Winsor & Newton was honored this year to be a sponsor of World Watercolor Month in July. Charlie O’Shields whose love of the medium inspired him to create a movement dedicated to inspiring the use of watercolors and encouraging creativity originated the World Watercolor Month concept. Winsor & Newton was one of several brands that provided products for prizes.
Winsor & Newton Watercolor Markers were shared as giveaways and watercolor sets were won as prizes. Additionally Winsor & Newton provided over $1,500.00 in art supplies for the Dreaming Zebra Foundation, a charity dedicated to providing underprivileged children and young adults around the world the opportunity to explore creativity and the arts.
This exciting event encouraged over 9,000 artists to join the movement and hashtag their work, #worldwatercolormonth. Over 37,000 watercolors were produced and via Charlie’s efforts, the Dreaming Zebra Foundation received over $7,500.00 worth of art materials. Winsor & Newton is looking forward to continuing their support of such a worthwhile endeavor!
It’s never too early to plan for next years World Watercolor Month!