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Free Demonstration: Picking a Limited Palette from the Masters with Alicia Harvey Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Picking a Limited Palette from the Masters
With Alicia Harvey
Sunday, December 20, 2015
12-1:00 and 2-3:00
Free Demonstration

Can't find a palette that pleases and excites the artist in you? Join
Alicia Harvey for a sneak peek of her upcoming January workshop. Learn how
to view the work of selected Masters to choose a limited palette of three
colors (plus white) to begin your journey into acrylic painting.

Free Demonstration: Watercolor Portraits with Paul Serb Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Watercolor Portraits
Paul Serb
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Free Demonstration

During his demonstration, Paul Serb will discuss and or show how to bring together colors and shapes in watercolors to form a believable, lively portrait.

Free Hands On Demonstration: Liquitex Pouring Medium with Thom Wright Sunday, December 12th, 2015

Acrylic Pouring with Liquitex Pouring Medium
With:Thom Wright
Sunday, December 12, 2015
Free Demonstration

Come in from 11 and 1 for some Hands-On Fun with Acrylics.  Thom will talk about acrylics & pouring medium, and show you how they work together, then it's YOUR turn.

Learn how to mix acrylic paints with Liquitex pouring medium to create spontaneous and colorful works of art.

Come and play!  Thom will show you some fun and clever acrylic pouring techniques and then you’ll try them yourself. 

  • Creativity blocked?  This can help.
  • Can't draw? Don't need to.
  • Just want to play with color?  You’re in the right place.

  • We’ll do direct pours, pours with mediums, dirty pours, pours with inclusions, and pours on a variety of substrates. 

    This will be an informal, give-it-a-try, fun experience for all adult participants.

    Think of it as a play date!

    Space is limited. Please call the Bellevue store to reserve your spot: 425.643.1781

    Free Demonstration: GOLDEN Products with Barbara DePirro Sunday, December 6th, 2015

    GOLDEN pastes, gels, and mediums
    with Barbara DePirro

    Sunday, December 6th, 2015
    1:00 - 3:30 pm

    Space is limited. Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

    ►Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics
    ►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 change the texture, saturation and intensity of your work.
    ►Gain an understanding of how to extend the wet time of acrylics, facilitating blending, shading, glazing and fine detail.
    ►Check out the amazing selection of grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media.
    ►Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, encaustic, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile.
    ►Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture will offer the technical knowledge to support your concepts.

    Free literature and samples and product test table
    Pre-registration is required.

    Free Demonstration: Impressionistic Snow Scenes in Watercolor with Kathy Collins Saturday, November 21st, 2015

                                                          Free Demonstration: Watercolor
    Impressionistic Snow Scenes in Watercolor
    Saturday, November 21, 2015
    11-12 and 1-2:00
    With Kathy Collins

    Kathy will demonstrate her technique of watercolor/mixed media for charging color to achieve dramatic value contrasts: mixing flowing wet paint right on the paper to attain intense darks while preserving white spaces.

    Her award-winning paintings have been featured in numerous publications, including Watercolor Artist Magazine, the Artist's Magazine, the Splash series, and 100 artists of the Northwest.

    Free Demonstration: Painting the Winter Landscape in Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

    Painting the Winter Landscape in Watercolor
    With Maria Coryell-Martin
    Sunday, November 22, 2015
    Free Demonstration

    Painting Winter Landscapes
    Learn tools and techniques for exploring the evocative light and stark elements of winter landscapes with expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin. Maria has focused on painting polar and glaciated regions since 2005, collaborating with scientists to bridge art, science, and education. Learn more at:

    FREE Demo: Calligraphy for the Holidays with Kathy Barker! Sunday, November 8th, 2015

    Pen Play!  Calligraphy for the Holidays!
    With Kathy Barker
    Sunday, November 8, 2015
    Time: 1-2:30
    Free, Hands-On Demonstration

    Kathy Barker will show you how to create fun, vibrant, holiday greetings using the Pilot Parallel Pens.

    Kathy combines calligraphy and simple drawing techniques to create unique, beautiful, and whimsical cards and lettering.  You'll surprise yourself with what you can do with the right tools and a little imagination.

    Please call 425-643-1781 to reserve a space.

    FREE Lecture: Business of Art Series with Ray Pfortner! Licensing & Pricing, November 3rd, 2015

    BUSINESS OF ART Lecture Series
    Ray Pfortner
    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Join us for a conversation with Ray Pfortner. Today's topic: Merchandising, Licensing and Pricing your art. 

    Regardless of your medium, this is a great way to get some input as to how to price, license, and merchandise your art and to build a successful art business.  

    FREE Demo: Black & White Watercolor Portraits with Olga of Olechka Designs! Sunday, November 1st, 2015

    Black and White Watercolor Portraits
    Olga from Olechka Designs
    Sunday, November 1, 2015
    Free Demonstration

    Join us as Olga demonstrates how she uses watercolors complete with spatters and drips to capture a person's likeness in black and white.

    FREE Demo: Underpaintings in Watercolor with Molly Murrah! Saturday, November 7th, 2015

    Using Underpaintings in Your Watercolor Portraits
    Molly Murrah
    Saturday, November 7, 2015
    Free Demonstration
    Molly Murrah is a firm believer that underpaintings bring depth and dimension to landscapes, cityscapes, florals, and still lifes, but what about watercolor portraits? Molly has discovered that doing an underpainting takes her portraits to a whole new level and adds an almost 3-dimensional quality to her work.

    Pigment particles reflect light differently, especially when applied in layers. Doing an underpainting lays a foundation that infuses your portraits with depth and richness hard to achieve any other way.

    In this demo, Molly - a past president of the Northwest Watercolor Society - will show you how to plan your underpaintings and choose colors that can help define your values and enhance your skin tones.

    Learn how to add the “wow factor” and add life and vibrancy to your portraits… join Molly for this fun demo!.