World Watercolor Month
Since time out of mind, art has been an expression and a cure for the soul. Watercolor painting is one of the oldest art forms. World Watercolor Month celebrates this ancient art form and encourages everyone who wants to try it.
Charlie O’Shields (creator of Doodlewash(r)), founded World Watercolor Month. After looking through the annual calendar, he realized that watercolor was the only form of art without a dedicated day or month.
His efforts led to July being declared World Watercolor Month. The history of watercolor painting dates back to prehistory. Its earliest examples can be found on cave walls, where ancient man lived. Art has been an integral part of our society since then, inspiring and bringing people together.
It is also an important component of education. It helps to bring equality to topics and areas that are often impacted by socioeconomic barriers. It is not surprising that art classes are among the first to be sacrificed when budget cuts are made for educational institutions.
Doodlewash turned its attention to this trend by raising awareness for young people who might otherwise be unable to express their artistic talents.
It’s easy to celebrate World Watercolor Month! You just need to go to your local art supply shop and grab a box of watercolor paints. Then, you can put your creativity to test by painting on a piece of paper. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, post it online with the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth.