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WORKSHOP: Making Double Pamphlet Journals with JANICE BERKEBILE. Jan 20, 2020. 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

JOURNAL MAKING
DOUBLE PAMPHLET JOURNAL

with JANICE BERKEBILE

WORKSHOP: $100
Monday, January 20, 2020
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
001 901 448
Register at 206-223-9599


Journals are a natural extension of drawing and watercolor. Janice carries a journal with her always to capture the everyday moment. She is always looking for the perfect journal. Perfect size, perfect paper, perfect format.

While there are many beautiful journals on the market, none of them are exactly right. It turns out that her favorites are the ones she makes herself.

She has played with many styles of journals, but the double pamphlet journal is perfect. It’s the right size and weight, watercolor paper is the right paper. Personalizing the journal with endpapers and embellishing the cover makes it perfect for you!


SUPPLY LIST
* 1 Sheet Printmaking Paper 22 x 30 Rives BFK, Magnani or Stonehenge
* 1 Sheet Watercolor Paper 140 lb or 90 lb 22 x 30, Arches or Fabriano
* 1 -2 sheets complimentary Decorative paper
* Tearbar (I will bring 1 to share with the class)
* Bone folder
* Stencils
* Bookbinder’s needles
* Pitt Pen xs Black
* Plastic palette knife
* Watercolor brush size 8
* 12 “ ruler
* Pencil
* Awl
* Self Healing mat

Janice will supply:
* Oil Stencil board for master jig
* Waxed linen for binding
* Acrylic mediums
* Plastic palette knives
* Stencils
* Glass beads
* Watercolor palette


Week 3 of 6-WEEK CLASS: Painting with a Limited palette in Oil with LIN LA MER. Jan 22, 2020. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Close-up: look at all the subtle color
that livens the painting and excites the eye
PAINTING with a LIMITED PALETTE in OIL
with LIN LA MER

6-WEEK OIL CLASS: $200
Wednesdays
January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 and
February 5, 12, 2020

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
001 901 446
Register at 206-223-9599
DOWNLOAD SUPPLY LIST


We will use three colors and titanium white to create a rich and wide range of colors. The first two classes will be spent exploring how many colors we can mix from our basic three plus white.

The remaining classes will be spent using our limited palette and expanding our color mixing skills and confidence. I will provide photos for you to choose from: still life or landscape--your choice.

This is an excellent class for beginners and seasoned painters. Beginners will learn many basic skills they might not have imagined they need such as how to mix color, start and finish a painting. Seasoned painters will sharpen and further develop their mixing skills.

Week 2 of 5-WEEK CLASS: Learn to Paint Impressionistic using Acrylics with ALICIA HARVEY. Jan 24, 2020. 10:30am-1:30pm

LEARN TO PAINT IMPRESSIONISTIC using ACRYLICS
with ALICIA HARVEY

5-WEEK CLASS: $150
or $30/class weekly

Fridays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
January 17, 24, 31, 2020 and
February 7, 14, 2020.
Register at 206-223-9599
for one or all classes.


Get over your fear of acrylics. Alicia will guide you, learning by painting. You will mix paint and building layers, create colors you like. Start the new year with a new approach to acrylic painting.

By the end of this five week class you will have learned how, on your own, to create paintings (still life or landscape) that please and satisfy you.

You will use colors you like. However, Alicia will be teaching impressionistic techniques like broken color and impressionistic palettes. You'll learn how to mix the hues and shades you prefer. Each week, Alicia will bring several of her materials so you can test many of the options available with acrylics: paint, brushes and substrates (the stuff you paint on).


Each week builds on the last, you will use and add skills in every session.

