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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!