The Joy of Water Colour

A guided, affirming exploration of the joys and perils of water colour, for new-comers and experienced water colourists, including foundational and advanced concepts.

Participants will enjoy fun, engaging instruction, and activities that will provide insight into: The personality of watercolour, letting go, design and colour, and much more. The class will let students focus on their choice of landscapes, still life, and even portraiture.

About facilitator Dean Bauche

Dean Bauche is a highly respected, artist, educator and adjudicator with 40 years of advanced teaching experience.

Dean?s work has won many awards and can be found in national publications as well as private and public collections across Canada including the collection of former Prime Minister John Turner.

Dean is a popular adjudicator, art educator, and Guest Artist/ Artist in Residence across Canada including the annual ?L?Arche Art of Belonging? in Comox BC. His award winning Gallery educational publications are now recommended by Saskatchewan Manitoba and Alberta Learning and are in every school in Saskatchewan. Comments from former students at Forest art Experience ?What stood out as a highlight was ?the energy, the atmosphere, safe place to be in, no judgement,?I loved the unique approach the instructor was very good and had lots of suggestions?.kept it light and positive. Demonstrations were so wonderful Please have Dean back next year.”


Dean has received numerous awards for his work as a curator, artist, they include:

  • Honorary Lifetime Award from the Museums Association of Saskatchewan
  • Queens Jubilee Medal for contribution to Art and Culture in Canada
  • Province of Saskatchewan Commemorative Medal for ?significant contribution to society through the arts”

Where & When

Cost: $100.00 per person for four weeks of instruction

Time/Dates: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm Feb 2, 9, 16, 23.

Supplies: Participants should bring their own supplies if they have them.
(A basic supply kit is available for beginners for $35.00
It includes Yarka colours brush and paper )

Location: L?Arche Comox Valley, I Belong Centre, 1465 Grieve Ave. Courtenay.

Questions: contact Dean Bauche
Passport vaccination required

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