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Walnut Ink & Watercolor Painting with Marianne Perkins, FREE Demos, July 1st, 2012

"Peaches" by Marianne Perkins

WALNUT INK & WATERCOLOR: Painting with Marianne Perkins
Sunday, July 1st, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm
MariannePerkinsPaints.wordpress.com


"Pears" by Marianne Perkins

Painting with DANIEL SMITH Walnut Ink and DS Watercolors together! 

Marianne started using walnut ink with watercolor several years ago when drawing from figure models, trying it out as a replacement for india ink which seemed, at the time, a little harsh with watercolor. 
Walnut Ink, which Marianne believes is one the most underrated and under-utilized (while being one of the most versatile) tools in an artist’s studio is a natural for combining with the lush, and gorgeous DANIEL SMITH Watercolors.

Come and find out some tips and ideas for these mediums with Marianne at these FREE demos! 

WATERCOLOR: Roses, Buds and Dew Drops with Ann Breckon, FREE Demos June 30th, 2012

Yellow Rose by Ann Breckon

WATERCOLOR: Roses, Buds and Dew Drops with Ann Breckon
Saturday, June 30th, 2012 - FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:45 pm
AnnBreckon.com

Classic, Summer Roses are the subject for Ann’s demo, so come, watch and learn as Ann shares some of her tips on painting these beautiful blooms!


Peach Roses by Ann Breckon

These FREE demos are a great preview to
Ann’s Workshop coming up in July:
Roses, Buds and Dew Drops Watercolor Workshop with Ann Breckon
Monday & Tuesday, July 23rd & 24th, 2012
9:30 am to 3:30 pm, $75 per day
AnnBreckon.com
Beautiful, fragrant roses are the subject, and learning to paint them in easy steps is the goal. For this workshop we will be painting three or four varieties of roses and buds, each in an individual, square format. You will be able to take home a lovely suite of flowers. Every petal is a great lesson in paint application, softening and water control. All experience levels are welcome. Reference photos and sketch outlines are provided, but you may also bring in your own. Work at your own speed with Ann's help, or follow her step-by-step direction. We will also be learning how to paint glossy, serrated-edge leaves and sweet dew drops. Take one day or both
Space is limited for Ann's July Workshop, please register early by calling the Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781

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

Here is our schedule for FREE Art Demos for August 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! Some of the Artists who teach these FREE demos also teach Workshops at our store, you can click on the link to find out more about our August Workshops.

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 August Schedule by clicking: Seattle August Schedule of FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

August 2012 FREE Art Demos

ACRYLIC: Abstracted Figures in Fluid Acrylics with Deborah Stachowic
Sat Aug 4th at 11 am & 1:45 pm  
Please click HERE for more information about Deborah's demo!
PaintScapeAbroad.com 

OIL: Introduction to Oil Painting with Mike Schwagler & Rita Gesinger
Sat Aug 11th at 11 am & 1:45 pm  
Please click HERE for more information about Mike & Rita's demo!
SeattleOilPaintLessons.com 

PASTEL: Lighting up your Landscapes in Pastel with Jerry Baldwin.
Thurs, Aug 16th at 11 am & 1:45 pm
Please click HERE for more info about Jerry's demos!
UPDATE: 6/29/12 missed getting Jerry's demo in the July/Aug newsletter (apologies to Jerry!)
JerryBaldwinStudio.com 

PASTEL: Pastel Portraits with Tatyana Deynega
Sat Aug 18th at 11am & 1:45 pm 
Please click HERE for more info about Tatyana's demos!
Tatyana Deynega
OIL: DANIEL SMITH Water Soluble Oils for Plein Air and Studio with Steve Whitney
Sun Aug 19th at 12 pm & 2 pm 
Please click HERE for more info about Steve's demos! 
SteveWhitney.com 

WATERCOLOR: Painting Foggy Pumpkins with Ann Breckon
Sat Aug 25th at 11 am & 1:45 pm  
AnnBreckon.com   

ENCAUSTIC: Introduction to Encuastics with Hamid Zavareei
Sun Aug 26th at 12 pm & 2 pm
Hamid Zavareei   




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

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for August 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.

