My Favorite Thing ~ Patricia Katz

The Winsor Newton Watercolour Field Kit

I love to travel, and I love to sketch. So I always take my watercolour paints and a sketchbook with me when I am on the move.

Although I have several different travel palettes, one of my favorites is the Field Kit sold by Winsor Newton.

I love how compact it is; and for something so small, it sure packs in a lot of features. When unfolded, you end up with three mixing surfaces, and a water reservoir attached to one end of the kit. The finger loop on the back allows you to securely rest the entire paint box in the palm of your hand. 

The Field Kit also contains a small flask for carrying water, and a small paint brush nestled in the box. I personally find that paint brush too small for my purposes, and I often carry extra water in another bottle. However, for small sketches and quick adventures, the flask and brush will get you going.

The kit comes pre-loaded with pans of Winsor Newton pigments. However, I usually pop those out, and refill the pans with colour from my own tube paints. That way, I can be assured that I am carrying the colours I most like to use. Once set, the tube colours travel well, and are readily reactivated with a spritz of water.

Pat With Closed Paint Box.jpg

Open Paint Kit

 

Art Trek 2015

Artists’ Workshop will be participating in Art Trek 2015 along with 8 other Saskatoon artists’ studios.

The dates this year are ~

Friday June 12, 5 pm – 10 pm and Saturday June 13, 10 am – 5 pm

See the Art Trek Facebook page, or below for a map to all the locations. A map will also be published in the May 28th edition of Planet S.

arttrek2015invitefront arttrek2015map arttrek2015poster

Upcoming shows: Karen Maguire and Kathleen Slavin

Two of our group members are having shows in the next couple of weeks. We hope you can come out to these events!

Karen Maguire is part of Open Studio 2014, for the Studio on 20th. This is a one day event, Sunday November 23, from 12 – 5 pm, 236A 20th St W, Saskatoon.Open studio invitation

 

Kathleen Slavin is having a show of her work, entitled “Nature’s Performance” at Hues Art Supply, 818 Lorne Avenue (corner of Lorne & Taylor) in Saskatoon.

The show will be up for the month of December 2014.  There will be an opening reception on Saturday December 6 at 2:00 at Hues.

Betty's View

Betty’s View

Urban Blue Tree

Urban Blue Tree

Last Rays

Last Rays

 

Our 25th Anniversary Show April 2015

This year marks Artists’ Workshop’s 25th year of making art. Mark your calendars for our Silver Anniversary Show in April 2015.

Grace Westminster Church Auditorium, 505 10th St East, Saskatoon.

Friday April 17, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday April 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday April 19, noon to 4 p.m.

We hope you can come and help us celebrate our 25th!

Art Trek 2014 – This weekend!

Art Trek 2014

Art Trek 2014 is coming up this weekend, June 13 and 14th.

Please go to our Facebook page for photos, updates, and the map of locations (see below also for a map).

We are now on Twitter too, so you can keep up to date there too!

This is going to be THE weekend in Saskatoon for art lovers and city explorers! Take the studio tour at your own pace to discover some of Saskatoon’s finest artists, watch them at work in their spaces, talk to them about their art-making processes and experience a wide variety of demonstrations.

Date and HoursFriday, June 13, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Locations: The Studio on 20th – 236A – 20th St. W.

Stall Gallery Basement Studio C – 220 20th St. W.

MIX Artists’ Collective – 212 – 20th St. W.

330 Design Group – 330 Avenue G South

Atelier 2302 – 2302 St. Patrick Avenue

Artists’ Workshop – Grace-Westminster United Church, 505 10th St. East

Textile Arts Group (TAG) – basement of Grace-Westminster United Church

Studio 5 – Fifth floor, 331 1st Ave N (Charter House Building)

Lauriston Street Studios – 510 Lauriston St


Art Trek 2014_Map

Show time is almost here – Friday April 4th!

This Friday night is our opening of the 24th Annual Show and Sale for Artists’ Workshop. Today was our last Monday of painting together for the season, and we were still working away.

Gail painting

Gail painting

Also, today we were interviewed by Jeff Rogstad, our intrepid local CTV weatherman and community booster. He always makes it fun and easy and we appreciate him coming out to help publicize our show.

Interview with Jeff and Lorraine

Interview with Jeff and Lorraine

We have lots of colourful and creative work to show you, musical entertainment, and tasty refreshments. So we hope to see you this weekend at the Grace Westminster Auditorium, starting 7 pm Friday, 10 am – 5 Saturday, and noon to 4 Sunday. It will be bright and warm!

2014 AW invite

 

We are also listed on the Saskatchewan NAC site (Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting).