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WORKSHOP - Gelli Print Plates, Christmas Comes Early with Nan Robkin, June 26, 2016

WORKSHOP: Gelli Plate Prints
Christmas Comes Early With Nan Robkin

$80 (most supplies provided)
Sunday, June 26, 2016 

Come have fun! Learn to use Gelli Plates to create fun, fast prints
Demonstration with the opportunity for hands on trial

Gelli plates are wonderful additions to monoprinting. The possibilities for design and color are endless! Once one gets started pulling Gelli prints, it is almost impossible to stop! Grand fun for beginners, they are also the perfect addition to a printmaker’s repertoire; one can use either acrylic paint or printing ink on the plate. Make designs with various tools, like Colour Shapers and texture wedges; use stencils and masks made from palette paper; make textures made with sponges or burlap to add to the fun.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Workshop: Watercolor Collage with Kathy Collins, June 25, 2016

Slice and Dice!  A Watercolor/collage Workshop
Kathy Collins will show you how to put new life in your old failed ( or just tired) watercolors.

At the Eastside Daniel Smith store 
15112 NE 24th, Redmond 
Sat., June 25th 10 to 4
Call the store to register:  425-643-1781

Kathy  has been experimenting with her new techniques over the past year and the resulting award-winning watercolor/collages have appeared in the Artist's Magazine, shown in the National Collage Society, the NW Collage society, the Houston Watercolor Society, and locally at The Kirkland Arts Center, Tsuga Fine Art, and Ryan James Fine Arts.  See Kathy's work at

FREE Demonstration: Mixed Media Seascapes with Cheryl Hoople, June 18, 2016

Mixed Media Seascapes
With Cheryl Hoople
Saturday, June 18, 2016
1-2:00 and 3-4:00
Free Demonstration

From pounding surf to rocky shore and tranquil slough, coastal scenes provide infinite inspiration and drama for beginning and advanced artists.

Join watercolorist and mixed media artist Cheryl Hoople as she shows you how she paints Northwest seascapes. Using a direct, simply understated approach, Cheryl demonstrates how to add movement, contrast, and a range of tonal values to create a memorable painting.

Discover how to:
  • Know the materials--pick paints, brushes, and equipment to suit your project
  • Master the basics--graded and wet-into-wet washes, dry brush techniques, and
  • Break down the coastal elements--surf and sky, rocks and beaches, birds and boats

 Cheryl's step-by-step approach takes the intimidation out of making beautiful seascapes.

FREE Demonstration: Prepare for Plein Air with Che Lopez and Maria Coryell Martin, June 18, 2016

Prepare for Plein Air
With Che Lopez and Maria Coryell Martin
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Free Demonstration

Che Lopez and Maria Coryell Martin are active Northwest artists who are always ready to get out there and make art - whether working in a sketchbook, on a panel, or a canvas.

Come visit with them as they describe what their essentials are and why.  See examples of their work, ask questions, and get tips, tricks, and ideas that you can incorporate into your own preparation to make your next art outing even better.

Free Demonstration - Watercolor Paper Comparison with Cindy Valdez, June 11, 2016

Free Demonstration / Conversation: Watercolor Paper Comparison 
Cindy Valdez
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Your paper is a critical element in your watercolor paintings.  
This hands-on demonstration will give you the opportunity to test several papers currently available on the market to find one that fits your style of painting.

We will discuss texture, sizing, pulp vs cotton rag, lifting, scrubbing, and more.
Supplies and seats are limited, so please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Free Demonstration - Hands on! Textures and Special Effects in Watercolor with Cindy Valdez, June 5, 2016

Textures and Special Effects in Watercolor 

Cindy Valdez
Sunday, June 5, 2016
12-1:30 (one session only)

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  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.

Workshop - Business of Art 1-Day Intensive with Ray Pfortner, June 5, 2016

with Ray Pfortner


Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All six of the conversation topics will be dealt with in this very intense workshop. Please bring in 10 samples of your own art to share - for 2 reasons: 

  1. It will make the intensive as powerful and useful as it can be
  2. You will learn specifics tailored to your art and your personality. This is not a lecture or a short conversation. It is a workshop with time to consider and explore your needs as a working artist

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Free Lecture - Business of Art Series with Ray Pfortner, May and June 2016

Free Lectures / Conversations re: The Business of Art
Ray Pfortner
Select Tuesdays

Ray Pfortner is an educator, photographer, and consultant who will facilitate discussions about moving your art from past-time into profession.  All levels in any medium are welcome.  Come learn from Ray and from each other.

Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm 
May 31 20 Practical Tips to Making Your Art More of A Business
June 7 Turning Your Art into Cards - and Selling Them
June 21 Exhibiting Your Art

June 28 Merchandising/Licensing/Pricing Your Art

Free Demonstration - Mixed Media with Macki Stratton, May 22, 2016

Mixed Media
Macki Stratton
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Free Demonstration

Macki Stratton will show you how she combines different media on claybord.  She'll work with watercolor, alcohol inks, and more

Watercolor Workshop - Fundamentals and More with Eric Lin, May 29, 2016

Watercolor Workshop: Fundamentals and More
With Eric Lin
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Eric will be covering the basic of the watercolor, from basic washes, edge control, and color mixing. Step by step guide how to get started on a simple painting that looks nice and clean.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.