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Workshop: Portraits in COPIC Markers with Brandi York! Saturday July 25th, 2015


Workshop: Portraits in COPIC markers
Brandi York
Saturday, July 25, 2015
11-3:00
$100

Push your Copic Markers to the next level with a workshop geared toward portraiture. Portrait artist Brandi York will take you through the ins and outs of creating a portrait with Copic Markers, including color choices, textures, and layering. Some Copic experience highly recommended for this workshop. Markers will be provided for use during.


Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

FREE Demo: Watercolor with a Limited Palette with Ann Breckon! Saturday July 18th, 2015


Watercolor with a Limited Palette
Ann Breckon
Saturday, July 18, 2015
10-11:30 (one session only)
Free Demonstration


Daniel Smith offers over 200 different colors in our watercolor line. Although each is beautiful, so many choices can be overwhelming. Join us as Ann Breckon shows you the benefits of working within the limited palette of our Daniel Smith Watercolor Essentials Set - a collection of six beautiful colors to use on their own, or as a basis for building a more expansive palette.

FREE DEMO: The Beautiful Human Face, Portraits in Charcoal with Jessie Brugger July 19th, 2015


The Beautiful Human Face - Portraits in Charcoal
Jessie Brugger
Sunday, July 19, 2015

2:30-4:00
Free Demonstration




This demonstration is about portraiture. It is looking at the human face and understanding the skull structure, the bones, the muscles, the lines that are created on the face due to facial expressions, it is about appreciating the human face that sits on your own body and loving faces around you. 

Jessie expects to give each person attending a new love of drawing portraits. "I want people to leave my demo excited about doing portraiture and excited about looking at faces. We are all so unique and Beautiful and when you draw a face, it is such an enriching experience. I am always fascinated by how different our faces are from each other and the beauty in every face. Learning the structure and drawing techniques help with portraiture. I am going to have anatomical reference drawings and images on how an artist can interpret these images."


 Jessie Brugger was born in Puyallup, Washington.  In 2002, she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec. Jessie moved to Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn in 2005, and In 2010 she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the New York Academy of Art.  She started doing stop motion animation in 2010 with her drawings, clay, and other mixed materials.  In April 2011, she was awarded “Best in Animation” at the New York International Film Festival, with her animation, “The Stained Glass Window.”  In 2012, Jessie was awarded a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and is still making art there.  She has displayed her work and shown her films in film festivals and art galleries nationally and internationally. Jessie has currently started a business with her brother called Insight Portraits. her website is www.jessiebrugger.net and www.insightportraits.com 

FREE Demo: Capturing Tones, Calculating Colors with Michael Lane! Tuesday July 14th, 2015


Capturing Tones, Calculating Colors

with Michael Lane, Founder and Instructor at Seattle Atelier!
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
11:00-12:30
Free Demonstration!

Tone is the most difficult thing to master in art. Make no mistake; the slightest deviation in the correct relationships between tone groups in any scene often makes the difference between a convincing rendering of light and a dead wall of paint. Let Michael show you some perfectly simple techniques for avoiding false relationships in your renderings. Also presented is a simple system by which any painter can mix any color they see--within the limits of modern pigment chemistry, that is.

Michael Lane was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts and as the apprentice to Nelson Shanks in PhiladelphiaPA. A popular instructor at Moore College of Art and Design, DigiPen Institute of Technology, The Juliette Aristides Classical Atelier and Gage Academy of Art, Michael also founded Seattle Atelier, a school for progressive training techniques for painters, in South Seattle in 2014. www.seattleatelier.org/ www.michaellane.net

FREE Demo: Expressing the True Light of Any Subject with Michael Lane! Thursday July 9th, 2015


Expressing the True Light of Any Subject, Indoors or Out

with Michael Lane, Founder and Instructor at Seattle Atelier!
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
11:00-12:30
Free Demonstration!

Learn to capture the “light” of any subject by learning the steps in a simple process of analysis first used by the 19th century Naturalists and their followers, the First Generation Impressionists.
 To capture the light of any scene, we create convincing tone schemes and learn to mix any color you see by asking only four simple questions.

Michael Lane was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts and as the apprentice to Nelson Shanks in PhiladelphiaPA. A popular instructor at Moore College of Art and Design, DigiPen Institute of Technology, The Juliette Aristides Classical Atelier and Gage Academy of Art, Michael also founded Seattle Atelier, a school for progressive training techniques for painters, in South Seattle in 2014. www.seattleatelier.org/ www.michaellane.net

FREE Lectures: Business of Art Series with Ray Pfortner! June 16, 23, 30th, 2015


Business of Art - a series of Lectures / Discussions
Ray Pfortner
June 16, 23, 30
12-1:30
Free




Ray Pfortner is an educator, photographer, and consultant who will facilitate discussions about moving your art from past time into profession. 

Each session will cover a different topic. Come for one, or come for all. 


06.16.15 - Turning Your Art into cards - and SELLING them
06.23.15 - Entering the Digital Age - the WHY and HOW of getting your 2D or 3D art photographed 
06.30.15 - Exhibiting your Art

FREE Demo: Colorful Fancy Koi in Watercolor with Steven Larsen! Sunday, June 28th, 2015


Colorful Fanciful Koi in Watercolor
Steven Larsen
Sunday, June 28, 2015
12-1 and 2-3
Free Demonstration


Steven Larsen is an artist and teacher in Central Washington. 
Join us as he shares his method of creating fun and beautiful watercolor koi paintings.


FREE Demo: Earth Pigments in Watercolor with Patrick Miller! Sunday, June 21st, 2015



Earth Pigments in Watercolor: 
A comparison of colors with Patrick Miller
Sunday, June 21,2015
12-1:30 (one session only)


Free Demonstration


Join us as Patrick talks about various earth pigments used in watercolor.  What are their common characteristics? What makes each unique? How do they behave with other colors? How can you use them to maximum advantage in your own work?

FREE Demo: Russian Impressionism and the Contemporary Figure with Henry Stinson! Saturday, June 27th, 2015


Russian Impressionism and the Contemporary Figure
Henry Stinson
Saturday, June 27, 2015
12-1:30
Free Demonstration

This painting demo gives you a great opportunity to see the fundamentals of Russian impressionistic figure painting with a contemporary flare, from a highly respected artist and instructor. Henry will lecture on the impressionistic approach to painting with the focus on color and relationships in developing a solid foundation for creating paintings.

FREE Lecture & Discussion: Business of Art with Ray Pfortner! Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


Business of Art:
Turning Art into Cards and Cash with Ray Pfortner
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Free lecture & discussion
12-1:30 (one session only)

Making greeting cards from your art is great for self-promotion and gifts.
  • But what about selling your cards?
  • How do you price them?
  • Where can you sell them – and how?

Ray will talk about how to manufacture your cards, and turning those cards into cash – through direct sales and selling partners. He’ll also explore how to license your art to commercial card companies.