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WATERCOLOUR Demo “Paint and Print Techniques”

Joy A. Kirkwood

Upcoming Demo @ OPUS Coquitlam

Where: 953 Brunette Avenue

Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1E1

Phone: 604-545-0410

When: Tue, June 6, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM or Tue, June 6, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Note* Space is limited and registration is required for all demos, workshops, and classes. Please register in advance by contacting the host store directly.


Workshop Description:

“Paint nature with nature!

Joy will be demonstrating a watercolour painting style that is playfully abstract, light, and airy to match the subject matter. Inspiration for the painting will be brightly coloured flowers in a garden.

Printmaking and drawing techniques using natural objects from the garden such as flowers, grass, and stems will also be incorporated into the composition.

Space is limited and registration is required.”

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Posted by on May 28, 2017 in mixed media, publicity, watercolours


To be a Tree

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Two of my ‘how to draw a tree’ handouts that I give to my students. And an unfinished painting of a tree in blue. I never tire of drawing trees!

4-Kirkwood-Gnarled Blue Tree

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Posted by on February 1, 2016 in acrylics, drawings, miscellaneous, publicity


Love for Another

Love for Another

Love for Another

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Posted by on December 15, 2015 in acrylics, mixed media, publicity


Creative People Showing

Creative People ShowingThree of my doll pieces: Vasilisa and her Doll, Baba Yaga the Odd and Star Maidens Arrival will be part of the show.

Have a few other group art shows coming up early fall that I’m preparing for now. Will post images once they are done.


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Posted by on July 27, 2015 in publicity


TAGOR Dragonfly workshop

Last weekend I spent Saturday in Richmond BC, teaching a dragonfly makingBeaded Dragonfly outside 5 workshop to an amazing group of fibre artists there: Textile Artists Guild of Richmond or TAGOR.

My sample is the green dragonfly.

There were details to be finished at home and so far three images have come my way. I am thrilled with the results! Linda designed her dragonfly for a wall quilt and Moreen created a natural environment reminiscent of a Zen garden for her dragonfly. Freda’s dragonfly is waiting for more embellishments to show off the beautifully embroidered wings.

dragonfly Tagor linda wall quilt 2a cropdragonfly Tagor workshop Moreen signedIt’s amazing to see how personal and unique each dragonfly is turning out to be!

dragonfly Tagor Freda white background

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Posted by on July 1, 2015 in dragonflies, fibre art, publicity


Tag, You’re It!

Tag banner one aTag banner preschool close up signedBanners are filling up at Place des Arts! Each person creates their own tag (ink and stick, print, or collage) and then they are added to the community banners. It’s a way to put into visual form Place des Art’s belief that we inspire the artist in everyone! The closeup is a work of art by a preschool student. the artworks created by the youngest students are so full of energy and vitality.

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Posted by on April 16, 2015 in fibre art, mixed media, photographs, publicity


Tag, You’re It!

Tag Info for GSLOnly a few weeks to finish preparations for an upcoming community Art Show, Tag – You’re It! at Place des Arts. There will be empty banners that will fill up with individually designed Tags (drawing, printing, and/or collage). Will also be working with schools, preschool, and teens to fill up the banners. One of them will become a permanent display in the atrium at Place des Arts.

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Posted by on March 1, 2015 in drawings, fibre art, mixed media, publicity