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Come Paint a Little with Cindy Valdez. April 23, 12-1:30. Luminescent watercolors



Sunday April 23-  Free Hands On Event
Come Paint a Little - today's theme A LITTLE SPARKLE, SHIMMER, & SHINE with Luminescent watercolors
12-1:30
with Cindy Valdez

See what happens when you infuse a little ZING into your watercolors with Daniel Smith Luminescent colors. 

This free get together will give you the opportunity to meet other watercolor enthusiasts and to try something different.  This isn't a structured art lesson, but is an opportunity to experiment, have fun, and make a mess that you don't have to clean up yourself!

Space and supplies are limited, so please call the store to register and save your seat.

INTERFERENCE COLORS are virtually colorless when applied to white paper, but when layered over a darker color refract light in tints of blue, copper, green and more. 

PEARLESCENT COLORS provide a constant pearly shimmer without the light shifting qualities of the Interference line. 

DUOCHROME COLORS appear to shift as the viewing angle changes.  Depending on the reflective light, color changes between two distinct shades. 

IRIDESCENT COLORS  are opaque with a pronounced shine.  The color is constant regardless of the viewing angle.

To save your seat, please call the store: 425.643.1781



Winsor Newton Special Event by Amanda Sweet May 20, 2017


THE FINE ART COLLECTIVE presents WINSOR & NEWTON WATERCOLORS
with AMANDA SWEET

Free Demonstration and information
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 20


Winsor & Newton is synonymous with exceptional watercolour. Whether working in the studio or packing up a small travel kit to hit the road, Professional Water Colour offers a range of 96 unique colours as well as water colour sticks, water colour markers and a wide array of mediums to help artists alter and enhance the characteristics of their work.

Amanda will cover permanence, colour bias and colour mixing to help you get the most out this challenging and wonderful medium that is loved by amateurs and professionals alike. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Professional Water Colour materials.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register and save your seat for this free special event. 

An Introduction to Watercolor Lettering with KellyKlapstein. June 25, 2017


An Introduction to Watercolor Lettering
with Kelly Klapstein

Sunday, June 25
12:00-4:00
$125.00

If you love expressing yourself in color, then you will want to learn how easy it is to use watercolor as a hand lettering medium. No experience is necessary to learn the beautiful art form of lettering with watercolor. In this workshop, Kelly will teach you the techniques of drawing letters with watercolor in the form of brush calligraphy. Using her specially designed tracing worksheets, you will quickly learn the skills involved in painting the alphabet with a brush script and explore ways to develop your own personal style. 

Please contact the store to register: bellevue.store@danielsmith.com or (425)643-1781
  Supply list will be sent via email once registered

Kelly Klapstein, author of The Art of Brush Lettering (Dec 2017), is a hand lettering artist and educator who shares her love for calligraphy in her workshops around the world. She runs her own online business "Love Letters" on her website KellyCreates.ca where she sells sets of tracing guide worksheets and blogs about lettering techniques that help people learn how to write with brush pens and watercolor. You can also find @kellycreates on Instagram where she posts numerous lettering videos that are enjoyed by 500K followers. Last Fall, Kelly was excited to launch a collection of rubber stamps she designed, which are popular among paper crafters, card makers and scrapbookers . Along with writing for Creative Scrapbooker magazine and enjoying all things that are DIY and handmade, Kelly is a Tombow Senior Brand Ambassador, and offers a peaceful, mindful 


Workshop: Introduction to Brush Lettering with Kelly Klapstein




An Introduction to Brush Lettering
with Kelly Klapstein

Saturday, June 24  
12:00-4:00
$125.00
(supply list will be sent via email when you register)

In this workshop, you will explore the art of calligraphy using a variety of brush pens. Starting with basic strokes and drills, you will develop an understanding of how letterforms are written in a variety of styles. We will cover the alphabet, both lowercase and uppercase letters, using Kelly's specially designed sets of tracing worksheets. No experience is necessary for you to learn to write beautiful letters and express yourself joyfully and artfully.

