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Acrylics Demo with Che Lopez - Punch it up and paint like a CHAMP

Sunday December 9
Che Lopez
FREE Acrylics Demo 
Paint like a CHAMP, not like a Chump!

Punch up your Acrylics
"Paint like a Champ not a Chump"
Learn how this very versatile medium works, from glazing to thick impasto painting. Once you experience this amazing opaque medium, sky is the limit with what you can create.  

Che Lopez, NWWS
Past Northwest Watercolor Society President 2017-18

Watercolor 101 / 102 & Teen Drawing and Painting - Maestro

Beginning Acrylics -Maestro

Acrylics and Oils - Maestro

Private Instruction for all ages

Website - The Art of Che  Facebook / Instagram - Art of Che  YouTube - Art of Che

Mini Class: mixing skin tones in watercolor with Molly Murrah

Sunday December 16
MiniClass $10
Molly Murrah
MiniClass: Watercolor - Mixing Skin Tones
Registration is required. Some supplies are provided but please  bring your own brushes and small pieces of watercolor paper 

Essential to painting good portraits is learning how to assess the pigments necessary for creating good skin tones. This mini workshop will help you do just that. Simply bring your normal watercolor supplies - a few small sheets of watercolor paper, a few brushes, water container and your palette of colors. We’ll have fun and learn something at the same time!

Sumi Demo with Yuming Zhu

Sumi Blue and Green on Gold Paper
Yuming Zhu
Saturday, December 1, 2018 
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Free Demonstration

This is a very traditional tech of creating Sumi art to express the loving and passion for colorful and glorious life. This style was very popular in Song Dynasty. Yuming will demo how to paint (rather dripping and pouring) the Blue and Green on gold paper. He will paint from still life objects of our daily vegetables, and flowers. Comes and enjoy this “new” tech of Sumi painting.

Free Demo: YUPO with opaque watercolors

Saturday November 10
11-12:30  Free Demo
Cheryl Renee Long
Demo: Watercolor - Fun with Yupo and Opaque watercolors

Ready to break out of a watercolor rut? Bring your open and flexible mind and explore working on YUPO with paints of varying opacity to get exciting and non-traditional results

"Hurricane With Nesting Birds is a pivitol painting in that I am trying something completely new. The paint is gouache (think professional grade poster paint.)  They are opaque watercolors painting on YUPO paper,  a smooth, glassy surface. This is a monoprint, a one of a kind painting, never to be repeated. 
The bird nest is drawn realistically in pencil. In this case the painting suggested the title. To me this looks like a hurricane." Cheryl Renee Long

Golden Acrylics A to Z



Sunday, November 11, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seating is limited, register today

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, viscosity, saturation, intensity of color and more.

The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing and mixed media.

Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Artists will leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of Acrylic! Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Watercolor Leaf Prints HANDS ON miniclass

Sunday November 4
2:00-3:30  MiniClass $10
Cindy Valdez
Watercolor Leaf Prints (Hands on MiniClass)
Registration required to save a seat, supplies provided

We will use actual fall leaves to create beautiful one-of-a-kind prints that catch the eye and imagination.  We'll experiment with toned papers and  various Daniel Smith watercolors including our Luminescent colors.  Leaf prints are beautiful and make beautiful cards and sweet gifts that the recipient will sincerely appreciate.

Please call 425.643.1781 to save a seat

Free Watercolor Demo: Monoprints

Sunday November 4
11-12:30  Free Demo
Cheryl Hoople
Demo: Watercolor Monoprints

A monotype is a type of monoprint, which is a one-of-a-kind print. Monotypes create textures and effects that can be achieved in no other way. Cheryl Hoople demonstrates how to make colorful monoprints that add unexpected color to your work. If you like the painterly look, and can handle the surprises, monoprints can quickly become addictive! 

Color Theory & Mixing Workshop

Saturday 10/13
Workshop - Color Theory & Mixing $80
Nan Robkin
Nan will work with you to de-mystify color theory and mixing. Workshop will use acrylics for exercises and examples.  Registration required, supply list will be provided at time of registration

Please call 425-643-1781 to register

Cancellation Policy

We appreciate our customers and our Instructing Artists and we are committed to bringing you the best workshop experience that we can. 

Daniel Smith reserves the right to postpone or cancel a class within 1 week of the date and for any reason. 

Daniel Smith reserves the right to replace scheduled instructors with comparably qualified instructors and will make every reasonable attempt to notify students in advance. 

A full refund of the course fee is returned or credited to the customer in the event of a workshop cancellation initiated by Daniel Smith. 

For student withdrawals or cancellations: 

Students must cancel 7 or more days in advance in order to receive a full refund of the workshop price, less a $10 processing fee.

Students who cancel with 2-6 days notice will be refunded 50% of the workshop price.

Students who cancel with less than 2 days notice or who fail to attend as scheduled will not be eligible for a refund.

Acrylic Pours - Free Demo

Sunday 9/30
Acrylic Demo
Brandy Jahn
Always wanted to try acrylic pour painting but don’t know where to start? Join Brandy from Paint Local as she shows us the ropes of creating beautiful abstract pour paintings