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Free Demonstration. Sumi. All Fish Singing for Autumn with Yuming Zhu



Sunday, September 17 – Free Demonstration Sumi
 All Fish Singing for Autumn
12-1:30
with Yuming Zhu

 Autumn is the season of fishes coming back to home, celebrating  their adventures and bringing  harvest to life. It is a form of devotion, sacrificing, and celebration of life.  In this demo, Yuming will show Sumi style of  painting Gold fish, 
Koi  and different type of fishes. 

 A different Perspective and Composition will be demo'd to explain the philosophy of Sumi art and emphasis on expressing emotion.


About the Artist

Yuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Great Seattle area.  Sumi/Chinese Watercolor, Oil and Pastel are the mediums Yuming loves to express himself with. Yuming was interviewed by Art Business News magazine, refer to article “Simply Sumi-E: Capturing Nature with Sumi-e Master Yuming Zhu”. He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9.
In 2015, he was the artist for Amazon Series “The Man In The High Castle”.

He continues teaching sumi painting and calligraphy at Bellevue College, art centers at the Greater Seattle area and nation-wide. Also he shows his artworks at galleries. To view his work: www.yumingfineart.com.



Free Demonstration. Alicia Harvey. Colorblock Portraits


Saturday, September 2 – Free Demonstration Acrylic Markers
Abstract Colorblock Portraits
12-1:30
with Alicia Harvey

Alicia Harvey introduces you to a simple way of creating a Fauvist style portraiture using Molotow acrylic markers. A fun blend of abstract and realism let you color your subjects delighted! 


Mini Class Seeing the Details with Re St Peter


Saturday, September 16 – all Media Mini Class $10
12:00-2:00

"Seeing the Details"
 with Re St Peter





Re will go through the “pre-work” to putting together your painting.  This class will include discussion and exercises for determining compositional and design elements including value and line.

The focus will be on choosing the elements that are needed to tell your story - not rendering the "fine print!"

Supplies provided. 

Please call or email the store to register. 

bellevue.store@danielsmith.com 
425.643.1781

Conversation. Ready or Not? Showing your work. Cheryl R Long


Sunday, August 13: Free Presentation / Conversation
Preparing to Show your Work: Ready or Not? 
12:00-1:30
with Cheryl Renee Long

In Cheryl's Words: 
To Show or Not to Show,
 Irrational and Rational fear of exhibiting your art

Over the years I have taught watercolor to many students. No matter how good they get, some of them would prefer to face a rattlesnake than show their art. Then there are people who frame their first painting and cannot wait to get it out there in public view. It takes all kinds and this talk is to help you sort it out. Maybe you are somewhere in between. In this 1-1/2 hour interactive talk we will discuss:

Irrational and rational fear of showing.
Am I ready to show my art?
Where should I start (it probably isn't at a gallery.)
Options where to show you might not have considered. 
Should I donate my art at an auction?
How do I know if I am good enough (don't ask your mother)
How can I frame my art affordably?
How should I price my art?
Should I enter a juried show?
What are the judges looking for?

We will talk about all of this and much more. Bring your questions. 
Contact Cheryl with inquires about this subject and her classes at

see my art at www.CherylRLong.com

Watercolor Demo. Ann Breckon. Puppies & Pals


Saturday, August 12: Free Watercolor Demonstration
Painting Puppies and Pals
12:00-1:30
with Ann Breckon
This demonstration will focus on painting the fur, eyes, mouths, tongues, ears and character of dogs.  Everything from how to create an accurate sketch to how to make the eyes sparkle and the tongue look wet will be included.  



So many textures, and such a variety of approaches!  Ann will help you get started.

http://annbreckon.com/

Cardmaking Workshop. Business of Art. Ray Pfortner.


Sunday, August 6: Business of Art Workshop: $40
Making Greeting Cards from your art, and 
SELLING them
12:30-4:30
with Ray Pfortner
One of the best ways to test the marketplace with your art is to make greeting cards. The investment of time and money is small, and the product is very salable in many different venues. And cards are one of the best promotional tools out there.  Learn how to start making cards for under $75 and make sample cards with your own art you can then show to potential selling partners or sell yourself. Explore how to price your cards and how to find, approach and work with selling partners.  Bring 10 photographic prints of your art, 5x7 inches, 4x6 inches or smaller in pearl or luster finish.  We will provide everything else you need to make your own cards.   For all visual artists, 2d and 3d, working in all mediums from acrylic to graphite, watercolor to photography, pastel to ceramics, oil to jewelry.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.

Watercolor Mini Class Chihiro Yabe. Strawberries.


Saturday, August 5: Watercolor Mini-Class: $10 supply fee
Sweet Little Strawberries, a watercolor project class
12-1:30
with Chihiro Yabe
Daniel Smith provides the paint, paper, and brushes, Chihiro Yabe provides the guidance and instruction as you create a sweet little watercolor suitable for framing and display. 
The planned painting will be similar to the photograph displayed, but may vary. 
Space is limited. Please contact the store to register and save your seat. 425.643.1781

Daniel Smith will provide basic supplies, but attendees may bring their own brushes etc if they wish