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February 2012 Schedule of FREE Art Demos at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for FREE Art Demos for February 2012, at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 1 hour long with the instructors demonstrating various art techniques, basic "how to" for a particular medium or how the artists do different art processes. You can learn a lot coming to these, and they are a great way to get inspired and get your creative juices flowing - for FREE!

Please check back at the blog often for updates and expanded descriptions for the FREE demos as they are added through out the month, even easier keep up on Facebook! You can see our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store February Schedule by clicking Seattle [ blog ]February 2012 Schedule.

WATERCOLOR: Rich Italian Riviera Palette with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Please click HERE to find out more about Cindy & Theresa's demo!
Saturday, February 4th, 2012 - FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
MakeEverydayaPainting.com

ACRYLIC: Texturizing Basics & Beyond with Alicia Harvey
Cancelled: Please note: this was listed in newsletter for Feb 11th, but has been rescheduled for:
Saturday, March 10th, 2012, at 11 am & 1:45  
AliciaHarvey.com

PASTELS: Increasing Emotion & Feeling in Pastel Portraits with David Akers [aka D Rogale]
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 - FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
D-Rogale.ArtistWebsites.com

DRAWING: Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz
Please click HERE to find out more about Michael's free demo
Saturday, February 25th, 2012 - FREE demo!
from 11 am to 1 pm
MichaelNeverStops.com
Bring drawing materials & piece of fruit to draw with during the second hour in this FREE 2 hour mini-workshop with Michael.

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February 2012 Schedule of Artist Workshops at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for February 2012, at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 4 to 5 hour long "Hands On" workshops with the instructors demonstrating and teaching various art techniques. You will be creating during the workshop as you learn. These workshops have a fee, a list of supplies to bring to work with, and require registration. Please regiester early to be sure of a spot in the workshop, and to make sure workshops are not cancelled due to low enrollment. To Register, please call the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781.

You can find out about our Artist Workshops at our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store by clicking here: Seattle February FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

Also, don't forget about our FREE art demos most every weekend!

WATERCOLOR: Watercolor Simplified with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
 MakeEverydayaPainting.com
Learn the basics of watercolor - How to put together a palette, what kind of paint, brushes and paper to use, and how to navigate the watercolor aisle. Jump start your watercolor journey with fun and easy projects designed to build confidence. Instructors will guide beginners through simple steps to better painting in an enriching and encouraging atmosphere.
001 900 249
$75 per day
10 am to 3 pm

WATERCOLOR: Journal Quickly and Completely with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
MakeEverydayaPainting.com
Compose travel journals in Watercolors. In this workshop you will learn to paint and embellish the watercolor journal before you depart...or... compose a journal form your past memories and materials. whatever you decide, you will be prepared to paint wherever your desires of travels take you to.
001 900 249
$75 per day
10 am to 3 pm

WATERCOLOR: Painting Northwest Seascapes with Cheryl Hoople
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
CherylHoople.com
Using a wonderfully fresh, luminous painting style, watercolorist Cheryl Hoople shows you how to add movement, contrast, and a range of tonal values to create a dynamic Northwest seascape. Follow her direct approach to painting scenes that recall days at the beach, a rocky shoreline, or a stormy sea. Cheryl explains a number of basic watercolor techniques as well as methods for creating special effects as she demonstrates how to develop a painting step by step. You will also learn how to paint essential seascape elements, such as skies, rocks, sand, and even sea birds. Additional tips explore watercolor painting materials and color theory so that you use the watercolor medium to its fullest potential.
001 900 762
$65 per day
12 pm to 4:30

CHARCOAL & GRAPHITE: Portraits in Black & White with Dan Riley
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
DanRileyArt.com
This workshop will be about drawing the human face in pencil, charcoal or other B&W media.
We will discuss facial proportions and structure and learn how to create an accurate drawing. We will discuss shadows and dramatic presentation of the portrait in monochrome. This will be a fun workshop and have lots of student drawing time and personal critique.
001 020 035
$75 per day
10 am to 4:30 pm
 
MONOTYPES: Intro to The Painterly Print with April Richardson
Sunday, February 19th, 2012
AprilRichardsonArtist.com
Experiment with this spontaneous and painterly method of printmaking combined with painting and collage to create mixed media artwork. Each monotype is a unique print, and the plate can be used over and over. Students will learn additive, subtractive, and drawing transfer techniques. Working with small plates, water-soluble inks, and a portable etching press, artists will explore the materials and tools to produce a series of monotypes. Beginning and experienced artists enjoy this medium.
001 900 165
$75 per day
11 am to 4:30 pm
 
INK & WATERCOLOR: Basic Drawing in Ink & Watercolor with Paula Ensign
Sunday, February 26th, 2012
PaulaEnsignArt.com
Looking to try something new this year? Develop your drawing skills using ink pens. Starting with observational techniques, the workshop will explore line, value and texture before adding the final component –color! Paula will show several ways to add excitement to drawings with watercolor. These techniques are also great for cards and journaling. No previous drawing or watercolor experience needed. Come learn in a positive and fun atmosphere.
001 900 763
$65 per day
12 pm to 4:30 pm


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January 2012 Schedule of FREE Art Demos at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for FREE Art Demos for January 2012, at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 1 hour long with the instructors demonstrating various art techniques, basic "how to" for a particular medium or how the artists do different art processes. You can learn a lot coming to these, and they are a great way to get inspired and get your creative juices flowing - for FREE!

