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Mixed Media using Luminescent DANIEL SMITH Acrylic Paints with Liesel Lund, FREE Demos January 5th, 2014

by Liesel Lund
Mixed Media using Luminescent DANELS SMITH Acrylic Paints with Liesel Lund
Sunday, January 5th, 2014
12pm & 2pm - FREE demos!

LieselLund.com

DANIEL SMITH's luminescent acrylic paints are perfect for creating many beautiful effects in your mixed media work. Learn new paint recipes for creating even more shimmery colors. Discover how to layer and scrape into your paint to create unusual textures. See how you can use these paints with collage and other media. These techniques work well on canvas, paper or in an art journal. Join us for an hour of of fun and go home with several art techniques to add to your mixed media tricks!

Liesel's DS Luminescent Paint Swatches
Materials used in demo:
DANIEL SMITH Iridescent, Metallic and Duochrome Acrylic paints
DANIEL SMITH Gold Acrylic Gesso
Black Gesso
Decorative paper-Schizen One Pound Paper Pack
Pencil, Eraser, Scissors, Glue
Colour Shapers
Assorted brushes for acrylic
140# watercolor paper

Please call 425-643-1781 with questions.

 

Realism to Abstraction: Free Demo with Ann Breckon, Saturday December 7, 2013


Realism to Abstraction
Ann Breckon
Saturday December 7 2013
Time11-12 and 1:30-2:30
Cost: Free Demo

Who are you as a painter? What style do you most admire and what comes out of your hands? How do you discover the kind of artist you are? These are questions that will addressed as Ann demonstrates numerous ways the paint the same subject. Learn how to loosen up or get more delicious detail. Paints, surfaces, technique, patience and skill all play a part. 
This demo provides a preview of what to expect in Ann's upcoming workshop.

Copic Markers in Action: FREE Demo with Brandi York, Saturday, December, 7, 2013



Copic Markers in Action

Brandi York
CANCELLED, December, 7, 2013
TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE
Cost: Free

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Realism to Abstraction with Ann Breckon, 2-Day Workshop, December 16th & 17th 2013


Realism to Abstraction: a 2 day workshop
Ann Breckon
December 16 & 17, 2013
Time
Cost: $150.00

Who are you as a painter? What style do you most admire and what comes out of your hands? How do you discover the kind of artist you are? These are questions that will addressed as Ann demonstrates numerous ways the paint the same subject. Learn how to loosen up or get more delicious detail. Paints, surfaces, technique, patience and skill all play a part. For this workshop we will be painting the same landscape painting numerous times, each progressively more abstract.

The final painting will be completely non-objective and will illustrate how important the design elements are in abstraction. Somewhere in the range from realism to abstraction, you may find your perfect style as a painter.
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Please call 425-643-1781 to register and obtain supply list.

Portraits in Soft Pastel with David Akers, FREE Demos with David Akers, December 1st, 2013


Portaits in Soft Pastel
David Akers
Sunday, December 1. 2013
12-1:00 and 2-3:00
Cost Free

David will share his method of infusing portraits with light and life. His demos are fun, informative, and a great way to familiarize yourself with a medium you may not have played with before.

Questions? Call 425-643-1781. We hope you join us!

Realistic Portrait Painting: Value & Temperature, FREE Demos with Holly White Gehrt, November 24th, 2013


Realistic Portrait Painting - Value & Temperature
Holly White Gehrt
Sunday, November 24, 2013
12-1 and 2-3
Cost: Free

Part three of a series of four on the Atelier Method of Portrait Painting To make a portrait come to life and look three dimensional, getting the darks and lights right (the value range) is most important. It’s the most powerful tool for all realistic rendering. Making fleshtones look real depends on color temperature. Beginning with an underpainting (“wipe-out”) Holly will work from the live model to demonstrate the next steps in making a realistic portrait: establishing darkest darks and lightest lights, and modeling the form with a limited palette of warms and cools  
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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas, FREE Demos with Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs, December 8th, 2013




Creative Mixed Media: Last minute holiday gifts Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs
Sunday, December 8, 2013
12-1 and 2:30-3:30
Cost: Free

The always delightful Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs demonstrate creative mixed media for last minute holiday gift ideas. This fun one hour demonstration and idea session includes a variety of Daniel Smith products; mixed media, Daniel Smith pigments, Gelli -Gel Printing Plate, gel mediums, The Artist Panel, Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground, photo-frame cards, creating patterns with stamps and stencils, and more....

