As part of the activities to celebrate its 60 years, the IOM Art Society brought over International Artist and Art Tutor Bee Morrison to run four one-day watercolour workshops in Douglas. The textural Landscapes workshop investigated working with Chinese paper over watercolour paper, and also applying gesso to watercolour paper to add a new dimension to the finished picture. The Loose and Free Flowers workshop introduced methods of creating a soft and impressionistic effect, using wet in wet experiments to incorporate misty backgrounds, and out of focus flowers and brush marks with large brushes.
Bee also did an evening demonstration looking at creating an atmospheric street scene using very simple brush marks. This was followed by wine and canapés as the Society celebrated 60 years of promoting art. The cake was cut by famous local artist and Vice President of the Society David Byrne, a member since 1956, President Margaret Oates, and Bee Morrison.