Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Sketching Thursdays resuming for the summer

 These are the dates for this summer's Sketching Thursdays en plein air! Meet up at 7pm at the specified location or drop by later. Sessions are cancelled if it rains.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Blue Jay Workshop

On June 5th, Shawna from lead a workshop for the society's members. The participants learned how to paint a blue jay. 

Good job everybody!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Meeting dates set for 2019/2020

Hi all
Thanks for stopping by.

Make sure you mark your calendars for the following Thursday meeting dates:

Painting Saturdays continue to be a fun part of YWS!  Mark these dates down too so you don't miss any of them.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

2017 Art Show

Our annual art show and sale was once again a success. We love showing our creations with the public and meeting new faces every year. Here is a selection of the paintings that were shown:

Sunday, 22 October 2017

2017/2018 Meeting Dates

You can still join the Watercolour Society for the upcoming year and come to our painting Saturdays and monthly meetings to brush up your skills!
Come and support the society this coming Saturday, October 28 and see what its members have been working on this past year. The show will be at Northern United Place from 10 to 4.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Drawing YK on Thursdays IS BAAAAACK! :)

Here we are and summer has arrived back in Yellowknife!  Yahoo.  So starting Thursday June 11th we will be coming together each week to take some time to draw around Yellowknife.  Below is the weekly plan for the next three months.  I hope you will join us.

Drawing YK on Thursdays, 7 pm at the following locations (weather permitting)

June     11 – Giant Mine Boat Launch
            18 – City Hall
            25 - Legislative Assembly

July       2 – Joyce Gilchrist – bonsai trees
              9 – Arctic Farmers
            16 – Pilots Monument
            23 – Long Lake
            30 – Back Bay Yacht Club

Aug       6 – Old Town
            13 – Ragged Ass Road
            20 – Frame Lake Trail (Meet at Tennis Court)
            27 – Museum

If you would like to make contact with someone before joining us, email Lynn @

Friday, 15 May 2015

2015-2016 Meeting, Painting Saturday & Art Show Dates

This coming year the Yellowknife Watercolour Society is changing their meeting days to third Thursday of each month.  

Each meeting, after a very short update on what we are doing, we have a painting lesson to continue to develop the range of painting skills for our members.  

We also do a monthly show and tell!  The photo below is from the April 2015 meeting.  

Join us at our meetings:

We continue to do our Painting Saturdays!  

This is where you can work on your own pieces and hang out with a great group of painters.  Every level is encouraged to come.

Drawing YK on Thursdays continues this summer!  

We generally begin about the second week of June when the weather is more consistently warm...or at least we hope it is! 

We go to various places around Yellowknife and draw.  If you would like to join us watch for more info here on the blog or email     

And last but not least!

YWS Annual Art Show and Sale date has been set! 

  Come and check out the years worth of work on October 24 from 10am to 4pm in the Northern United Place auditorium!

October 24 from 10am to 4pm in the Northern United Place auditorium

Monday, 29 September 2014

7th annual ART SHOW and SALE in October

It is amazing to realize today that our annual Watercolour show this fall is #7!  

Where did the years go?





You are invited to come to see the amazing work our local watercolour artists create.  

Thursday, 21 August 2014

2014/2015 Meeting Dates

Monthly meetings

Monday nights, 7:00pm at Northern United Place in room 206

September 15, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 17, 2014
December 15, 2014
January 19, 2015
February 16, 2015
March 16, 2015
April 20, 2015
May 11, 2015
June 15, 2015

Painting Saturdays

Saturday, 11am to 4:30pm at Northern United Place Room 215
September 20, 2014
October 04, 2014
November 01, 2014
November 15, 2014
December 06, 2014
December 20, 2014
January 03, 2015
January 17, 2015
February 07, 2015
February 21, 2015
March 07, 2015
March 21, 2015
April 04, 2015
April 18, 2015
May 02, 2015
May 16, 2015
June 06, 2015
June 20, 2015

Art Show

October 18, 2014
10 am to 4 pm



We have had a great summer drawing around Yellowknife.  We have endured record smoke levels and even had to end one drawing evening early because of black bear was in the neighbourhood. The RCMP encouraged us to do so!

Tonight was our last night.  It is getting cooler, which you can see!  The sun is going down earlier and earlier...fall is in the air.

Marcella and Lynn

Lynn avoiding looking at me! :)

 It was a fun evening!

Concentrating!  Penny, we will miss you.

I left my drawing kit at a friend's home.  So I discovered that I have these cool copic markers that are various values of grey.  Fun to work with tonight!

The final night of Drawing YK on Thursdays.  We will do it again starting about June 10th next year! 

We meet again on September 15th!  

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Drawing YK on Thursdays

Here we are at the start.  The breeze was lovely up there until it completely died down. I guess it does that every evening. I don't live near the water so I had never noticed that.  Interesting.
Distractions were plenty up at Pilots Monument! From these very noisy young ravens.  They were a hoot to watch. The carrying on and the squawking and commotion were fun.

This young one, you can still see the soft browns in her feathers, sat on this sign just feet away from everyone showing off how beautiful she is!  Also the raven was directly in the way of one of the people drawing.  

We had planes taking off and boats zooming past.  It was hard to stay focused on drawing when there were so many photo opportunities. :) 

 But we did manage to draw.  Here is Joyce and Penny.  Joyce's shirt is extremely red looking because of the forest fire smoke in the air (which you can see in the background).
 Lynn working away.

 Kevin joined in on all the fun!

And drawing is a load of fun.

The last of us.  The smoke was very thick and getting thicker.  

The results!

We meet at Fred Henne Park (beach parking) on Thursday.  Come and Join us.  All levels welcomed. If it actually rains on Thursday we will meet at the CO-OP instead!