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Workshop. Sumi and Calligraphy for the Year of the Rooster


Saturday, March 25-  Sumi Workshop $100 fee
Sumi and Calligraphy for the Year of the Rooster
10-4:00
with Yuming Zhu
“Rooster Singing – Expressing Blessing by Sumi Brush Strokes”

Let’s celebrate the Rooster year. In this workshop you will learn to paint expressive, minimal strokes of Rooster. We will also work on writing Chinese characters of Rooster and Blessing.

Please for repeating students, bring your sketch screen books and we will transfer sketch to paintings.


Note: students need to bring all your suppliers to the workshop. You can also purchase from Daniel Smith prior to the workshop. 

Please contact our store for registration and supply list


About the Artist

Yuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Great Seattle area.  Sumi/Chinese Watercolor, Oil and Pastel are the mediums Yuming loves to express himself with. Yuming was interviewed by Art Business News magazine, refer to article “Simply Sumi-E: Capturing Nature with Sumi-e Master Yuming Zhu”. He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9.
In 2015, he was the artist for Amazon Series “The Man In The High Castle”.

He continues teaching sumi painting and calligraphy at Bellevue College, art centers at the Greater Seattle area and nation-wide. Also he shows his artworks at galleries. To view his work: www.yumingfineart.com.

To register, please call or email: 
425.643.1781
bellevue.store@danielsmith.com

Free Demonstration: Sumi and Calligraphy in the Year of the Rooster


"Rooster Singing" - Expressing Blessing by Sumi Brush Strokes
With Yuming Zhu
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1-2:30
Free Demonstration


In this demo, you will see variety ways of brush strokes following the structure and contours of rooster to express the vividness of the lucky bird of this year.

About the Artist

Yuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Great Seattle area.  Sumi/Chinese Watercolor, Oil and Pastel are the mediums Yuming loves to express himself with. Yuming was interviewed by Art Business News magazine, refer to article “Simply Sumi-E: Capturing Nature with Sumi-e Master Yuming Zhu”. He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9.
In 2015, he was the artist for Amazon Series “The Man In The High Castle”.

He continues teaching sumi painting and calligraphy at Bellevue College, art centers at the Greater Seattle area and nation-wide. Also he shows his artworks at galleries. To view his work: www.yumingfineart.com.


FLASH SALE! Bellevue and Seattle Stores Only. Begins Friday 2/17, ends when doors close Sunday 2/19

FLASH SALE!
BELLEVUE and SEATTLE STORES ONLY
20% OFF Your ENTIRE Order!


Begins Friday, February 17, 2017
Ends when the doors close Sunday February 19, 2017

Valid in Store only. Not available in all stores. Limited to Stock on Hand. Offer is not combinable with other offers or discounts. Offer ends at store close February 19, 2017.

Watercolor Social. Dynamic Backgrounds with Jodi Steele


Sunday, March 5-  Free Watercolor Social
Dynamic Backgrounds
12-1:30
with Jodi Steele

Hands On, Have Fun!
We supply the brushes and paints, Jodi starts the conversation about Dynamic Backgrounds, and you discover what you plus paint can do!


Expressive & Beautiful Drawings with Julia Carpenter


Sunday, February 12- Free Demonstration (just added to the schedule)
Expressive & Beautiful Drawings with Viarco product
2:15-3:45
with Julia Carpenter
Expressive & Beautiful Drawings with Viarco products
Whether you are an Urban Sketcher or a Studio Artist these versatile materials will enhance your creativity and expression!  Julia will create drawings big and small using various Watersoluble graphite materials by Viarco, including the Tailor Chalks, the WS Graphite Tin, and Watersoluble Graphite Pencils.

Free Demonstration. Ann Breckon. Sparkly Daniel Smith Watercolors


Sparkly Watercolors
With Ann Breckon
Sunday, February 19, 2017
12-1:30
Free Demonstration


Let's take some time to see what fun things can be done with Daniel Smith Iridescent, Interference and Duochrome Paints.  From fairy wings to snowy scenes, decorative fabrics in a still life and interesting backgrounds, Ann will expand the possibilities of these exciting and often overlooked colors

Stella Canfield, Free Demonstration and One 1 Day Workshop, February 2017



THE MAGIC OF WATERCOLOR 
with Stella Canfield
Free Demonstration
Sunday, February 5, 2017
12-1:30


One 1-Day Workshop $85
WORKSHOP 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Register at 425.643.1781


Stella's work is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring, just like she is! Help us welcome her back to Bellevue by coming to her demo and taking her workshop.  

Stella focuses on the elements of design and planning before your painting.  She has told us that she considers the painting finished before she even puts her brush in the paint, because she's already worked out her composition, values, lines, and design.  Putting the color down is the PLAY time of the painting, not the work part. 




Come Paint a Little - Valentines with Cindy Valdez. January 29, Free Hands On Demo.


Come Paint a Little! (Hands-On)
with Cindy Valdez
Sunday, January 29, 2017
12-1:30
Free Event


Time for some hands-on paint along fun!  We will provide some line art suggestions, paper, paint, and supplies for you to come make some Valentine-themed art suitable for a card or small token of affection.  Cindy will talk about some of her favorite Daniel Smith Reds.

Space and Supplies are limited, please call the store to save a seat. 
425-643-1781
UPDATE: All available seats are booked for this event. 
Thank you for your interest! Watch for more 
"Paint A Little" events in upcoming months

Mixed Media, Watercolor & Collage with Kathy Collins. Free Demonstration


Mixed Media - Watercolor & Collage
With Kathy Collins
Saturday, January 21, 2017
12-1:30
Free Demonstration



Kathy will demonstrate her process for watercolor and collage. Learn how to create dynamic new compositions by mixing collage techniques with watercolor paintings.
Kathy’s award-winning paintings have been featured in Watercolor Artist, American Artist, and The Artist’s Magazine publications, as well as the Splash - Best of Watercolor series. She is a Signature Member of the Northwest and Montana Watercolor Societies and Women Painters of Washington.


View her work awww.kathycollinswatercolors.com  

New Colors. Free Demo. Patrick Miller. January 22, 2017. Hands On.


New Daniel Smith Watercolors (Hands On)
with Patrick Miller
Sunday, January 22, 2017
12-1:30
Free Demonstration


Be among the first to experience the new additions to the Daniel Smith Watercolor line.
Patrick will lead the conversation as you find out which of the new colors will be perfect addition to your palette.

We will provide paper, brushes, & paint.
Because supplies & seats are limited, please call the store to reserve your space. 425.643.1781