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Watercolor Collage with Kathy Collins, FREE Demos, November 23rd, 2014

"Feeling of Movement"
by Kathy Collins
Watercolor Collage with Kathy Collins
FREE Painting Demonstrations
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
12pm-1pm and 2pm-3pm - FREE!
 
Kathy Collins will demonstrate her unique process for figurative watercolor and collage. 
Her colorful new work and step-by-step technique has been featured in the
December issue of
"Watercolor Artist" magazine.
 
Kathy will also be teaching a 1-day workshop on the same topic on
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Please click HERE for details

Watercolor Collage Workshop with Kathy Collins, December 6th, 2014

"Feeling of Movement"
by Kathy Collins
Kathy Collins’ Watercolor Collage Workshop 
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
10am to 3pm
$95.00 for the 1-day workshop
Registration required in advance
Please call Bellevue to register
at: 425-643-1781
Supply list available when registered.
 
Kathy Collins will demonstrate her unique process for figurative watercolor and collage on board.
She uses a 4-step technique:
#1 Prepare the board with DANIEL SMITH watercolor ground.
#2 glue papers onto the board with gel gloss.
#3 paint over the collaged paper and board with watercolor and gouache.
#4 Seal with varnish.
 
Learn more about Kathy and her work at:
 

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany and Venice Italy with Joe Mac Kechnie, FREE Painting Demos, November 2nd, 2014

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany and Venice Italy with Joe Mac Kechnie
FREE Painting Demonstrations
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm - FREE!
JLMacKechnie.com


PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN TUSCANY AND VENICE ITALY

· HEAR about my travels and workshops in Italy.
· SEE how I prepare for a trip.
· WATCH how I paint the colors of Tuscany.
· LEARN more about my 2015 workshops in Tuscany and Venice.



Joe will also be at:
DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store - FREE demos
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm

April 2015 - Tuscany and Venice Italy Workshops
with Joe Mac Kechnie
 
Italy is calling again!  In Tuscany, Joe Mac Kechnie will be your guide and master Pacific NW watercolorist Ron Stocke will be our special guest art instructor.  You can see Ron’s work at: RonStocke.com.
 
For the Venice workshop, Joe Mac Kechnie will be your instructor and guide. You can see Joe’s artwork at:JLMacKechnie.com.
 
If you want to savor this once-in-a-lifetime experience, read on and then visit InternationalPleinAirWorkshops.com!
 
For the past 5 years, NW artist Joe Mac Kechnie has been teaching art workshops in Italy.  He has recently expanded this venture into a total cultural and art experience.  These art excursions to different countries will not only include art instruction, but will also include the total emersion into the culture of the countries being visit.  Enjoying the cuisine, wines, music, local art history, small towns, churches, countryside vistas, shopping and the people of the countries will all be part of the total adventure. 
 
In April of 2015, two workshops in Italy are now being offered;
one in Tuscany and one in Venice, Italy:
 
Workshop 1: Finding your art spirit in Tuscany Italy with NW Watercolorist Ron Stocke
When: March 29 to April 7, 2015
Where: Le Casacce Plantation and Vineyard near Seggiano Italy
How to find out more: InternationalPleinAirWorkshops.com
More about the artist: RonStocke.com

 
Workshop 2: Finding your art spirit in Venice Italy with NW Artist Joe Mac Kechnie
When: April 12 to April 21, 2015
Where: Downtown Venice, Italy near the Grand Canal
How to find out more: InternationalPleinAirWorkshops.com
More about the artist: JLMacKechnie.com

Liquitex Acrylic with Christine Hanlon, Sponsored by Liquitex, FREE Demos, October 26th, 2014


"Going Under the Gate"Christine Hanlon

Liquitex Acrylic with Christine Hanlon, Sponsored by Liquitex
Sunday,October 26th, 2014
1pm to 3pm - FREE!
Please call to sign up for this FREE demonstration
Bellevue: 425-643-1781


LIQUITEX
When it comes to acrylics, Liquitex started it all in 1955. In this demonstration attendees will be introduced to the acrylic brand that has been on the forefront of innovation for over 55 years. As the #1 acrylic in the world Liquitex is the only brand to offer the most diverse range of professional products including five unique ranges of professional acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools to meet the needs of every artist. This demo is all about getting people excited about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums so they can go right into the studio with tons of new ideas. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Liquitex Artist Materials!


