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FREE Demo: Capturing Tones, Calculating Colors with Michael Lane! Tuesday July 14th, 2015


Capturing Tones, Calculating Colors

with Michael Lane, Founder and Instructor at Seattle Atelier!
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
11:00-12:30
Free Demonstration!

Tone is the most difficult thing to master in art. Make no mistake; the slightest deviation in the correct relationships between tone groups in any scene often makes the difference between a convincing rendering of light and a dead wall of paint. Let Michael show you some perfectly simple techniques for avoiding false relationships in your renderings. Also presented is a simple system by which any painter can mix any color they see--within the limits of modern pigment chemistry, that is.

Michael Lane was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts and as the apprentice to Nelson Shanks in PhiladelphiaPA. A popular instructor at Moore College of Art and Design, DigiPen Institute of Technology, The Juliette Aristides Classical Atelier and Gage Academy of Art, Michael also founded Seattle Atelier, a school for progressive training techniques for painters, in South Seattle in 2014. www.seattleatelier.org/ www.michaellane.net

FREE Demo: Expressing the True Light of Any Subject with Michael Lane! Thursday July 9th, 2015


Expressing the True Light of Any Subject, Indoors or Out

with Michael Lane, Founder and Instructor at Seattle Atelier!
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
11:00-12:30
Free Demonstration!

Learn to capture the “light” of any subject by learning the steps in a simple process of analysis first used by the 19th century Naturalists and their followers, the First Generation Impressionists.
 To capture the light of any scene, we create convincing tone schemes and learn to mix any color you see by asking only four simple questions.

Michael Lane was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts and as the apprentice to Nelson Shanks in PhiladelphiaPA. A popular instructor at Moore College of Art and Design, DigiPen Institute of Technology, The Juliette Aristides Classical Atelier and Gage Academy of Art, Michael also founded Seattle Atelier, a school for progressive training techniques for painters, in South Seattle in 2014. www.seattleatelier.org/ www.michaellane.net

FREE Lectures: Business of Art Series with Ray Pfortner! June 16, 23, 30th, 2015


Business of Art - a series of Lectures / Discussions
Ray Pfortner
June 16, 23, 30
12-1:30
Free




Ray Pfortner is an educator, photographer, and consultant who will facilitate discussions about moving your art from past time into profession. 

Each session will cover a different topic. Come for one, or come for all. 


06.16.15 - Turning Your Art into cards - and SELLING them
06.23.15 - Entering the Digital Age - the WHY and HOW of getting your 2D or 3D art photographed 
06.30.15 - Exhibiting your Art

FREE Demo: Colorful Fancy Koi in Watercolor with Steven Larsen! Sunday, June 28th, 2015


Colorful Fanciful Koi in Watercolor
Steven Larsen
Sunday, June 28, 2015
12-1 and 2-3
Free Demonstration


Steven Larsen is an artist and teacher in Central Washington. 
Join us as he shares his method of creating fun and beautiful watercolor koi paintings.


FREE Demo: Earth Pigments in Watercolor with Patrick Miller! Sunday, June 21st, 2015



Earth Pigments in Watercolor: 
A comparison of colors with Patrick Miller
Sunday, June 21,2015
12-1:30 (one session only)


Free Demonstration


Join us as Patrick talks about various earth pigments used in watercolor.  What are their common characteristics? What makes each unique? How do they behave with other colors? How can you use them to maximum advantage in your own work?

FREE Demo: Russian Impressionism and the Contemporary Figure with Henry Stinson! Saturday, June 27th, 2015


Russian Impressionism and the Contemporary Figure
Henry Stinson
Saturday, June 27, 2015
12-1:30
Free Demonstration

This painting demo gives you a great opportunity to see the fundamentals of Russian impressionistic figure painting with a contemporary flare, from a highly respected artist and instructor. Henry will lecture on the impressionistic approach to painting with the focus on color and relationships in developing a solid foundation for creating paintings.

FREE Lecture & Discussion: Business of Art with Ray Pfortner! Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


Business of Art:
Turning Art into Cards and Cash with Ray Pfortner
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Free lecture & discussion
12-1:30 (one session only)

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.

Mini Workshop: Watercolor 101 with Che Lopez! Sunday, June 14th, 2015


WATERCOLOR 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Sunday, June 14,2015
10:30-11:30
$10 materials fee for the class


Learn the basics of Watercolor painting in this “Hands On”,
1 hour Mini-workshop with Che Lopez. 
Che’s Watercolor 101, Mini-Workshop, is a fun way
to get your hands on some watercolors
and try them out while you learn!  
Class participants will receive $10 store credit toward purchases made after class (same day only).




Pre-Registration Required for Mini-Workshops:
please call the store to register at: 425-643-1781

FREE Demo: Watercolor, A Simplified Process with Paul Serb! Saturday, June 13th, 2015


Watercolor: A Simplified Process
Paul Serb


Free Demonstration
June 13, 2015
12:00-1:30 (one session only)


Artist Paul Serb wants every artist to know that watercolor doesn't have to be intimdating!  When simplified, it becomes an accessible and enjoyable medium.  During his demonstration, Paul will show or discuss: 
 - basic composition of the subject, 
 - how to choose the subject for watercolor artwork and in very simple way. 
 - how to prepare the watercolor paper before to start painting. 
 - how to place the subject on the watercolor paper whether would be portrait, landscape or still life 
 - how to start a simple sketch or tracing before painting.
 - the value of and technics of the colors (practice, eventually a quick watercolor sketch before painting)
 - how to apply watercolor washes and shapes from light to dark all the way to final stroke.      

FREE Demo: Sketch School with Che Lopez! Sunday, June 14th, 2015


Sketch School
Che Lopez
June 14, 2015
1-2:30
Free Demonstration
Che Lopez will discuss and demonstrate several different  techniques and media in this overview of sketching. Learn about using pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, graphite, and watercolor sticks and developing a sketch practice of your own. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own sketchbooks and sketch the instructor as he covers a variety of topics.