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FREE Demo: SUMI Wisteria Dancing in the Year of the Ram with Yuming Zhu! Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Free Demonstration: Wisteria Dancing in the Year of the Ram

Sumi with Yuming Zhu
Sunday, June 7, 2015
12-1:30 (one session only)
YumingFineArt.com

Yuming Zhu will demonstrate his interpretation of Sumi brush strokes of traditional character of Ram/Sheep. In this demo, Yuming will also introducing wisteria in Sumi style by using two different types of rice paper which could help workshop participants to prepare and for general audience as well.  
Knowledge of Sumi materials will be shared in the demo.  
Yuming’s Demo is a great way to preview his upcoming workshop as well.

WORKSHOP: Wisteria Dancing and NW Landscape with Yuming Zhu! Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Workshop: Wisteria Dancing and NW Landscape in the Year of Ram 

Sumi with Yuming Zhu
Saturday, July 11, 2015 
10:00 am- 4:00 pm.
$85.00

In this workshop, participant will learn to write the character of Ram/Sheep in different style with powerful Sumi stroke. Also participants will learn how to paint wisteria in Sumi style by using two different types of rice paper in the morning and landscape in the afternoon.  Brush stroke and composition will be emphasized in the workshop. Comparative knowledge between Eastern Sumi art and Western/European art will be discussed.  Knowledge of Sumi materials, use and tradition of chop use will be shared in the demo.

Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of landscape they can work on.


FREE Demo: Creating Color Harmonies in Acrylics with Dianna Shyne! Sunday, May 31st, 2015


Creating Color Harmonies in Acrylics
Dianna Shyne
Sunday, May 31, 2015
12-1:30
Free Demonstration


In this fun lively demonstration, Dianna willtake the mystery out of mixing acrylics  to create beautiful and compelling color harmonies.


Pursuing her passion for art, Dianna Shyne has over spent thirty years working in acrylic, oil and watercolor. She studied for over 15 years with renowned Russian Impressionist teachers including Ron Lukas, William Reese and Del Gish.

 Richly textured surfaces, compelling compositions, and dynamic color interplay form the basis of Dianna’s unique style.  Recent painting trips to the Yunnan Province of China, Prince Edward Island, Maine and Tuscany have provided rich painting material for her work for many years to come.

FREE Demo: Watercolor Textures and Special Effects with Cindy Valdez! Sunday, May 24th, 2015



Textures and Special Effects in Watercolor 
HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATION
Cindy Valdez
Sunday, May 24, 2015
1-2:30 (one session only)
Free


Come play with paint as Cindy encourages you to break out of a painting rut by adding texture and unpredictability into your work. 

See what happens when you introduce salt or rubbing alcohol into your wet washes.  Create additional lines and texture by using screens or cling film with your paints. Have you ever used cheesecloth when painting? Now is your chance!

This is a hands-on session to allow you to explore the processes yourself and leave with swatches of several techniques for reference in your own work. 

Space is limited. Please call 425-643-1781 to reserve a spot.

FREE Demo: Watercolor Sketching with Liesel Lund! Saturday, May 23rd, 2015


Watercolor Sketching - Demonstration
Liesel Lund
Saturday, May 23, 2015
12-1:30 (one session only)
Free demonstration

Discover the joy of mixing line and washes in Watercolor Sketching. Learn about different materials to use, tips for working on location, and how to capture a subject in ink when you have no drawing experience. See how easy and fun it is. This is a perfect way to be creative AND enjoy your summer outdoors at the same time. 

Liesel will bring her sketchbooks to share, demo techniques and be available to answer your questions. 

Liesel Lund teaches  in Seattle and around the U.S.. She offers both group and online classes in watercolor, art journaling, and mixed media. www.liesellund.com

FREE Demo: Acrylic Large Lush Landscapes with Dianna Shyne! Sunday, April 26th, 2015


Large Lush Landscapes in Acrylics
Dianna Shyne
Sunday, April 26, 2015
12-1:30 (one session only)
Free Demonstration


Using her training in Russian Impressionism, Dianna will demonstrate her technique for creating landscapes in acrylics. Achieving lost edges, lush textures and exciting color harmonies are posssible in acrylic paint. 

Pursuing her passion for art, Dianna Shyne has over spent thirty years working in acrylic, oil and watercolor. She studied for over 15 years with renowned Russian Impressionist teachers including Ron Lukas, William Reese and Del Gish.

 Richly textured surfaces, compelling compositions, and dynamic color interplay form the basis of Dianna’s unique style.  Recent painting trips to the Yunnan Province of China, Prince Edward Island, Maine and Tuscany have provided rich painting material for her work for many years to come.

FREE Demo: GOLDEN Lecture with Barbara DePirro! Sunday, May 17th, 2015


GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
Barbara DePirro
Sunday, May 17, 2015
1-3:30 (one session only)
Free (please call to reserve a space)


Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics!  Barbara DePirro will sift through a mountain of valuable information, guiding you through the basics, while opening up new possibilities. Get a grasp on the many paints, gels, mediums, grounds and how they can enhance your artwork. Also introducing, the new High Flow paints, the beautiful QoR Watercolors and Williamsburg Oils.  Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture will offer the technical knowledge to support your concepts.  Literature and samples, product test table, plus… get your questions answered!



Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Workshop: Watercolor on Yupo with Stacie Clark! Saturday, May 16th, 2015


Watercolor on Yupo
Stacie Clark
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10-3
$90 - call Bellevue store to register and for supply list


Stacie will cover some the nature and handling of YUPO, powerful composition tips, and creating eye-catching textures using watercolors and YUPO, along with how to incorporate pen and colored pencils.  She'll bring lots of examples of finished paintings and students will create 1-3 finished works in class.

FREE Play & Paint: 11-4pm Drop-In Saturday, May 9th, 2015


Come Play and Paint
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Drop in 11-4
No fee


We will provide tables, a still life and some art supplies to help get your creative juices flowing.  Come play with us, open-studio-style.

FREE Demo: Encaustics with Deborah Kapoor! Saturday, May 2nd, 2015


Encaustics!
Paintings, Sculptures, and Prints
Deborah Kapoor
Saturday, May 2, 2015
12-1:30 (one session only)
Free Demonstration


Join Deborah Kapoor on an exploration of Encaustic products from Enkaustikos to create paintings, sculptures, and prints.