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Lighting Your Landscapes using Pastels with Jerry Baldwin, FREE Demo

"Morning Light" by Jerry Baldwin

Lighting Your Landscapes using Pastels with Jerry Baldwin
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demo!

In the demo, Jerry will be teaching how to choose the right paper (sanded and unsanded paper) for painting with pastels, talking about the differences between the grades of pastel, using watercolor as underpainting, doing thumbnail sketches, and pastel painting from photos.


This FREE demo is a great way to find out about pastels and a good way to preview Jerry’s workshop in June:
PASTEL: Lighting up Your Landscapes with Jerry Baldwin
Sunday, June 17th, 2012
12 pm to 4:30 pm
Please click HERE to find out more about Jerry’s Workshop.
Space is limited for the June workshop, please be sure to register early by calling the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781.

Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media with Jacqui Beck, FREE Demo, May 5th, 2012

"Rapt" by Jacqui Beck

ACRYLIC: Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media with Jacqui Beck
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
JacquiBeck.com 


"The Birds & Me"
by Jacqui Beck
Jacqui will be demonstrating a wide range of uses of
acrylic paints and products. She will also show how to use collaging, underpainting, and layering techniques as you bring more life to your paintings, and more enjoyment to your painting process. Discover techniques that lend themselves to increasing the tendency to experiment, loosen up, and be more expressive.

Some topics Jacqui will demonstrate

-How to set up and paint with acrylics
-Acrylic paints and mediums
-Stages of a painting: from inception to gallery
-Preparing canvases
-Texture
-Collage
-Stamping
-Paint application, layering and edges
*toning, underpainting, impasto, rubbing in color, glazing, veiling, faking underpainting
-Dealing with "mistakes" and your inner critic, and loosening up
-Making changes and finishing a painting

Even if you have attended a demo with Jacqui before, you’ll enjoy seeing all the new things she has been experimenting with. Bring your questions and come early to enjoy the lively and inspiring presentation from this creative artist.

This FREE demo is a great preview to Jacqui’s Workshop:

ACRYLIC: Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media with Jacqui Beck
Saturday, May 19th, 2012. 10 am to 4 pm. $85 per day.
This workshop offers a wonderful opportunity to learn to paint more expressively and personally. Discover techniques that lend themselves to increasing the tendency to experiment, loosen up, and be more expressive. Learn how to use collaging, under-painting, and layering techniques as you bring more life to your paintings and more enjoyment to your painting process. This workshop is open to participants with all levels of experience.

Space for Jacqui’s Workshop is limited, to register, please call the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781.

Basics of Perspective Drawing with Paula Ensign, FREE Demo, May 3rd, 2012

"Guiding Light" by Paula Ensign

DRAWING: Basics of Perspective Drawing with Paula Ensign
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm

 
Have you ever wondered what’s wrong with the roof on the house in your painting or why the bicycle wheels in your drawing don’t seem quite right? Find out more about perspective from Paula Ensign in this FREE 1 hour demo. In the demo, Paula with cover the Basics of Perspective Drawing:
  •  The significance of the horizon line and how to find it
  • Vanishing point(s)
  • One point perspective
  • Two point perspective
  • How to locate the center of an object in perspective
  • How to draw circles and round shapes in perspective
  • How to draw boats in perspective.
"Old Cannery" by Paula Ensign
"Stonington" by Paula Ensign










This FREE demo is a great preview to Paula’s Workshop:
DRAWING: Basics of Perspective Drawing with Paula Ensign
Sunday, May 27th, 2012

12 pm to 4:30 pm, $65 per day 

Find out more about Paula's 4 ½ hour "Hands On"
Perspective Drawing Workshop on May 27th, by clicking HERE.
 
"Beneath Mt. Adams" by Paula Ensign
 

Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz, FREE Demo / Mini Workshop May 2nd, 2012

"Apple Sketch" by Michael

DRAWING: Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
from 11 am to 1 pm
Bring drawing materials & piece of fruit to draw with
during the second hour in this
FREE 2 hour mini-workshop with 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