Join us for a FREE, Private Tour of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing Factory guided by Ron Harmon (DS Chief Chemist) Followed by a Presentation about our Paint Making Philosophy with Hands-on-Watercolor Play on July 26th, 2014!


DS Chief Chemist Ron Harmon talking about why DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Orange Hue is better for Watercolorists than traditional Cadmium Orange Watercolor.  Owner John Cogley on the left.

Join us for a FREE, Private Tour of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing Factory guided by Ron Harmon (DS Chief Chemist) followed by a presentation about our paint making philosophy with hands-on watercolor play

FREE TOURS!
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Session 1: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 2: 11:15 – 12:45
Session 3: 12:30 – 14:00
Session 4: 1:45 – 3:15 
Space is limited, registration required

Join us for a private Tour of the DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing factory with our Chief Chemist, Ron Harmon.
 
Curious about Quinacridone pigments, wonder where in the world the color Serpentine comes from, how a color gets it’s name or how we test pigments for lightfastness? Ask those questions and more during this rare tour with Ron.  You will see firsthand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line and so much more.  Because of your support we have had the pleasure to do what we love to do… ”make the worlds finest artists’ paints". We look forward to answering your personal questions and sharing our mutual passion for color.  After the tour, we’ll spend about an hour trying out any DANIEL SMITH paints you might be curious to try.
This will be guided play with our on-staff paint experts.
 
Space is limited for this FREE Tour & Demonstration (see below about demo)
so please call us to reserve your spot for both!
Specify which session you would like to sign up for.
Call 206-223-9599
Email to event.coordinator@danielsmith.com


FREE Hands On Demos with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors after each tour session!

COME PAINT WITH US!
Following each tour, we invite you to come put paint to paper and see for yourself the amazing colors of DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors

DANIEL SMITH Watercolors span the spectrum from historical, to natural earth and PrimaTek Colors, to the brightest, boldest colors modern technology has to offer.  With more than 230 colors to choose from there is a never ending selection of color mixes and fusion points to discover.
All materials will be provided for you to create your own personal reference chart!  If desired bring your favorite brush.
Let’s get creative together!

Please register early to make sure of your space at this Special Event!

We hope you can come, and if you cannot, or would like a preview, please click to read an article about the Northwest Watercolor Society tour a few years ago.

FREE Encaustic Demos with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch as she brings EncaustiCamp to DANIEL SMITH on a Field Trip, July 24th, 2014


Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch brings EncaustiCamp to the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store
on a Field Trip for Encaustic Demonstrations, Book Signings and Gallery Reception.  
All Artists Are Invited to this FREE Special Event!
Welcome EncaustiCampers!


Thursday, July 24th, 2014
3:30pm to 7:00pm
FREE and all Artists are welcome!

3:30 to 4:30 - informal and up-close.
  • Book Signing for Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s new Book:  “Encaustic:  Revelation.  Cutting Edge Techniques from the Masters of EncaustiCamp
  • Encaustic Demonstrations - multiple areas of the store.
  • Enkaustikos Vendor Demonstrations
4:00 to 5:00 - Encaustic Demonstration in the DANIEL SMITH Gallery with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch.
5:00 to 7:00 - Gallery Show Reception and Presentation

This will be an afternoon of FREE Encaustic Demonstrations with several Encaustic Artists:  Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Judy Wise, and Michelle Belto.  There will be Book Signings and Enkautikos will be present and doing product demonstrations.  Afterwards there will be a Gallery Reception for Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Crystal Neubauer, Shary Bartlett, Susan Stover, Judy Wise and Michelle Belto. Their collaborative exhibit created over the past year, sent back and forth across three continents, will have all sales going to the scholarship fund for EncaustiCamp; making it possible for those eager to attend but unable to for financial reasons, to make their way!
 
Starting at 4:00pm, there will be small demos in different locations in the store, with “How To’s” and product informational demos from Enkaustikos, so that you can see encaustics up close.  Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch will be signing her new Book: “Encaustic:  Revelation.  Cutting Edge Techniques from the Masters of EncaustiCamp” and DANIEL SMITH will have plenty on hand for sale, or bring your own copy for signing.  
 
At 4pm, there will be a more formal encaustic demo by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch and from other Artists’ featured in Patricia’s Book,   “Encaustic: Revelation” showing some of the techniques from the book.
 
Starting at 5pm until 7pm, there will be a Gallery Reception for the Encaustic Artists whose work will be hanging in the DANIEL SMITH Gallery.  The included Artists are:  Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Judy Wise, Crystal Neubauer, Amanda Jolley, Susan Stover, Shary Bartlett and Michelle Belto.
 
We are very excited with the return of Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch to DANIEL SMITH doing encaustic demonstrations!  It has been a few years since she was here dazzling attendees with her occasional encaustic pyrotechnics and “How To’s”, here are blog posts of Patricia’s previous DS demonstrations: “Encaustics are HOT!” and “Encaustic Flambe, an Illuminating Demo!”) at the Seattle Store.


Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch lighitng shellac on fire for interesting
effects on encaustic.
Encaustic demo at DANIEL SMITH a few years ago.
 
This will be a very exciting, Special Event
you will learn lots of creative New Ideas and Be Inspired!
 
Artists Websites:
Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch - PBSArtist.com
Judy Wise - JudyWise.com
Michelle Belto - MichelleBelto.com
Crystal Neubauer - CrystalNeubauer.com
Amanda Jolley - AmandaJolley.com
Susan Stover - SusanStover.com
Shary Bartlett - SharyBartlett.com

Drawing with Multiple Mediums: 5 Session Drawing Workshop with Patricia Ann Wilson, August 3rd to August 31st, 2014


"Pepper Center" by Patricia Ann Wilson

 
Drawing with Multiple Mediums:  5 Session Drawing Workshop with Patricia Ann Wilson
August 3rd to August 31st, 2014
Sundays, 10:30am to 1:30pm
5 Sessions for $80, or 1 session for $20
Please register and pay with Patricia directly at:
206-225-8489 or patriciawilsonstudio@earthlink.net
 
"Shell Center" by Patricia Ann Wilson

Each week a drawing medium will be introduced,  Charcoal (square and vine), Pastel, Prisma Colored Pencil, Pen and Ink, and Watercolor as a drawing medium.

Anyone can learn to draw and come away very satisfied and with completed  drawings. Each medium will be presented in a step by step process, using gestalt lines, contour lines, value, considering picture plane space,  and unity of surface. You will not only come away with great drawing skills but also have an understanding of the relationship of drawing to painting. The subject sources will be still life and nature.
“Honor Your Inner Child and Create”

Contact artist for supply list ahead of class. There will also be a discussion about materials the first class.

Please register early to reserve your space:
Five Sessions for $80.00 or $20.00 for one session.
Call Patricia directly to register at: 206-225-8489 or patriciawilsonstudio@earthlink.net

Watercolor Painting with Ann Breckon: Learning from the Masters Series: Focus on Artist Paul Jackson, FREE Demos July 12th, 2014

"Foggy Lake with Boat", by Ann Breckon

Watercolor Painting with Ann Breckon: Learning from the Masters Series:  Focus on Artist Paul Jackson
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
11:00am and 1:30pm - FREE demos!
AnnBreckon.com

PAUL JACKSON

Learn the many technical tricks to rendering light in a painting.  This free demo serves as a preview for Ann's upcoming workshop where students will study the effects of light in a painting as we replicate a beautiful study of a misty and orange foggy river. In addition, we will practice painting sunlight, glowing candles, reflected light, lit lamp posts and discuss lighting still life and portraits.

Ann also will teach a 2-Day Watercolor Workshop:
Learning from the Masters Series:  Focus on Artist Paul Jackson 
July 27th & 28th, 2014
$150 for the 2-Day Workshop
Topic:  We will be studying the art and techniques of Paul Jackson as shown in his book ¨Painting Spectacular Light Effects in Watercolor".  
Using his book as a text, we will discuss the elements and qualities of light and how to use it to create powerful paintings that include glass, metal, water, landscapes and even candlelight and night scenes.  The main painting we will be doing for the workshop will be a mysterious and warm foggy scene of a quiet lake, but there will also be time to recreate other lighting scenes.  It is not necessary to purchase the book.  
Please click for more details about the workshop series on Ann's website HERE
Please call  the Seattle Store at 206-223-9599 to register.

Field Sketching with Ink and Watercolor, Free Demos with Maria Coryell-Martin, July 19th, 2014

Field Sketching with Ink and Watercolor with 
Maria Coryell-Martin 
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 
11:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 2:00
Free Demonstrations! 
ExpeditionaryArt.com

Join Expeditionary Artist Maria Coryell-Martin as she demonstrates and lectures on the fundamental tools for travel and field sketching with ink and watercolor. Maria will share her favorite techniques and tips for creating fast and expressive sketches, using lightweight, compact materials. Get inspired to sketch and paint your summer adventures! 


Supplies Maria plans to use: 
  • DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors 
    • Hansa Yellow Medium, 
    • Pyroll Red, 
    • Quinacridone Rose, 
    • Phthalo Blue Red Shade, 
    • Indanthrone Blue, 
    • Phthalo Blue Green Shade, 
    • Quinacridone Gold. 


