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DIGITAL: Filtering Your Subject with Computer & Paint with Alicia Harvey, FREE Demos September 1st, 2012

"Fall From Grace" by Alicia Harvey
 

DIGITAL: Filtering Your Subject with Computer & Paint
with Alicia Harvey
Saturday, September 1st, 2012 - FREE demos!
at 11 am & 1:30 pm
AliciaHarvey.com



If the great masters had digital cameras, they would have used them! In fact, Vermeer and Degas both used photography to help them understand their subjects – what Alicia Harvey calls “informing your art.” With software like Photo Shop Elements, this kind of exploration can go even further by examining highlights and shadows, removing distractions, and adding items that were not originally in your reference photo. Come explore this process with Alicia!


"The Artist Within - Pogression"
by Alicia Harvey


ABCs of Painting on YUPO using Watercolor with Cheryl Hoople, FREE Demos September 2nd, 2012

"Three on the Rocks"
by Cheryl Hoople

 
WATERCOLOR: ABCs of Painting on YUPO with Cheryl Hoople
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 - FREE demos!
at 12 pm & 2 pm
CherylHoopleArt.com
 
 
"Sea Change"
by Cheryl Hoople
YUPO is an exciting paper to work with and you get gorgeous results that you can never achieve with ordinary watercolor papers. Find out how you can paint on this slick, challenging, and occasionally frustrating paper for artists to use, as Cheryl demonstrates how you can paint successfully on YUPO paper.   

Join local watercolor artist Cheryl Hoople demonstrates her techniques for achieving variegated and smooth washes, lifting, ghosting, and splattering, stamping, and lifting whites. Using a free-flowing style, she creates rich surface textures and luminous dark passages, while using a variety of materials to create a complex composition full of excitement and color.

So come and learn the basics, in person, of painting on YUPO from an expert and bring your questions! You can read an article Cheryl wrote for DANIEL SMITH if you click HERE.

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

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

September 2012 FREE Art Demos

DIGITAL: Filtering Your Subject with Computer & Paint with Alicia Harvey
Saturday, September 1st, 2012
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos!
Please click HERE to find out more about Alicia's demos  
AliciaHarvey.com

WATERCOLOR: ABCs of Painting on YUPO with Cheryl Hoople
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demos!
Please click HERE to find out more about Cheryl's demos  
CherylHoopleArt.com

BUSINESS of ART: Merchandising your Art with Ray Pfortner
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos! 
Please click HERE to find out more about Ray's demos 
RayPfortner.com

WATERCOLOR: Reflections in Water with Kay Barnes
Saturday, September 8th, 202
at 11 am & 1:30 pm  - FREE demos!
Please click HERE to find out more about Kay's demos
KayBarnes.com

PASTEL: Drawing with Color using Pastels with Joe Mac Kechnie
Sunday, September 9th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demos!  
Please click HERE to find out more about Joe's demos
JLMackechnie.com

MONOTYPE: Basics of Monotype with April Richardson
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos! 
Please click HERE to find out more about April's demos
AprilRichardsonArtist.com

COLORED PENCIL & WATERCOLOR: Creating Batik Effects with Ruth Little
Sunday, September 16th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demos! 
Please click HERE to find out more about Ruth's demos 
RuthGlennLittle.com

DRAWING: The Basics of Perspective with Paula Ensign
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos! 
Please click HERE to find out more about Paula's demos
PaulaEnsignArt.com

WATERCOLOR: Winsor & Newton Watercolors - Sponsored by W&N
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
from 12 pm to 2 pm - FREE demos!'
Please click HERE to find out more about this demo with Samantha daSilva for W&N
Space is limited, please call Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781, to register for this FREE demo!

SUMI: Northwest Landscapes with Yuming Zhu
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos! 
YumingFineArt.com

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

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for September 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.  Also, don't forget about our FREE art demos most every weekend!

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 September FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

September 2012 Workshops

WATERCOLOR: Watercolor Sticks 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturday, September 8th, 2012, from 9 am to 10 am
$10 materials fee for each class
ArtofChe.com
Learn the basics of painting with Watercolor Sticks in this “Hands On”, 1 hour Mini-workshop.
Registration Required for Mini-Workshops, call the store at: 425-643-1781

WATERCOLOR 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, from 9 am to 10 am
$10 materials fee for the class
ArtofChe.com
Learn the basics of Watercolor painting in this “Hands On”, 1 hour Mini-workshop.
Registration Required for Mini-Workshops, call the store at: 425-643-1781

PASTEL: Lighting Up Your Landscapes with Pastels with Jerry Baldwin
Thursday, September 13th, from 12 pm to 4:30 pm
$75 for the 1-day workshop
JerryBaldwinStudio.com
This pastel workshop will be on painting landscapes, focusing on light, color relationships & balancing color and value. Jerry will be emphasizing the pastel painting process rather than product, with the goal being to help the artist who is beginning to work in pastel, who those who would like to start working with pastels. 

