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Workshop. Watercolor Portraits with Molly Murrah.March 5-6,2016


2 DAY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
With Molly Murrah
March 5 & 6, 2016
10-4:30 Saturday, 11-4:30 Sunday 

$180


In this 2 day watercolor workshop we will explore methods for placing and transferring your subject to your paper, doing an effective underpainting that will add a glow to your subject, mixing colors for skin tones, determining your background colors and more.

Bring a lunch for the 30 minute break each day.

A supply list will be made available closer to the date of the workshop.

Space is limited.
Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

www.mollymurrah.com

Workshop: MokuHanga with Molly Hashimoto, March 12, 2016


Woodblock Prints with Watercolor & Inks: Moku Hanga
With Molly Hashimoto
Workshop
Saturday, March 12
10-5:00
$100


Moku hanga is a traditional Japanese method of woodblock printmaking, Molly will use Shina plywood, Akua printmaking inks and watercolors.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register, and to get your supply list and pre-class assignment

Watercolor Workshop: Expressive Skies in Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin, Februay 20, 2016


Workshop: Expressive Skies in Watercolor
Maria Coryell-Martin
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10-4:00

 $100
Learn to paint watercolor compositions with expressive skies. We’ll explore design, color mixing, as well as glazing techniques. You will have the opportunity to paint four distinct cloudscapes based on provided photos. Feel free to bring your own photos for additional inspiration. All levels welcome!


Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Free Demonstration - Watercolor Adapting to Change with Dan Engler, January 31. 2016


Adapting to Change - Moving from small sketches to the larger painting in watercolor
Dan Engler
Sunday, January 31, 2016
12-1 and 2-3
Free Demonstration 


 I will give a painting demonstration that shows my work developing from a small sketch to a full sheet painting.
The painting will demo initial layouts and washes on smaller sheets, and then a beginning on a full sheet of paper.
I will talk about how I critique my work as I paint and how the best laid plans need ability to adapt to changing
events when painting. I will demonstrate a variety of methods to adapt to these changing circumstances.


A beginner or intermediate painter would able to adapt my methods to assist in their art;
asking themselves:
How do I describe the world around me?
How is it reaching others?

How can I make it better?



Free Demonstration - Creating Rainy, Misty Atmosphere in Watercolor Landscapes with Eric Yi Lin, January 30, 2016


Creating Rainy, Misty Atmosphere in watercolor landscapes
Eric Yi Lin
Saturday, January 30, 2016
12-1:30
Free Demonstration


The demo will be focusing on creating rainy, misty atmosphere that we see quite a bit this time of year in the North West with Watercolor.  The atmosphere will mostly be done in the first and second wash and that's what we will be mainly focus on.  If we have enough time, we will proceed and finish the painting

Private Workshop - Collage with Pamela Wickard January 21, 2016




Acrylic Collage workshop Thursday, Jan 21st, 11-2  Daniel Smith in Bellevue  (please contact instructor for additional information / registration)

Pamela Wickard will discuss the  collage process, materials and members should be able to create a small painting. Based on the instructor's choice of image -(landscape), so everyone will work on the same piece. 
- 16 x 20 canvas- 2-3 different size paint brushes- white glue & dish or small tub- acrylic mediums- acrylic paints- papers (tissue, textures, newspaper, dried flowers, magazines). For the this workshop, participates will bring their own supplies and/or purchase what you need from Daniel Smith.Price for class: $50 Contact: Pamela Wickardon facebook @ Pamela Wickard - Artisttext: 425.443.8932

Free Demonstration- Building a Pastels Landscape with Brandi York, January 23, 2016


Building a Pastels Landscape
Brandi York
Saturday, January 23, 2016
12-1:30
Free Demonstration


Brandi York will take you through the creation of a pastel landscape, from underpainting choices to color application for a variety of strokes and techniques.

She will also discuss substrate choices including papers and pastel ground.


The Art of Brandi York - http://brandiyork.com

Free Demonstration- Introduction to Encaustic with Deborah Kapoor, January 9, 2016


Introduction to Encaustic
Deborah Kapoor


Saturday January 9, 2016
2-3:30 (one session only)
Free Demonstration


This demonstration will cover basic techniques to get you started with encaustic and will give you a foundation to expand upon. This is an overview of the processes which will include preparing and fusing cradled panels, applying layers of encaustic, incising, stenciling, pouring, dipping, presenting, caring for, and transporting final works.

