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FREE DEMO! Watercolors with GEORGIA MANSUR. Sept 23, 2018. 11am-1pm.

WATERCOLORS
with GEORGIA MANSUR

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 23, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $125
TEXTURE EXTRAVAGANZA!

Monday, September 24, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
FABULOUS FLORALS

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 25-26, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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1-DAY WORKSHOP: Texture Extravaganza with GEORGIA MANSUR. Sep 24, 2018. 10:30am-5pm

TEXTURE EXTRAVAGANZA
with GEORGIA MANSUR

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $125
Monday, September 24, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Textured water-media is a fun method of creating sexy surfaces to launch our next masterpiece! We will use mixed media techniques to build up exciting layers and create meaningful depth in our work.

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
FABULOUS FLORALS

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 25-26, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 23, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Fabulous Florals with GEORGIA MANSUR. Sep 25-26, 2018. 10:30am-5pm

WATERCOLORS
with GEORGIA MANSUR

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
FABULOUS FLORALS

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 25-26, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Watercolor offers more methods of creating multi-faceted floral paintings than we can cover in two days. But we will work on techniques including pouring, lifting, negative painting, watercolor sticks, spritzing, and Brusho. If we have time, I have some surprises up my sleeve.

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 23, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $125
TEXTURE EXTRAVAGANZA!

Monday, September 24, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

SUPPLY LIST
* I use Daniel Smith Artist’s Quality watercolours~ please do not get student quality~ you will not get the desired results we are looking for (Winsor & Newton, Holbein, Schmincke, M. Graham okay, but DS preferred).
Watercolors: You can go crazy buying every possible colour but here are the basics that i feel you should have on your palette to begin.
  * French Ultramarine
  * Cobalt Blue
  * Indanthrone Blue
  * Lemon Yellow
  * Carbazole Violet
  * Alizarin Crimson
  * Opera Pink
  * Quinacridone Gold
  * Cadmium Red Medium Hue
  * Neutral Tint
  * Moonglow
  * Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue
  * Phthalo Turquoise
  * Quinacridone Magenta
  * Raw Umber
  * Transparent Red Oxide
  * White Gouache
  * Other colors to add if you like
    * Lavender
    * Wisteria
    * Aussie Red Gold
    * Green Gold
Gatorboard: or drawing board to use as a support
  * (can also use stiff cardboard temporarily) at least big enough to fit a half sheet watercolour paper on it. If you are using a Saunders or Arches watercolour block that will work too but please do not buy cheap paper, your work will suffer from inferior quality paper, it is very important. The watercolour blocks are excellent for plein air so you don’t need a support board.
Paper:
  * Saunders or Arches 300gsm (rough/cold press) or (smooth/hot press for fine detail work). I prefer Saunders 300 rough. Can also use heavier weights like 600gsm, which will not buckle but they are more expensive.
* Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground in White
* masking tape 1”
* roll paper towels
* tissues
Sponges: one natural, one small sea sponge and one kitchen variety
Palette: these vary a great deal~ for colour mixing purposes a palette with mixing space and colours laid out in warm/cool format is useful~ I can help you with this. I use Creative Mark palette with a closeable lid but get one that suits you.
* Spray bottle (fine mist)
* Sketch book
Pencil: I use a 2B clutch but use what you feel comfortable with (except don't use one that is too dark and does not erase well).
* Kneadable or white eraser.
* Compact mirror
* Old toothbrush
* water container (like an ice cream container or similar)
Brushes: a range of flats, rounds, a rigger, and a hake. I use Sable and Synthetics for their ability to hold a lot of pigment and come to a fine point~ no hog hair bristles please for watercolour
  * I use the Georgia Mansur Signature Brushes from Rosemary and Co~ the watercolour sets are $200 for 13 brushes and include all you will need. I will have some available for purchase for those interested as well as my single Signature Kolinsky Sable Mops designed by Rosemary and myself in size 10 or 12.
  * Make sure you protect your brushes and clean them well, returning the point before putting them away~ brushes can be expensive so take good care of them. You do not have to have a million but one of each type will get you started.
Masking Fluid: I will also bring masking fluid, and show how to use it effectively. You can purchase Daniel Smith in an applicator with different nibs or get the kind in the bottle. If you have a crepe rubber eraser it takes off masking fluid well (it looks like the sole of a desert boot). I don’t use it much and prefer to drive around my whites but there is the odd occasion in want to preserve something fiddly like stamens in flowers, etc.
* An old x-ray film
* Stanley knife (don’t pack knife in your carryon luggage!)

