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Free Demonstrations: Watercolor Travel Paintings and Sketches with Cheryl Renee Long


Sunday, June 4- Free Demonstration - Watercolors 
Travel Paintings and Sketches
12-1:30
with Cheryl Renee Long
Get some guidance on how to capture the moment when travelling from Cheryl, who will have recently returned from a trip to the American Southwest.  

Learn easy techniques to make wonderful travel paintings and sketches 
Bring home the memories that you love the best.
Cheryl will give you a list of essentials for your travel art kit. 

Every trip is a trip of a lifetime - this isn't the moment to leave your favorite

colors at home! 

Free Demonstration: Contemporary Russian Impressionism in Oils with Henry Stinson. June 2017


Saturday, June 3- Free Demonstration - Oils
Contemporary Russian Impressionism
2-3:30
with Henry Stinson

We're pleased to welcome our friend, Henry Stinson, back to our store for a demonstration of his approach to painting in oils.  
This event will give you a great opportunity to see the fundamentals of Russian impressionistic figure painting with a contemporary flare, from a highly respected artist and instructor. Henry will discuss the impressionistic approach to painting with the focus on color and relationships in developing a solid foundation for creating paintings.  No two Henry demos are ever alike, and we always learn something new when he stops in to visit.  Come see for yourself.

http://www.henrystinson.com/index.php

Watercolor and Collage. Free Demonstration with Kathy Collins May 27, 2017



Saturday, May 27 Free Demonstration - Watercolor Collage
12-1:30
with Kathy Collins

Kathy will demonstrate her process for watercolor and collage. Learn how to create dynamic new compositions by mixing collage techniques with watercolor paintings.
Kathy’s award-winning paintings have been featured in Watercolor Artist, American Artist, and The Artist’s Magazine publications, as well as the Splash - Best of Watercolor series. She is a Signature Member of the Northwest and Montana Watercolor Societies and Women Painters of Washington.



View her work awww.kathycollinswatercolors.com  

Watercolors with Wendra. Demonstration and Workshop May 2017





Sunday, May 21- Free Demonstration - 
Watercolors with Wendra. Cultivating Creative Confidence
12-1:30
with Wendra Lynne
Wendra will show several fun and easy techniques that can be applied in cards and larger pieces that will help you go with the flow and enjoy the creative watercolor process.



Sunday, May 28- Workshop - Watercolors $50
Watercolors with Wendra. Cultivating Creative Confidence
1-4:00
with Wendra Lynne
This workshop gives participants the chance to explore the techniques Wendra demonstrated on May 21.  Have fun, relax, tap into your creativity. 

"While we may all not be full time painters or sculptures, we can all be more creative doctors, lawyers, sales people, parents etc. 
Creativity can help us reduces stress and allow us to live more joyful and productive lives.  


I have painted, drawn and taken photos all of my life.  I am a member of IATSE the Art Directors Guild for Screen and Television. 
I attended Art Center College of Design and I hold a BA in Art and Literature from Antioch Seattle. 
In my watercolor creativity workshops I call on my experience as a set designer and yoga instructor 
to set the scene for others to relax and unleash their creativity. 

I moved to Redmond just over year ago from Vashon Island.  I am truly enjoying all the art and diverse culture on the Eastside." 

"Watercolors with Wendra”  - Cultivating Creative Confidence.
Relax and enjoy unleashing your creativity.
Wendra guides us through fun and easy watercolor techniques in “Going with the Flow”.


Free Demonstration. Portraits in Oil with Hamid Zavareei


Sunday, May 14- Free Demonstration - Oils
Portraits in Oil
12-1:30
with Hamid Zavareei
Hamid Zavareei is a local artist and GAGE Academy of Art Instructor, Seattle, WA.  

“Oil paint is the richest, most versatile and flexible medium of all times. Discover the vast possibilities of this enduring classic medium by learning about oil paint, oil medium, sound painting surface, brushes, palette, solvents and basic principles of color mixing, paint consistency, various applications and concepts that have made the oil painting the most enduring and accepted painting medium ever invented. the demonstration will focus on color in objects, flesh tones and environment and how to deepen or heighten value through color.”
This is a great demo to come to if you are curious about oil painting, fairly new at oil painting or would like to see how another oil painter works, this is a good demo to come to - and it’s FREE! 

FREE DEMO: Acrylic Pouring with THOM WRIGHT. May 13, 2017. 12am-1:30pm

ACRYLIC POURING
with THOM WRIGHT

FREE DEMO
Sunday, May 13, 2017
12 pm - 1:30 pm
One session


Thom will show you some fun and clever acrylic pouring techniques. It will be lots of fun and full of ideas to energize your acrylic paintings!

Can’t draw? No problem. Creativity blocked? This can help.

Thom will do direct pours, pours with mediums, dirty pours, pours with inclusions, and pours on a variety of substrates.

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.