Deborah Kapoor integrates processes like painting, printing, cutting and collage with predominantly encaustic and mixed media. 

Her work has been featured in the book Encaustic by Ashley Rooney, with foreword by Kim Bernard. She is also in the e-book Authentic Visual Voices (Catherine Nash, 2013), The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy (Holly Cohen Roochvarg& Christopher Calderhead 2012), Paper + Wax, Techniques for Combining Handmade Paper with Encaustic Paint (Michelle Belto 2012), and Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility (Daniella Woolf, 2010). 

She currently teaches both encaustic classes at Bellevue College and watercolor at ERA Living facilities.

  

www.deborahkapoor.com

Free Demonstration - Relief Prints for Valentines with Hannah Winters, January 9, 2016.


Relief Prints for Valentine's Day
With Hannah Winters
Saturday, January 9, 2016
11-12:30

Free Demonstration

HANDS - ON! HAVE FUN!
Hannah Winters will show you how to design, carve, and use Safety Kut to make sweet little prints for cards, gift tags, and more! This is a hands-on demo and space is limited, so please call to reserve a space.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Free Lecture Series - Business of Art with Ray Pfortner, Tuesdays January - April


JOIN RAY PFORTNER FOR A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS RELATED TO 
THE BUSINESS OF ART
Select Tuesdays from 11-12:30 at our store in Bellevue
Free Lecture Series  January - April 2016


1.         TURN YOUR ART INTO CARDS
Explore how to make greeting cards from your art, 2d and 3d, painting to graphite, sculpture to photography, in the simplest, most cost effective way.  Learn about the power of cards and how to sell them yourself and through selling partners. Cards are a logical first step in marketing your art - they are safe, inexpensive, timeless and always useful.
Bellevue - Tuesday, Jan 26

2.         20 STEPS FOR MAKING MORE OF A BUSINESS OF YOUR ART
Explore commonsense, doable steps for making your art more of a business and eliminate hurdles to moving forward in the process.
Bellevue - Tuesday, Feb 9

3.         EXHIBITING YOUR ART
Discuss ways to show your art - venues, terms, promotion, pricing and hanging.
Bellevue - Tuesday, Feb 23

4.         TRANSFORMING YOUR ART INTO DIGITAL FORMAT, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE DIGITAL AGE
They are enormous opportunities for all artists in this digital age, opportunities far beyond simply making and selling originals - if you transform your art into digital format.  Learn how and where via scanning and photography.

Bellevue - Tuesday, Mar 8

5.         MERCHANDISING, LICENSING AND PRICING ART
There are enormous opportunities beyond simply the original in our digital age - to diversify your art, making it much more accessible, and to license it to third parties.  Explore these merchandising opportunities and just how to license your art and what rights and fees are involved.  Discuss pricing for merchandise and licensing.
Bellevue - Tuesday, Mar 22

6.         WORKING WITH NON-PROFITS - GOOD FOR THEM, GREAT FOR YOUR ART BUSINESS
There are a multitude of non-profit in every community and they need our art. They often make the first logical client for our art business.  Explore the pros and cons of working with non-profits. This conversation is a great application and review of the other 5 business of art topics in the series.
Bellevue - Tuesday, April 5

Free Demonstration - Monoprints with Akua Printing Inks and Golden OPEN Acrylics with Darcie Thompson, January 24, 2016




Monoprinting with Akua Printing Inks and GOLDEN Open Acrylics
With Darcie Thompson

Sunday, January 24 11-1:00
One session only
Free Demonstration


Akua's Monotype Website

Free Demonstration- Colorful Animal Portraits in Watercolor with Olga Shvartsur of Olechka Design, January 10, 2016


Engaging Animal Portraits in Watercolor
Olga Shvartsur from Olechka Design
Sunday, January 10, 2016
12-1:30
Free Demonstration


Olga will show how to create an appealing animal portrait with pops of vivid, happy color!
This demonstration will feature a piece from her Tasting the Rainbow series.

http://www.olechkadesign.com