The International Traveling Workshop Instructors and authors of Make Every Day A Painting, share how they turn plein air and studio quick studies into artful gifts and cards.

http://www.theresagoesling.com/  | http://www.cindybriggs.com/

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Hands On: Holiday Make and Take project with Alicia Harvey and Kim Caldwell, November 16th, 2013



Holiday Make and Takes!
Alicia Harvey and Kim Caldwell
Saturday, November 16, 2013
11:00 and 1:30
Cost: Free! Please call to reserve a space

Join Alicia and Kim as they guide you through creating holiday decorations and cards using watercolor painting or easy printmaking techniques. We have our own charming Snowman and Holiday Glow projects (available in our watercolor triads) for you to experiment with. Use paint and paper or acrylics and safteykut to create your own greetings and designs. Kim and Alicia will show you everything you need for these fun hands on projects.  .

SPACE IS LIMITED for this free event. Please call 425-643-1781 to reserve a space.

Watercolor Winter Scene with Kathy Collins, FREE Demos November 17th, 2013


WATERCOLOR: Winter Scene
with Kathy Collins
Sunday, November 17th, 2013
12 am & 2:00 pm
FREE demos!

Kathy Collins will be demonstrating her rapid process technique for painting dramatic high contrast watercolors. She uses large brushes, charging in color and mixing flowing wet paint right on the paper to achieve intense dark values while preserving white spaces.

A Signature Member of the Northwest and Montana Watercolor Societies and Women Painters of Washington, Kathy’s award-winning paintings have been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, and Splash 10 and 12. You can see her work at: http://www.kathycollinswatercolors.com/

We are thrilled to welcome Kathy back to our Bellevue store for these demos and look forward to seeing you here too. Bellevue DANIEL SMITH!

Holiday Cards Made Easy with Che Lopez, FREE Demos November 9th, 2013


Holiday Cards Made Easy with Che Lopez
Photo courtesy of Che Lopez

MIXED MEDIA: Holiday Cards Made Easy with Che Lopez
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos!
ArtofChe.com

Give someone something special you made. Che will be demonstrating how to use stamps, pen and ink, collage and watercolor to create one of a kind cards. By simplifying ideas and creating multiple images in minutes using simple techniques anyone can use. And if you are a watercolorist even better, Che will show you basic techniques to create card size masterpieces in now time.

The Holidays will be here soon, so time to get started and be inspired with some great ideas!

Quick Mini Masterpieces with Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs: FREE Demos October 27, 2013



Quick Mini Masterpieces- Watercolor Demonstration

Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs
Sunday, October 27, 2013
12:00-1:00 and 2:00-3:00
Cost: Free
MakeEveryDayAPainting.com

Learn how to capture your subject with quick sketches and painting. See how you can create captivating small paintings for holiday gift giving or for your travel journaling. The International Make Every Day A Painting workshop instructors share news about their upcoming Venice tour as they demonstrate how you can draw and paint spontaneous works of art in just minutes.

Artist Playdate with Alicia Harvey, FREE October 13, 2013


Daniel Smith Artist Playdate
Alicia Harvey
Sunday October 13, 2013
11-1:00
Cost: Free

Drop in on us between 11 and 1. Our classroom will be set up with assorted multi-media materials including DANIEL SMITH Acrylics & watercolors for you to experiment with. You may also bring your own supplies and use the space for your own creation. Work on a project, try out different materials, make a card, whatever you would like. Artist Alicia Harvey will be standing by to offer assistance as needed as you explore some of the products we have to offer. Come for the whole time, or just a portion...whatever works for you.
Please note: Most materials will be allowed in the space, but we ask that you not work with anything with strong odor or fumes.
Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Watercolor Paper Comparison with Cheryl Long: FREE Demos October 12, 2013



Watercolor Paper: How to Avoid Disappointing Watercolors: Use the Right Paper

Cheryl Renee Long
Saturday October 12, 2013
11:00 - 12:00 and 1:30 - 2:30
Cost: Free

Offered by Cheryl RĂ©nee Long, you will apply watercolor to 9 different paper samples. Take your samples home with you. Learn to avoid disappointing results. Watercolor is hard enough without using the wrong paper. Cheryl will guide you through basis weights, surface textures, color, and handling characteristics.
Space is limited.


Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Golden Acrylics with Barbara DePirro, FREE Demo October 6th, 2013

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
with Barbara DePirro
Sunday, October 6, 2013
from 1 pm to 3:30 pm - FREE!
Space is limited, please call Bellevue Store at 425-643-1781
to register for this FREE lecture!

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics!
In this lecture, 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 enhance your work, developing unique surfaces for painting, drawing and a full range of mixed media.
Gain an understanding of how to extend your paints, modifying the texture, the sheen, increasing the wet time, facilitating blending, 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 Required
Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Watercolor Workshop: DIFFERENT STROKES with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling, October 28th, 2013

Watercolor Workshop: DIFFERENT STROKES
Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Monday, October 28, 2013
10:30-3:30
Cost: $90.00

The ability to draw confidently is the most valuable tool in your painting kit. Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs will demonstrate drawing and painting basics to jumpstart your skills and help you explore making your own mark. Combining the two you'll learn how to capture subjects in watercolor. Learn basic approaches to how to draw and paint what you see, using observation, painting and drawing techniques to make it easier. A variety of brushwork techniques will be demonstrated from dry brush, to staccato and calligraphic line work to create textural washes and transparent glazes. Students will build confidence and have fun as they advance their brushwork and drawing skills completing simple exercises and a painting in class. The Make Every Day A Painting Instructors share tips from their books and tours as they encourage students to embrace their individual style and build confidence to go out and paint in the studio and on location.   

http://makeeverydayapainting.com/

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Free Demo: Soft Pastel with David Akers

Free Demo: Soft Pastel with David AkersDavid Akers /aka D Rogale

September 21,2013
11 to 12 and 1:30 to 2:30
Cost: Free

David Akers will cover his own specific techniques to create realistic & emotive portraiture using Soft Pastel

Please call 425-643-1781 with questions.

Free Watercolor Demo: DIFFERENT STROKES





Free Watercolor Demo: DIFFERENT STROKES

Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
September 22, 2013
12:00 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 3:00
Cost: Free

DIFFERENT STROKES Watercolor demonstration with Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs. What do staccato & calligraphy have to do with watercolors? How do you make your brush dance? The Make Every Day A Painting International workshop instructors share experiences from their travels as they demonstrate drawing and brushwork for plein air and studio watercolors.

Please call 425-643-1781 with questions.

Water Media and Travel Journals with Molly Hashimoto, FREE Demos September 14th, 2013


Watercolor Travel Journals
Molly Hashimoto
September 14,2013
11-12 and 1:30-2:30
Cost: Free

At the demonstration, Molly will discuss how to sketch and paint on location, as well as continuing and completing work in your studio. It's fun to include both kinds of work in a journal--the freshness of the moment, and the more carefully composed sketch done after reflection.

Please call 425-643-1781 with questions.

Autumn Leaves with Primatek Watercolors with Liesel Lund, FREE Demos September 7th, 2013


Painting Autumn Leaves with PrimaTek Watercolors

Liesel Lund
September 7,2013
11-12 and 1:30-2:30
Cost:Free

Daniel Smith's unique PrimaTek watercolors made are from genuine minerals and gemstones. Liesel will show how the colors look next to the actual stones they are made from. She will be demonstrating how the paints are wonderful for rich landscapes and will teach you how use them to paint autumn leaves using wet into wet, dry brush and resist techniques.

This is a great opportunity to learn about these gorgeous and unique paints .... Come by and get inspired! The DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors Liesel will be demonstrating are:

  • Rhodonite Genuine
  • Sedona Genuine
  • Amazonite Genuine
  • Serpentine Genuine
  • Mayan Blue Genuine
  • Purpurite Genuine
  • Hematite Burnt Scarlet Genuine
She'll also be using:
  • #2 Round,
  • BlackGold 311
  • D.S. 1/2" 24-4 Cat's Tongue
  • #6 Round,
  • DaVinci-Maestro Kolinsky 35
  • 140# cold press watercolor paper
  • D.S. Masking Fluid
Please call 425-643-1781 with questions.