Space is limited, so please register early to be sure of a spot in the workshop. 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 August FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

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

August 2012 Workshops

PASTEL: Colorful Shadows Celebrate Light with Barbara VanDyke Shuman
Sunday, August 5th, 2012
bvdart.com
When looking at your favorite paintings, have you ever wondered what makes some wonderful paintings seem so vibrant? Look again! It's the shadows that make the "lights and brights" just pop. This pastel workshop will focus on those shadows and how to infuse shadows with color to enhance the mystery and vibrancy of your artwork. Barbara will share her wealth of pastel techniques.
001 900 248
$75 per day
12 pm to 4:30 pm

ACRYLIC: Introduction to Acrylic Painting with Alicia Harvey
Sunday, August 12th, 2012
 AliciaHarvey.com
Always wanted to try acrylics but were afraid of the cost and complexity? Acrylics aren't as costly or complex as you might think. In this workshop, fun is the word - and you don't have to know how to draw to paint! You'll learn how to: set up your workspace for painting, mix colors, create line art, and paint directly from photos without drawing. This is designed to be a fun workshop to get you started painting, at the end of the workshop you‘ll have the confidence to take your acrylic painting to the next level, and have two finished paintings!
001 900 540
$75 per day
11: 30 am to 4:30 pm

Mini-workshops for August 2012

WATERCOLOR 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturdays: July 7th & Aug 4th, 202
ArtofChe.com
Learn the basics of Watercolor painting in
this “Hands On”, 1 hour Mini-workshop.

WATERCOLOR: Watercolor Sticks 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturdays: July 21st & Aug 25th, 2012
ArtofChe.com
Learn the basics of painting with Watercolor Sticks in
this “Hands On”, 1 hour Mini-workshop.

Registration Required for Mini-Workshops
$10 materials fee for each class
9 am to 10 am







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

Here is our schedule for FREE Art Demos for July 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! Some of the Artists who teach these FREE demos also teach Workshops at our store, you can click on the link to find out more about our July Workshops

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 July Schedule by clicking: Seattle July Schedule of FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

July 2012 FREE Art Demos

WALNUT INK & WATERCOLOR: Painting with Marianne Perkins
Sun July 1st, 2012 at 12 pm & 2 pm 
Please click HERE for more information about Marianne's demo!
MariannePerkinsPaints.wordpress.com

PASTEL: Colorful Shadows Celebrate Light with Barbara VanDyke Shuman
Sat July 7th, 2012 at 11 am & 1:45 pm  
Please click HERE for more information about Barbara's demo! 
bvdart.com

OIL: Plein Air Oil Painting, Packing, Tips & How To's with Paula Ensign
Sun July 8th, 2012 at 12 pm & 2 pm  
Please click HERE for more information about Paula's demo!
PaulaEnsign.com

MIXED MEDIA: Acrylics & Mixed Media with Rabbit Skin Glue with Judy Selogy
Sat July 14th at 11 am & 1:45 pm  
Please click HERE for more information about Judy's demo!
RedFishArtworks.com

DRAWING: Drawing, the Heart of All Art with Joe Mac Kenchnie
Sat July 21st, 2012 at 11 am & 1:45 pm  
Please click HERE for more information about Joe's demo!
JLMacKechnie.com

WATERCOLOR: Christmas Cards in July with Susie Short
Sun July 22nd, 2012 at 12 pm & 2 pm  
Please click HERE for more information aobut Susie's demo! 
SusieShort.net 

ACRYLIC: Expressive Portraits with Che Lopez
Sat July 28th, 2012 at 11 am & 1:45 pm  
Please click HERE for more information about Che's demo!
ArtofChe.com

ACRYLIC: Introduction to Acrylic Painting with Alicia Harvey
Sun July 29th, 2012 at 12 pm & 2 pm  
Please click HERE for more information about Alicia's demo!
AliciaHarvey.com

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

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for July 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.

