Since 1995, symposiums for participants at all levels of experience take place every other year, alternating between east and west. Accomplished CSPWC/SCPA instructors guide participants in a variety of painting techniques, subjects, styles and offer a wide range of educational opportunities including presentations, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, slide shows, and critiques. These intensive workshops last from a weekend to five days.
- an intensive instructional experience.
- access to a number of quality instructors.
- a combination of demonstrations, and hands-on sessions.
- on-site painting in spectacular surroundings.
- discussions and critiques.
WATERCOLOUR CANADA SYMPOSIUMS
2017 CSPWC Watercolour Symposium, August 2017
CSPWC Annapolis Basin Symposium, Fall 2016
Nova Scotia Watercolour Symposium, Oct 2015
Geneva Park Watercolour Symposium June 2014, Orillia Ontario
Gaelic College of Cape Breton, St. Anne’s, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, July 2012
WaterWorks Symposium, Arts Court and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2011
Gaelic College of Cape Breton, St. Anne’s, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Aug. 2009
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 2006
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nov. 2002
White Mountain Academy of Arts, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Aug. 2001
Bowen Island, British Columbia, Sept. 1999
Ottawa, Ontario, Sept. 1998
Jasper, Alberta, May/June 1997
Gananoque, Ontario, June 1995
Elliot Lake, Ontario, Sept. 1992
Charlie Spratt at the Halifax SymposiumFive public seminars in Toronto and two Watercolour Weekends in Calgary in earlier years
“The teaching that transpired that week could best be described as a smorgasbord of artistic delights.”
– Edward Shawcross, Bowen Island, 1999
“As a very new member of the CSPWC I attended the Bowen Island Symposium in 1999 where I met Les Tibbles. Each morning I rose at the crack of dawn to find Les already up, waiting for the sun to rise so he could get out there and paint. By evening most of us would have one or two small paintings. Les would often cover two tables with his work. At the comments about the amount he was producing he would reply, “I don´t know about you, but I came here to paint.” I hope this painting captures, not just a moment in time, but the life´s purpose of an artist I admire and respect.”
– Tim Packer.