Ann Breckon has Private Workshops and Classes at Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store this Fall, 2013


Ann Breckon has Private Workshops and Classes at our Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store.  Ann is a favorite Watercolor Teacher who does a lot of demonstrations at DANIEL SMITH, and also teaches Private Workshops and Classes at our DS Stores.  

Below is some information about the ones she has this Fall, and you can find out about more of her Private Workshops and Classes, AND how to register for these on Ann’s website,

Weekly Classes for 2013:
Taught at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store on Fridays
either 10:30-1:30,  or 2:30-5:30
$130/month or $35 a session.  
To register for these classes, please contact Ann via her website at: AnnBreckon.com/classes, (please do not call the store to register.) and to see her schedule of other classes that she teaches.  When you click on that link you can find out each month's topic from Ann’s “A Year of Design and Composition” in Watercolor.  You can choose either by the session or by the month (Course) please register directly with Ann via her website:
 
COURSE #9 in September:  BALANCE AND SPACE - GIG HARBOR
COURSE #10 in October:  FORMULAS #1 - MODERN STILL LIFE
COURSE #11 in November:  TEXTURE & FORMULAS - GREAT PLAINS
COURSE #12 in December :  FORMULAS #2 - AMARYLLIS

Ann's Classes and Workshops are great for beginners who want to learn to paint with Watercolors, and for intermediate watercolorists who need to learn more about the medium, or who find working in structured group studio sessions with an instructor helpful to master the medium.

Know someone who might be interested in learning to paint with watercolors?  Please let them know about Ann's Classes and Workshops that she teaches at both our Bellevue and Seattle DANIEL SMITH Stores!

Baby Animals 2-Day Workshop:
dates to be determined
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$150 for the 2-Day Workshop
To register, please contact Ann via her website at AnnBreckon.com/workshops (please do not call the store to register.)
Kittens, puppies or fuzzy little ducklings, choose your favorite and learn how to paint great fur and believable features.  Bring in your own favorite "baby photo" of your pet or work from ones Ann will provide.

ANTIQUE HOLIDAY SLED: 2-Day Workshop
November 18th & 19th, 2013
Monday: 10:30-4:30
Tuesday: 10:30-3:30
$159 for the 2-Day Workshop
To register, please contact Ann via her website at AnnBreckon.com/workshops (please do not call the store to register.)
Antique wooden sleds with a variety of holiday decorations will make a beautiful and interesting card or present to help celebrate the season.

The Mystique of a “Wipe-Out” – Foundation of an Oil Portrait with Holly White-Gehrt, FREE Demos, August 18th, 2013


The Mystique of a “Wipe-Out”
Foundation of an Oil Portrait
Holly White-Gehrt
Sunday, August 18th, 2013
12 pm and 2 pm
Free

Part two of a series of four on the Atelier Method of Portrait Painting It has been said of this stage that “your painting will never look this good again.” The “wipe-out” is a method used to establish value range (dark to light) as a first layer in a painting. It’s a fun technique yielding immediate satisfaction! Holly will show you how to transfer a drawing (cartoon) to canvas and, working from the live model, begin a portrait painting using the wipe-out technique. Holly will use oil paint, but this technique can be used in slow-drying acrylic, or even in charcoal or graphite.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Tree Studies in Watercolor with Ann Breckon, FREE Demos, August 10th, 2013

"Trees" by Ann Breckon
Tree Studies in Watercolor with Ann Breckon
Saturday, August 10th, 2013
11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos!

The wealth of forests in the Northwest leave us with lots of inspiration for paintings.  At this demonstration Ann will discuss things such as how to paint numerous kinds of trees, how to create any green color you desire, leaf textures, branch tricks, seasonal trees, quick trees and detailed botanical trees, single trees and thick forests.  The topics covered at each session will be determined by the attendees, so bring questions or photos you would like demonstrated.