Space is limited, so please regiester early to be sure of a spot in the workshop. 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 July FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

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

July 2012 Workshops


PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography for Artistic Reference with Ray Pfortner
Sunday, July 15th, 2012  
RayPfortner.com
This workshop is NOT about how to photograph your artwork (though we will discuss this topic initially). It IS about how to get more out of your camera for any visual artist, including painters, printmakers, collage artists and fiber artists, who shoots photographs for artist’s reference. The focus: to enable you to get more out of your camera, no matter how simple that camera may be. Explore settings, learn to go beyond automatic. At last learn how to capture what you see before your lens! The goal: to demystify your camera and its controls. Finally a photography workshop only for non-photographer visual artists!
001 900 456
$85 per day
11:30 am to 4:30 pm 

WATERCOLOR: Roses, Buds and Dew Drops with Ann Breckon
Monday & Tuesday, July 23rd & 24th, 2012 
AnnBreckon.com
Beautiful, fragrant roses are the subject, and learning to paint them in easy steps is the goal. For this workshop we will be painting three or four varieties of roses and buds, each in an individual, square format. You will be able to take home a lovely suite of flowers. Every petal is a great lesson in paint application, softening and water control. All experience levels are welcome. Reference photos and sketch outlines are provided, but you may also bring in your own. Work at your own speed with Ann's help, or follow her step-by-step direction. We will also be learning how to paint glossy, serrated-edge leaves and sweet dew drops. Take one day or both,
001 025 518
$75 per day
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Mini-workshops for July 2012


WATERCOLOR 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturdays: July 7th & Aug 4th, 2012
ArtofChe.com
Learn the basics of Watercolor painting in
this “Hands On”, 1 hour Mini-workshop.
WATERCOLOR: Watercolor Sticks 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturdays: July 21st & Aug 25th, 2012 
ArtofChe.com
Learn the basics of painting with Watercolor Sticks in
this “Hands On”, 1 hour Mini-workshop.
Registration Required for Mini-Workshops
$10 materials fee for each class
9 am to 10 am





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GOLDEN Acrylic Products Demo with Barbara DePirro, FREE Demo & Lecture, June 24th, 2012



GOLDEN Acrylic Products Demo & Lecture with Barbara DePirro
Sunday, June 24rd, 2012
from 1 pm to 3:30 pm - FREE Demo & Lecture!
DePirro.com
Space is limited, please call Bellevue Store to register at: 425-643-1781, for this FREE demo!

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics!
Barbara De Pirro will sift through a mountain of valuable information,guiding you through the basics, while opening up new possibilities. Get a grasp on the many 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, product test table, plus… get your questions answered!
Pre-registration is required.

Photography for Artistic Reference with Ray Pfortner, FREE Demos, June 23rd, 2012

Photography for Artistic Reference with Ray Pfortner
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
at 11Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demos!
RayPfortner.com

If you make photographs as a reference to render later in your own medium, but never seem to capture what you see in your photographs, this Demo is for you. Bring your questions and your camera plus manual. The plan is to do an extended Q and A to address your needs and concerns. For all visual artists working in any medium - except photography.

These FREE demos are a great way to find out about Ray’s Workshop:
Photography for Artistic Reference Workshop
with Ray Pfortner
Sunday, July 15th, 2012
11:30 am to 4:30 pm
$85 per day
Photography for Artistic Reference Workshop with Ray Pfortner
This workshop is NOT about how to photograph your artwork (though we will discuss this topic initially). It IS about how to get more out of your camera for any visual artist, including painters, printmakers, collage artists and fiber artists, who shoots photographs for artist’s reference. The focus: to enable you to get more out of your camera, no matter how simple that camera may be. Explore settings, learn to go beyond automatic. At last learn how to capture what you see before your lens! The goal: to demystify your camera and its controls. Finally a photography workshop only for non-photographer visual artists!
Space is limited for Ray's Workshop on July 15th,
please call the Bellevue Store at:
425-643-1781
And register early!

