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Free open studio time:Watercolors and Tea with Cindy V. July 24, 2016 12:00-2:00

Watercolors & Tea with Cindy V
Cindy Valdez
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Free - "open studio" social painting

Drop in between 12 and 2 with your supplies and a happy spirit!

Bring your brushes and your paints (we’ll also have some supplies on hand) and drop in to paint with Cindy. 

Light refreshments will be provided for this informal open studio painting session. 

We’ll have a couple of different still lifes set up to sketch, paint, and snack.

Free Demo: Creating Rich Values with Acrylics with ANGELA BANDURKA, July 30, 2016


Free Demonstration
Saturday, July 30, 2016
4-5:30 one session only

Angela will demonstrate her magical methods of making acrylic paint pop while keeping edges soft and color vibrant. Watch her paint while discussing what she's doing: the working properties of paint, different techniques for using brushes, meaningful color mixes.

Acrylics are wonderfully subtle, brilliant, delicate, striking, whatever you need them to be. Angela is a master of using figurative subjects in fresh imagery. Come see her in action.

Intro to Encaustic with Deborah Kapoor Free Demo July 17 2016

Introduction to Encaustic
Deborah Kapoor
Sunday, July 17, 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. 

Free Demonstration Watercolor Portrait Process with Molly Murrah August 27, 2016

The Watercolor Portrait: From Composition to Underpainting to Technique
With Molly Murrah
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Free Demonstration

Last fall, Molly Murrah demonstrated her technique for beginning watercolor portraits with a colorful underpainting. Now she wants to share her step-by-step process — from creating dramatic compositions to executing great underpaintings to deciding on exciting and memorable painting techniques. Join Molly for this fun demo as she shows the beginning stages of the painting and discusses how to move to a finished piece.

Free Demonstration Acrylic Pours with Thom Wright July 23, 2016


Saturday, July 23, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
One session

Come and play! Thom will show you some fun and clever acrylic pouring techniques and then you’ll try them yourself.

  • Can’t draw? No problem.
  • Creativity blocked? This can help.
  • Just want to play with color? You’re in the right place.

We’ll do direct pours, pours with mediums, dirty pours, pours with inclusions, and pours on a variety of substrates.

This will be an informal, give-it-a-try, fun experience for all adult participants.

Think of it as a play date!

Free Demonstration Creating your Personal Palette with Alicia Harvey July 16, 2016

Creating your Personal Palette in Acrylics
with Alicia Harvey
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Free Demonstration 

A personal palette is a set of colors that bring out the best in you as an artist. Truly, the palette is very personal and unique to each artist. Join Alicia Harvey as she describes how she searched for her personal palette and offers suggestions for your own search.

Free Demonstration Landscapes in Watercolor with Hamid Zavareei July 10, 2016

Landscapes in Watercolor
With Hamid Zavareei
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Free Demonstration

Painting landscapes in watercolor can be very exciting and exhilarating using washes, glazes, spatters and other watercolor techniques to create trees, sky, landmass and bodies of water in variety of ways that allows for freedom and spontaneity in creating landscape paintings. Application of light and dark, warm and cool and transparent and opaque colors can help achieve results that could be simple and effective simultaneously. Join us to watch a demonstration of landscape painting in watercolor by Hamid Zavareei, a Seattle-area artist and instructor.

Free Demo Express Yourself with Calligraphy with Kathy Barker July 9, 2016

Express Yourself with Calligraphy
With Kathy Barker
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Free Demonstration (hands on)

Set aside some time to play! Experiment with Elegant Writer pens, with dip pens, and a variety of inks and paints to find new ways to express yourself with beautiful calligraphy.

A portion of this demonstration is HANDS-ON. Supplies are limited. Please call 425-643-1781 to reserve a space.

Free Demonstration Expressive Oil Painting with Liesel Lund July 9, 2016

Expressive Oil Painting
Liesel Lund
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Free Demonstration

Create engaging paintings with intriguing textures. Use brushes, palette knives and mediums to create a varied and interesting paint surface.These techniques are great for adding play and experimentation back into your work. All levels welcome.

This will be a great preview of the methods Liesel will later be teaching in her weekly Expressive Oil Painting classes in our store. Details and registration at her website: