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Art & History

July 2013 » Interested in Art History?
Join in a unique celebration of the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s voyage up the Ottawa River

Explore the pigments and colours of the Baroque and Dutch Golden Age. Experience plein-air painting on the Ottawa River as Samuel de Champlain’s contemporaries might have done in 1613.

Learn how "an artist’s choice of materials was not simply a matter of personal preference and optical quality. External factors such as wealth, politics, trade, and technology played a part in how the work of one artist or geographical region looked." (source:

Discover the anatomy of paint by mixing historic pigments and traditional binders with conservator Geneviève Samson on July 6th, 2013, and then using them and/or modern paints to create art with painter and printmaker Robert Hinchley on July 7th, 2013. Exhibit your work inspired by the palette of the 17th Century at the Stone School Gallery starting July 19th, 2013.