  • Winsor & Newton Zinc White Gouache 
  • Niji Waterbrushes 
  • Walnut Ink 
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen 
  • Rapidograph 0.35 Technical Pen 
  • Pigma Micron Pen 
  • Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks 
  • Canson Mi-Teintes paper 
  • Arches Cover 
  • Lenox Paper
  • Arches Paper

  • Amsterdam Acrylics with Ed Brickler, FREE Demos June 28th, 2014

    Amsterdam Acrylics with nationally renown artist Ed Brickler! 
    Sponsored by Canson and Royal Talens.
     June 28th, 2014
    11:00 - 12:30 and 1:00 - 2:30
    Free Demonstrations!
    EdBrickler-Artist.com 

    Join Ed as he demonstrates and speaks about Talens Amsterdam Acrylics.

    Ed, is currently Director of the Canson Art Education program representing Canson, Arches, Royal Talens, Bruynzeel and Milan. He is also a working artist and has been an art materials consultant teaching materials and techniques for twenty-seven years. His previous employment included MacPherson’s, Koh-I-Noor, and Grumbacher. Ed lectures on drawing and painting materials and methods for art schools all over North America and conducts workshops on color mixing, pen & ink, painting, drawing, paper evaluation, and composition. He has published articles in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Art Materials Today, Island Arts Magazine, was contributing editor for Palette Talk, and has been acknowledged in more than a dozen art books for his contributions. His formal art education was received at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, and Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA.

    Amsterdam® Acrylic Colors Amsterdam Acrylic introduces a full color range of 77 vibrant colors in clear plastic tubes that make color choice easy. Ideal for beginners and serious painters alike, it offers superior performance at a value price. This thick, quality paint can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including paper, board, canvas, wood, and stone. Amsterdam Acrylic is permanent, fast-drying and lightfast. Proudly crafted by the masters in Apeldoorn Holland

    Amsterdam Acrylics are known for:
    • Best value for student grade 120ml acrylics on the market
    • Exclusive fluorescent (reflex) and metallic colors
    • Heavy body - high pigmentation


    Williamsburg Oil Paints with Natalie Oswald, FREE Demos June 7th, 2014!

    

    Williamsburg Oil Paints, FREE Demos Sponsored by Golden

    with Natalie Oswald
    Saturday, June 7th, 2014
    11-12pm and 1-2pm
    FREE Demos!
    NatalieOswald.com

    Join Natalie as she paints some of her favorite Springtime subjects using Williamsburg Oil Colors.  If you have ever wondered about the advantages of using professional oil paint vs. student paint lines, Natalie will answer your questions about these high quality oils.  Oil paint, pigments, brush handling and mediums will be covered making this a perfect demo for all levels.  Techniques for setting up your palette of colors and planning you painting (both spontaneous and composed) will be discussed.



    Gyotaku "Fish Prints" with Sherry Lee Duncan, FREE Demos, June 15th, 2014

    Gyotaku "Fish Prints"
    Artist Sherry Lee Duncan
    Sunday, June 15th, 2014
    12pm & 2pm - Free Demos


    Gyotaku, or Japanese Fish Printing, has many possibilities for printmakers and multi media artists.  In Japan, the artists add rocks, shells, seaweed and more to create exquisite works.  Sherry Lee Duncan has experimented with these prints in the US and in Mexico.  She even printed a marlin, as a souvenir for a fisherman to keep of his prize catch.

    Sherry will show you how she begins with an unscaled fish and the Japanese rice papers available at Daniel Smith, and uses basics of composition to create beautiful prints using Daniel Smith iridescent acrylics.
     

    Watercolor Paper Sponsored by Canson, FREE Demo with Scott Bates, May 31st, 2014


    FREE Watercolor Paper Demo
    Sponsored by Canson
    with Scott Bates 
    Saturday, May 31st, 2014
    11-1:30pm & 1-2:30 pm  - FREE demos!
    Since 1557, the Canson paper mill in Annonay, France has produced the finest art papers available. The Canson tradition was started by the Montgolfier family (best known for the adaptation of their paper to the 1783 invention of the first hot air balloon) and carried on by the Canson family.

    Though industrialization has modernized the way certain papers are produced, much of the process and many of the features remain the same today. Pure French stream water, natural fibers and five centuries of experience contribute to the manufacture of the highest quality papers in the world.

    Scott Bates will be here to show off and demonstrate Canson Watercolor Papers.

    Hands-On Pastel Sponsored by Sennelier, FREE Demo with Mary Shea, May 17th, 2014

    FREE Hands-On Pastel Demo
    Sponsored by Sennelier
    with Mary Shea
    Saturday, May 17th, 2014
    from 11 am to 1:30 pm
    Mary-Shea.com


    Come and learn all about Soft Pastels with Mary Shea at this FREE demo where you can try them out after a short presentation at the hands-on tables.

    Mary will present how pastels are created, the working properties, and materials best suited to accept pastel media such as choosing the right papers. Additional topics are when to use a fixative, adding pastel in mixing media, and framing your artwork.

    Mary Shea at DANIEL SMITH
    If you have been thinking about working with pastels or need a bit of inspiration, then this demo will get you started. Our demos are also a great way to plan a get together by inviting all your friends to join in and be creative for the day!