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Drawing Workshop. Amanda Sweet. July 2017

Saturday, July 8. 2017: Drawing Workshop $80
An Introduction to Perceptual Drawing
With Amanda Sweet      
The course will cover fundamental drawing concepts and approaches such as contour, measurement, proportion, composition, space, and gesture. The goal of the course is to practice seeing as opposed to preformed ideas of what you think you know. A list of drawing vocabulary will be provided, along with a general drawing survey to be presented via slide lecture. Students will construct several preliminary drawing studies, and one further developed drawing over a two-hour span. Please contact store to register 425.643.1781

Watercolor Demo. Cindy Valdez. Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints. July 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017: Free Demonstration / Presentation
Introduction to Daniel Smith Watercolor
With Cindy Valdez          
 Cindy will discuss Daniel Smith Watercolors and touch on topics such as transparency, staining, and granulation.
We will talk about Daniel Smith’s Primatek line, as well as our Luminescent paints and our Watercolor Sticks.
A “try it” table will be available for hands on experience at the end of the discussion.

Chihiro Yabe watercolor workshop. July 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017: Watercolor Workshop $100
Food for Your Kitchen Walls
with Chihiro Yabe
Instructor will work with students to create watercolor paintings of food suitable for display in your kitchen (or wherever else you want).
Space is limited. Please contact the store to register and save your seat.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Nikki Frumkin demo and workshop June 2017

Saturday, June 17- Free Demonstration - Watercolor and Sketching
Pacific Northwest Landscapes
with Nikki Frumkin

Sunday, June 18- Watercolor Workshop $100
Pacific Northwest Landscapes
with Nikki Frumkin

Nikki Frumkin is a Swiss-American alpinist and artist living in Seattle, Washington. Her art is inspired by time spent hiking, climbing and mountaineering in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can often find her in the mountains with her sketchbook and watercolors in hand. Sometimes she straps huge sheets of paper to the outside of her pack and other times she just sticks a pen and scrap of paper in her pocket. She captures energy, light, weather and movement in her paintings. Her work combines pattern, vibrant color, and energetic lines to build a sense of place. Nikki Frumkin’s paintings have been exhibited in shows across the country. She also does art and design work within the climbing and outdoor industry.

To register for her workshop, please contact the store: 425.643.1781 or

Getting to Know your paints with Re St Peter

Free demo Saturday, June 10, Noon - 1:30
at the Bellevue Daniel Smith store.
Getting to know your (watercolor) paints!
With Re St Peter
Do you feel like you struggle to consistently get the color or effect you're after? Re will share tips & exercises that will help you better understand the personalities of your pigments and how well (or not) they play together.
This free demo replaces the workshop that was previously scheduled.

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

Sunday, June 4- Free Demonstration - Watercolors 
Travel Paintings and Sketches
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
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.

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

Saturday, May 27 Free Demonstration - Watercolor Collage
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  

Watercolors with Wendra. Demonstration and Workshop May 2017

Sunday, May 21- Free Demonstration - 
Watercolors with Wendra. Cultivating Creative Confidence
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
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
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!