WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH™ 2017 has ended!
Thanks to everyone who participated in World Watercolor Month, our global charitable event and the ultimate challenge of 31 Watercolors is 31 Days! We more than doubled our donations for The Dreaming Zebra Foundation this year! Thanks so much to you all! Click Here To View The Full Social Gallery!
Don’t worry if you missed this year’s event, as it will be back in July 2018.
And Doodlewash® hosts monthly watercolor art challenges, so please join us at any time! You can find the latest one by clicking here!
World Watercolor Month was founded as a charitable event supporting art education.
Please make a child’s dream come true by donating to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation!
LET’S MAKE A SPLASH TOGETHER!
Charlie O’Shields, the creator of Doodlewash®, is the founder of World Watercolor Month™. His own love of the medium led to the creation of a blog and social artist movement dedicated to promoting and connecting the vast community of watercolor artists all over the world. After hosting a few early art challenges, celebrating various fun and delightfully obscure holidays, it became apparent that there wasn’t an official celebration of the medium we all love. Over 18,000 applications are submitted for “official days” each year and only 30 are added to the calendar so it was a long shot, but the registrars agreed with the cause and now it’s official! July is now and forever World Watercolor Month!
It’s a month to inspire people to paint with watercolor (watercolour, aquarelle) while raising awareness for the importance of art and creativity in the world. And anyone can join the celebration from master watercolorists to artists just starting out with watercolor! Simply tag any art that uses watercolors (or gouache) with #WorldWatercolorMonth during the month of July! Try the ultimate challenge of 31 watercolors in 31 days, or simply post when you can! It’s just about maintaining a regular art practice and having fun!
And, best of all, you’ll be part of raising awareness for children in need of art supplies and art education around the globe through our partnership with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation! (see more below)
Ways To Celebrate
JOIN THE FUN!
Grab some watercolors and make a watercolor painting or sketch each day during the month (or whenever you can join in), and share your work online for others around the world to enjoy! Use the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth when posting your art and use it to meet other watercolor artists around the globe!
- TAKE THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: 31 Watercolor Paintings in 31 Days!
- It’s even more fun to paint with friends, so plan a picnic or sketch walk in your local city and paint outside together
- Haven’t tried watercolor before? Give it try for the first time this month!
- Have your kids try watercolor painting (and paint with them, of course!)
- Support a watercolor artist you enjoy by purchasing one of their beautiful paintings or products for your home
- Share the watercolor work of other artists you love
- And please consider making a donation to our charitable partner The Dreaming Zebra Foundation!
Help Young Artists
MAKE A CHILD’S DREAM COME TRUE!
Research has shown that art education has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Unfortunately, arts education programs are too often the first to be cut when cuts are necessary, so more and more children each year are missing out on the important benefits of art classes.
With your help, we can reverse this trend. We’ve teamed up with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is unique in that they provide an art recycling program that is free to the public. Reusable art & music supplies that would otherwise be discarded, along with new or unsold materials, are donated by individuals and businesses and matched to recipients who have requested those materials for arts education purposes in communities around the world.
Please Donate Today!
Please consider making a donation! (Just $10 ships art supplies to a child!) Your donation is tax deductible and supports access to art and music supplies for underprivileged young artists.
Have some beginner watercolor sets you no longer use, but still have some life in them? You can also support the cause, by simply sending your reusable art supplies to:
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation
5331 SW Macadam Ave., Ste. 285
Portland, OR 97239
You can truly make a different in a young artist’s life today!
OUR AMAZING 2017 WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH OFFICIAL SPONSORS!
What could possibly make the world’s biggest global watercolor event even cooler?! Teaming up with the art brands you love most in order to offer you even more amazing things during the month! From exclusive content, tips, and wonderful information to help you make the most of World Watercolor Month to special savings, fabulous giveaways, and much, much more!