WK 2-Sept 21, 2018. 6-WEEK CLASS: Drawing with MARY SHEA. Sept 14-Oct 19, 2018. 1pm-3pm

BASIC DRAWING
with MARY SHEA

6-WEEK CLASS: $150
001 900 670

Fridays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 14, 21, 28, 2018
October 5, 12, 19, 2018

Register at 206-223-9599

If you want to begin to draw, return to drawing, or continue to work on your drawing skills, this class is for you. There is always more to learn about the basics of drawing!

If you want to begin to draw, return to drawing, or continue to work on your drawing skills, this class for you. There is always more to learn about the basics of drawing! The six-week session will focus on essential drawing elements (line, value, shape, space, and color). You'll have the opportunity to practice working with each element by doing short exercises and studying how other artists used it in their drawings. There will be time in each class for a longer drawing, to allow you to integrate these elements into your own practice.

There will be a continuing emphasis on composition in the class. The goal is to build skills that you can apply to composing a stronger image in any kind of two dimensional work you do - drawing, painting, printing, collage, etc.

we'll also try different materials during the session, to increase your artistic range and give you the confidence to keep experimenting.

This drawing class is appropriate for beginners, people with some drawing lessons, or experienced artists who want additional instruction and practice.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

DRAWING PAPER: I suggest a pad of drawing paper 11x14 (14x17 is a good size too, but less common). (8x10 is small for our purposes, and 18x24 is a bit large – but if you already have pads of paper, bring those for the first sessions). Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class: Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11x14
PENCILS and CHARCOAL: For simplicity, you could get a package that includes the basics:
* General’s Essential Tools 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.
* Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working. Examples:Richeson’s artist tote boards 18x18
* Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8

Other Supplies:
There will be some items we will use by the 3rd or 4th class. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’d like to discuss the materials and show you what we will use. For example, I will ask you to get some ink and a brush, as well as a sheet or two of better drawing paper. We will be using glue sticks at some point, and perhaps some color materials later in the session (colored pencils or watercolor or who knows where we'll go!).
Questions: email Mary

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Sumi--Early Fall Color of Leaves and Landscape with YUMING ZHU. Sept 29, 2018. 10:30am-4:30pm

SUMI: EARLY FALL COLOR of LEAVES and LANDSCAPE
with YUMING ZHU

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $100
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This workshop will concentrate on the changing colors of vine plants, e.g. grape or wisteria. We will also learn to paint on Cicada paper a variety of landscapes, sunflowers, and other live flowers brought by you and your fellow participants to the workshop.

Yuming will demonstrate and then we will practice sumi technique for making both large paintings and calligraphy (at least on a Half of whole sheet). Traditional brush strokes and background wash techniques are commonly used to express the joyful yet sentimental feelings of early Autumn color. We will blend traditional Chines with Western color theory to make our Autumn paintings in Sumi style on Cicada non-absorbent paper. In addition, the workshop will discuss the philosophy and a brief history of Chinese and Asian art and including the use of chops.

This workshop welcomes beginning and professional artists. We will work a lot on individual basis. Painters new to Sumi-e, and those experienced in East Asian watercolor painting will be introduced and encouraged to look at the “World” with a different artistic perspective. There will be demos, exercises, and one-on-one attention.

For participants who have worked in the past with Yuming, you are encouraged to make one painting from your sketch book.

