Repairing an old photo album

May 26, 2015

Recently we had the opportunity to work on an old family photo album. Here are some photos documenting the process.

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Hoping for Spring Sale

March 5, 2015

We are cleaning house. Get over here and stock up on things you’ll always use: Aquafine Watercolour: 25% off Artists’ Watercolour: 15% off All watercolour paper sheets: 15% off Portfolios: 10% off Crepe paper: $1 / roll Kite paper: $0.30 / sheet Stabilo marker sets: 25% off Masking fluid: 25% off Natural glue: $1 each […]

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Forgery is hip, and ancient

February 10, 2015

It wasn’t a dark basement filled with nervous criminal forgers, but the studio at The Colour Jar certainly had enough excitement to make the process nearly illegal. Eyes were vente viagra cialis maroc squinting, and heads were tilting in discernment. Paint was applied in thick strokes. Nine copies of Van Gogh’s “Wheat field with cypresses” […]

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January 27, 2015

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Kids art classes

January 19, 2015

Kids Art Classes starting Feb. 7th, 2015, Saturday mornings from 10am to 11:30. Runs through end of March. Ages 7-13 or so. Come once, come eight times! $12 each (tax in) for 4+ sessions, or $15 as-you-go. Led by Timothy Dyck. Space natural is limited, but not our imaginations! Call 519-369-1283 or email […]

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December hours 2014

December 10, 2014

Hi art-friends: we have extended hours before Christmas, and some closed days after! Mondays by chance, plus Dec. 22: 10am – 5pm Dec. 24 sildenafil generico closing at 4pm Dec. 25 and 26: closed Dec. 27: 10am to 4pm Dec. 28 to 31 regular hours (see Home tab) Jan. 1: closed  

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Keeping the “fetor” at bay

November 27, 2014

  As a teenager, I scrawled these lines from Walt Whitman into my journal: Now I am terrified at the Earth, it is that calm and patient, It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions, It turns harmless and stainless on its axis, with such endless             succession of diseas’d corpses, It distills such […]

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Art with children and teens: charcoal drawing

September 30, 2014

This lesson features charcoal drawing with a twist: drawing negatively. The concept is quite simple, and the results amazing. We mostly use white paper in our day-to-day lives for convenience and economy. But in reality, what we see, and therefore what we need to draw, is full of deep tones–thousands of them! Starting our drawing […]

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Art with young children

September 2, 2014

Any time spent with a toddler developing visual aesthetic awareness is beneficial. For the very young, making marks in the sand, arranging objects by colour or shape, and simply looking at books and graphic images all stimulate spatial knowledge. From the time a child can hold a drawing instrument and not put it in the […]

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Books remade!

June 3, 2014

Each week at The Colour Jar I am privileged to work on numerous older books that need some care. My repertoire of projects and techniques grows continually because every book is different; it is a unique object! Books are created in different locations with different water and air, different access to viagra femenina materials, and […]

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