Christine Hanlon

Christine Hanlon is a working artist/ teacher with an extensive resume that includes juried museum, regional and gallery shows in the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Oregon and the Midwest.  Her preferred medium is oil but she has worked extensively in watercolor and acrylics. For the Fine Art Collective she has conducted educational seminars on paint and color for colleges and universities throughout Northern California since 1998 and the Pacific Northwest since 2004. She has also been part-time fine art faculty at the Academy of Art University since she received her MFA in Painting in 1997 and has taught online since 2007. After 30 years in No. California, she relocated to Oregon in 2012 where she continues to conduct seminars for Liquitex and Winsor&Newton.

One of her urban homeless paintings was included in the catalogued invitational traveling museum exhibition entitled “Hobos to Street People: Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present” which concluded its 4 year tour at the Richmond Art Center in the fall of 2012.  Ms. Hanlon was part of an invitational 4 person show at the art center  in early 2014 entitled The Language of Realism, including oils and acrylic maritime works. Her painting entitled “Death of an Oil Tanker” received Best in Show at the Coos Art Museum’s 15th Annual Maritime Exhibition in Coos Bay, Oregon and her maritime work was featured on the cover and in an article for the winter 2010-2011 issue of Sea History magazine. She currently lives in Bandon, Oregon and continues to work on maritime/industrial work. Her paintings, resume and current exhibitions may be seen online at www.christinehanlon.com.

 

Jazz Up Your Watercolors with Theresa Gosling and Cindy Briggs, FREE Demos September 25th, 2014



Jazz Up Your Watercolors!
With Theresa Gosling and Cindy Briggs
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
2pm & 5:30pm, - FREE 1 hour demos
MakeEveryDayAPainting.com  
 
Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs share how to infuse captivating color into your watercolor paintings. In each unique demonstration they will share how their rich Daniel Smith palette of select watercolors can transform your paintings from transparent to opaque watercolors, or vice versa while creating compelling color statements. Discover how you can simplify your subject for a strong graphic design, make rich darks and inviting neutrals for enticing color combinations and transitions, and, add inviting textures and luminescent light to your paintings. 

Cindy and Theresa will be doing the same demos at Seattle on October 5th, 12pm & 2pm!
 
Whether in the studio or en plein air, the owners of Make Every Day A Painting Workshops share their passion for water-media and travel with their students by organizing tours, regionally and internationally. Their students comment that when you attend one of their workshops, you experience a uniquely tandem approach to teaching; come away uplifted, ready to paint, anywhere, anytime, and expand your creative horizons.
 
Join Theresa and Cindy for a
"Jazz Up Your Watercolors" Workshop
on October 6th at the Bellevue Store,
please click HERE for details!
 
 

Jazz Up Your Watercolors! Workshop with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling, October 6th, 2014



Jazz Up Your Watercolors! 
Workshop with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Cancelled: Monday, October 6th, 2014
Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store
10:30am to 3:30pm
$85 for the 5 hour Workshop
Please call the store to register at: 425-643-1781
 
Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs focus on how to simplify a subject for a strong graphic design and then work with you to help you make a compelling color statement add inviting textures and add luminescent light to your paintings. Paint big, small or in your travel journal as you focus on captivating color.  Great for all levels – our two instructors can help you build color confidence and advance your artistic vision. 
 
Whether in the studio or en plein air, the owners of Make Every Day A Painting Workshops share their passion for water-media and travel with their students by organizing tours, regionally and internationally. Their students comment that when you attend one of their workshops, you experience a uniquely tandem approach to teaching; come away uplifted, ready to paint, anywhere, anytime, and expand your creative horizons.  www.MakeEveryDayAPainting.com

Free GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro, October 5th, 2014

GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
1:00pm to 3:30pm - FREE!
Space is limited, please call to reserve your space at: 425-643-1781
 
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. Check out the amazing selection of grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, encaustic, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile. 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.

How to Use Your Store Bought Color Wheel and Color Mixing with Lin La Mer, FREE Lectures on September 20th, 2014

FREE Lectures: How to Use Your Store Bought Color Wheel and Color Mixing with Lin La Mer
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
11:00-12:00 and 1:00 – 2:00
FREE!
LinLaMer.com

Have you ever wondered why you bought that color wheel or how to use it? Well, that color wheel is one of the most useful tools in your paint box. You can choose a color scheme for your next painting series, learn which colors to mix and make sure you get the results you want. Sound like something you’d be interested in? Join Lin at DANIEL SMITH for a free introduction to Color Mixing.