WATERCOLOR: Foggy Pumpkins with Ann Breckon
Monday & Tuesday, September 17th & 18th, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
$150 for the 2-day workshop
AnnBreckon.com
A wonderful foggy scene of a field of pumpkins waiting for harvest, with trees and the farm house fading away into the background. Guaranteed to put you in the mood for Fall. Workshop for beginning and intermediate painters .  

WATERCOLOR: Reflections in Water with Kay Barnes
Saturday, September 22nd, from 11 am to 4 pm
$85 for the 1-day workshop
KayBarnes.com
This workshop will focus on the subject of reflections in water. The under painting process on very wet paper will create the sky reflecting in a quiet passage of a river. Special watercolor techniques such as sponging, splattering, misting to create soft edges and the illusion of moss and lichen growing on the trees near the river bank are just a few of the special effects we will strive to capture in this workshop. Many skills will be explored and this workshop would be suitable for all levels.  

COLORED PENCIL & WATERCOLOR: Batik Effects using Prismacolor & Watercolor with Ruth Little
Sunday, September 30th, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
$75 for the 1-day workshop
RuthGlennLittle.com
Create batik on paper using Prismacolor pencils and watercolor on Rives BFK paper. At this workshop, Ruth Little will teach you how to do this innovative process she developed after being inspired by what she learned about batik while living in Indonesia for several years.

 




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

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

October 2012 FREE Art Demos

WATERCOLOR: Secret Solutions With Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Saturday, October 6th, at 11 am & 1:30 pm
MakeEverydayaPainting.com

PASTEL: Rapid Portraits using Pastels with Alicia Harvey
Sunday, October 7th, at 12 pm & 2 pm
AliciaHarvey.com

WATERCOLOR: Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner with Molly Murrah
Saturday, October 13th, at 11 am & 1:30 pm
MollyMurrah.com

MONOTYPE: Gelatin Printmaking using Acrylics with April Richardson
Saturday, October 20th, at 11 am & 1:30 pm
AprilRichardsonArtist.com

ACRYLIC: Winter Landscape with Cheryl Hoople
Sunday, October 21, at 12 pm & 2 pm
CherylHoople.com

ACRYLIC: Expressive Acrylic with Jacqui Beck
Saturday, October 27th, at 11 am & 1:30 pm
JacquiBeck.com

ACRYLIC: GOLDEN Products Vendor Demo with Barbara DePirro
Sunday, October 28th, from 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Space is limited, please call Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781 to register for this FREE demo!
DePirro.com

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

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for October 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.  Also, don't forget about our FREE art demos most every weekend!

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 October FREE Demos and Artist Workshops.

October 2012 Workshops
 
WATERCOLOR 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturday, October 6th, 2012, from 9 am to 10 am
$10 materials fee for the class
ArtofChe.com
Learn the basics of Watercolor painting in this “Hands On”, 1 hour Mini-workshop.
Registration Required for Mini-Workshops, call the store at: 425-643-1781

WATERCOLOR: Watercolor Sticks 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturday, October 20th, 2012, from 9 am to 10 am
$10 materials fee for the class
ArtofChe.com
Learn the basics of painting with Watercolor Sticks in this “Hands On”, 1 hour Mini-workshop.
Registration Required for Mini-Workshops, call the store at: 425-643-1781 


BUSINESS of ART: Merchandising your Art with Ray Pfortner
Thursday, October 4th, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
$85 for the 1-day workshop
RayPfortner.com
For nearly all artists, the future is not in originals, not even in giclee reproductions. The future in this digital age is in diversifying the use of your art in retail products you make and in retail products made by others licensed to use your art. Explore a world new to most visual artists - how to make good digital copies of your art, the range of retail products, working with selling partners, pricing, “stock” and licensing reproduction rights to clients from magazines to puzzle makers and negotiating terms, rights and fees. For all visual artists, 2D and 3D, who are interested in doing more with their art. 

WATERCOLOR: Basics Demystified With Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Thursday, October 11th, from 10 am to 3 pm
$75 for the 1-day workshop
MakeEverydayaPainting.com
Learn the basics of watercolor while learning simple solutions to making watercolor painting a fun and easy experience. You will learn how to mix vibrant colors, fix your mistakes and complete a painting. Theresa and Cindy will guide you step by step to help demystify watercolor painting in an enriching and encouraging atmosphere. This class is for beginners through intermediate watercolorists. 

