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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.
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
"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
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
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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