Celebration with a picture exchange, miniature show with awards.
November 11, 2009– Alexandra Heintzelman Sharma - Alexandra will be discussing shadows
October 14, 2009 – Doug Purdon, representative for the Winsor & Newton Company - Demonstration
September 9, 2009 – Margaret Martin
August 12, 2009 – Jody Fuller
June 10, 2009 – Ana Jurpik & Garry Herridge - Websites & Digital Images
May 13, 2009 – Karen Vernon - Watercolour on Clayboard
April 1, 2009 – 25th Annual General Meeting - Opening of President’s Show in Foyer
March 11, 2009 – Ernestine Tahedl
February 11, 2009 – Diane Lingenfelter

Shows
Aquavision 2016 - 32nd Annual Fall Juried Show
October 19 - October 30, 2016
The Papermill Gallery Todmorden Mills Heritage Centre
Aquavision 2016 - 31st Annual Spring Juried Show
April 5 - 24, 2016
Neilson Park Creative Centre - 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke M9C 1V7
Aquavision 2015 - 30th Annual Spring Juried Show
April 21 - May 10, 2015
Neilson Park Creative Centre - 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, M9C 1V7 directions
Aquavision 2014 - 31th TWS Annual Fall Show
The Paper Mill Gallery
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road, Toronto ON M4K 2B9 (Don Valley Parkway & Pottery Rd)
416-396-2819
Aquavision 2014 - Spring Juried Show
Exhibition Dates: March 19 – April 26 , 2014
Aurora Cultural Centre
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Aquavision 2013 - 30th TWS Annual Fall Show
October 9 - 22, 2013
The Paper Mill Gallery
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road, Toronto ON M4K 2B9 (Don Valley Parkway & Pottery Rd)
416-396-2819
Aquavision 2013 - Spring Juried Show
Exhibition Dates
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May 8 – June 2, 2013
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON M6A 1C3 General Inquiries, Hours & Map
Aquavision 2012 - 28th Annual Fall Juried Show
November 7 - 9, 2012
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON M6A 1C3 General Inquiries, Hours & Map
Aquavision 2012 - 27th Annual Spring Juried Show
March 28th – April 08 , 2012
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON M6A 1C3 General Inquiries, Hours & Map
Aquavision 2011 - 27th TWS Annual Fall Show
November 30 - December 11, 2011
The Paper Mill Gallery
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road, Toronto ON M4K 2B9 (Don Valley Parkway & Pottery Rd)
416-396-2819
Aquavision Spring Show 2011
Toronto Watercolour Society 26th Juried Spring Exhibition

May 6 - 31, 2011
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON M6A 1C3 General Inquiries, Hours & Map

TWS 25 Year Membership Show 2011
April 1- 30, 2011
North York Central Library, 2nd Floor
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N9
416-395-5535 hours and map

TWS Annual Fall Juried Show
October 23 - November 7, 2010
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre
200 Eglinton Avenue West. Toronto, ON M4R 1A7 MAP

Aquavision Toronto 2010
Wednesday, March 17 - Sunday, March 28, 2010
Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Museum
67 Pottery Road, Toronto, ON M4K 2B9, 416-396-2819
25 Anniversary Fall Show: Aquavision 2009
November 1 - 30, 2009
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre. 901 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, M6A 1C3
Artist's Choice Show
November 15 - 28, 2009
North Toronto Community Centre - 200 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, M4E 2W2
Toronto Watercolour Society Annual Spring Show: Aquavision 2009
May 11 - June 21, 2009
Neilson Park Creative Centre - 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, M9C 1V7 directions

Workshops
Rex Beanland Rex Beanland
September 12, 13 & 14, 2016
Rex is a Calgary based artist. Rex’s most important artistic achievements are Signature status in the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and Signature status with the Federation of Canadian Artist and principal instructor at the Watercolour Symposium presented by the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour in Nova Scotia in 2015.
February 20 & 21, 2016
Linda Kemp - Watercolor workshop, "Florals - Negative Painting and Stylizing for Success"
Brian Atyeo

Brian Atyeo
June 8 - 9, 2015
Transparent Watercolour - Two day workshop.

