Contemporary Impressionism in Oils with Henry Stinson, FREE Demos May 25, 2014

Contemporary Impressionism in Oils
Henry Stinson
Sunday, May 25, 2014
12:00-1:00  and  2:00-3:00
Free Demos

These painting demonstrations are a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of impressionistic painting, from a highly respected artist and instructor. Henry will lecture on the impressionistic approach to mixing and applying vibrate paint to your canvas. Helping you gain a basic understanding of color and relationships as you develop a solid foundation for creating paintings.

Winsor & Newton Sponsored Watercolor Demonstration with Christine Hanlon, FREE Demo & Lecture, April 27th, 2014

Late Tuesday Afternoon by Christine Hanlon
 Winsor & Newton Sponsored Watercolor Demonstration with Christine Hanlon
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
12pm to 2pm
FREE 2-hour Demo and Lecture!
Pre-registration required as space is limited.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

For artists working in watercolor, this lively and entertaining discussion looks at the history, techniques, and materials that spell success when working in this most legendary of mediums. Discover which pigments granulate, why some colors stain, and the ideal landscape colour palette. Learn the keys to color permanence and lightfastness.

  • What mediums will help you capture texture and expressive gesture?
  • Why do we have Rough, Cold Pressed and Hot Pressed papers?
  • What colours best capture natural light?
  • What is gouache and can I use it with my transparent watercolours?
  • What are the three benchmarks for fine water media brushes?
  • How do I care for my brushes and finished watercolours?

Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Color offers a range of 96 unique colors and a wide array of mediums to help artists alter and enhance the characteristics of their work. The goal is to help everyone get the most out this wonderful medium. These topics and any other questions you bring will be addressed, with all attendees receiving free watercolour samples at the conclusion!


Christine Hanlon
Christine Hanlon is a working artist/teacher from the San Francisco Bay area, who has been part of the Artist Outreach Program for Winsor & Newton since 1998. She has been trained on methods and materials with Winsor & Newton in London, and has conducted technical seminars on color and paint at colleges and universities throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

Her extensive resume includes invitational and juried museum and gallery shows, as well as traveling exhibitions. Her maritime paintings have received multiple awards in the Coos Art Museum's annual maritime exhibitions, including a Best in Show in 2008. Her urban landscape work was featured in the Artist's Magazine Competition Spotlight in September 2009. A cover image and feature article on her maritime paintings is published in the winter 2010-11 issue of Sea History Magazine. She received a BFA in Painting from RISD in 1976 and an MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 1997, where she currently teaches at the graduate level.

Her paintings, current shows, biography and resume may be viewed online at

Sumi Painting: Year of the Horse with Yuming Zhu, FREE Demo, April 26th, 2014

"Horse Stepping on Flying Swallow"
by Yuming Zhu

Sumi Painting: Year of the Horse
Yuming Zhu
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 - 1:00 (one session only)
Free Demonstration

Yuming Zhu will demonstrate his interpretation of sumi brush strokes of traditional character of Horse, and also demonstrate painting Horse with contemporary technique to capture the essence the beauty of the animal. 

In this demo, Yuming will also brief discuss the symbolic meaning of horse in Chinese art.  Knowledge of Sumi materials will be shared in the demo. This demo is a good preparation for the June workshop at Daniel Smith.

Important information of materials for Sumi painting will be introduced..

Business of Art: Turning Art into Cards and Cash with Ray Pfortner, FREE Lecture, April 17th, 2014

Business of Art:
Turning Art into Cards and Cash with Ray Pfortner
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - FREE Lecture!
11 -12:00

Making greeting cards from your art is great for self-promotion and gifts.
  • But what about selling your cards?
  • How do you price them?
  • Where can you sell them – and how?

Ray will talk about how to manufacture your cards, and turning those cards into cash – through direct sales and selling partners. He’ll also explore how to license your art to commercial card companies.