Please check back at the blog often for updates and expanded descriptions for the FREE demos as they are added through out the month, even easier keep up on Facebook! You can see our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store January Schedule by clicking Seattle January 2012 Schedule.


DRAWING: Portraits in Charcoal & Graphite with Dan Riley
Please click HERE to find out more information about Dan's demo.
Saturday, January 7th, 2012 - FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
DanRileyArt.com
This FREE demo is a good way to preview Dan's Workshop, Wednesday, February 15th, 2012.

WATERCOLOR: Warm up your Winter Landscapes with Susie Short
Please click HERE to find out more information about Susie's FREE Demo
Sunday, January 8th, 2012, at 12 pm & 2 pm
SusieShort.net
This FREE demo is a good way to preview Susie's Workshop on January 15th

FRAMING: Canvas Stretching with Anita East
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 - FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm

PASTELS: Unusual Perspectives & use of Dramatic Light in Pastels with Jannelle Loewen
Please click HERE to find out more information about Jannelle's demos
Saturday, January 14th, 2012- FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
JannelleLoewen.com

BOOK SIGNING: “LESSONS IN CLASSICAL DRAWING: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier” by Juliette Aristides
Please click HERE to find out more information about Juliette's book signing.
Sunday, January 15th at 12 pm & 2 pm
AristidesArts.com

DRAWING: Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012- FREE demo!
from 11 am to 1 pm
MichaelNeverStops.com
Bring drawing materials & piece of fruit to draw with during the second hour in this FREE 2 hour mini-workshop with Michael.

WATERCOLOR: Painting Northwest Seascapes with Cheryl Hoople
Please click HERE to find out more about Cheryl's free demo!
Saturday, January 21st, 2012- FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
CherylHoople.com
This FREE demo is a good way to preview Cheryl's Workshop: "Painting Northwest Seascapes with Cheryl Hoople" February 12th, 2012, $65 per day.

MIXED MEDIA & COLLAGE: Watercolors, Pens, Markers & More with Charlotte Stone
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012- FREE demos!
at 12 pm & 2 pm

INK & WATERCOLOR: Basic Drawing with Paula Ensign
Thursday, January 26th, 2012- FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
PaulaEnsignArt.com
This FREE demo is a good way to preview Paula's Workshop: "Ink & Watercolor: Basic Drawing with Paula Ensign" Sunday, February 26th, $65 per day.

MONOTYPES: Intro to The Painterly Print with April Richardson
Saturday, January 28th 2012- FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
AprilRichardsonArtist.com
This FREE demo is a good way to preview April's Workshop: "Monotypes: Introduction to the Painterly Print with April Richardson" Sunday, February 19th, 2012, $75 per day

WATERCOLOR on YUPO: Conquering the Beast with Stacie Clark
Please click HERE to find out more about Stacie's FREE demo!
Sunday, January 29th, 2012- FREE demos!
at 12 pm & 2 pm
SClarkWatercolors.com

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January 2012 Schedule of Artist Workshops at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for January 2012, at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 4 to 5 hour long "Hands On" workshops with the instructors demonstrating and teaching various art techniques. You will be creating during the workshop as you learn. These workshops have a fee, a list of supplies to bring to work with, and require registration. Please regiester early to be sure of a spot in the workshop, and to make sure workshops are not cancelled due to low enrollment. To Register, please call the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781.
Also, don't forget about our FREE art demos too!

WATERCOLOR: Warm up your Winter Landscapes with Susie Short
Sunday, January 15th
SusieShort.net
Think winter landscapes must be painted with cool blues and chilly greens? Find out how to take the chill out of your winter landscapes with warm, earthy tones. Susie will share tips, ideas and colors for painting these warmer landscapes and you'll also learn how DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors add subtle details to warm winter landscapes.
001 020 059
$75
11 am to 4 pm
Be sure to come to Susie's FREE demo: Warm up your Winter Landscapes, on Sunday, January 8th, 2012.

Warm up your Winter Watercolor Landscapes with Susie Short: FREE Demo January 8th, 2012


Warm Winter Landscape Watercolor Painting by Susie Short
Warm up your Winter Watercolor Landscapes with Susie Short
Sunday, January 8th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm

Come see Susie Short’s examples of warm winter landscapes painted with DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors and selected DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors. Watch Susie’s watercolor paintings come to life as she demonstrates techniques showing how to use DANIEL SMITH Masking fluid to reserve warm whites when working wet-in-wet. She will also share tips for lifting and retrieving highlights and sun patterns when using selected PrimaTeks. If you are a landscape painter….You do not want to miss this demo!

