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Golden Demonstration. Barbara DePirro. April 3,2016

Acrylic, plus so much more
Free GOLDEN ACRYLICS lecture and demonstration

with Barbara DePirro
Sunday, April 3, 2016
1:00 - 3:30 pm
seats are limited, please call to reserve your space
Phone 425.643.1781

Learn about and see the incredible vibrancy of Acrylics, the ‘ink-like’ radiance of High Flow paints, and the versatility offered by a range of mediums, grounds, and pastes.   

Barbara will guide you through the basics, and open up new possibilities. Get a grasp on the many paints, gels, mediums, grounds and how they can enhance your artwork. Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture offers the technical knowledge to support your concepts. Literature and samples, product testing, and Q&A.  A great way to spend an afternoon. 

FREE DEMO: From Ikebana--Still Life to Sumi Painting with YUMING ZHU. Mar 26, 2016, 12-1:30pm


FREE DEMO-Bellevue Store
Sunday, March 26, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP-Seattle Store-$95
Sunday May 22, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Register at 206-223-9599

Yuming will demonstrate how to paint an arrangement of vegetables using Sumi techniques, perspectives, and aesthetic values. The demo will introduce participants to the concepts involved in transforming a Western viewing perspective into an Asian style of painting. The various effects of Sumi color and ink on different rice papers will also be shown.

***This demo is preparation for the May 22nd WORKSHOP being held in the Seattle Store at 4150 1st Ave S.

Free Demonstration and Conversation: Hands-On Watercolor Paper Comparison with Cindy Valdez, Sunday March 20, 2016

Free Demonstration / Conversation: Watercolor Paper Comparison 
Cindy Valdez
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Your paper is a critical element in your watercolor paintings.  This hands-on demonstration will give you the opportunity to test several papers currently available on the market to find one that fits your style of painting.

We will discuss texture, sizing, pulp vs cotton rag, lifting, scrubbing, and more.
Supplies and seats are limited, so please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Watercolor Workshop: Wine Boxes with Stacie Clark, Saturday, March 19, 2016

PROJECT WORKSHOP: Garden Friends themed Wine Boxes
Stacie Clark
Saturday, March 19, 2016
$75 registration fee paid to the store plus $40 materials fee to instructor

Create a charming little house to store a box of wine. Perfect as a gift box, or as a decorative touch to your bar.

Stacie will show you how to apply and prepare the box surface with watercolor ground, how to transfer your image to the surface, and then paint paint paint until you have your finished product.

Stacie will have patterns to choose from including garden friends like birds and horses, or create your own design.

$40.00 materials fee includes: a solid wood wine box, two inserts (more can be purchased for $8/ea at the workshop), watercolor ground, UV protectant ,transfer paper and patterns.

Not included is paint, water, towels and brushes 

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Free Demonstration: Introduction to Encaustics with Deborah Kapoor, March 13, 2016

Introduction to Encaustic
Deborah Kapoor

Sunday, March 13, 2016
12-1:30 (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.