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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



We are excited to announce a special contest for our Osmosis youth participants.
This will provide an opportunity to showcase the work of our talented Osmosis youth
and give them an opportunity to experience the process of entering a contest
or an exhibition.

Our 2019 event has been very successful. Our members have worked hard to help  to share our love of and hopefully pass on our enthusiasm for  watercolour to the younger generation!

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 .

Our IWS Canada members are buddying with youth this year and infusing their love of Watercolour to the younger generation. We have over 50 youth around Canada who are loving their introduction to watercolour. They all age between 3 and 25 years old! Have a look through this album to see some of things they have been doing. We will add more photos throughout this year so stay tuned!!!

This was Christopher’s first visit to the
Opus Art store in Vancouver. He was
excited to also try the Winsor Newton
paints and paper!


Celebrating the season with Jennifer
Claveau’s buddy and opera rose paint.


It is our good fortune to be sponsored by Da Vinci.
Mentors and buddies alike are enjoying their adventures
with Da Vinci paints. #davincimoment


One of Roberta Luchinski’s buddies
learning to mix colours.


Spring cards by Alice Bottrill’s Osmosis


Pandas for Mother’s Day from our
Vancouver buddies.


Susanne Nason’s paint buddy, Jordis, &
her mom unleashing their creativity


Jordis, her mom, and Susanne Nason visited By the Sea, Gallery
Gifts and Art Supplies. A special thanks for opening the store for this visit
on a Monday which would normally have been their day off .


Showing initiative and keeping it in the family…painting at home
between Jennifer Claveau’s Osmosis sessions!


Rylin in Cambridge, getting ready.


A creative youth in NB is
pleased with the Bokeh Technique.

Alice Bottrill and her Osmosis group, creating some fall themed paintings.