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    ArtsFest call for artists

    by admin on April 18, 2019

    Building on the success of last year’s festival, Durham downtown businesses are supporting another celebration of arts, along with our local Lions club and other volunteers. The organizing committee is tweaking the art format, offering two options for display: both in storefront windows and also a tent vendor village! July 6-13 are the dates for store displays, and the street party is on July 13. Consider joining us by applying to be juried. Read all the details in this document:



    First Friday begins again

    by admin on April 4, 2019

    Dip your brush into some glue and try bookbinding! We won’t tackle the whole process, just making the covers, otherwise known as case-making. Drop in between 4:30 and 7:30 on Friday April 5, and I will set you up. The normal $2 applies, plus an extra $2 if you want a ready-made text block; you could also make your own later if you wish. We will also have some panels set up to add to our last project of oil painting that didn’t quite get finished. Space may be limited depending on number of participants.


    Temporary hours

    March 12, 2019

    Due to a family bereavement, the store will be closed from Saturday March 16 until Wednesday March 20 inclusive so we can attend the funeral in Winnipeg. Thank you for your continued patronage!

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    All things comics!

    March 8, 2019

    You might not know it looking at me, but I grew up reading comics. I couldn’t resist the dramatic drawings of idealistic heroes jumping around saving people (and getting into trouble). It was like watching a movie, but at your own pace. You could imagine yourself in a big city at night, on top of […]

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    Frazzlefest Fun

    February 15, 2019
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    A boquet of brushes

    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 […]

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    Find artsy gifts. Book a lesson.

    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 […]

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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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