Color Mixing Chart in process

Lin will follow this FREE Lecture with five classes of hands-on color mixing.
Please contact Lin directly to register and for details: draftaline50@msn.com.

Date                        BELLEVUE                                   Topic
Sat. Sept. 20th            11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00            Demo / Lecture (this is free)
Sat. Oct. 11th             12:00-2:00                                      Class 1
Sat. Oct. 25th             12:00-2:00                                      Class 2
Sat. Nov. 1st               12:00-2:00                                     Class 3
Sat. Nov .15th             12:00-2:00                                     Class 4
Sat. Nov. 29                12:00-2:00                                     Class 5
 
Classes will be $30 per person per class - the lectures on Sept. 20th are FREE.

Lin will also be at Seattle on Sunday, September 7th for the FREE Lectures and other dates for her Color Mixing Classes, please click HERE for details for Seattle.

"Sunrise Mt Rainier", oil by Lin La Mer

"Sunset 1", oil by Lin La Mer

Field Sketching with Ink and Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin, FREE Demos July 20th, 2014

Field Sketching with Ink and Watercolor with 
Maria Coryell-Martin 
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 
12:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 3:00
Free Demonstrations! 
ExpeditionaryArt.com

Join Expeditionary Artist Maria Coryell-Martin as she demonstrates and lectures on the fundamental tools for travel and field sketching with ink and watercolor. Maria will share her favorite techniques and tips for creating fast and expressive sketches, using lightweight, compact materials. Get inspired to sketch and paint your summer adventures! 


Supplies Maria plans to use: 
  • DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors 
    • Hansa Yellow Medium, 
    • Pyroll Red, 
    • Quinacridone Rose, 
    • Phthalo Blue Red Shade, 
    • Indanthrone Blue, 
    • Phthalo Blue Green Shade, 
    • Quinacridone Gold. 
  • Winsor & Newton Zinc White Gouache 
  • Niji Waterbrushes 
  • Walnut Ink 
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen 
  • Rapidograph 0.35 Technical Pen 
  • Pigma Micron Pen 
  • Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks 
  • Canson Mi-Teintes paper 
  • Arches Cover 
  • Lenox Paper
  • Arches Paper

  • Water-Soluble Oils with Ann Elizabeth Scott, FREE Demos June 1st, 2014


    Exploring Daniel Smith Water Soluble Oils
    Ann Elizabeth Scott
    Sunday, June 1, 2014
    12-1:00  and  2-3:00
    FREE Demonstration


    Come join Ann Elizabeth Scott as she describes and demonstrates working with Daniel Smith's line of Water Soluble Oils.  See for yourself how they compare to traditional oils.

    Watercolor Painting, Learning from the Masters Series: Focus on Artist Carl Purcell with Ann Breckon, 2-Day Workshop May 25th & 26th, 2014

    Watercolor Painting Workshop with Ann Breckon
    Learning from the Masters Series:  Focus on Artist Carl Purcell
    Sunday, May 25th & Monday May 26th, 2014
    11:30am to 4:30pm,
    2-Day Workshop, $150
    Please call the Bellevue Store to register at: 425-643-1781
    AnnBreckon.com

    Artist Carl Purcell, author of "Painting with your Artist's Brain" has a book filled with great advice on how to see with an artist's eye, using shape, value, color and space to create paintings above and beyond the normal. Ann will be demonstrating the difference awareness of these concepts makes while painting landscapes. For the accompanying workshop on May 25-26 students will be guided in carefully reproducing this beautiful painting from Purcell's book.

    Please note, this was published by mistake on the DANIEL SMITH Seattle Blog, we are very sorry for any confusion.

    The Dynamically Lit Pastel Portrait with Brandi York, FREE demos May 21st, 2014


    The Dynamically Lit Pastel Portrait with Brandi York
    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
    11am & 1:30pm - FREE demos
     
    Pastel is a vibrant medium that can also be rather intimidating!  Join Brandi York as she takes you through the steps of a dynamically lit pastel portrait, from laying the foundation to application of strokes to finish out the piece, what sorts of papers to use, and how to create your own surface.  She'll be discussing what causes pastel pieces to "turn to mud" and how to avoid it, as well as use of a variety of pastels and their attributes, including Rembrandt, NuPastel, & Sennelier.

