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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.
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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!

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