Watercolor Workshop for the Absolute Beginner with Molly Murrah, Tuesdays in June & July 2012

Watercolor Workshop for the Absolute Beginner
with Molly Murrah
Photo courtesy of Molly Murrah

Watercolor Workshop for the Absolute Beginner
with Molly Murrah
Tuesdays; June 26th, July 10th, 17th, and 31st , 2012
10 am to 1 pm
$150 for all 4 days
MollyMurrah.com

If you’ve always loved watercolors, but never had the chance to really learn about this exciting medium, then Molly’s “Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner” Workshop is for you!

In this Workshop you’ll learn why watercolor is like no other medium: the flowing and transparent qualities of the paints create remarkable, unpredictable and magical effects that simply can’t be achieved in any other medium. Forget the old 8-well pan sets from your school days! Daniel Smith watercolors today are vibrant, high quality, archival paints, and you can do amazing things with them… Molly will show you how.

This is a 4-week course with a 3-hour class each week, and Molly’s goal is to provide enough instruction to beginning students that — if you never take another watercolor class again — you will learn enough for a lifetime of joyful painting.

"Did You Hear That" by Molly Murrah

Here is the outline of what you will learn in the Workshop:

"Chora" by Molly Murrah
Week 1: Paints & Color – Pigments and paint characteristics; color temperature; color mixing; layering and glazing techniques to produce certain effects.
Week 2: Paper & Brushes – Various papers to paint on; importance of good paper; understanding what brushes
to use when; various brush strokes for certain effects.

Week 3: Drawing & Composition – Elements of good design; placing your center of interest, different styles of drawing and getting your image on paper; how to plan a painting; etc.
Week 4: The Fun Stuff – Various techniques for producing special effects in watercolors; applying finishing touches to your work of art.

Watercolor Workshop for the Absolute Beginner
with Molly Murrah
Tuesdays; June 26th, July 10th, 17th, and 31st , 2012
10 am to 1 pm
$150 for all 4 days
Space is limited, please call the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store at: 425-643-1781 to register!

Don't forget to come to the FREE demos on
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Please click HERE for more information!

Come join us and learn the Magic of Watercolors with Molly Murrah!

"White Orchids" by Molly Murrah

Discover the Magic of Watercolors with Molly Murrah, FREE Demos, June 16th, 2012

Watercolor for Absolute Beginners with Molly Murrah
Photo courtesy of Molly Murrah

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner with Molly Murrah
Saturday, June 16th – FREE demos!
11:00 am & 1:45 pm

MollyMurrah.com


"Chora"
by Molly Murrah
If you’ve always loved watercolors, but never had the chance to really learn about this exciting medium, then Molly’s “Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner” demo is for you! If you have a friend who has always wished they could paint, please share this with them!

In this demo, Molly will show why watercolor is like no other medium: the flowing and transparent qualities of the paints create remarkable, unpredictable and magical effects that simply can’t be achieved in any other medium. Forget the old 8-well pan sets from your school days! Daniel Smith watercolors today are vibrant, high quality, archival paints, and you can do amazing things with them… Molly will show you how.

Come join us and learn the magic of watercolors with Molly Murrah!

This FREE demo is a great way to find out what Molly’s
 “Watercolor Workshop for the Absolute Beginner
is all about:
Tuesdays; June 26th, July 10th, 17th, and 31st
10 am to 1 pm
$150 for all 4 days
The 4-week course consists of 3-hour classes each week, and Molly’s goal is to provide enough instruction to beginning students that — if you never take another watercolor class again — you will learn enough for a lifetime of joyful painting. 




Please click HERE for more information about the Workshop!
Workshop space is limited.
To register, please call the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store at:
425-643-1781


"White Orchids" by Molly Murrah