North Shore Artists' Guild

Details for "Alan Wylie's Watercolor workshop-Jan 19/20"

January Workshop

"Attaining Texture in Watercolour "

with Alan Wylie

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When/ Where 

 Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20  9:30-4:00

 Dene Croft's Studios  118 Pemberton Ave. (@West 1st)

The Critics-Alan Wylie

The Critics






Alan Wylie was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1938. In 1960 he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Mural Design and Mosaics. He immigrated in 1967 and now lives in the historical village of Fort Langley with his artist wife, Janice Robertson.


       Throughout his career, Alan has participated in 78 solo shows, and innumerable group exhibitions, and has won many prestigious awards in Canada and the United States, including the Spillsbury Gold Medal (four times) of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, the Grand Prize at the First International On The Edge Competition in Vancouver, the Gold Medal of the California Watercolor Association, San Francisco, the Rouse Gold Medallion at the Adirondacks International Exhibition of American Watercolors, New York, the High Winds Medal (twice),the Mario Cooper and Dale Myers Medal, the CFS Medal,  the Dong Kingman Award, the Alden Bryan Memorial Medal at the American Watercolor Society, New York, First Prize at the Louisiana International Exhibition, New Orleans, Best Flat Artist Buckle, Calgary Stampede 2015 and numerous other awards in International Exhibitions.


       He is a Senior Signature Member and Past President of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA), receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, the Northwest Watercolor Society the California Watercolor Association, the Louisiana Watercolor Society, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, and a Dolphin Fellow (the first Canadian to achieve this distinction) of the American Watercolor Society. In 2006 he was the first International Juror of Selection for the 105th. Philadelphia Watercolor Society Exhibition and has served as Juror of Selection for the 139th. American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York, and Juror of Awards for the 29th. Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge, New York.


       Alan is also a noted mural and mosaic artist, with forty-seven completed works in Scotland, Canada and the United States.


  Friday Pint-Allan Wylie
Friday Pint





 The goal is to "hopefully to learn not to be fearful of paint!"


All abilities welcome.






List of Supplies 


*  We will be working on illustration board rather than w/c paper.

     Peterboro Illustration Board #79  is what I use. 

    The board comes in 16” x 20” …. which we can cut in half if necessary.    One board should do …. I have a few I can sell if anyone gets stuck.
  (The Peterboro #79 Illustration Board 16” x 20” is available at Opus, North Vancouver)

*  Bring just your normal watercolour palette, brushes, small sketch pad or paper  and pencils.
*   Bring photo references that have some element of texture in them…the more the merrier. I will have some with me. 
*  We will be using gesso, which I will provide.


 Administrative Notes:

Registration: To sign up for this workshop directly, please scroll down to the bottom of this page. Enrollment and waitlist status is also presented there. You can pay directly on-line by credit card. You will need to make payment within 24 hours of your enrollment or it will be automatically cancelled so if you need assistance in paying, please contact Stephen Cowell,  [Payment by cheque is discouraged as this is unreliable when time is of the essence.] 

This course may fill up quickly.  Do not hesitate to join the WAIT LIST. If it is full, do not be discouraged. Check back later- you may still be able to get in.

For every workshop we have run this year, we have had cancellations because of illness or change of plans.  Often even a wait list of eight names or more is moved up because "life changes things."  However, if you are on the wait list and change your own plans, please do not hold your space in the queue. Please take your name off the wait list and let someone else have a chance.   Be kind to your colleagues and remove your name if you have a change of plans. 



 If you are unable to attend a workshop, refunds are not issued, but you may find another person to take your place. 

Only if the workshop is full and there is a willing replacement on the Waitlist,  can you cancel through Stephen Cowell(, in which case a refund will be issued.   

No Refunds will be issued within 48 hours of the workshop start time.


 NSAG reserves the right to cancel the course within 30 days. Our workshops are held regularly at Dene Croft Studios (image below)


 Pemberton and First in North Vancouver 


 "For Now This workshop is  open  for

NSAG members! Only"

Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$200.00
  • CAN$250.00 with Non NSAG Member Workshop Fee
  • CAN$200.00 with NSAG MEMBERS ONLY
Spots Available:
5 of 12 spots available
Member Type Required:
Members in the "Member" group of North Shore Artists' Guild
Registration Open Since:
2018-11-18 20:00:00
Registration Closes:
2019-01-18 23:59:00

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