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Mastering Yupo - A free demonstration by Cheryl Hoople

Saturday, November 19 - Mastering Yupo 
Free Demonstration 
With Cheryl Hoople
Because YUPO is a slick and frequently frustrating paper for artists to use, this watercolor demo shows you how to paint successfully on YUPO paper. Using a free-flowing style, artist Cheryl Hoople creates rich surface textures and luminous dark passages, while using a variety of tools and materials to create a complex painting full of excitement and color

Come Paint A Little - Watercolor Hands on Demonstration

Sunday, November 13 - Come Paint a Little 
With Cindy Valdez
Learn how to approach a small watercolor painting as Cindy walks you through painting a branch of holly and berries using three Daniel Smith colors. You'll leave knowing how to transfer an image using transfer paper, apply paint wet onto dry and wet into wet, and how to let colors mix on a page.  Supplies and seats are limited, please call the store to reserve a spot.

FREE NEW GOLDEN LECTURE: Mixed Media with Acrylics! with Barbara De Pirro, Dec 4, 2016, 1-3:30 pm

New Golden Lecture! MIXED MEDIA with ACRYLICS
Sunday, December 4, 2016
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Reserve your seat now!
Phone 425-643-1781

A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists with ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums, including QoR Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and paints for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications. Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

WORKSHOP: Mixed Media Collage with PAMELA WICKARD. Sept 15, 2016. 11am-2pm.


payable to the instructor

Register with instructor:
phone or text 425-443-8932
email Pamela

Thursday, September 15, 2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
15112 NE 24th Street
Redmond, Washington 98052

Pamela will discuess the collage process: how to get started and different materials and techniques. You should be able to complete a collage painting.

Pamela will have an image for you to create. You are welcome to bring your own sketch or image to create with the workshop's collage techniques.

Please bring your own supplies, or purchase supplies before the workshop starts.
  • 16 x 20 canvas
  • 2 to 3 different size paint brushes
  • white glue
  • small water container
  • your favorite acrylic mediums
  • your favorite acrylic paints
  • palette or mixing surface
  • papers for collage: tissue, textured, newspaper or printed pages like magazines, dried flowers or found objects
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Ala Prima Oil Painting with Liesel Lund

Ala Prima Oil Painting
Saturday, August 6
Using color and texture to capture summer with Liesel Lund

A fast demo of how to create a wet into wet, ala prima painting from start to finish. Discover what delicious color can be created by layering wet paint. All levels welcome. 


MONDAYS: Expressive Oil Painting Classes with Liesel Lund, 10:30am-1:30pm Info and registration at

WORKSHOP: Landscapes in Watercolor with Hamid Zavareei August 14, 2016

WORKSHOP: Landscapes in Watercolor 

with Hamid Zavareei August 14, 2016

Landscapes in Watercolor
With Hamid Zavareei
Sunday, August 14, 2016
1 day workshop: $100
Painting landscapes in watercolor can be very exciting and exhilarating using washes, glazes, spatters and other watercolor techniques to create trees, sky, landmass and bodies of water in variety of ways that allows for freedom and spontaneity in creating landscape paintings. Application of light and dark, warm and cool and transparent and opaque colors can help achieve results that could be simple and effective simultaneously. Join Hamid Zavareei, a Seattle-area artist and instructor, for this one day workshop in our Bellevue location.

Call store to register and reserve your spot!

Ann Breckon's 6 Step approach to painting florals. Free Demonstration August 13, 2016

With Ann Breckon
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Free Demonstration 

Flowers are made easy when they are approached in logical layers of paint, each building upon the previous steps.  Ann will explain why this method creates flowers that appear so real you could reach in and pick them off the paper.  Bonus: Attendees will go home with an illustrated handout!

Acrylic: Painting with Blacks, White, and Greys. Free Demonstration August 7, 2016

ACRYLIC: Painting with Blacks, White, and Greys
With Alicia Harvey 
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Free Demonstration 

With all the colors in an artist's palette, these three colors get elbowed out or left out completely. Join Alicia Harvey and see the color and beauty in these supposed "colorless" hues

Free open studio time:Watercolors and Tea with Cindy V. July 24, 2016 12:00-2:00

Watercolors & Tea with Cindy V
Cindy Valdez
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Free - "open studio" social painting

Drop in between 12 and 2 with your supplies and a happy spirit!

Bring your brushes and your paints (we’ll also have some supplies on hand) and drop in to paint with Cindy. 

Light refreshments will be provided for this informal open studio painting session. 

We’ll have a couple of different still lifes set up to sketch, paint, and snack.

Free Demo: Creating Rich Values with Acrylics with ANGELA BANDURKA, July 30, 2016


Free Demonstration
Saturday, July 30, 2016
4-5:30 one session only

Angela will demonstrate her magical methods of making acrylic paint pop while keeping edges soft and color vibrant. Watch her paint while discussing what she's doing: the working properties of paint, different techniques for using brushes, meaningful color mixes.

Acrylics are wonderfully subtle, brilliant, delicate, striking, whatever you need them to be. Angela is a master of using figurative subjects in fresh imagery. Come see her in action.