A boquet of brushes

                      by admin on January 3, 2019

                      Sending everyone a boquet of brushes, with thanks for a great year here at The Colour Jar. It has been an honour to be part of your art-making. While this is a good time of year to cozy-up and make art, we are taking a break from First Friday for January, and will be ready to start Friday, February 1st! In the meantime, check out http://www.durhamartschool.com for great classes.

                       

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                      Find artsy gifts. Book a lesson.

                      by admin on December 3, 2018

                      In addition to all the colours we stock, you can also give?a one-on-one lesson.?Timothy Dyck?will be offering hour-long,?semi-private sessions during the holidays, December 28 and 29 for only $15! If there is more interest, lesson dates?may be extended. Whether it is calligraphy, colour-mixing, or how to make a print, Tim can help take that next step. All ages. Register by phone (519) 369-1283?or email.

                      Holiday hours and Events
                      December 5, 6pm.?Tree and Bridge lighting: carolling and complimentary hot chocolate and snacks downtown. We’ll be open 10am to 5:30pm and 7-8pm.
                      December 7, 4:30 to 7:30pm:?Holiday Card Jam. Print or letter your own greeting cards. 50 cents per card. Space and supplies limited. Kids under 12 need accompanying.
                      December 9,?last day of Durham Art Gallery silent auction
                      December 10-22,?extra hours by chance or appointment
                      December 11, 7-9pm:Life-drawing at Durham Art School
                      December 24,open 10am-3pm.
                      December 25-27?closed
                      December 28?back to regular hours.
                      January 1?closed

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                      Colouring corner

                      October 25, 2018

                      If you feel like a bit of colouring, drop in anytime during business hours; I’ve created a free, quiet space for you and up to two friends! Try our new Groove pencil crayons: they are so comfortable!

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                      Sewing editions

                      September 27, 2018
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                      August holiday hours

                      August 2, 2018

                      Hello everyone! Please note that our hours are varied for a couple of weeks in August: August 7 and 8, 10am-4pm Thursday, August 9, closed August 10 and 11, 10am-4pm August 14 and 15, 10am-4pm Thursday, August 16, closed August 17 and 18, 10am-4pm Barb, Lydia and I will be travelling to Manitoba to be […]

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                      Durham Arts Fest

                      July 9, 2018

                      July 13 – 14, 2018 Free admission The Durham Business Improvement Area, in conjunction with The Durham Art Gallery is planning a summer event to promote our local businesses as well as local artists. The date is earmarked for the weekend of July 13 and 14, 2018, from 10am-5pm. Participating businesses (including ours) will host […]

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                      Summer is here!

                      June 22, 2018

                      With the coming of solstice, a new batch of perspectives, and … details. Over the next couple of days, I will post as many art-y classes and events on our site, under the classes tab. But we also need to let you know about special hours over the summer. Friday, June 29, closing early at […]

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                      Try a round gallery…

                      March 27, 2018

                      Barb and I?went?to?Toronto in February to celebrate the 100+ photos we framed for?Durham artist Tony Luciani. What a space for an amazing show! The Italian Cultural Centre also hosted Barb?as pianist along with poet Susan McMaster?for a special thematic concert. Just putting Durham on the map.—Tim

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                      Please note!

                      February 26, 2018

                      The Colour Jar will be closed for one extra day on Tuesday, March 6. We apologize for any inconvenience. We have a good reason, though. You may have heard about Durham visual artist and photographer, Tony Luciani, and his photographs of and with his mother. In keeping with his theme of living with dementia, Barbara […]

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                      Upcoming dates!

                      January 26, 2018

                      Friday 26 January: Early closing at 5pm (apologies) Friday 2 February: First Friday “Fan the flame” Learn how to paint or draw FIRE! $2/person drop-in 4:30-7:30. Saturday 17 February: Free watercolour day! Try it 10am to 4pm. (Frazzlefest Weekend)

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