Some of the PrimaTek Watercolors Susie will be using at the demo are:
Hematite Genuine
Hematite Burnt Scarlet
Hematite Violet
Serpentine Genuine
Purpurite Genuine
Mayan Blue Genuine
Kyanite Genuine
Bronzite Genuine

Susie will also be teaching a workshop on Warming up your Watercolor Landscapes on Sunday, January 15th, 2012, from 11 am to 4 pm, $75.  The FREE demo on January 8th is a great way to preveiw taking this workshop! 

Learn to Paint on Silk using Dye-Na-Flow with Asher Katz: FREE Demo December 11th, 2011

Asher Katz demonstrating at DANIEL SMITH

Watch and learn from Asher Katz how to paint on silk using Jacquard Dye-N-Flow.
FABRIC ARTS: Jacquard Art Products Demonstration
Sunday, December 11th, 2011 - FREE demo!
at 12 pm & 2 pm

Asher is Jacquard Fabric Art Product’s expert artist demonstrator and he will introduce you to silk painting with Jacquard Dye-N-Flow at these hands-on demonstrations this weekend at both our Bellevue and Seattle DANIEL SMITH Stores.
You will get to try your hand at painting on silk using a hoop in the “hands on” portion of this FREE demo! Get ideas and learn some great techniques to make beautiful holiday gifts. A limited number of hoops will be provided on a first come, first served basis for attendees. Please plan to arrive early!


Dye-Na-Flow by Jacquard
Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store:
FABRIC ARTS:
Jacquard Art Products Demonstration
Painting on Silk using
Dye-Na-Flow with Asher Katz
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
FREE demo!
at 12 pm & 2 pm


Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store:
FABRIC ARTS:
Jacquard Art Products Demonstration
Painting on Silk using
Dye-Na-Flow with Asher Katz
Saturday, December 10th, 2011
FREE demo!
at 11am & 1:45 pm

How to use Silk Dyes & Make Gifts with Rita Gesinger at the FREE Demo on December 10th, 2011

Photo provided by Rita Gesinger
SILK DYEING: How to use
Silk Dyes & Make Gifts
with Rita Gesinger
Saturday, December 10th, 2011  FREE demo!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm

Watch and learn how to color beautiful silk with dyes, paint and wax at Rita’s demo. Learn to add highlights, texture and color and make your own silk scarves. Come and get your creative juices flowing, catch the excitement Rita has for this type of material, and get some Holiday Gift Making ideas!

List of some of the supplies Rita will be using at the demo:
Silk scarves - Jacquard Habotai Silk
Jacquard iDye
Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow
Jacquard Gutta resist 4oz
Sumi brushes
Foam brushes

Gold Leaf Fun with Ann Breckon, FREE Demo December 9th, 2011


Gold Leaf painting by Ann Breckon

GOLD LEAF: Gold Leaf Fun with Ann Breckon
Friday, December 9th, 2011- FREE demo!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm

Gold Leaf is easy and fun and does not have to be expensive. Come see several ways to enhance your artwork with a metallic sheen that adds elegance, drama and can even be used for problem solving. Ann will also bring several other home and holiday decorating ideas for gold leaf that you will love!
 
Some Supplies Ann will be using or talking about in her demo:
Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Adhesive
Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Sealer
Mona Lisa Simple Leaf, Gold
Mona Lisa Adhesive Leaf Pen
Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Starter Kit
Mona Lisa Variegated Leaf Sampler
 
If you have ever wondered how to use Gold Leaf in general and particularly how to incorporate into your artwork, this is a good demo to come to!

December 2011 Schedule of FREE Art Demos at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for FREE Art Demos for December 2011 at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 1 hour long with the instructors demonstrating various art techniques, basic "how to" for a particular medium or how the artists do different art processes. You can learn a lot coming to these, and they are a great way to get inspired and maybe get creative juices flowing to make some Holiday Gifts - for FREE!

Please check back at the blog often for updates and expanded descriptions for the FREE demos as they are added through out the month, even easier keep up on Facebook! You can also see our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store December Schedule by clicking here: Seattle December 2011 Schedule.

MIXED MEDIA: Cards & Gifts with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Friday, Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11am & 1:45 pm
MakeEverydayaPainting.com

WATERCOLOR: Sumi-e Watercolor for the Holidays with Yuming Zhu
Monday, Dec 5th, 2011 at 11 am & 1:45 pm
YumingFineArt.com

DRAWING: Basics of Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz
Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2011 from 11 am to 1 pm
Bring drawing materials & a piece of fruit to draw with during the second hour of this FREE 2 hour mini-workshop with Michael!
MichaelNeverStops.com

FRAMING: Decorative Mat Wrapping or Covering -Tips from a Professional Framer - Anita East
Thursday, Dec 8th, at 11 am & 1:45 pm

GOLD LEAF: Gold Leaf Fun with Ann Breckon
Friday, Dec 9th, 2011 at 11 am & 1:45 pm
AnnBreckon.com

SILK DYEING: How to use Silk Dyes & Make Gifts with Rita Gesinger
Saturday, Dec 10th, 2011 at 11 am & 1:45 pm
RitaGesinger.com

FABRIC ARTS: Jacquard Art Products Demonstration
Sunday, Dec 11th, 2011at 12 pm & 2 pm
Asher Katz (Fabric Artist for Jacquard) will be demonstrating Dye-N-Flow Liquid Paint on silk AND there will be a Hands-On part to this demo where participants will get to try it themselves using a hoop with silk!  Quanities are limited, so first come, first served.