    Exploring the Style of Carl Purcell with Ann Breckon, Free Demo, May 10 2014


    Watercolor Demo in the Style of Artist Carl Purcell
    by Ann Breckon
    Saturday, May 10
    11-12 and 1:30-2:30
    Free demonstration


    Artist Carl Purcell, author of "Painting with your Artist's Brain" has a book filled with great advice on how to see with an artist's eye, using shape, value, color and space to create paintings above and beyond the normal. Ann will be demonstrating the difference awareness of these concepts makes while painting landscapes.This is a great preview of what you can expect to learn in her upcoming Daniel Smith workshop


    Gyotaku "fish prints" with Sherry Lee Duncan, FREE Demos, May 17th, 2014


    Gyotaku "fish prints"
    Artist Sherry Lee Duncan
    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    11:00-12:00  and  1:30-2:30
    Free Demo


    Gyotaku, or Japanese Fish Printing, has many possibilities for printmakers and multi media artists.  In Japan, the artists add rocks, shells, seaweed and more to create exquisite works.  Sherry Lee Duncan has experimented with these prints in the US and in Mexico.  She even printed a marlin, as a souvenier for a fisherman to keep of his prize catch.

    Sherry will show you how she begins with an unscaled fish and the Japanese rice papers available at Daniel Smith, and uses basics of composition to create beautiful prints using Daniel Smith iridescent acrylics. 

    Contemporary Impressionism in Oils with Henry Stinson, FREE Demos May 24th, 2014


    Contemporary Impressionism in Oils with Henry Stinson
    Re-Scheduled for Saturday, May 24th, 2014
    11am & 1:30pm - FREE demos!
    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    12:00-1:00  and  2:00-3:00


    HenryStinson.com

    These painting demonstrations are a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of impressionistic painting, from a highly respected artist and instructor. Henry will lecture on the impressionistic approach to mixing and applying vibrate paint to your canvas. Helping you gain a basic understanding of color and relationships as you develop a solid foundation for creating paintings.

    UPDATE 5/16/14: We are sorry for the schedule change inconvenience, Henry Stinson will now be at our Seattle Store on Sunday May 25th, 2014 at 12pm & 2pm for FREE demos.

    Winsor & Newton Sponsored Watercolor Demonstration with Christine Hanlon, FREE Demo & Lecture, April 27th, 2014

    
    Late Tuesday Afternoon by Christine Hanlon
     Winsor & Newton Sponsored Watercolor Demonstration with Christine Hanlon
    Sunday, April 27th, 2014
    12pm to 2pm
    FREE 2-hour Demo and Lecture!
    Pre-registration required as space is limited.

    Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

    For artists working in watercolor, this lively and entertaining discussion looks at the history, techniques, and materials that spell success when working in this most legendary of mediums. Discover which pigments granulate, why some colors stain, and the ideal landscape colour palette. Learn the keys to color permanence and lightfastness.

    • What mediums will help you capture texture and expressive gesture?
    • Why do we have Rough, Cold Pressed and Hot Pressed papers?
    • What colours best capture natural light?
    • What is gouache and can I use it with my transparent watercolours?
    • What are the three benchmarks for fine water media brushes?
    • How do I care for my brushes and finished watercolours?

    Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Color offers a range of 96 unique colors and a wide array of mediums to help artists alter and enhance the characteristics of their work. The goal is to help everyone get the most out this wonderful medium. These topics and any other questions you bring will be addressed, with all attendees receiving free watercolour samples at the conclusion!

     

    Christine Hanlon
    Christine Hanlon is a working artist/teacher from the San Francisco Bay area, who has been part of the Artist Outreach Program for Winsor & Newton since 1998. She has been trained on methods and materials with Winsor & Newton in London, and has conducted technical seminars on color and paint at colleges and universities throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
     

    Her extensive resume includes invitational and juried museum and gallery shows, as well as traveling exhibitions. Her maritime paintings have received multiple awards in the Coos Art Museum's annual maritime exhibitions, including a Best in Show in 2008. Her urban landscape work was featured in the Artist's Magazine Competition Spotlight in September 2009. A cover image and feature article on her maritime paintings is published in the winter 2010-11 issue of Sea History Magazine. She received a BFA in Painting from RISD in 1976 and an MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 1997, where she currently teaches at the graduate level.

