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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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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.