Please contact the store to register: bellevue.store@danielsmith.com or (425)643-1781

Supply list will be sent after registration

Kelly Klapstein, author of The Art of Brush Lettering (Dec 2017), is a hand lettering artist and educator who shares her love for calligraphy in her workshops around the world. She runs her own online business "Love Letters" on her website KellyCreates.ca where she sells sets of tracing guide worksheets and blogs about lettering techniques that help people learn how to write with brush pens and watercolor. You can also find @kellycreates on Instagram where she posts numerous lettering videos that are enjoyed by 500K followers. Last Fall, Kelly was excited to launch a collection of rubber stamps she designed, which are popular among paper crafters, card makers and scrapbookers . Along with writing for Creative Scrapbooker magazine and enjoying all things that are DIY and handmade, Kelly is a Tombow Senior Brand Ambassador, and offers a peaceful, mindful practice of writing beautiful letters. 

Acrylic Demo SPLAT with Dianna Shyne. April 30, 2017


Sunday April 30-  Free Acrylics Demonstration
SPLAT! A free & fast approach to impressionist paintings in acrylic
12-1:30
with Dianna Shyne

Make art!  Working fast and free is FUN, as Dianna will show you.  G

Whether you work in your studio, on your kitchen table, out in plein air, or inside a manila folder at work (OK-this last one's a stretch for painting) Dianna is motivated for you to paint!

On her website, Dianna admits to painting the many things that interest her. Splat! She paints! Splat! Come to the demo!

Watercolor Roses with Chihiro Yabe. April 29, 2017


Saturday April 29-  Free Watercolor Demonstration
Watercolor Roses
12-1:30
with Chihiro Yabe

The beauty and romance of the rose is something many watercolorists would love to depict in their paintings.  Chihiro Yabe will show how to do so, without drawing each petal, but by capturing the shape as a whole.

Creating a Bullseye Effect with Molly Murrah April 15,2017





MOLLY MURRAH BULLSEYE DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, April 15th from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Last year Molly Murrah gave a popular demonstration on how to create a bullseye effect in your watercolor painting. This technique is great for emphasizing the focal point of your art and for achieving a “glow” or “backlit” effect.


 In this demo, Molly will show you various ways a bullseye can be used for painting different subjects, from still lives to street scenes and radiant sunsets. Join us for this fun demo – “Creating a Bullseye Effect” – with Molly Murrah.


Golden A to Z with Barbara De Pirro April 9, 2017


GOLDEN ACRYLICS A to Z!
FREE GOLDEN LECTURE/DEMO
with BARBARA DE PIRRO
Sunday, April 9, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Reserve your seat now!
Phone 425.643.1781

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.

Ann Breckon. Lessons in Color April 8, 2017


Saturday April 8-  Free Watercolor Demonstration
Lessons in Color: Warm / Cool vs CMYK
12-1:30
with Ann Breckon
Red, Yellow and Blue are essential to the Primary mixing theory, but artists need to know about warm and cool versions of these for successful color combinations.  Yellow, Cyan and Magenta are central to the Secondary Palette and an intriguing, almost limitless range of colors.  Come learn about both!

Copic Markers with Brandi York April 2, 2017


"Inara" by Brandi York, done with Copic Markers

COPIC MARKERS:
Everything you want to know about them and can now ask Brandi!
Copic Marker Vendor Demo with Brandi York
Sunday April 2
12-1:30
Bellevue Store

Any questions you've ever had about Copic Markers, the Airbrush system, Various Inks or Multiliners can be answered by Copic Fine Art Specialist, Brandi York this weekend.!

Learn all the finer points of Copics, including how to refill and change the tips of markers, the Copic Airbrush System, various paper choices and more. See how to layer colors to achieve a variety of effects, soft shading, textures and dynamic color. Never heard of Copic Markers before? Come by and see what the buzz is all about! 

To see some tutorials that Brandi has done for Copic, please visit:
http://www.copicmarker.com/guest-tutorial-lights-shadows-brandi-york  - This is the tutorial for portrait to the left"Inara".

http://www.copicmarker.com/guest-tutorial-coloring-curly-hair-by-brandi-york - This is the tutorial on drawing long hair for the portrait "Ellie" below.

http://www.copicmarker.com/copics-on-gray-paper-by-brandi-york - This tutorial is a beautifully subtle portrait done in several shades of Gray Copic Markers on gray paper.

http://www.copicmarker.com/reflections-by-brandi-york  - This tutorial is how to do reflections.

"Ellie" by Brandi York
done with Copic Markers