Education – The Silver Years: Our Stories 1925-1951

with Marlene Madole, CSPWC

A FREE live-streamed Fireside Chat

The First 25 years of the CSPWC A Fireside Chat with Marlene Madole , CSPWC

Streamed live on Zoom

February 17, 2022, 8 pm Eastern

Welcome to the first in a new series of cozy chats celebrating the inception and history of the CSPWC. Our resident expert Marlene Madole will guide us through a deep dive into the past, illuminating the first 25 years of our existence. Tales will include not only the forging of our path to create recognition and community for the fascinating medium of watercolour, but will also include spicy, sordid tales (even fisticuffs). Also featured in the tales of our past will be guest appearances by bonafide Canadian luminaries Emily Carr and David Milne.

Historical watercolour by F.H. Bridgen showing trees along a winding stream titled Ontario stream
F.H. Brigden; Frederick Henry Brigden; 1871-1956; Ontario Stream
CSPWC/SCPA Diploma Collection; CSPWC Member 1925-1956;
CSPWC President 1926-1928
61 x 76 cm

If you’ve ever wondered how the CSPWC came to be, who was involved, and what was at stake, now is your chance to find out.

Register now, so you don’t miss this:

C.S.P.W.C. meeting in the Library of The Grange, c. 1932. Left to right: Joachim Gauthier, Franklin Carmichael, A.J. Casson, Thomas W. MacLean and Conyers Barker.
Photograph by Charles Comfort. 

Equipment needed for the workshop:

You’ll need a microphone and camera-enabled computer OR an iPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (Android or iOS) PLUS a robust internet connection. You’ll also need to download Zoom on your device (free version of Zoom is fine). Please update your Zoom to the latest version.

About Marlene Madole

Marlene Madole is CSPWC’s 1 st Vice President, Past-President and Elected Member. She is known widely for her luminous watercolours of fruit in the orchard and her interpretation of Canadian Landscapes. She has provided instruction and workshops for institutions including the Royal Ontario Museum, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and PAMA.

Portrait of Artist Marlene Madole with her watercolour painting Big Blue III. Painted for two a country exchange – Canada / France. Used with Permission from Manny Martins.
Thomas W. MacLean (1881-1951); Deadwood;
CSPWC/SCPA Member 1926-1991?;
41.5 x 43.75 cm