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FREE Demo: Acrylic Large Lush Landscapes with Dianna Shyne! Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Large Lush Landscapes in Acrylics
Dianna Shyne
Sunday, April 26, 2015
12-1:30 (one session only)
Free Demonstration

Using her training in Russian Impressionism, Dianna will demonstrate her technique for creating landscapes in acrylics. Achieving lost edges, lush textures and exciting color harmonies are posssible in acrylic paint. 

Pursuing her passion for art, Dianna Shyne has over spent thirty years working in acrylic, oil and watercolor. She studied for over 15 years with renowned Russian Impressionist teachers including Ron Lukas, William Reese and Del Gish.

 Richly textured surfaces, compelling compositions, and dynamic color interplay form the basis of Dianna’s unique style.  Recent painting trips to the Yunnan Province of China, Prince Edward Island, Maine and Tuscany have provided rich painting material for her work for many years to come.

FREE Demo: GOLDEN Lecture with Barbara DePirro! Sunday, May 17th, 2015

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
Barbara DePirro
Sunday, May 17, 2015
1-3:30 (one session only)
Free (please call to reserve a space)

Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics!  Barbara DePirro will sift through a mountain of valuable information, guiding you through the basics, while opening up new possibilities. Get a grasp on the many paints, gels, mediums, grounds and how they can enhance your artwork. Also introducing, the new High Flow paints, the beautiful QoR Watercolors and Williamsburg Oils.  Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture will offer the technical knowledge to support your concepts.  Literature and samples, product test table, plus… get your questions answered!

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Workshop: Watercolor on Yupo with Stacie Clark! Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Watercolor on Yupo
Stacie Clark
Saturday, May 16, 2015
$90 - call Bellevue store to register and for supply list

Stacie will cover some the nature and handling of YUPO, powerful composition tips, and creating eye-catching textures using watercolors and YUPO, along with how to incorporate pen and colored pencils.  She'll bring lots of examples of finished paintings and students will create 1-3 finished works in class.

FREE Play & Paint: 11-4pm Drop-In Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Come Play and Paint
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Drop in 11-4
No fee

We will provide tables, a still life and some art supplies to help get your creative juices flowing.  Come play with us, open-studio-style.

FREE Demo: Encaustics with Deborah Kapoor! Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Paintings, Sculptures, and Prints
Deborah Kapoor
Saturday, May 2, 2015
12-1:30 (one session only)
Free Demonstration

Join Deborah Kapoor on an exploration of Encaustic products from Enkaustikos to create paintings, sculptures, and prints.

FREE Demo: Watercolor Explosive Color with Cheryl Renee Long! Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Explosive Color, Wet-into-wet Watercolor
Cheryl Renee Long
Sunday, April 26, 2015
2:30-4:00 pm (one session only)
Free Demonstration

Cheryl Renee Long, is best known for her watercolors of birds and landscapes. Cheryl will paint with a variety of Daniel Smith colors to demonstrate granulation, the creation of strong, nuanced painterly passages, and that classic watercolor glow. Expect a discussion of warm and cool colors as well as the power of the phthalo family to create explosive color.

FREE Demo: Watercolor on YUPO with Stacie Clark! Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Demonstration: Watercolor on Yupo
Stacie Clark
April 25, 2015
11-12 and 1-2:00

Stacie will be painting an Iris so that people can see multiple YUPO techniques for successfully working with watercolors on YUPO in one painting.  YUPO is a synthetic sheet, an alternative to paper which can produce exciting effects and vibrant colors.

"The rewards of a well-done painting are worth the trials of working with this paper. Two of my YUPO paintings, “On the Rocks” and “Angustiado” were accepted into the NWWS Waterworks show. Finding our “inner voice” is important development as an artist and something I work on in my workshops with students who I work with in their journey. 

I strive to extend emotion and feeling into my pieces and let the viewer experience what I see and feel at the moment when it was created"

FREE Demo: DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks with Che Lopez! Satuday, April 18th, 2015

Demonstration: Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks
Che Lopez
April 18, 2015
11-12 and 1-2:00

DS Watercolor Sticks can free up your imagination by drawing and painting in bold brush strokes from your drawing or right off your brush.  With the same techniques used in traditional watercolor, the sticks give you the freedom to paint anywhere without dragging your palette around.  Direct painting is where the sticks shine, amazing bold color use then opaque or transparent to create beautiful washes.

In this free demonstration Che will show you the 3 basic techniques he developed. Using the sticks to draw or paint right off the sticks.  Learning how to hold them while on location or in the studio, painting has never been so liberating and free.

Bio: Che Lopez NWWS, PSG
Che is a Signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists ( PSG ). Che considers himself a painter, but his medium of choice is watercolor. He is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and has worked as a traditional animator, web and graphic designer. These days Che is a stay at home dad , full time artist and teaches Watercolor 101 and Teen Classes at the Kirkland Arts Center since 2009. You can also catch Che teaching Watercolor Workshops through out the Northwest.

MINI Workshop: Watercolor 101 Series with Che Lopez! Sunday, April 19th, 2015

WATERCOLOR 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Sunday, April 19, 2015
$10 materials fee for the class

Learn the basics of Watercolor painting in this “Hands On”,
1 hour Mini-workshop with Che Lopez. 
Che’s Watercolor 101, Mini-Workshop, is a fun way
to get your hands on some watercolors
and try them out while you learn!  
Class participants will receive $10 store credit toward purchases made after class (same day only).

Pre-Registration Required for Mini-Workshops:
please call the store to register at: 425-643-1781

FREE Demo: Demonstrations in Acrylic with Alicia Harvey! Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Demonstration in Acrylics 
Alicia Harvey

Limited Palettes of the Masters Demonstration
Do you want to try an acrylic palette but are overwhelmed by most suggested 8-9 color palettes? Do you feel completely lost staring at the multiple colors to choose from?
In this demo, Alicia Harvey presents a way to find a limited palette based on paintings by the Masters. At the end of this demo, you will leave with a basic list of 4 colors to get you started on the road to painting.