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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


Watercolor Workshop: Painting Pets - The Eyes

Saturday 9/29
Watercolor Workshop $100.00
Painting Pets – The Eyes
Cindy Saros
Animals, particularly pet portraits, are favorite subjects of artists, but the eyes can be daunting to attempt and distracting if something is just a bit off. Cindy will spend a day with students working on how to depict pets eyes in watercolor.
Please call 425-643-1781 to register.
Registration required, supply list below: 

Recommended Paint colors
Raw Sienna 
French Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna Light 
Paynes Blue Gray 
Quin Gold (optional) 

Brushes - small round (2) , medium round (6) and a larger brush for washes 
Extra Brush for masking fluid if not using a masking pen 

Masking fluid or masking pen 

Rubber Cement pickup 

Transfer paper and stylus (or pen) for tracing the project 

Pencil for correcting transfer lines or drawing the project 

Kneaded erasure or white erasure 

water color paper 

Watercolor Mini Class: Hummingbird Project

Saturday 9/22
Watercolor Mini-Class $15
Cindy Saros
Cindy will take you step by step to create a small painting featuring a hummingbird. Registration is required. Supplies are provided, although you are encouraged to bring your own brushes. The subject painted in class may not match exactly with the one pictured, but will get you started to paint a whole flock of your own later at home.

Please call the store to register: 425.643.1781

Free Watercolor Social

Sunday 9/9
Free Watercolor Social
Alex Dopp
Come paint a little with Alex. We’ll provide some watercolors and paper to play with and you’ll get to spend some low-pressure painting time in our classroom. This is not a structured, lesson, just a chance to play. Some supplies provided, although you’re encouraged to bring your own brushes.