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Welcome
Welcome to the Montreal Area Decorative Painters Guild web site.
Before visiting our site, we thought we'd give you a bird's-eye view of some of the things we have been doing lately. That way, you will have a much better idea of who we are and what we do!
 
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XMAS AT THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

For many years now, the Museum's Volunteer Association has hosted an exhibition of Christmas trees decorated by local associations and cultural groups in the Montreal area. Each year, we participate in this special, magical event which draws young and old each December. The ornaments for our tree are hand-painted by our Guild members, especially for this yearly event. Please click here to see ornaments from this and past years.


SHELLEY PRIOR'S PAINTING SEMINAR

Shelley Prior conducted a two-day seminar with us on April 6 and 7, 2013. We did a watercolor of a swan on Saturday and 4 4x6 scratchart birds on Sunday. As we did two very different projects over the weekend, it was fun and challenging for all. Please click here to see slideshows of the two-day seminar.


LINDA LOCK'S PAINTING SEMINAR

Linda Lock conducted a two-day seminar with us on April 21 and 22, 2012. It was a challenging two days learning the finer points of painting two large and intricate projects with Linda. From how to paint authentique brick and stonework to mastering the delicate shading of spring flowers, we covered it all. Please click here to see a slideshow of the two-day painting experience.


OUR GALLERY PAGES

Many of our members have personal pages in our Gallery to show their work. Please click here to see these gallery pages.


MURAL, MURAL ON THE WALL ... MADP STORY IN WEST ISLAND JOURNAL

The West Island Journal carried the accompanying article about our Guild - our history, what we do, our 25th Anniversary, and our annual Exhibition & Sale - in their November 3, 2011 issue.

Please click here or on the picture to read this 2-page article in PDF format.

 





Our Guild meets once a month from September to June, at which time we conduct the business of the association or paint together.  Usually, one of the members leads us through a project she has selected.

The annual General Meeting is held in December, followed by lunch and an optional exchange of Christmas ornaments.  The Executive Committee is elected annually at this meeting and it serves a one-year term.  Our June meeting is also a social lunch event.

All members receive our informative bi-monthly newsletter which includes important information and tips, updated membership lists and other pertinent information.  Two or three times a year, we invite guest teachers to come to Montreal for 2 to 4 day seminars.  Each member also has the privilege of borrowing books from our extensive library.

The guild is organized and run entirely by volunteers.  Working together is not only rewarding but a fun and easy way to become acquainted with fellow decorative painters.