Creative Thursdays are a great way to explore art techniques on selected Thursday evenings. Drop in for demonstrations by working artists, and get creative yourself.
This month, join artist Dhanashri Bapat for a workshop inspired by paintings from the exhibition Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons. Participants will look at a selection of work from the exhibition with one of the Gallery’s interpreters, then be guided through a watercolor workshop by the artist.
This activity is free of charge, and is intended for beginners and experts alike.
*This workshop is organized by the National Gallery of Canada.
About the ArtistBorn and raised in India, and residing in Canada for the past sixteen years, Dhanashri Bapat is a known artist in the Ottawa Art Circle. She studied Applied Arts and worked as a freelance designer in the city of Pune, India, before she began focusing on the fine arts.
As a professional artist, Dhanashri has exhibited her work in art galleries across the city. She is an active member of local art societies, and participates regularly in juried and group shows. Dhanashri has been working as an art Instructor at the Ottawa School of Art since 2013. She offers watercolour painting courses and workshops at all levels, both in person and online, and accepts individual commissions.
Explore her work at www.dhanashri.com.
List of materials to bring:
✓ Watercolour paper: two 8 x 10” sheets
✓ Watercolour paints: any yellow, blue, red and green.
✓ Paint palette or white plate
✓ Assorted round and flat brushes — small and large
✓ Masking tape or washi tape, to secure paper to a flat surface
✓ Water container
✓ Paper towels or rag
✓ Black waterproof ink or black fine tip pen with permanent ink (must be waterproof)
✓ Hair dryer (optional)