PASTEL: Pastels with Color & Flair with David Akers [aka D-Rogdale]
- Cancelled: We are very sorry, D-Rogale asked to cancel his demo this Saturday.
-UPDATE! Pastel artist Jannelle Loewen is replacing David and will demonstrating:
PASTELS: Unusual Perspectives & use of Dramatic Light in Pastels with Jannelle Loewen JannelleLoewen.com
Saturday, Dec 17th, 2011 at 11 am & 1:45 pm with Jannelle Loewen

DRAWING: Four Components of Perspective with Joe MacKechnie
Sunday, Dec 18th, 2011at 12 pm & 2 pm
JLMacKechnie.com

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December 2011 Schedule of Artist Workshops at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for December 2011 at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 4 to 5 hour long "Hands On" workshops with the instructors demonstrating and teaching various art techniques. You will be creating during the workshop as you learn. These workshops have a fee, a list of supplies to bring to work with, and require registration. Please regiester early to be sure of a spot in the workshop, and to make sure workshops are not cancelled due to low enrollment. To Register, please call the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781. 
Also, don't forget about our FREE art demos too!

Workshop: Business of Art - Turn your Art into Cards & Cash with Ray Pfortner
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 
RayPfortner.com
Making greeting cards from your art is great for self-promotion and gifts. But what about selling your cards? How do you price them? Where can you sell them – and how?
In this workshop you will learn how to manufacture your cards, from scanning to selecting art to materials, always emphasizing how to maximize your profit. But the focus will be on how to turn those cards into cash – through direct sales, selling partners and reps. We will also explore how to license your art to commercial card companies. Making greeting cards from your art is great for self-promotion and gifts.
001 900 456
$85 per day
10 am to 4 pm

WATERCOLOR: Painting Holiday Themes with Kay Barnes
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 
KayBarnes.com
Here's your chance to create a very unique piece of fine art to hang in your entryway or over the mantle for the holidays! You might also reproduce your painting created in this workshop for your own unique greeting cards.
Working from your photos or your imagination, we will start with a loose and juicy wet into wet painting and with layering, lifting and numerous other watercolor techniques, create a beautiful winter wonderland. You may wish to add figures, birds or other wildlife, skiers etc. to make it uniquely your own. This will be a fast paced class which will help you expand and explore your skills. Some experience helpful but not required.
01 025 506
$85 per day
11 am to 4 pm

MIXED MEDIA: Cards & Gifts with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 
MakeEverydayaPainting.com
International Traveling Workshop Instructors, Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling demonstrate creative painting techniques for holiday cards and gifts. The authors of Make Every Day A Painting, will share a portion of their manual on how they paint quick studies which they will use to create artful cards and gifts. They will demonstrate using watercolor ground as a base for painting on a multiple of items, photo transfers, stamping, working with various gel mediums and more.
001 900 671
$85 per day
10 am to 3 pm

WATERCOLOR: Painting Portraits in Watercolor with Dan Riley
Monday, December 12th, 2011
DanRileyArt.com
This workshop is about painting fast and easy portraits in watercolor. A review of facial proportions, shadow dynamics, and edge control is followed by demonstration of techniques for free and loose watercolor application. Hands on exercises will help you experience the watercolor medium as being fun and playful rather than fearful and demanding. You’ll learn a lot and have a good time doing it.
001 900 341
$85 per day
10 am to 4:30 pm

OIL: Oil Painting without Mineral Spirits with Steve Whitney
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
SteveWhitney.com
Have you avoided oil painting for fear of exposure to mineral spirits? Or would you like to reduce or eliminate them from your studio? If your answer to either question is yes, this one-day workshop by award-winning painter Steve Whitney is for you. Steve will discuss studio safety, demonstrate various techniques, and help you create a painting from scratch without using mineral spirits either for thinning your paint or cleaning your brushes.
001 900 476
$85 per day
10 am to 4 pm

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FREE Origami Demos with John Smiley, November 26th, 2011, to Celebrate our New Origami Papers at DANIEL SMITH!


We have new Origami Papers and Books at our
DANIEL SMITH Stores!