June 10 - 11, 2015
Watermedia - Using illustration board, with acrylic paint as both transparent and opaque paint.

ChinkokTan Chinkok Tan
June 14, 2014
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need courses in drawing, anatomy, perspective or color theory in order to learn to paint or to create great watercolor paintings. Now you can simplify the entire process with author Chinkok Tan's proven method of using shape and light values.
John Stuart Pryce Painting the Ontario Landscape with John Stuart Pryce
Saturday, March 1, 2014
John is one of Canada’s leading landscape painters working in oil, acrylic and the classic handling of watercolour. You will learn to visualize the landscape in shapes and values, design and composition. Please visit John’s website to be inspired! www.prycestudios.com
Bianka Guna Bianka Guna
Friday, November 22, 2013
An acrylic transfer basically takes the ink from a photocopied surface and makes it a part of the acrylic on a new surface. Many acrylic products can be used for the transfer of printed images generated from diverse sources such as magazines, prints and photos.
Doug Mays

Doug Mays CSPWC
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Doug Mays is known for his loose impressionistic painting style, a style that allows him to maximize watercolour's spontaneity and expressive freedom. Doug's watercolours can be viewed on www.arrowsinthequiver.com.

Janet Rogers AWS FWS SCWS
Workshop #1 - April 29 - Floral, April 30 - Costume Model
Workshop #2 - May 1 - Floral, May 2 - Costume Model
This is a singular opportunity for watercolour aficionados, at all levels, to have fun and watch and learn from a lady who is considered a master of the craft. There are two, two day sessions. One day floral, followed by a second day of costume model.
Herry Arifin Herry Arifin
Saturday, March 9, 2013
We are pleased to have Herry Arifin as our instructor. The word excitement comes to mind when you view Herry's work. Herry is inspired by a busy, chaotic scene, which he organizes into a pleasing, simple pattern of shapes and colours.
Marc L. Gagnon Marc L. Gagnon, BES., B.ARCH, 0.A.A., CSPWC
Saturday, November 19, 2011
New techniques for the applications of dry method will be shown. This method may be used in conjunction with traditional wet on wet painting techniques or entirely alone to create unusual effects that give your watercolours a whole new look.
Brigitte Schreyer Brigitte Schreyer
Saturday, June 18, 2011
"Summer Landscapes” by Brigitte Schreyer. She is an elected member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours, the Ontario Society of Canadian Artist and the Society of Canadian Artist.
Stephen Quiller May 16 to 19, 2011
Barry Coombs Saturday, April 16, 2011
Atanur Dogan Atanur Dogan
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Turkish artist Atanur Dogan will conduct a workshop in Figures.
Alvaro Castanet Alvaro Castanet
May 10 - 14, 2010
Alvaro's main studio is located in Montevideo, Uruquay, South America.
Merv Richardson Merv Richardson
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Loosen up - Realism to Abstraction
Sharlena Wood Sharlena Wood
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sharlena is the Tri-Art representative in Canada for their paint products. Known as the "vixen of mixed media" she is known for her urban mixed media representations.
Margaret Roseman Margaret Roseman
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Flowers in watercolour
Karen Vernon Karen Vernon
Monday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 and
Thursday, May 14 - Friday, May 15, 2009
Watercolour painting on clayboard
Kerry Kim Drawing Kerry Kim
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Portrait with a live model in watercolour
Marc Gagnon Marc Gagnon
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Abstracting the landscape in watercolour
Bianka Guna Bianka Guna
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wet on wet technique in watercolour - landscape

Paint Outs
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - At the Toronto Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, July 20, 2001 - At Kai-Liis McInnes’ farm, Mulmur Hills