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WATERCOLOR 101 Mini-workshop with Che Lopez, December 1st, 2012

Learn about watercolor painting with Che Lopez
at his Watercolor 101 Mini-Workshop!

WATERCOLOR 101 Mini-workshops with Che Lopez
Saturday December 1st, 2012
9 am to 10 am
$10 materials fee for the class

Learn the basics of Watercolor painting in this “Hands On”,
1 hour Mini-workshop with Che Lopez. 
Che’s Watercolor 101, Mini-Workshop, is a fun way
to get your hands on some watercolors
and try them out while you learn! 

Pre-Registration Required for Mini-Workshops:
please call the store to register at: 425-643-1781

Watercolor Holiday Cards with Susie Short, FREE Demos, December 5th, 2012

Susie Short at her Holiday Cards Demo in Seattle 2011

WATERCOLOR: Holiday Cards with Susie Short
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos!

Susie Short with her many Holiday Card designs
The Holidays are coming!

There is still time to get some watercolor greeting cards painted! 
Susie Short will help get you in a painting mood with her Holiday Cards demo, and you’ll get some great Holiday Card ideas!

Whether you want to paint individual cards for those special people on your list or paint one card to scan and reproduce to send to everyone don’t miss this FREE demo!

Susie uses many basic watercolor techniques along with several tricks and short cuts to create her Christmas & Holiday Cards. You will be amazed at how easy you can create Aspen or Birch trees using a credit card. Susie will also share tips for using a sponge to lit highlights and paint evergreens. She will also share some special tips for using Daniel Smith masking fluid.

Come watch Susie paint Winter Landscapes and Holiday Themes, have fun and get into the Holiday Spirit!


Close up of one of Susie Short's Holiday Cards
Don’t forget, Susie also has Holiday Watercolor DVDs
in case you can’t come to these FREE demos!


BUSINESS of ART: Turning Your Art into Cards & Cash with Ray Pfortner, FREE Demos, December 6th, 2012

Deer Card by Ray Pfortner

Turning Your Art into Cards & Cash with Ray Pfortner
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos!

Explore the huge potential of cards made from your art to make more out of your art – for self-promotion, for testing the making more of a business of art, and for a return on your investment of time and money.

Mixed Media - C&T Products: Lutradur, TAP (Artist Transfer Paper) and More! with Linda Hansen, FREE Demos, November 23rd, 2012

Lutradur, TAP (Artist Transfer Paper) and More!
C+T Products Demo, with Linda Hansen

Mixed Media - C&T Products Demos:
Lutradur, TAP (Artist Transfer Paper) and More!
with Linda Hansen
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
at 11 & 1:30 - FREE demos!

We've all seen new art/mixed media products and 
are curious about how to use them.
Linda will be demonstrating and talking about such products as:
TAP (Transfer Artist Paper)
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Liquitex Acrylic Fabric Medium
Liquitex Matte Gel
Liquitex Acrylic Inks
Liquitex Acrylic Iridescent Medium
Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic paints
Mul-tex - 855 010 036

Come ready to ask questions.
See different techniques using these products.
You WILL be inspired!

Jewelry Making with Pebeo Fantasy Paints with Janice Berkebile, FREE Demos, November 25th, 2012

Oval Bracelet with Pebeo Fantasy Paints

Jewelry Making using Pebeo Fantasy Paints
with Janice Berkebile
Sunday, November 25th, 2012
at 12 pm & 2 pm - FREE demos!

Come and check out our new Pebeo paint products at these FREE demos with Janice Berkebile!

Pebeo Paints on Copper Metal Charms
by Janice Berkebile
Explore the characteristics of the Prisme, Moon and Vitrail finishes. Both Moon and Prisme have special pearlescent effects, and the Vitrail is transparent color, wonderful on glass for a stained glass effect. All of these specialty paints can be applied to glass, wood, canvas and metal, making them excellent for jewelry too!
They can also be combined with another Pebeo treatment, Gedeo Glazing Resin. The resin will create a relief surface that encases giving a cabochon effect.
Pebeo has also come out with a line of jewelry components, one of stainless steel made specifically for theses finishes.
Come see the fabulous effects of this new Pebeo line and it’s applications. Perfect for gift giving!

Janice Berkebile
Co-Author of Making Wire & Bead Jewelry ~ Artful Wirework Techniques

List of Pebeo Supplies for DANIEL SMITH Demo:

MIXED MEDIA: Holiday Cards & Miniatures Workshop with Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs, November 8th, 2012

"Holiday Wreath" by Theresa Goesling
MIXED MEDIA: Holiday Cards & Miniatures Workshop
with Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
10:30 am to 3:30 pm
$75 for the 1-day workshop
Plus a $5 materials fee paid directly to the instructors
Space is limited, please call to register at: 425-643-1781

Have a productive day as you create fun and easy small works of art:
* Paint miniature watercolors.
* Try mediums and materials that add interesting textures and eye catching effects.
* Learn how to make your own gel medium photo transfers.

International Traveling Workshop Instructors,Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs teach their creative techniques for artful cards and small paintings that you can easily frame and turn into great gifts.

The authors of “Make Every Day A Painting”, will share a portion of their manual on how to take your idea from inspiration to a captivating work of art!

"Snowy Aspen Trees" by Cindy Briggs

Strathmore Cards: Hands On Cardmaking with Kari Foteff, November 10th, 2012

Kari Foteff's Strathmore Cards demo at Seattle: 
Valentine's Day Cardmaking
HANDS ON: Christmas Cardmaking with Kari Foteff
from Strathmore Papers
Saturday, November 10th, 2012
from 11 am to 12:30 pm - FREE demos!
  It’s time to start creating your Holiday Greeting Cards.
Join Strathmore Artist Papers Senior Account Manager Kari Foteff for this Hands On Card Making Workshop. Strathmore Artists Papers has a wide variety of quality Creative Cards and this is a great opportunity to create your own Holiday Card!
Have fun in this FREE, Hands On demo!

Some of the Strathmore Cards we carry at DANIEL SMITH:
Strathmore Blank Greeting Cards and Envleopes
Strathmore Watercolor Cards with Envelopes
Strathmore Creative Cards Fluorescent White with Deckle
Strathmore Fine Art Cards and Envelopes
Strathmore Sugar Cane Cards
Strathmore Hemp Cards
Strathmore Bamboo Cards

BASIC DRAWING: Ink & Watercolor Workshop with Paula Ensign, November 11th, 2012

"Doe Bay Cafe" by Paula Ensign

BASIC DRAWING: Ink & Watercolor Workshop with Paula Ensign
Sunday, November 11th, 2012
12 pm to 4 pm
$65 for the 1-day workshop

Develop your drawing skills using ink pens.
Starting with observational techniques, the workshop will explore line, value
and texture before adding the final component –color!
Paula will show several ways to add excitement to drawings with watercolor.
These techniques are also great for cards and journaling.
No previous drawing or watercolor experience needed.
Come learn in a positive and fun atmosphere.

Space is limited for Paula's workshop,
 please call the Bellevue Store to register at: 425-643-1781