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24 Aug, 2012

An Ottawa giveaway from 4Cats Arts Studio

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

Entries are closed. We have a winner! Woot!

I’ve written about Fishbowl patron 4Cats Arts Studio a few times before. In case you haven’t heard yet, 4Cats is an amazing art studio for children located in Hintonburg. We’ve hosted birthday parties there, participated in some fantastic workshops, and I even attended a very special 40th birthday party there too. It’s a very creative, nurturing, and fun-loving environment.

You might be interested to know that a few of my favourite paintings were created at 4Cats, like this one and this one:

4Cats masterpiece

All our creations are prominently displayed in our home. :)

We are big fans of 4Cats, and that’s why I’m very pleased they are hosting this sweet little giveaway. Maybe your child can experience some of the magic too?

To celebrate their first fall artist of the month, 4Cats is giving away a DaVinci Art Kit. In the spirit of DaVinci’s  inventiveness, the Art Kit is a Wooden Automata Model Kit that the winner can use to create a “Snappy Croc” wooden crocodile. Sounds cool eh?

Also included in this giveaway is a DaVinci 4Cats print Artist Book, a $30 gift certificate, and a kid-sized 4Cats shirt (sized small). The gift certificate can be used towards a Fall workshop, art class or birthday party.

Interested? Read on.

  • In order for your entry to qualify, you must go to the 4Cats Hintonburg website with your child and check out the list of upcoming workshops together. Use the comments below to tell us which one tweaks his or her interest. It would amuse me greatly if you provided direct quotes. :)
  • This giveaway is void in Quebec, sorry.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to me for posting at andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder!
  • One entry per person please! We want lots of people to have the opportunity to win.
  • More people in Ottawa need to know about the great children’s programs going on here, and I encourage you to tweet or share this information with your friends on Facebook. (You may be interested to know that 4Cats is on Twitter too!)

That’s it! I will be doing a random draw of all qualifying entries on Friday August 31 at noon EST.

Good luck!

14 Responses to "An Ottawa giveaway from 4Cats Arts Studio"

1 | Sean

August 24th, 2012 at 8:57 pm


Star force!!!!!

2 | Jodie

August 25th, 2012 at 8:40 am


My 5yr old son would love the under the sea one!

3 | Just an Ottawa Dad

August 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm


My daughter is interested in the under the sea workshop.

4 | Alison in Ottawa

August 25th, 2012 at 1:18 pm


Stop motion class using characters inspired by the squirrels in our backyard as main characters (um, ok?)

5 | Laurie

August 25th, 2012 at 2:40 pm


Definitely Star Force!

6 | Shannon

August 25th, 2012 at 3:27 pm


My daughter would love under the sea, but my boy says “no way, star force for sure!”. We love 4 cats!

7 | Brenda A.

August 26th, 2012 at 9:38 pm


My girls have done several workshops and loved them but when they saw the fall sessions listed they were super excited. I had not told them that regular session classes are offered every week and now I think I will have to squeeze in this activity! Mixed media session would be their ideal! Oh, and every workshop offered!

8 | tmc

August 27th, 2012 at 9:16 am


Hard to choose. My eldest loves emily carr, so that class would be great, but drawing or mixed media would be awesome as well…

9 | wendy

August 27th, 2012 at 3:00 pm


“OMG..that is SO cool, I want to make an animation”

That is an exact quote from my Granddaughter, Alessa:-When showing her the workshops , we watched the presentation created by the children
I would have to say mixed media….hands down!

10 | Valerie

August 27th, 2012 at 5:40 pm


my 10 yr old would love the clay and sculpture one – she loves getting her hands dirty!

11 | Carolyn

August 29th, 2012 at 9:33 am


My daughters have done 2 workshops so far there and have loved them and it’s all thanks t you for advertising the store in
the first place or I would have never known about it. They would ove to do the Mixed Media class as it opens them up to all sorts of different mediums and I know they would enjoy every one of them!

12 | Barbara

August 30th, 2012 at 4:39 pm


Reid thinks the Crystal Ball workshop looks cool~$;-). She is already enrolled in artist of the month classes.

13 | andrea

August 31st, 2012 at 1:34 pm


Comments are officially closed to new entries! I’ll post the winner as soon as I make a cup of tea. :)

14 | andrea

August 31st, 2012 at 2:26 pm


We have a winner!
It’s commenter #8 – tmc – who writes:

“Hard to choose. My eldest loves emily carr, so that class would be great, but drawing or mixed media would be awesome as well”

Congratulations! And thank you 4Cats for such a creative little giveaway!

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