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2 FREE DEMOS: Paint with Copic Markers with BRANDI YORK. May 7, 2016 11-12 and 1-2


Saturday, May 7, 2016
11 am - 12 noon AND 1-2 pm

Ever wonder why people are so enamored with Copic Markers? Join artist Brandi York as she takes you through the finer points of Copic products from colors and blending to airbrushing and refilling. She'll cover all the basics and some more advanced techniques as well. She loves to answer the questions you have about Copic markers, Multiliners, Various Ink refills and the ABS Air Brush System.

See you here!

FREE SPECIAL VENDOR EVENT: Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor with Amanda Sweet. April 24, 2016 12-2pm

WINSOR & NEWTON Professional Watercolor


Free Demonstration

Sunday, April 24, 2016
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Professional Water Colour materials.

Winsor & Newton is synonymous with exceptional watercolour. Whether working in the studio or packing up a small travel kit to hit the road, Professional Water Colour offers a range of 96 unique colours as well as water colour sticks, water colour markers and a wide array of mediums to help artists alter and enhance the characteristics of their work. The demo artist will cover permanence, colour bias and colour mixing to help you get the most out this challenging and wonderful medium that is loved by amateurs and professionals alike.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

WORKSHOP & FREE DEMO: Multi-Media Collage with CHE LOPEZ. April 23 (demo) & April 30-May 1 (workshop)

Multi Media Collage
With Che Lopez
ROCK   (pigments & paint)
PAPER  (substrate)
SCISSORS  (cutting it up!)

Free Demonstration
Saturday April 23 
Che will demonstrate and discuss collage techniques using various papers, gesso, watercolor ground, acrylics and more!  Get a preview of what you'll learn to create if you enroll in the 2 day workshop.

Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1
$200 plus supply fee (to instructor)
Work with Che to create something uniquely yours using collage and creativity in this two day workshop.  
Please call store to register: 425.643.1781

FREE DEMO: DANIEL SMITH Power Colors with ANN BRECKON. April 16, 2016, 12-1:30pm

Daniel Smith Power Colors & Color Theory with Ann Breckon
Saturday April 16, 2016

Free Demonstration

With such a wealth of quality watercolors available, it is difficult for the artist to decide which to include in the limited number of wells in their palette.  

Ann will discuss two major color theories and the best pigments to include when using  them. There will be a demonstration on color mixing for easily creating the exact color you need in your painting. Color traits such as opacity, staining, granulation and more will be explained.

Learn about some of Daniel Smith's power colors.

FREE DEMO: Gelli Plate Prints with NAN ROBKIN. April 10, 2016, 12-1:30pm

Gelli Plate Prints
With Nan Robkin
Saturday, April 10, 2016 12-1:30
free demonstration

Come have fun! Learn to use Gelli Plates to create fun, fast prints
Demonstration with the opportunity for hands on trial

Gelli plates are wonderful additions to monoprinting. The possibilities for design and color are endless! Once one gets started pulling Gelli prints, it is almost impossible to stop! Grand fun for beginners, they are also the perfect addition to a printmaker’s repertoire; one can use either acrylic paint or printing ink on the plate. Make designs with various tools, like Colour Shapers and texture wedges; use stencils and masks made from palette paper; make textures made with sponges or burlap to add to the fun.

FREE DEMO: High Contast Watercolor with KATHY COLLINS. April 9, 2016, 11-12 & 1-2pm

with Kathy Collins


Saturday April 9, 2016
11-12 and 1-2:00

Kathy Collins will demonstrate her technique for dramatic high-contrast impressionistic paintings and show how she mounts her work on boards for a simplified, contemporary look. Kathy’s award-winning paintings have been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, the Splash-Best of Watercolor series, and 100 Artists of the Northwest.

A Signature Member of the Northwest and Montana Watercolor Societies and Women Painters of Washington, Kathy is an enthusiastic watercolor painter and instructor. View her work and class schedules at

Golden Demonstration. Barbara DePirro. April 3,2016

Acrylic, plus so much more
Free GOLDEN ACRYLICS lecture and demonstration

with Barbara DePirro
Sunday, April 3, 2016
1:00 - 3:30 pm
seats are limited, please call to reserve your space
Phone 425.643.1781

Learn about and see the incredible vibrancy of Acrylics, the ‘ink-like’ radiance of High Flow paints, and the versatility offered by a range of mediums, grounds, and pastes.   

Barbara will guide you through the basics, and open up new possibilities. Get a grasp on the many paints, gels, mediums, grounds and how they can enhance your artwork. Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture offers the technical knowledge to support your concepts. Literature and samples, product testing, and Q&A.  A great way to spend an afternoon. 

FREE DEMO: From Ikebana--Still Life to Sumi Painting with YUMING ZHU. Mar 26, 2016, 12-1:30pm


FREE DEMO-Bellevue Store
Sunday, March 26, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP-Seattle Store-$95
Sunday May 22, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Register at 206-223-9599

Yuming will demonstrate how to paint an arrangement of vegetables using Sumi techniques, perspectives, and aesthetic values. The demo will introduce participants to the concepts involved in transforming a Western viewing perspective into an Asian style of painting. The various effects of Sumi color and ink on different rice papers will also be shown.

***This demo is preparation for the May 22nd WORKSHOP being held in the Seattle Store at 4150 1st Ave S.

Free Demonstration and Conversation: Hands-On Watercolor Paper Comparison with Cindy Valdez, Sunday March 20, 2016

Free Demonstration / Conversation: Watercolor Paper Comparison 
Cindy Valdez
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Your paper is a critical element in your watercolor paintings.  This hands-on demonstration will give you the opportunity to test several papers currently available on the market to find one that fits your style of painting.

We will discuss texture, sizing, pulp vs cotton rag, lifting, scrubbing, and more.
Supplies and seats are limited, so please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Watercolor Workshop: Wine Boxes with Stacie Clark, Saturday, March 19, 2016

PROJECT WORKSHOP: Garden Friends themed Wine Boxes
Stacie Clark
Saturday, March 19, 2016
$75 registration fee paid to the store plus $40 materials fee to instructor

Create a charming little house to store a box of wine. Perfect as a gift box, or as a decorative touch to your bar.

Stacie will show you how to apply and prepare the box surface with watercolor ground, how to transfer your image to the surface, and then paint paint paint until you have your finished product.

Stacie will have patterns to choose from including garden friends like birds and horses, or create your own design.

$40.00 materials fee includes: a solid wood wine box, two inserts (more can be purchased for $8/ea at the workshop), watercolor ground, UV protectant ,transfer paper and patterns.

Not included is paint, water, towels and brushes 

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.