SUPPLY LIST
Alicia will email you a new handout prior to each class. Please print it and bring it to class.
She will also bring to each class different acrylic brands and colors for you to try (a cost incorporated into your course fee)

* Please buy or bring professional paints: Golden heavy-body or fluid; Liquitex heavy body or soft body NOT Basics; not Amsterdam
** If you like textured paintings, select heavy body paint
** For a smooth finish, select fluid acrylics
* Bring at least one tube/bottle of each color below. (For your primary colors, select colors you REALLY love and are excited to use):
** yellow
** red
** blue
** titanium white
** carbon black
* Bristol paper
* Acrylic brushes--at least:
** one Flat size 10 AND
** one Round size 12
* Paper towels
* Water containers
* Easel (optional)

WORKSHOP. LOOSE & JUICY: Watercolor Landscapes & Florals with MOLLY MURRAH. Jan 25, 2020. 10:30am-4:30pm

LOOSE and JUICY: Watercolor Landscapes & Florals
with MOLLY MURRAH

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $110
Saturday, January 25, 2020
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
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Experienced watercolor artist and instructor, Molly Murrah, has heard so many watercolor artists over the years declare, “I want to loosen up,” she has created this 1-day workshop to help you do just that!

This 1-day workshop will kickstart you in the process of “jumping right in” and discovering just how magical the watercolor medium can be when used intuitively and with no constraints.

You don’t need to be great at drawing to succeed in this workshop either… because THERE WILL BE NO DRAWING! Instead, you will be shown examples of loose paintings, then given reference images to paint in the same styles, using similar techniques. This is a great way to learn the watercolor medium and develop your own freestyle techniques and process.

Join Molly at Daniel Smith for this ‘loose and juicy” workshop on January 25th!

A limited supply list is linked above, but good paper is important. Try to make sure you have warm and cool and light and dark versions of the primary colors, a few of your favorite secondaries, and Titanium White or white gouache.

Molly Murrah is an experienced watercolor artist and freelance graphic designer. She began teaching watercolor classes in 2010. Presently she teaches classes and workshops at Daniel Smith in Seattle and for several galleries and art associations in the Puget Sound region. Molly’s teaching skills have been influenced by her many years as a professional graphic designer and this expertise is incorporated in her teaching. A Signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, Molly served as President in 2013-2014.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
I have always loved watercolor. My favorite medium since I was a child, when I started to paint in later years it was only natural for me to take up watercolor. My goals for every painting are to create an engaging composition, harmonious colors, dramatic contrast between lights and darks, and a mood or feeling that engages the viewer. If I achieve these goals, then my painting is successful.

Week 3 of 6-WEEK CLASS: Drawn to Color with MARY SHEA. Jan 26, 2020. 1pm-3pm


colored pencil study for Pierre's Garden
MARY SHEA

oil on canvas 24x24
"The Garden After Bonnard"
MARY SHEA
DRAWN to COLOR
with MARY SHEA

6-WEEK CLASS: $165
001 900 670

Sundays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
January 12 - February 16, 2020
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FREE DEMO!
Sunday, January 5, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you want to draw? Do you want to learn more about color? Here is an opportunity to do both! Brighten the dark months with this 6 week drawing class for adults. The focus will be on studying and practicing the basic elements of drawing – line, shape, value, space, form, texture – and color! We’ll work with pencil and charcoal, but students will also use colored pencils and chalks – and sometimes use a tinted paper as one of the simplest ways to introduce color into drawings.

Each class will focus on a particular drawing element, and each week will also include practical information and exercises focusing on color. Students will practice working monochromatically, working with warm and cool greys, and using color harmonies. By taking theory into practice, students will build confidence in using color as an integral part of a drawing. This adult drawing class is appropriate for beginning artists as well as those who wish to improve their skills.