Mixed Media & Watercolor: Art Journaling A to Z with Liesel Lund, FREE Demos March 22, 2014

Mixed Media and Watercolor: Art Journaling. Creating a Page from "A" to "Z" with Liesel Lund
Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00 - 12:00  and 1:30 - 2:30

Join Liesel Lund as she demonstrates how to begin with a blank white page, and fill it with color and imagery. She will be showing several techniques including creating a faux vintage photo with watercolor and buff titanium gesso, how to create interesting backgrounds, use paper collage to support your imagery, and different ways to incorporate writing into your work. Using watercolor, acrylic, paper, found collage, and markers she will demonstrate how to build luscious layers and create depth. There will be time for you to ask any burning questions you have about art journaling. And as a bonus, she will have many of her own handmade journals on display for you to look at. Come for a fun and entertaining hour that will fill you with inspiration!

Supplies used:

DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Gesso, Buff Titanium
DANIEL SMITH Watercolors
DANIEL SMITH Acrylic paints
Schizen One Pound Paper pack
Assorted brushes
Found collage paper

Liesel Lund teaches art workshops at her studio in Seattle. in addition, this year she will also be teaching mixed media art and jewelry at national art workshops in New Jersey, Chicago, Dallas, Petaluma, and Seattle.

Portraits using Watercolor Sticks with Che Lopez, Workshop April 13th, 2014

Watercolor Stick Portraits by Che Lopez
Watercolor Sticks - Portraits
Che Lopez
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Learn to use Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks step by step.  Che will teach you to create portraits using 3 techniques with the sticks: wet on wet, dry, and off the stick.

You're sure to enjoy this one day workshop at Daniel Smith's Bellevue store. 

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Creative Journaling Workshop with Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs, March 17th, 2014

Creative Journaling Workshop
Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs
March 17, 2014

Start a new sketchbook, fill in one you've already started, or just enjoy experimenting and discovering ways to creatively record your journey. We’ll warm up with Ready, Set, Draw & Paint Fast, doing quick “on location” studies.   Then, create a fun mixed media collage combining memorabilia with painting.  We’ll also share how to design and paint a cover for your sketchbook using Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground as a base (preparation instructions provided  on supply list).  Class is great for all levels—with 2 teachers you get more personalized mentoring!

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Don't forget to come to Cindy and Theresa FREE Creative Journaling demos on Sunday, March 16th, the day before this Workshop!   The demos are at 12pm & 2pm, Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Making Mountains that Move People with Kay Barnes, FREE Watercolor Demos, March 15th, 2014

Mountain Watercolor by Kay Barnes
Making Mountains that Move People
Kay Barnes
Saturday, March 15, 2014
11-12 and 1:30-2:30

Kay will demonstrate using a very limited palette of 4-6 colors. A wet into wet approach and very few brushstrokes will create the slopes of the mountains. While the wet surface begins to change, Kay will mist and tilt the board in order to make some areas move and others not! This is to help students understand controlling water is one of the secrets one must unlock in order to control watercolor. Choosing the best pigments, specific to your desired results is another. 

These are only two of the concepts to be presented in the two day workshop, April 4-5, in my Eden Gallery/ Studio, in Woodinville, WA.

For more information and to register for April 4, “Water Mastery” and April 5, “Color Mixing” go to

GOLDEN Acrylic Products with Barbara DePirro, FREE Lecture, March 23rd, 2014

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
with Barbara DePirro
Sunday, March 23, 2014
from 1 pm to 3:30 pm - FREE!
Space is limited, please call Bellevue Store at 425-643-1781
to register for this FREE lecture!

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics!
In this lecture, Barbara De Pirro will sift through a mountain of valuable information, guiding you through the basics, while opening up new possibilities. Get a grasp on the many gels, mediums, grounds and how they can enhance your work, developing unique surfaces for painting, drawing and a full range of mixed media.
Gain an understanding of how to extend your paints, modifying the texture, the sheen, increasing the wet time, facilitating blending, glazing and fine detail. Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture will offer the technical knowledge to support your concepts.
FREE literature and samples, product test table… plus get your questions answered!

Pre-Registration Required
Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

POSTPONED: Liquitex Pouring Medium with Alicia Harvey, FREE Demos February 22nd, 2013

Liquitex Pouring Medium -used on various surfaces
Alicia Harvey
Saturday, February 22, 2014
11-12 and 1:30-2:30
Free Demo

Alicia Harvey demonstrates the different uses of Liquitex Pouring Medium. From canvas, collage, and beyond, this demo shows the versatility of this medium in many projects.

Go to Alicia's "Holding the Future" video (at to see how she used it in a recycling art project.