To celebrate, both our Bellevue and Seattle DANIEL SMITH Stores will be having FREE Introduction to Origami Demos with Origami Artists John Smiley, Terry Allen and Ayumi HayatsuJohn, Terry and Ayumi are member of  P.A.P.E.R. (Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable) which is part of Origami-USA.org.

John Smiley starting to
fold a Crane
John Smiley will be demonstrating one of his original origami designs (the Basket) as well as a few classical designs. Learn more about the history and materials for making origami from John, Terry and Ayumi at these FREE demos.

John Smiley folding a Crane
Also, near the end of the demo, follow along with John, Terry and Ayumi, and make a simple origami piece to take home!

Come and learn more about this traditional and beautiful art form at our DANIEL SMITH Stores.


John Smiley's Origami Crane
 Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store:
Introduction to Origami with John Smiley, Terry Allen and Ayumi Hayatsu
Saturday, November 26th, 2011
11am and 1:45pm
FREE 1 hour demos!




"Table"
Folded by John Smiley
"Basket"
Original origami design by John Smiley

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Basics of Drawing and Painting Portraits in Watercolors, FREE Demo with Dan Riley, November 20th, 2011

"Ann B" by Dan Riley

DRAWING: Basics of Drawing & Painting Portraits in Watercolor with Dan Riley
Sunday, November 20th, 2011 
FREE demo!
at 12 pm & 2 pm

Dan Riley will be demonstrating techniques for developing fast and fun portrait images in watercolor. Come and learn some new tips to add to your painting skills!

This is a great FREE preview to Dan’s Workshop in December:

WATERCOLOR: Painting Portraits in Watercolor
Monday, December 12th, 2011
10 am to 4:30 pm.
$85 for the Workshop:
This workshop is about painting fast and easy portraits in watercolor. A review of facial proportions, shadow dynamics, and edge control is followed by demonstration of techniques for free and loose watercolor application. Hands on exercises will help you experience the watercolor medium as being fun and playful rather than fearful and demanding. You’ll learn a lot and have a good time doing it.

Please call the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store at 425-643-1781, to reserve your spot for Dan Riley’s December Workshop, and remember, the demo on November 20th is FREE, just drop in at the Bellevue Store!

Holiday Watercolor Painting with Kay Barnes: FREE Demo November 19th, 2011

Holiday Painting by Kay Barnes

WATERCOLOR: Holiday Painting with Kay Barnes
Saturday, November 19th, 2011 - FREE demo!
11 am & 1:45 pm

Kay Barnes will start this FREE watercolor demo
painting loose and juicy by working wet into wet.
She’ll then begin painting with layering,
lifting and numerous other watercolor techniques,
creating a beautiful winter wonderland.
 Watch and learn great painting tips while
Kay paints a beautiful Holiday scene!

Kay is also the creator of the "Artist Glazing Kit".

This FREE demo is a great preview to Kay’s workshop:
Painting Holiday Themes in Watercolors
Saturday, December 4th, 2011
11 am to 4 pm
$85 per day.
001 025 506
Please call the Bellevue Store to register: 425-643-1781 for Kay’s Workshop

Remember, the demo on November 19th is FREE!

Basics of Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz: FREE Demo November 12th, 2011


Apple Drawing by Michael

DRAWING: Basics of Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz 
Saturday, November 12th, 2011  - FREE Demo!
from 11 am to 1 pm - Special time! 

"This FREE demo (or mini workshop since you are invited to draw too!) will cover the basics of drawing from life. Still life, landscapes, figures, portraits, the principles are all the same.
The demo will focus on the very basics of learning to see and then learning to interpret and design in drawings. It will cover procedure, values, edges, simplification and design, and measuring.


Charcoal Portrait by Michael
 The first half of the demo/workshop, I will demo the very basics and lay them out in a simple way.

In the second half of the demo/workshop we will set out some fruit and give the participants a chance to apply the new information. I will come around and help everyone for the remaining 45 minutes or so.

This demo/workshop is a great chance to begin with the fundamentals or to catch up if you've already got some working knowledge.

Please bring materials to draw with and a piece of your favorite fruit. Daniel Smith will also have supplies on hand available for purchase."  
-Michael

Materials Michael suggests to bring if you would like to draw during the second hour:

One 18''x24'' Smooth Newsprint Pad
Generals Charcoal Pencils (6B)
A standard razor blade
A sanding pad
sketchbook
Staedler lead holder
2B lead
lead sharpener
kneaded eraser

FREE Watercolor Demo: Adding People to your Landscape Scene with Joe Mac Kechnie, November 13th, 2011

"At the Ocean" by Joe Mac Kechnie
 WATERCOLOR: Adding People to your Landscape Scene with Joe Mac Kechnie
Sunday, November 13th 2011
2 pm & 2 pm - FREE Demo!

 
Joe Mac Kechnie will be sharing his tips on how to add people to your watercolor landscapes.
"Florence" by Joe Mac Kechnie
Joe will demonstrate: 
  • How to simply draw and paint the shapes of people.
  • Adding people to give a sense of scale to the composition.
  • Adding people to strengthen the focal point.

