The Dunany Artists group meets every Thursday afternoon from 1 to 4 PM at the Wentworth Community Center from April 30th on.
Membership is 10$ per year+ 5$ per session during 10 weeks.
All artists of all mediums are welcome to join us. Just bring your supplies and perhaps you may get someone interested in trying out what you do ! Also, anyone interested in learning watercolour painting is very welcome to come and try it with us… we have basic supplies.
Workshops are held during the summer months when everyone is around. The group invites professional artists to come and give us lessons in their techniques.
At the end of the summer, there is an art show (September 1 & 2 in 2016)) to let our neighbours and friends see what we have been working on all year.
How it got started
The Dunany Studio started as a watercolor painting group. Around 2000 Joanne Moore and Revilla Sauvé started taking watercolor painting classes with Barbara Elmslie in Harrington. At these classes they met Jane Pilon. And along the way Ginette Masson Roy, accomplished with pastels, joined the group.
The “travelling & painting” began in the Spring of 2006. Revilla, Joanne, Ginette, Sandra & Annabelle headed to Limoux, France, to watercolor paint with Doug Mays, their favorite instructor.
June of 2006, Revilla and Annabelle were in Kamouraska with Barbara Elmslie.
At this time the idea of using the old bunkhouse on Annabelle’s property as a Studio was born.
And the travelling continued – Charlevoix, Amherst Island (Ontario) twice, Picton (Ontario), Acton (Ontario), Mount Tremblant & Lower Laurentians, The Cayman Islands and back to France in 2011.
As the group travelled and painted, the little group started to grow! The Studio Artists now include artists from many mediums – watercolor, pastels, oil, acrylic, clay & mosaic.
All the artists continue to take classes whenever and where ever possible!
And the “travelling and painting” continues – Joanne, Annabelle, Sandra, Jane and Ginette are off to Tuscany in Sept 2012.
Joanne Moore, Revilla Sauvé, Annabelle Wood, Ginette Masson-Roy, Sandra Laroche, Dorothy Hadley, Corry Berry, Angie Macleod, Barbara Armstrong, Maryse Percy, Careen Heggie Latt, John Vanstone, Janet Grandbois are all frequent visitors to The Studio at 12 Moore Road in Dunany.
The 2017 Exposition was a great success . Watch this report the Télévision Communautaire d’Argenteuil (en français) to hear some of our artists.