These FREE demos are a great way to preview Ann’s 2-day Workshop on Tree Studies in Watercolor on Aug 26th & 27th, 2013.
Please click HERE, for information about Ann’s 2-day Workshop

Tree Studies in Watercolor with Ann Breckon, 2-Day Workshop on Aug 26th & 27th, 2013

"Trees" by Ann Breckon

Tree Studies in Watercolor with Ann Breckon
2-Day Workshop  
Monday, Aug 26th, 2013
from 10:30 to 4:30
Tuesday, Aug 27th, 2013
from 10:30 to 3:30
$150 for both days
Space is limited, please call:
425-643-1781 to reserve your space!

Trees are an important part of most landscapes.  Learn to paint them well.  In this class we will do simple studies of numerous trees, discuss things such as how to create any green color you desire, leaf textures, branch tricks, seasonal trees, quick trees and detailed botanical trees, single trees and thick forests.  The topics covered  each day will be determined by the attendees, so bring questions or photos you would like demonstrated.   
You may attend one day or both.  
Any experience level is welcome.

Mixed Media Journals with Liesel Lund, FREE Demos, August 17, 2013

Mixed Media Journal by Liesel Lund
 
Mixed Media Journals with Liesel Lund
Saturday, August 17, 2013
11 and 1:30 - FREE demos!
 
 
Discover the joys of journaling using a variety of media including:
gold gesso, acrylic paint, markers, collage, gel medium, and oil
crayons. Liesel will discuss what to look for when choosing a book to
work in, how to use your journal for self expression, testing
techniques or as a place to explore ideas in a small format before
moving to larger work. Liesel will demonstrate several mixed media
techniques. Learn what media can be mixed together and in what order.
You will also get the chance to look several of her art journals
featuring both watercolor and mixed media techniques. Come for a fun,
inspiring hour and go home with your creative juices flowing!

Open Mixed Media Journal by Liesel Lund


Some of the supplies Liesel will be using at the demo are:
Journal or notebook with 140lb cold press watercolor paper
D.S. Gold gesso
D.S. Heavy bodied acrylic paint
D.S. Gel medium
Variety of permanent markers
Princeton Art & Brush Co.-pack of mixed brushes
Craypas
Art papers and One pound paper packs for collage


Mixed Media Journal by Liesel Lund

Watercolor Classes with Ruth Glenn Little - Personal Classes - Every Tuesday from 10 to 2

"Poppy" by Ruth Glenn Little

 Watercolor Classes with Ruth Glenn Little - Personal Classes

Watercolor Classes with Ruth Glenn Little
10-12 Every Tuesday  
Classes are suited for beginning as well as seasoned watercolor artists.  We focus on understanding and using pigment character and exploring techniques.
Students should bring their supplies, including a sketchbook and paper, as well as any questions or projects in process.
Drop-in students are welcome.
To register for Ruth’s classes or for fee information or a more developed supply list, contact Ruth at:
phone 206-300-6633 
email -ruthglennlittle@msn.com
 www.ruthglennlittle.com

Landscape Painting in Oils with a Limited Palette with Larine Chung, FREE Demos, July 21st, 2013

"Fall Morning Light" by Larine Chung
 

Landscape Painting in Oils with a Limited Palette with Larine Chung
Sunday, July 21, 2013
12:00  and  2:00 - FREE demos!

Summer is the best time to do some landscape painting.
Come join us at this mini landscape oil painting demo.
Larine will be explaining the gear and tools for plein air session
and also the advantage of using limited palette.
We will also talk about the value set up for landscape painting.

Using a Bullseye Technique for Your Watercolor Underpainting with Molly Murrah, FREE Demos, July 27th,2013


Sailboat painting by Molly Murrah
 
Using a Bullseye Technique for Your Watercolor Underpainting with Molly Murrah
Saturday, July 27, 2013
11:00  and  1:30 - FREE demos!
 
 
When you want an area of your painting to really glow and capture the viewer's gaze, use a bullseye technique in your underpainting. It's fun, easy to do, and when done with transparent paints, you will get the effect you are looking for. Once the bullseye underpainting is completely dry, you can paint and glaze the other elements in your painting as you normally would. Bullseye underpaintings can be executed subtly or dramatically – it all depends on what you are looking for!

Join us and see for yourself how this exciting, fun process can enhance the luminous quality of your masterpiece!
Sailboat watercolor painting by Molly Murrah