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IWS is an international watercolour society that promotes peace, love, and tolerance through art. Art has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. It brings people together and IWS Canada’s mission is to do just that – to unify those who live to create and also those who love art. Help us to spread some love around our world today.

Our thanks to 7 IWS Canada Symphony in Watercolour finalists, Lorraine Watry, Alexandra Bryksa, Jan Min, Carrie Carrie Roets-Waller, Sun  Jiangang 孙建刚, William Rogers and Lianne Todd who spent their time helping our president of IWS Canada Ona Kingdon to create this video. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Creative Commons license

Buddy Program: Osmosis

Our aim in 2019 is to share our love of and hopefully pass on our enthusiasm for  watercolour to the younger generation!

Adults involved must be members of IWS Canada. Please let us know if you wish to join.

For Youths who wish to take part, please e mail iwscanada@gmail.com and we will pair you up with a member in your area.

To encourage youth today to discover and explore watercolour painting, this year IWS Canada would like each of its members (leadership team included) to find a youth (or youths) with whom to become their watercolour ‘Buddy’ for the year.

What qualifies as a “youth”?

The “youth” designation could range from anyone old enough to first hold a brush, to a young adult below the age of 25.You could nurture a friend or family member, a young neighbour and/or someone who already loves art, but maybe just hasn’t had much experience with watercolour yet .

How much will it cost to participate?

Participation is free for both IWS Canada members and their youth buddies. The only cost is your time which we really value you giving.

Why is it important to take part?

You would be encouraging creativity, establishing or extending a skill set,and promoting social interaction, as well as passing on your enthusiasm for watercolour to the next generation.

Kids and young adults alike always bring a unique and refreshing outlook to any project.You may even find the next well known Canadian Watercolourist.

What do you have to do?

To make this even more enjoyable, the IWS leadership team is planning an activity a month that you could do starting in March so you don’t even need to come up with an idea; just meet with your buddy or buddies, join in, and have fun, too.

There will be 10 activities, one each month between March and December; not a huge time commitment, but time well spent.

To limit the expense, IWS Canada is working on providing some materials for the youth contingent of our plan. More details will follow over the course of the year.

So make someone’s day! Ask them to be your watercolour buddy.

Look for someone whose interest you could spark! Let’s pass on the baton…or brush, in this case!  And let’s get creative!

So:

  1. If you are a member of IWS Canada, find your buddy then let us know who the buddy is and how old they are.
  2. If you are a youth e mail us iwscanada@gmail.com and let us know you would like to take part
  3. Sit back and eagerly await our first month’s activity which we will send you at the beginning of March.