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Free Demonstration - Watercolor Paper Comparison with Cindy Valdez, June 11, 2016

Free Demonstration / Conversation: Watercolor Paper Comparison 
Cindy Valdez
Saturday, June 11, 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.

Free Demonstration - Hands on! Textures and Special Effects in Watercolor with Cindy Valdez, June 5, 2016

Textures and Special Effects in Watercolor 

Cindy Valdez
Sunday, June 5, 2016
12-1:30 (one session only)

Come play with paint as Cindy encourages you to break out of a painting rut by adding texture and unpredictability into your work. 

See what happens when you introduce salt  into your wet washes.  
Create additional lines and texture by using screens or cling film with your paints. Have you ever used cheesecloth when painting? Now is your chance!

This is a hands-on session to allow you to explore the 
processes yourself and leave with swatches of several techniques for reference in your own work.  

Space is limited. Please call 425-643-1781 to reserve a spot.

Workshop - Business of Art 1-Day Intensive with Ray Pfortner, June 5, 2016

with Ray Pfortner


Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All six of the conversation topics will be dealt with in this very intense workshop. Please bring in 10 samples of your own art to share - for 2 reasons: 

  1. It will make the intensive as powerful and useful as it can be
  2. You will learn specifics tailored to your art and your personality. This is not a lecture or a short conversation. It is a workshop with time to consider and explore your needs as a working artist

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Free Lecture - Business of Art Series with Ray Pfortner, May and June 2016

Free Lectures / Conversations re: The Business of Art
Ray Pfortner
Select Tuesdays

Ray Pfortner is an educator, photographer, and consultant who will facilitate discussions about moving your art from past-time into profession.  All levels in any medium are welcome.  Come learn from Ray and from each other.

Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm 
May 31 20 Practical Tips to Making Your Art More of A Business
June 7 Turning Your Art into Cards - and Selling Them
June 21 Exhibiting Your Art

June 28 Merchandising/Licensing/Pricing Your Art

Free Demonstration - Mixed Media with Macki Stratton, May 22, 2016

Mixed Media
Macki Stratton
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Free Demonstration

Macki Stratton will show you how she combines different media on claybord.  She'll work with watercolor, alcohol inks, and more

Watercolor Workshop - Fundamentals and More with Eric Lin, May 29, 2016

Watercolor Workshop: Fundamentals and More
With Eric Lin
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Eric will be covering the basic of the watercolor, from basic washes, edge control, and color mixing. Step by step guide how to get started on a simple painting that looks nice and clean.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Mini Workshop Watercolor Curious: Art Basics with Cheryl Renee Long, May 28 2016

Watercolor Curious for Beginners 
with Cheryl Renee Long
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Have you always wanted to try watercolor? Are you a beginner? Here is an opportunity to try watercolor for only $10.00. Cheryl Renee Long will be your instructor. She will guide you through what you will need to get started and you will have a painting to take home.

Daniel Smith will provide the paint, paper, brushes and water.  All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and curiosity.

Attendees will receive a $10 coupon to apply toward purchases after the class. 

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Free Demonstration. Oil Paints. Henry Stinson. May 22, 2016

Free Demonstration
Sunday, May 22, 201612-1:30  **schedule change**
Saturday, May 21,2016 2:00-3:30

We're pleased to welcome Henry back to Bellevue for another demonstration of his techniques for Oil Painting. Henry graciously shares the insights which have helped to build his success.

This demo/lecture will help you improve your understanding of color and of color relationships. Henry's process of painting provides a perfect context for discussing and developing greater competency with color and increased process of building the painting.  

Free Demonstration. Encaustic Monoprints.Darcie Thompson. May 14, 2016


Saturday, May 14, 2016
10-12:00 on the sales floor
Free Demonstration

Enkaustikos products are available in a wide variety of sizes and a stunning array of colors. the whole line is priced to invite everyone to learn and join the fun. This demo will show how easily lovely art can be made in a small space with tools on hand.

Darcie's demonstration will highlight

See how quickly encaustic monoprints can be made, the lovely results and wonderful colors. 

Come by between 10 and 12 to see the process and ask questions.  

Free Demonstration.Figures in Watercolor.Eric Lin. May 8 2016

Figures in Watercolor
With Eric Lin
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Free Demonstration

Join us as Eric shares his techniques for figures in watercolor. 

Later this month Eric will be conducting a workshop on the fundamentals of watercolor.  Come see this artist in action. 

2 FREE DEMOS: Paint with Copic Markers with BRANDI YORK. May 7, 2016 11-12 and 1-2


Saturday, May 7, 2016
11 am - 12 noon AND 1-2 pm

Ever wonder why people are so enamored with Copic Markers? Join artist Brandi York as she takes you through the finer points of Copic products from colors and blending to airbrushing and refilling. She'll cover all the basics and some more advanced techniques as well. She loves to answer the questions you have about Copic markers, Multiliners, Various Ink refills and the ABS Air Brush System.

See you here!