     
    Her paintings, current shows, biography and resume may be viewed online at www.christinehanlon.com.

    Sumi Painting: Year of the Horse with Yuming Zhu, FREE Demo, April 26th, 2014

    "Horse Stepping on Flying Swallow"
    by Yuming Zhu

    Sumi Painting: Year of the Horse
    Yuming Zhu
    Saturday, April 26, 2014
    11:00 - 1:00 (one session only)
    Free Demonstration

    YumingFineArt.com

    Yuming Zhu will demonstrate his interpretation of sumi brush strokes of traditional character of Horse, and also demonstrate painting Horse with contemporary technique to capture the essence the beauty of the animal. 

    In this demo, Yuming will also brief discuss the symbolic meaning of horse in Chinese art.  Knowledge of Sumi materials will be shared in the demo. This demo is a good preparation for the June workshop at Daniel Smith.

    Important information of materials for Sumi painting will be introduced..

    Business of Art: Turning Art into Cards and Cash with Ray Pfortner, FREE Lecture, April 17th, 2014

    Business of Art:
    Turning Art into Cards and Cash with Ray Pfortner
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - FREE Lecture!
    11 -12:00

    Making greeting cards from your art is great for self-promotion and gifts.
    • But what about selling your cards?
    • How do you price them?
    • Where can you sell them – and how?

    Ray will talk about how to manufacture your cards, and turning those cards into cash – through direct sales and selling partners. He’ll also explore how to license your art to commercial card companies.

    Mixed Media & Watercolor: Art Journaling A to Z with Liesel Lund, FREE Demos March 22, 2014


    Mixed Media and Watercolor: Art Journaling. Creating a Page from "A" to "Z" with Liesel Lund
    Saturday, March 22, 2014
    11:00 - 12:00  and 1:30 - 2:30
    FREE


    Join Liesel Lund as she demonstrates how to begin with a blank white page, and fill it with color and imagery. She will be showing several techniques including creating a faux vintage photo with watercolor and buff titanium gesso, how to create interesting backgrounds, use paper collage to support your imagery, and different ways to incorporate writing into your work. Using watercolor, acrylic, paper, found collage, and markers she will demonstrate how to build luscious layers and create depth. There will be time for you to ask any burning questions you have about art journaling. And as a bonus, she will have many of her own handmade journals on display for you to look at. Come for a fun and entertaining hour that will fill you with inspiration!

    Supplies used:

    DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Gesso, Buff Titanium
    DANIEL SMITH Watercolors
    DANIEL SMITH Acrylic paints
    Schizen One Pound Paper pack
    Assorted brushes
    Found collage paper
    Markers


    Liesel Lund teaches art workshops at her studio in Seattle. in addition, this year she will also be teaching mixed media art and jewelry at national art workshops in New Jersey, Chicago, Dallas, Petaluma, and Seattle.

    Portraits using Watercolor Sticks with Che Lopez, Workshop April 13th, 2014

    Watercolor Stick Portraits by Che Lopez
    Watercolor Sticks - Portraits
    Che Lopez
    Sunday, April 13, 2014
    11-4
    $90.00


    Learn to use Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks step by step.  Che will teach you to create portraits using 3 techniques with the sticks: wet on wet, dry, and off the stick.

    You're sure to enjoy this one day workshop at Daniel Smith's Bellevue store. 

    Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

    Creative Journaling Workshop with Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs, March 17th, 2014


    Creative Journaling Workshop
    Theresa Goesling & Cindy Briggs
    March 17, 2014
    10:30-3:30
    $90

     
    Start a new sketchbook, fill in one you've already started, or just enjoy experimenting and discovering ways to creatively record your journey. We’ll warm up with Ready, Set, Draw & Paint Fast, doing quick “on location” studies.   Then, create a fun mixed media collage combining memorabilia with painting.  We’ll also share how to design and paint a cover for your sketchbook using Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground as a base (preparation instructions provided  on supply list).  Class is great for all levels—with 2 teachers you get more personalized mentoring!
    www.MakeEveryDayAPainting.com

    Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

    Don't forget to come to Cindy and Theresa FREE Creative Journaling demos on Sunday, March 16th, the day before this Workshop!   The demos are at 12pm & 2pm, Sunday, March 16th, 2014

    Making Mountains that Move People with Kay Barnes, FREE Watercolor Demos, March 15th, 2014

    Mountain Watercolor by Kay Barnes
    Making Mountains that Move People
    Kay Barnes
    Saturday, March 15, 2014
    11-12 and 1:30-2:30
    FREE


    Kay will demonstrate using a very limited palette of 4-6 colors. A wet into wet approach and very few brushstrokes will create the slopes of the mountains. While the wet surface begins to change, Kay will mist and tilt the board in order to make some areas move and others not! This is to help students understand controlling water is one of the secrets one must unlock in order to control watercolor. Choosing the best pigments, specific to your desired results is another. 

    These are only two of the concepts to be presented in the two day workshop, April 4-5, in my Eden Gallery/ Studio, in Woodinville, WA.

    For more information and to register for April 4, “Water Mastery” and April 5, “Color Mixing” go to KayBarnes.com.

    GOLDEN Acrylic Products with Barbara DePirro, FREE Lecture, March 23rd, 2014

    GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic
    with Barbara DePirro
    Sunday, March 23, 2014
    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.

    POSTPONED: Liquitex Pouring Medium with Alicia Harvey, FREE Demos February 22nd, 2013

    POSTPONED
    Liquitex Pouring Medium -used on various surfaces
    Alicia Harvey
    Saturday, February 22, 2014
    11-12 and 1:30-2:30
    Free Demo


    Alicia Harvey demonstrates the different uses of Liquitex Pouring Medium. From canvas, collage, and beyond, this demo shows the versatility of this medium in many projects.


    Go to Alicia's "Holding the Future" video (at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP2KeurMVhA) to see how she used it in a recycling art project.



    Northwest Landscapes in Watercolor with Che Lopez, FREE Demos, February 8th, 2014

     
    Watercolor by Che Lopez
    Northwest Landscapes in Watercolor with Che Lopez
    Saturday February 8th, 2014
    11am & 1:30pm - FREE demos
    ArtofChe.com

    This NW series was inspired by Che's commute to his classes at the Kirkland Arts Center. Watching the fall colors slowly give to the winter and fog of the northwest.  Che will demo his wet on wet technique and ways to create fog and atmospheric effects.

    Che Lopez:
    NWWS Co-Chair Waterworks 2013 & International Open Exhibition 2014
    Che's Facebook Pages:




    Watercolor by Che Lopez

    Watercolor by Che Lopez

    Painting Water and Reflections in Watercolor with Kathy Collins, 1-Day Watercolor Workshop, February 9th, 2014


    "Synchrony"
    watercolor by Kathy Collins

    Painting Water and Reflections in Watercolor, 1-Day Watercolor Workshop 
    Kathy Collins
    Sunday, February 9th, 2014
    11:00am to 4:00pm
    $85.00 for the 1-Day Workshop
    Please call 425-643-1781 to register
    KathyCollinsWatercolors.com
    Kathy Collins will demonstrate her technique for painting water and reflections which showcase the strong value contrasts between dark evergreen-covered mountains and transparent jewel-like reflections in Northwest waters. 
     
    Kathy is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and Women Painters of Washington.  Her work has been featured in Watercolor Artist magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, the Splash series, and will be included in the upcoming Schiffer Press book “100 Artists of the Northwest.”
     
    See Kathy’s paintings and teaching schedule at www.kathycollinswatercolors.com

    Exploring the Style of Zoltan Szabo, 2-Day Watercolor Workshop with Ann Breckon, January 26th & 27th, 2014


    2-Day Watercolor Workshop:
    Exploring the Style of Zoltan Szabo with Ann Breckon
    Sunday & Monday
    Sun. Jan. 26th 11 to 4:30
    Mon. Jan. 27th from 10:30 to 4:30
    $150.00  for the 2-Day Workshop
    Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

    “Don’t learn to copy, copy to learn.”

    Zoltan Szabo is a nationally honored watercolor artist.  His book is full of enticing, do-able studies.  We will paint several of the simple projects in the book, then finish with a quintessential Szabo-styled landscape painting which includes fanciful trees, bands of color, positive/negative painting, and transparent overwashes. 
    Recommended Text:  Zoltan Szabo's 70 Favorite Watercolor Techniques.