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Grants: Art Programs

Are you thinking that you would like to take a workshop but don't have the money or perhaps you may need some artist materials.

Look into personal Grants, you can do a Google search to see if there is something in your area or check with you local foundations or art organizations and see what they have available. What you will want to look for are "Art Program Grants" or "Personal Development Grants" hope this helps and lets paint!!

Tip: Make Your Own Watercolor Pad

Here's a tip on how to make your own watercolor pad notebook.
Take a sheet of 140 lb CP watercolor paper and divide it into 10 equal pieces, then go to Staples or any local office supply store that makes copies with full services and have it made into a spiral-bound notebook. 

Instead of spending a lot of money on purchasing a notebook from an Art store that may or may not have the kind of paper you want, get exactly what you needed. The cost is minimal for this service for instance these watercolor notebook only cost $ 1.50 for the cover and binding. 
By making your own notebook you can create any size booklet that you want. This is a perfect idea for traveling, testing colors combinations or taking notes when going to workshops. 



Want to join me in Jackson Hole WY

Want to join me in Jackson Hole WY 

I still have a few openings left I'm really looking forward to it 

June 25-28 Big Bold & Beautiful Flowers 

June 29 - July 2 The Rivers Edge / Rocks

To register Contact 
Jenny Dowd   jenny@artassociation.org (307) 733- 6379 

For online registration and other information please visit http://www.birgitoconnor.com/birgitevents.html 


Bay View Watercolor Society, ON

Well I haven't had much time to write, I have been in a workshop frenzy traveling for the last few weeks darting back and fourth across the country. I was in Toronto a couple of weeks ago and am now in Charlotte North Carolina, then off to Mendocino again - and looking forward to Jackson Hole WY in June...We are having a wonderful time. I'll be sharing some of the photos soon.


In the mean time I wanted to tell you while I was in Ontario judging the Bay View Watercolor Society water media show that I had the opportunity to meet Ona Kingdon what a lovely person and such a talented artist.



Ona's painting "Comfor-Ted" won first place. I loved the depth of color in her washes and not only the amazing detail in her teddies fur but the texture and feeling  that you could just hug them. She not only won the award I presented to her during that week, she hadbeen awarded signature membership of the North West Watercolour Society NWWS,  receive my elected membership of the Ca…