SUPPLY LIST
DRAWING PAPER:  I suggest a pad of drawing paper at least 11” x 14” (8” x 10” is small for our purposes, and 18” x 24” is a bit large for the time we have at our disposal Daniel Smith has a wide selection of drawing paper and pads. Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class:
  ** Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11” x 14”
COLOR WHEEL:
  Daniel Smith has a large and small version
DRAWING BOARD:
  (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working – somewhat larger than your drawing pad
PENCILS, CHARCOAL:
  ** General’s Essential Tools 098 070 007. It has graphite pencils, charcoal, charcoal pencils, eraser, a sharpener, etc.
  ** If you’d rather buy separately, please get:
    ** Charcoal sticks (they come in small bags of 5 or so) medium or soft
    ** Graphite pencils (at least 3) – get soft ones: 2B, 4B, 6B
    ** Eraser (1 or 2) – a solid one, like Staedtler or Pink Pearl
    ** A hand held pencil sharpener – there are endless choices.
  ** Color pencils:
    ** I recommend Prismacolor for the work we will be doing; they have a slight softness that allows for a density of color. (12 color set or 24)
    ** Faber Castell also makes good color pencils, but they are somewhat harder in general than Prismacolor; maybe do some testing before you buy either set
  ** Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8
 OTHER SUPPLIES:
  ** Later in the session I will ask you to bring a sheet or two of better drawing paper, ink, brushes, a couple of tubes of watercolor or gouache. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’ll discuss and show you what we will use.
  ** Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working – somewhat larger than your drawing pad

FREE DEMO/CONVERSATION! The Business of Art: 22 Practical Steps to Doing More Business With Your Art! with RAY PFORTNER. Jan 26, 2020. 10:30am-12pm

THE BUSINESS OF ART:
22 PRACTICAL STEPS to DOING MORE BUSINESS WITH YOUR ART!

with RAY PFORTNER

FREE DEMO/LECTURE/CONVERSATION
Sunday, January 26, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to make some income from your art, to make a return on your investment of time and money? Explore how with practical steps any artist can take. For 2d and 3d artists working in all mediums, painting to ceramics, photography to graphite.

WORKSHOP: Negative Painting with Watercolor - White Tulips - with JENNA HOWELL. Feb 1, 2020. 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

NEGATIVE PAINTING with WATERCOLOR: WHITE TULIPS
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $75
Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Negative painting is a wonderful technique used to preserve the light of your paper, as you paint around the subject you wish to stand out. This creates a very unique feeling of carving out the subject to define your areas of interest. For this process we utilize the unique transparent quality of watercolor to gradually build up multiple layers. As each layer progresses, more and more details begin to emerge. Join us for an in depth lesson on negative painting, layering and wet in wet techniques.

This class is open to all artistic backgrounds!


SUPPLY LIST:
These specific materials are recommended but not required.

* Arches 140b Cold press or Rough Watercolor paper in 11" x 14"
Daniel Smith watercolors:
* Phthalo Blue GS
* Manganese Blue Hue
* Green Apatite Genuine
* Nickel Azo Yellow
* Quinacridone Rose
BRUSHES: I use the Silver Brush Black Velvet Brand
* 1" Oval Wash / Cat Tongue
* size 12 round

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele. Feb 2, 9, 2020. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR
PLAY DAY!

with JODI STEELE

Sunday, February 2 & 9, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

FREE and Hands-on!
Come on in.

So much color . . . so little time
Share and paint with other artists.
Social Watercolor -- Coffee and Treats provided!

DRAWING, INK, AND WATERCOLOR: Ink & Ink Washes with JANICE BERKEBILE. Feb 3, 2020. 10:30am-12pm

INK & INK WASHES
with JANICE BERKEBILE

DRAWING, INK, WATERCOLOR!
Monday, February 3, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
SUPPLY LIST
PEN & INK DEMO PAGE

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DATE: CRAZY for QUINACRIDONES with CINDY VALDEZ. Feb 8, 2020. 11am-12:30pm.

CRAZY for QUINACRIDONES
with CINDY VALDEZ

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DATE!
Saturday, February 8, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

They’re BOLD!
They’re BEAUTIFUL!
They’re QUINACRIDONES!


Want to make a strong statement in your painting?
Want colors that will make an impact?
DANIEL SMITH QUINACRIDONES provide glowing color with incredible depth and transparency.
Join the fun in this hands-on play day.
Not a lot of talk or instruction, this is your chance to paint out all of our Quinacridone colors for yourself.
Of course, Cindy will be happy to answer your questions.
No experience necessary.
Dive in and play with color!