 The materials that Joe will be using at his demo:
  • Arches watercolor paper
  • DANIEL SMITH watercolors
  • Gouache paints (including white paint)
  • Pastels (NuPastels and soft pastels)
  • Water soluble black inks and pens
  • F&W acrylic inks
  • #4-#8 round watercolor brushes

 Come to learn, Come for Fun and Come to be Inspired!

"4th of July" by Joe Mac Kechnie


FRAMING: Professional Framing Tips with Anita East. FREE Demo November 10th, 2011


FRAMING: Tips from an Expert Framer - Anita East
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE Demo!

Art Framing 101 with Expert Framer Anita East at this FREE demo, learn (or review) basics of assembling a frame kit, forming an art package, and securing package to a frame using a framer's point gun. Learn to install dust jacket and quality hanging hardware, and how to select quality framing materials from a conservation standpoint.

At the demo, Anita will frame 1 standard art package into Artcare Frame Package, 1 prestretched canvas into a frame.

Materials Anita will be demonstrating:
Framer's point gun and points, wood and metal frame kits, pre-cut mats and backing, Lineco tapes and glue to include frame sealing tape, rabbet foam tape, linen and paper hinging tapes, PVC glue, 3M ATG tape, acrylic sealing medium such as GAC 100, hanging hardware, Kraft Paper or acid-free backing paper, Bump-Ons, sanding block, archival quality ArtCare systems, cotton gloves, boning tool.

Additional tools and supplies Anita will be using:
Flat-tip, cross-point, needle-nose, 19.2-V, soft hammer, extra u-spring, centering tape measure, centering ruler, scissors, glass, glass cleaner, blue shop towels, spacers, wire, hardware.

This is a great introduction demo for finding out to frame your art, and use the tools and supplies professional framers use and learn why they are used.

November 2011 Schedule of FREE Art Demos at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for FREE Art Demos for Novemer 2011 at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 1 hour long with the instructors demonstrating various art techniques, basic "how to" for a particular medium or how the artists do different art processes. You can learn a lot coming to these, and they are a great way to get inspired and get your creative juices flowing - for FREE!

Please check back at the blog often for updates and expanded descriptions for the FREE demos as they are added through out the month, even easier keep up on Facebook! You can see our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store November Schedule by clicking Seattle November Schedule.

OIL: Oil Painting without Mineral Spirits with Steve Whitney
Thursday, November 3rd at 11 am & 1:45 pm
SteveWhitney.com

FRAMING: Tips from a Professional Framer - Anita East
Please click on the above link for more information about this Framing demo!
Thursday, November 10th at 11 am & 1:45 pm
Anita will show you how to use the tools for framing and how to do your own framing in this FREE Demo!

DRAWING: Basics of Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz
Please click on the above link for more details about Michael's demo!
Saturday, November 12th from 11 am to 1 pm
MichaelNeverStops.com

WATERCOLOR: Adding People to your Landscape Scene with Joe Mac Kechnie
Please click on the above link for more information about Joe Mac Kechnie's demo!
Sunday, November 13th at 12 pm & 2 pm
JLMacKechnie.com

WATERCOLOR: Holiday Themed Watercolors with Kay Barnes
Please click on the above link for more info about Kay's demo!
Saturday, November 19th at 11 am & 1:45 pm
KayBarnes.com

DRAWING: Basics of Drawing & Painting Portraits in Watercolor with Dan Riley
Sunday, November 20th at 12 pm & 2 pm
DanRileyArt.com

ORIGAMI: Introduction to Origami with John Smiley, Terry Allen and Ayumi Hayatsu
Saturday, November 26th, 2011
11am to 12pm and 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Note: this FREE demo was added after our newsletter was printed.

MIXED MEDIA: Simple Cards for any Occasion with Che Lopez
Wednesday, November 30th at 11 am & 1:45 pm
ArtofChe.com

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November 2011 Schedule of Artist Workshops at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for November 2011 at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 4 to 5 hour long "Hands On" workshops with the instructors demonstrating and teaching various art techniques. You will be creating during the workshop as you learn. These workshops have a fee, a list of supplies to bring to work with, and require registration. Please regiester early to be sure of a spot for you in the workshop, and to make sure workshops are not cancelled due to low enrollment. To Register, please call the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781.

