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Conversation. Ready or Not? Showing your work. Cheryl R Long


Sunday, August 13: Free Presentation / Conversation
Preparing to Show your Work: Ready or Not? 
12:00-1:30
with Cheryl Renee Long

In Cheryl's Words: 
To Show or Not to Show,
 Irrational and Rational fear of exhibiting your art

Over the years I have taught watercolor to many students. No matter how good they get, some of them would prefer to face a rattlesnake than show their art. Then there are people who frame their first painting and cannot wait to get it out there in public view. It takes all kinds and this talk is to help you sort it out. Maybe you are somewhere in between. In this 1-1/2 hour interactive talk we will discuss:

Irrational and rational fear of showing.
Am I ready to show my art?
Where should I start (it probably isn't at a gallery.)
Options where to show you might not have considered. 
Should I donate my art at an auction?
How do I know if I am good enough (don't ask your mother)
How can I frame my art affordably?
How should I price my art?
Should I enter a juried show?
What are the judges looking for?

We will talk about all of this and much more. Bring your questions. 
Contact Cheryl with inquires about this subject and her classes at

see my art at www.CherylRLong.com

Watercolor Demo. Ann Breckon. Puppies & Pals


Saturday, August 12: Free Watercolor Demonstration
Painting Puppies and Pals
12:00-1:30
with Ann Breckon
This demonstration will focus on painting the fur, eyes, mouths, tongues, ears and character of dogs.  Everything from how to create an accurate sketch to how to make the eyes sparkle and the tongue look wet will be included.  



So many textures, and such a variety of approaches!  Ann will help you get started.

http://annbreckon.com/

Cardmaking Workshop. Business of Art. Ray Pfortner.


Sunday, August 6: Business of Art Workshop: $40
Making Greeting Cards from your art, and 
SELLING them
12:30-4:30
with Ray Pfortner
One of the best ways to test the marketplace with your art is to make greeting cards. The investment of time and money is small, and the product is very salable in many different venues. And cards are one of the best promotional tools out there.  Learn how to start making cards for under $75 and make sample cards with your own art you can then show to potential selling partners or sell yourself. Explore how to price your cards and how to find, approach and work with selling partners.  Bring 10 photographic prints of your art, 5x7 inches, 4x6 inches or smaller in pearl or luster finish.  We will provide everything else you need to make your own cards.   For all visual artists, 2d and 3d, working in all mediums from acrylic to graphite, watercolor to photography, pastel to ceramics, oil to jewelry.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Watercolor Mini Class Chihiro Yabe. Strawberries.


Saturday, August 5: Watercolor Mini-Class: $10 supply fee
Sweet Little Strawberries, a watercolor project class
12-1:30
with Chihiro Yabe
Daniel Smith provides the paint, paper, and brushes, Chihiro Yabe provides the guidance and instruction as you create a sweet little watercolor suitable for framing and display. 
The planned painting will be similar to the photograph displayed, but may vary. 
Space is limited. Please contact the store to register and save your seat. 425.643.1781

Daniel Smith will provide basic supplies, but attendees may bring their own brushes etc if they wish

Christmas in July Gelli Print Demo Nan Robkin July 30


Sunday, July 30: Free Hands-On Demo: Gelli Prints
Christmas in July

12-1:30
With Nan Robkin 

Learn to use Gelli Plates with ink or paint to create gifts, cards, tags, and holiday decor.

Use the plates with paints or inks to create designs that can be printed onto papers and cards.  Create interesting textures and effects using bubble wrap, stencils, masks, and "found objects" - even rubber bands can contribute to making art!

Registration required.  Space and supplies are limited. 425.643.1781

GOLD MAGIC: Portraits on DS Gold Watercolor Ground July 29 Molly Murrah



Saturday, July 29, 2017: Free Watercolor Demo
GOLD MAGIC: Portraits on Daniel Smith's Gold Watercolor Ground
12:00-1:30
With Molly Murrah

GOLD MAGIC! Portraits on Iridescent Gold Watercolor Ground

Molly Murrah’s first love is painting portraits and she loves to share her process with others. Recently she has painted portraits on Daniel Smith’s iridescent gold watercolor ground. It was so much fun, she wants to share what she has learned with you!




In this demonstration, learn how to use iridescent gold as a background for your painting, a value in your composition and color in your subject, all to create a painterly, unique portrait. Such fun!

MiniClass Christmas in July Watercolor Card making July 23


Sunday, July 23, 2017: Watercolor Mini Class $10 supply fee
Christmas in July 
12:00-2:00
With Cindy Valdez   
We will supply the paint, the lineart, and the blank cards for you to create up to 3 different holiday cards with guidance from Cindy.  


Handmade cards are treasures at any time of  year. Get a head start with some ideas in this demonstration. Simple lineart, fun colors, plus time = excited card recipients!   Make someone happy, make someone a card!

Registration required. Call the store at 425.643.1781 to save your spot.

Printmaking Hands On Demo Linocuts. Hannah Winters. July 22,2017


Saturday, July 22, 2017: Free Hands-On Demo: Linocuts
Christmas in July
12:00-1:30
With Hannah Winters
Hands-On Fun with Hannah as you learn how to carve designs into linoleum to print your own holiday cards (or any occassion cards).

We will provide cutting tools, inks, and small pieces of linoleum as well as some cards and paper. 

Registration required, space and supplies are limited. Call the store at 425.643.1781 to save your spot.

Drawing Workshop. Amanda Sweet. July 2017


Saturday, July 8. 2017: Drawing Workshop $80
An Introduction to Perceptual Drawing
12-4:00
With Amanda Sweet      
The course will cover fundamental drawing concepts and approaches such as contour, measurement, proportion, composition, space, and gesture. The goal of the course is to practice seeing as opposed to preformed ideas of what you think you know. A list of drawing vocabulary will be provided, along with a general drawing survey to be presented via slide lecture. Students will construct several preliminary drawing studies, and one further developed drawing over a two-hour span. Please contact store to register 425.643.1781

Watercolor Demo. Cindy Valdez. Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints. July 2017


Sunday, July 2, 2017: Free Demonstration / Presentation
Introduction to Daniel Smith Watercolor
12-1:30
With Cindy Valdez          
 Cindy will discuss Daniel Smith Watercolors and touch on topics such as transparency, staining, and granulation.
We will talk about Daniel Smith’s Primatek line, as well as our Luminescent paints and our Watercolor Sticks.
A “try it” table will be available for hands on experience at the end of the discussion.