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WATERCOLOR: Watercolors with the Italian Glow with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling: FREE Demo, March 4th, 2012

"Venetian Light" by Theresa Goesling

WATERCOLOR: Watercolors with the Italian Glow
with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
at 12 pm and 2 pm - FREE demo! 


"After the Rain"
by Cindy Briggs
Venice Doorway"
by Theresa Goesling


















Watercolors with the Italian GlowTheresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs will each demonstrate how they use their Italian themed palette of select DANIEL SMITH Watercolors to make their paintings “glow” capturing the luminescent light and rich, aged ambiance of Italy. As they demonstrate with both transparent and opaque watercolors you’ll discover how their different approaches can help you produce a rich, glowing effect in your own paintings.


Coming up next week, Cindy and Theresa have their workshop: WATERCOLOR: The Rich Italian Riviera Palette - Travel for the day with nationally recognized travel artist experts Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
$75 per day
10 am to 3 pm

Please click HERE to see the description of Cindy and Theresa's workshop on our March Workshop Schedule.    


Portofino Watercolor by Cindy Briggs

WATERCOLOR: Intense color and Contrast with James Farrand: FREE Demo, March 3rd, 2012

"Inbetween" by James Farrand

WATERCOLOR: Intense color and Contrast with James Farrand
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
at 11 am and 1:45 pm - FREE demo!

"What's Inside" by James Farrand
James will discuss and demonstrate - among other things - various aspects of contrast in art and color. Particularly, he’ll discuss some of the concepts developed by swiss painter and teacher, Johannes Itten, including contrast of hue, contrast of saturation, and contrast of extension/proportion. 

James will also demonstrate the basics of how he goes about achieving these contrasts in the medium of watercolor. By using techniques such as pouring/squeezing, charging, glazing, and masking, he creates paintings with highly saturated colors and values that often have viewers asking, 'that's a watercolor?'. With thoughtful attention to these concepts/techniques, and a goodly amount of patience and a friendly blow-dryer, you will learn how you can do it too.

Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz, FREE Demo & Mini Workshop, February 25th, 2012

"Apple" drawing by Micheal

DRAWING: Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
From 11 am to 1 pm - FREE demo & Free mini workshop in 2nd hour

Figure drawing by Michael
This FREE 2 hour demo & mini-workshop, will cover the basics of drawing from life. Still life, landscapes, figures, portraits, the principles are all the same. The demos 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.
 
The first hour; Michael will demonstrate the very basics of drawing, and lay them out in a simple way.
The second hour; you will be drawing fruit (please bring your favorite) and you’ll have the opportunity to apply the new information in this free, mini-workshop.

Michael will come around and help everyone for the remaining 45 minutes or so. This demo or mini-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.

Supplies Michael will be using during this “Hands On” demo or mini-workshop, and suggests you bring to take advantage of this FREE opportunity to learn!


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

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

Here is our schedule for FREE Art Demos for April 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 April Schedule by clicking: Seattle April Schedule of FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.
 
MIXED MEDIA: Botanical Illustration with Linda Vorobik
Please click HERE for more information about this demo!
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demos! 
VorobikBotanicalArt.com

WATERCOLOR: Sailboats in a Misty Bay with Ann Breckon
Please click HERE for more information about this demo!
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45pm - FREE demos!  
AnnBreckon.com

PASTEL: Rapid Portraits in Pastels with Don Lee
Please click HERE for more information about this demo!
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demos! 
DonLeeArt.com

WATERCOLOR: Intense Color and Contrast with James Farrand
Please click HERE for more information about this demo!
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demos!  
JF-Creative.com/Watercolors

FABRIC ART: Silk Painting with Linda Vorobik
Please click HERE for more information about this demo!
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demos!  
VorobikBotanicalArt.com

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

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for April 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 FREE Demos and Artist Workshops at our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store by clicking here: Seattle April FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

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

FRAMING: Personalized Conservation Framing Workshop with Anita East
Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Please click HERE for more information about the Workshop and the FREE demo on March 22, 2012.
Skill-building opportunity with step-by-step guidance through the process of mounting, matting and framing your own artwork (prints, original paintings, collage, stretched canvas, etc) using conservation quality materials and practices.
001 900 804
$85 per day
11 am to 5 pm

WATERCOLOR: Sumi-e: A Little Bit of Green with Yuming Zhu
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Please click HERE for more information about this workshop.
YumingFineArt.com
You don’t just paint what you see. You paint what you feel. Let the new green of Spring grow with you. In this workshop, you will be introduced an authentic Asian perception of which to approach and feel the “object” you want to express in sumi style through your playful, tender inner world. A branch of willow with new buds, a group of fresh Rhododendron blossoms will help you to create to feeling of Spring. Also we will learn the character of Dragon and see how we can evolve a painting based on the character. Students are encouraged to bring local fresh blooms to the workshop and work from.
001 900 453
$75 per day
10 am 4 pm

MIXED MEDIA: Texturizing Basics and Beyond with Alicia Harvey
Sunday, April 15th, 2012
AliciaHarvey.com
"Alicia Harvey introduces you to the different types of texturizing methods available to the acrylic artist today. Topics include paper texturizing in underpainting or as collage, and texturizing with GOLDEN Acrylic gels and grounds. When you leave this workshop, 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. Come play with texture!
001 900 540
$75 per day
11 am to 4:30 pm