DRAWING: Holistic Drawing with Joe Mac Kechnie
Sunday, October 14th, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
$75 for the 1-day workshop
JLMackechnie.com
If you have good basic drawing skills, you are ready to try more advanced and experimental drawing techniques. Exploring different realms of art expression using drawing can lead to exciting discoveries as an artist. You, the artist, are a unique filter through which life’s experiences are processed. As a result, responses and expressions emerge that are completely your own. No matter your style, temperament, or approach, drawing can function on three levels: representational, symbolic, and non-objective. This one day workshop will help you to develop your abilities to “see” like the master artist. That includes “seeing” and “expressing” the outside, visible world as well as your inner emotional, imaginative world. In this workshop you will be using charcoal, acrylic and oil pastels. 

WATERCOLOR: Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner with Molly Murrah
Mondays October 29th, November 5th, 19th and 26th,
from 10 am to 1 pm each day
$150 for all 4 days, plus $5 materials fee
MollyMurrah.com
Molly's goal for this course is to provide enough instruction to beginning students so that - if they never take another class again - they will learn enough to paint for a lifetime in this exciting medium. Students will learn about colors, values and paint characteristics, the various types of watercolor papers available, brush strokes for certain effects, and many of the really fun and exciting techniques that can make your paintings special. Discover the magic of
watercolor with Molly Murrah.





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WATERCOLOR: Painting Foggy Pumpkins with Ann Breckon, FREE Demos, August 25th, 2012

Photo courtesy of Ann Breckon

WATERCOLOR: Painting Foggy Pumpkins with Ann Breckon
Saturday, Aug 25th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demos!
AnnBreckon.com


Ann will be discussing techniques for painting a wonderful foggy scene which includes a pumpkin field waiting for harvest, with trees and farm buildings fading away into the back ground. Guaranteed to put you in the mood for Fall. Learn to create the beautiful, soft look of fog using watercolors several different ways, including how fog alters color, texture, value and edges in a composition.
 
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The August 25th FREE demo is a great preview to
Ann’s September workshop:

Foggy Pumpkins Watercolor Workshop
with Ann Breckon
Monday & Tuesday, September 17th & 18th
9:30 am to 3:30 pm, $150 for the 2-day workshop
AnnBreckon.com
A wonderful foggy scene of a field of pumpkins waiting for harvest, with trees and the farm house fading away into the background. Guaranteed to put you in the mood for Fall. Workshop for beginning and intermediate painters

Space is limited for Ann’s workshop, please call the store to register at: 425-643-1781

Introduction to Encaustics with Hamid Zavareei, FREE Demos, August 26th, 2012

Hamid Zavareei Encaustic Demonstration at DANIEL SMITH


Introduction to Encaustics with Hamid Zavareei
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demos!

Hamid Zavareei, an instructor at Gage Academy of Art, will be teaching / demonstrating the basics of Encaustics at this FREE demo.

Encaustic is an ancient medium, using bees wax, that was employed by ancient civilizations such as Egypt and Greece. From application to ships and monuments to portraits on sarcophagi the artisans and artists learned to manipulate hot beeswax in different ways to accomplish impressive works of art.

Create luminous layers of color and intriguing depth in painting by using wax as your binder. Hamid shows simple applications of wax suitable for everyone and discusses how to work with wax, pigment and oil paint. He will demonstrate how to create a piece by layering wax, imbedding images, creating texture, drawing into wax and incising.

If you have wondered “What is Encaustics” or have been curious about the medium and the process, then this Introduction to Encaustics with Hamid Zavareei is a good demo to come to and find out!

Lighting up your Landscapes in Pastel with Jerry Baldwin, FREE Demos, August 16th, 2012

"Morning Light" by Jerry Baldwin

Lighting up your Landscapes in Pastel with Jerry Baldwin.
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:45 pm - FREE demos!
Please note: Jerry's demo is not listed in the July/Aug newsletter (apologies to Jerry!)
JerryBaldwinStudio.com

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 September:

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Lighting Up Your Landscapes using Pastels Workshop with Jerry Baldwin
Thursday, September 13th, 2012, from 12 pm to 4:30 pm
$75 for the 1 day workshop
JerryBaldwinStudio.com
This pastel workshop will be on painting landscapes, focusing on light, color relationships & balancing color and value. Jerry will be emphasizing the pastel painting process rather than product, with the goal being to help the artist who is beginning to work in pastel, who those who would like to start working with pastels.

Space is limited, please call the Store at: 425-643-1781
 to register for Jerry's September Workshop