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Urban Sketching Techniques

Let your surroundings be the inspiration to tell your own watercolour story!...Read more

Discover Oil & Watercolour Mediums

Add Mediums to Your Mix!

Did you know that the beautifully formulated paint you love can offer your work even more? Pair your tube colours with mediums and extend the possibilities!

Mediums change the working properties of paint in a multitude of ways. They allow you to create thick texture or thin glazes, add variation in visual texture or sheen, improve the flow while working, and add ease to the clean up. We’ve picked some of our favourites from Winsor & Newton’s Oil and Water Colour lines to share how a little medium can have big effect!...Read more

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Arts Integration Learning Lab: Indigenous Artists Edition

Calling Indigenous Artists in BC! Are you an Indigenous artist interested in working with schools? Would you like to inspire curiosity and learning in young people across the province through your creative practice? Do you want to learn how to integrate the BC curriculum and help activate learning in classrooms through art?

Indigenous artists in BC working in all disciplines—visual arts, music, dance, theatre, storytelling and more—are invited to apply to take part in the Arts Integration Learning Lab: Indigenous Artists Edition, a learning series designed to identify the complex relationship between education and decolonization through the perspectives of Indigenous artists....Read more

$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline - August 31, 2017

We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, ie., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, or with digital/new media, installation, photography and film/video.

Complete submission guidelines at: http://www.workingartist.org/submission-guidelines.html .

Also look out for our next Photography Award Deadline: October 17, 2017!

Working Artist Org. is dedicated to discovering, collecting, and promoting great art and artists.