SILK PAINTING & DYEING: Painting & Dyeing Silk Scarves with Rita Gesinger
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
RitaGesinger.com
Learn how to color silk scarves beautifully with dyes, paint and wax, by adding highlights, texture and color. You’ll be painting at least two scarfs in the workshop and Rita has ideas and designs galore to share. Have fun and join a room full of beginners and pros experimenting with color and design. Learn all the steps for using the painting supplies and launch a new exciting way of expressing your self!
001 900 345
$75 per day
12 pm to 4 pm

BUSINESS of ART: Turning Art into Cards & Cash with Ray Pfortner
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
 RayPfortner.com
Making greeting cards from you art is one of the best ways to enter the marketplace, with little risk, little expense and potentially great rewards. But how do you price your cards? Where can you sell them – and how? Discuss how to manufacture cards for sale, from selecting art to materials, emphasizing how to maximize your profit. But focus on how to turn those cards into cash – through direct sales, selling partners/reps, and licensing your art to commercial card companies. After this workshop you will never look at a greeting card, including your own, the same way again. For all visual artists working in all media, from painting to pottery. Bring 5 samples of your art suitable for a card – or already made into cards – to share for personalized coaching. 
001 900 456
$85 per day
10 am to 4 pm

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

Here is our schedule for FREE Art Demos for March 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 March Schedule by clicking: Seattle March Schedule of FREE Demos and Artist Workshops

WATERCOLOR: Intense Color and Contrast with James Farrand
Please click HERE to find out more about James' FREE demo!
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
at 11 am and 1:45 pm - FREE demo!
JF-Creative.com/Watercolors

WATERCOLOR: Watercolors with the Italian Glow with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Please click HERE to find out more about Cindy & Theresa's FREE demo!
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
at 12 pm and 2 pm - FREE demo!
MakeEveryDayAPainting.com 

ACRYLIC: Texturizing Basics and Beyond with Alicia Harvey
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Please click HERE to find out more about Alicia's FREE demo!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demo!
AliciaHarvey.com

DRAWING: Book Signing & Demo with Juliette Aristides
Please click HERE to find out more about Juliette's FREE demo & Book Signing!
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demo!
AristidesArts.com

WATERCOLOR: Yupo: Conquering the Beast with Stacie Clark
Please click HERE to find out more about this FREE demo!
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demo!
SClarkWatercolors.com

WATERCOLOR, ACRYLIC & OIL: Plein Air Packing for Painters with Dianna Shyne
Please click HERE to find out more about this FREE demo!
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demo!
DiannaShyne.com

FRAMING: Planning a Project in Conservation Framing with Anita East
Please click HERE for more information about this free demo!
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demo!

SILK PAINTING & DYEING: Painting & Dyeing Silk Scarves with Rita Gesinger
Please click HERE for more information about this free demo!
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demo!
RitaGesinger.com

ENCAUSTICS: Introduction to Encaustics with Hamid Zavareei
Please click HERE for more information about this free demo!
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demo!
Hamid Zavareei at Gage Academy of Art

BUSINESS of ART: Art into Cards & Cash with Ray Pfortner
Please click HERE for more information about this FREE lecture!
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demo!
RayPfortner.com

PASTEL: Unusual Perspectives and Dramatic Light with Jannelle Loewen
Saturday, March 31, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demo!
JannelleLoewen.com

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

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for March 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 FREE Demos and Artist Workshops at our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store by clicking here: Seattle March FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

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


WATERCOLOR: The Rich Italian Riviera Palette - Travel for the day with nationally recognized travel artist experts Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
MakeEveryDayAPainting.com

Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
on Balcony in the Italian Riviera
 Discover how Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs take their idea from inspiration to design to captivating painting. Create a painting in rich lustrous watercolors capturing sunlight in the “aged” ambiance of Italy as you learn how to make the most of original and unique Daniel Smith watercolors. Focus will be on color, light and texture in this Italian themed workshop
001 900 249
$75 per day
10 am to 3 pm


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WATERCOLOR: Rich Italian Riviera Palette with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goseling, FREE Demo February 4th, 2012

"Venetian Light" by Theresa Goesling
WATERCOLOR: Rich Italian Riviera Palette with Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goseling
Saturday, February 4th, 2012 - FREE demo!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm


"Conca dei Marini" by Cindy Briggs
Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs Demonstrate with their Rich Italian Riviera Palette of DANIEL SMITH Watercolors. See how they capture the aged ambiance of Italy mixing and mingling granulating colors, adding texture and using decisive brushwork. In one hour, each artist will paint a scene from their workshops in Italy as they discuss their techniques and approach to painting watercolors in the studio and en plein air.

Some of the DANIEL SMITH watercolors Cindy and Theresa will be using at the demo are: DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors: Green Apatite Genuine, Tigers Eye Genuine, Purpurite Genuine and Malachite Genuine, as well as: Naples Yellow, Lunar Earth, Cobalt Teal Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, Permanent Brown, Titanium Buff, Manganese Violet, and Cobalt Violet.
 

Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
on a Balcony in the Italian Riviera
This FREE demo is a great preview to their workshop: WATERCOLOR: The Rich Italian Riviera Palette - Travel for the day with nationally recognized travel artist experts Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012.  You can find out more at the FREE demo, in our March/April newsletter and here on the blog in few weeks under "March Schedule of FREE Demos and Artist Workshops".