COLORED PENCIL: Introduction to Colored Pencil with Gary Green
Saturday, November 5th, 2011 
GGArt.biz
Discover colored pencil with master colored pencil artist, Gary Greene. The beginning class consists of a discussion describing colored pencils, paper surfaces, tools, and techniques, starting with the “foundation” colored pencil technique: layering. A study will be featured in step-by-step stages of completion and then demonstrated. Reference art and easy to understand notes will be provided for students to follow as they learn the layering technique
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$100 per day
10 am to 4 pm

WATERCOLOR: Impressionistic Landscapes with Kathy Collins
Sunday, November 6th, 2011 
KathyCollinsWatercolors.com
Learn the secrets to exquisitely simple, yet powerful impressionistic watercolors using Kathy’s technique for rapid-process painting. Achieve dramatic high contrast paintings by charging in color and mixing flowing wet paint right on the paper. Students will complete one or more works in a single session.
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$75 per day
11:30 am to 4:30 pm

WATERCOLOR: Unusual Watercolor Surfaces with Ann Breckon
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
AnnBreckon.com
Watercolor isn't just for paper any more! Daniel Smith carries a fun, interesting and varied number of surfaces and products that can be painted on, and others that can be applied to paper or board and then painted with watercolor. For the class we will do several small paintings on as many of these surfaces as we have time for. (It's worth coming just to see what adding Ox Gall can do!) Bring the holiday company for a fun, playful day and Christmas gift ideas.
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$75 per day
11 am to 4 pm

Be sure to register early to make sure there is space for you!

Keep up with all DANIEL SMITH Stores Demos, Workshops and Special Events with:

Follow DANIEL SMITH Stores Events on Twitter
Become a Fan of DANIEL SMITH Stores Events on Facebook

Follow DANIEL SMITH: Artists’ Materials on Twitter at: DANIELSMITH_ART
Become a DANIEL SMITH: Artists’ Materials Fan

FREE Demo: Colored Pencil 101 with Gary Greene, October 23rd, 2011

"Spheres" by Gary Greene
COLORED PENCILS: Colored Pencil 101
with Gary Greene
Sunday, October. 23rd, 2011
11 am & 1:45 pm

Find out all about “painting” with colored pencils at this FREE demo with Gary Greene, author of "Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil”.  Come and find out how Gary "paints" with colored pencils and gets such rich colors for a gorgeous painting like the above "Spheres" painted with, you guessed it - colored pencils!


"Backpetals" by Gary Greene
 “Tired of the same old watercolors? Fed up with messy oils, acrylics or pastels? Are you spending more time setting up and cleaning up your art space?

Then discover the exciting, creative and versatile medium of colored pencil. Yes, colored pencil is a serious art medium with unique properties, which when used with the right technique, will allow you to create artwork that looks like any medium you desire.” -Gary Greene

"Individuality" By Gary Greene

This is a FREE demo, and a great preview to Gary’s workshop:
“Introduction to Colored Pencil with Gary Green”
Saturday, November 5th, 2011
$100 per day
10 am to 4 pm
Please call the Bellevue Store to register for the workshop at: 425-643-1781

Beyond Texturizing: GOLDEN Acrylic Gels & Grounds to Create Exciting Textures with Alicia Harvey, October 10th, 2011 - FREE Demo!


"In to the Clouds" by Alicia Harvey

MIXED MEDIA: Beyond Texturizing with Alicia Harvey
Monday, October 10th, 2011
from 10 am to 12 pm - FREE Demo!

With this demo, Alicia Harvey builds on her Texturizing Basics demo of Oct. 6, and you don't have to have attended that demo to come to this one!  Learn how to incorporate decorative papers onto surfaces, and explore how different Golden Acrylic gels and grounds can be used together to create exciting textures for your artwork.

Products Alicia will be working with during this FREE demonstration are:

* GOLDEN gels and pastes, especially GOLDEN Acrylic Gel Medium Paste Intro Set
* GOLDEN Acrylic Medium (gloss) or DANIEL SMITH Ultimate Acrylic Medium (gloss)
* GOLDEN Fluid Matte Medium or DANIEL SMITH Ultimate Acrylic Medium (matte)
* DANIEL SMITH's selection of handmade & decorative papers

Excellent Acrylic Books that Alicia will be referencing:

* Rethinking Acrylic by Patti Brady
* New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook: Materials, Techniques, and Contemporary Applications for Acrylics Artist by Rheni Tauchid
Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium by Nancy Reyner
* #5326 Altered Surfaces: Using Acrylic Paints With Gels, Mediums, Grounds & Pastes by Chris Cozen

If you have ever wondered how to create texture and depth in your paintings or wondered about GOLDEN Acrylic Mediums, Gels and Paste, this is a great demo for you!

"Hands On” Layering it up: Acrylic Layering Techniques with Theresa Goesling - FREE Demo October 9th, 2011

"Dance of the Poppies" by Theresa Goesling

Acrylics: Acrylic layering techniques
with Theresa Goesling
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
12 pm & 2 pm

Focusing on Acrylics on Paper, Theresa Goesling will start with a loose abstract base layer and build to make a colorful scene. Acrylic painters will learn to build dimension into their paintings with layers. There will be an emphasis on color and how to mix neutrals that make your colors pop! .

Some of the materials Theresa will be using in her demo:

Canvas Board
Gessos; Gold, Yellow Ochre, White or Orange
Brushes DS Platinum Long Handle White Taklon
Multi Media Brushes Filbert 12, 10 or 8, Flat 10, 12 or Round 6, 8 or 12
Permanent Paint Pens for Signature
Pencil: Derwent Sketching Dark Wash
Rubbing Alcohol
Barrier Cream
Paper Towels
DS Acrylic Brush Cleaner
DS Acrylic Medium Gloss
Acrylic Paints

Come to Learn, Come for Fun and Come to be Inspired!

Painting Expressive Skies in Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin, FREE Demo on October 8th, 2011

"Cirrus" by Maria Coryell-Martin
Painting Expressive Skies in Watercolor
Maria Coryell- Martin
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 - FREE Demo!
11 am & 1:45 pm

Maria Coryell-Martin who is "Exploring the World through Art" will be demonstrating “How to” paint compositions with expressive skies in watercolor. She’ll show ideas for designing, color mixing, blotting, masking as well as glazing techniques in this FREE demo.

Maria will also be teaching a “Hands On” Workshop:
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 
$75 per day, 10 am to 4 pm
To Register, please call the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781

Maria Coryell-Martin at her Seattle Store demo: "Painting Expressive Skies in Watercolor" in September 2011

Discover the Infinite & Brilliant Versatility of GOLDEN Acrylics, FREE Lecture with GOLDEN Paints Artist Barbara De Pirro at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store!

GOLDEN Gels, Mediums, Pastes & More!
GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics!
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
From 1 pm to 3:30 pm - Special Time!

In this 2 ½ hour lecture about GOLDEN products, Barbara De Pirro (official GOLDEN Artist) will sift through a mountain of valuable information, guiding you through the basics, while opening up new possibilities.

Get a grasp on the many GOLDEN gels, mediums, grounds and how they can change the texture, saturation and intensity of your work.

Gain an understanding of how to extend the wet time of acrylics, facilitating blending, shading, glazing and fine detail.

Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture will offer the technical knowledge to support your concepts. FREE Literature and samples…plus, get your questions answered.

Please call the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store at 425-643-1781,
to reserve your seat for this FREE demo,
and make sure that you get a goodie bag of samples!

Mixed Media: Texturizing Basics using GOLDEN Acrylics with Alicia Harvey - FREE Demo Thursday, October 6th, 2011

"Angel 1" by Alicia Harvey

MIXED MEDIA: Texturizing Basics using GOLDEN Acrylics
with Alicia Harvey
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
From 10 am to 12 pm (noon)

Alicia Harvey introduces you to the different types of texturizing methods available to the acrylic artist today. Topics include paper texturizing in underpainting – as shown in much of Jacqui Beck’s work or as collage, and texturizing with GOLDEN Acrylic gels and grounds.

When you leave this demo, you will understand the basics of these products, the appropriate surfaces on which to use them, how they appear alone, mixed with paint, and painted on. Alicia will take Texturizing even further with her Beyond Texturizing (FREE) Demo on Monday, October 10th!

Products Alicia will be working with during this FREE demonstration are:
* All GOLDEN gels and pastes, especially GOLDEN Acrylic Gel Medium Paste Intro Set
* GOLDEN Acrylic Medium (gloss) or DANIEL SMITH Ultimate Acrylic Medium (gloss)
* GOLDEN Fluid Matte Medium or DANIEL SMITH Ultimate Acrylic Medium (matte)
* DANIEL SMITH's selection of handmade & decorative papers

Good Books that Alicia will be referencing:
* Rethinking Acrylic by Patti Brady
* New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook: Materials, Techniques, and Contemporary Applications for Acrylics Artist by Rheni Tauchid
* Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium by Nancy Reyner
* #5326 Altered Surfaces: Using Acrylic Paints With Gels, Mediums, Grounds & Pastes by Chris Cozen

If you have ever wondered how to create texture and depth in your paintings or wondered about GOLDEN Acrylic Mediums, Gels and Paste, this is a great demo for you!

Introduction to Pastels with Casey Klahn, FREE Demo Wednesday, October 5th, 2011


"Sometimes Weather" by Casey Klahn
PASTEL: Introduction to Pastels - FREE Demo!
with Casey Klahn
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
From 10 am to 12 pm

Pastels are the premier way to get color down on paper with boldness and intensity. This drawing medium acts like anything you want it to – even like a painting medium if you so desire. Artist Casey Klahn will demonstrate his pastel technique, and field your questions during this two hour event.

This is a great FREE pre-view to Casey Klahn’s Pastel Workshops: Beginning Pastel on Wednesday Oct. 19th, and Intermediate Pastel on Thursday Oct. 20th, 2011

Casey Klahn will using these supplies during his demonstration:
*  Sennelier Soft Pastels
*  Unison Pastels
*  Rembrandt Pastels
*  Rives BFK paper
*  Sennelier La Carte paper
*  Hahnemühle mould-made Ingres paper
*  General's White Charcoal Pencil
*  Vine Charcoal, all sizes
*  Tortillions
*  Artist's Tape
*  Drawing Board
*  Spray Fixitive

If you have ever wondered about how to use Pastels, this is a great FREE demo to come too!