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. He participated in the “Five Thoughts on Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9. Yuming was recognized as a Master Sumi artist and top 50 Emerging artists in US by Art Business News Magazine. He continues teaching sumi painting and calligraphy at community colleges, art centers at the Greater Seattle area and nation-wide. Yuming participated as an artist and painter for the Amazon Movie Series "The Man in the High Castle" which was nominated for several Emmy awards.

Yuming's art is frequently shown in galleries both local and nationwide. To view his work: www.yumingfineart.com.


SUPPLY LIST
Recommended Minimum Brushes:
  * Best Combination
  * Wild Mountain Horse
  * Also recommended:
    * Jade Bamboo–Magic brush
    * Rat Tail
    * Northern Wolf
    * Soft Magnolia
    * Super Jin Ti
    * Leaf Vein Fine Brush
Recommended Minimum Paper:
  * Long Fiber roll or sheet
  * Also recommended:
    * Cicada Wing
    * Pi-Ma (mulberry)
    * Jin Pi roll or sheet
    * Rice Paper Sketch Book 11x7.5 or 12.5x8.5
    * Jin Pi Screen Book 8x5.5 or Green Line Screen Book
    * Best Shuan roll (recommended if you practice a lot)
Recommended Minimum Ink/ink stone/color:
  * 4” Rectangular Ink Stone
  * Jade Purple Ink Stick
  * Marie Water Color -12 ml 12 color Set
  * Also recommended:
    * 5” Round Ink Stone with lid or 4” Round Ink Stone
    * China Premium” (best quality ink stick.)
    * “Yi-De” Pro bottle ink (100 ml) or “Yi-De” Pro Bottle Ink (250 ml)
Recommended Minimum Accessories:
  * “Ivy” wool felt
  * Also recommended:
    * White three-well Brush Washer or 2-well Brush Washer
    * Fan shape white porcelain palette or Rectangular white professional porcelain palette with brush rest
  * Also suggested:
    * Crystal paper weight with Yuming’s art work in them (Pair)
    * Water Dripper White
    * “Loyal Qing Blue” 7 hump porcelain brush rest

FREE DEMO: Painting Ergonomics to Prevent Soreness and Fatigue with SHELLEY IRISH. Sept 29, 2018. 12:00pm-1:30pm

PAINTING ERGONOMICS to PREVENT SORENESS and FATIGUE
with SHELLEY IRISH

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, September 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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In this interactive demo we explore ways for painters to maintain comfort in our art making process. I start the demo by showing you painting equipment optimized for working around you and your art rather you and your art working around it. Then we go into positioning and posturing based on any soreness or restriction you deal with or want to prevent. We end by doing basic stretches and simple physical therapy exercises specific to the parts of the body most used by painters. My goal is to give you tools to bring more ease in your artistic process and maintenance of your body as a painter.

FREE DEMO! Watercolor Basics and Beyond with RON STOCKE. Sept 30, 2018. 11:00am-12:30pm

THE BASICS & BEYOND
in WATERCOLOR

with RON STOCKE

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Perfect for all levels of watercolor students, especially those wanting to learn great direct painting technique! Award-winning artist and instructor Ron Stocke will show you the important steps of a watercolor painting from beginning to end. See how Ron starts, develops, and successfully finishes paintings, achieving strong values and simplified shapes.

Insights into the artist process really help us see our work in a new way. Don't miss this opportunity to see Ron Stocke in action, see how he works with color and paper to create the images we so enjoy.
WATERCOLOR MAGIC
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $60
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Experience the magic of watercolor! Artist Jenna Howell will demonstrate how to get the most out of your watercolors to create something beautiful and unique to you. In this workshop we will cover the fundamentals of watercolor, including blending and lifting color, how to retain vibrant colors and avoid 'muddy' paint, as well as an in depth lesson on color theory.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLY LIST
Paper
  * Watercolor sketchbook for theory lessons
  * Arches 140lb cold press 9"x11" paper
Watercolors (recommended by not required)
  * Green Gold
  * Jadeite Genuine
  * Phthalo Blue (GS)
  * Manganese Blue Hue
  * French Ultramarine
  * Quinacridone Rose
  * Permanant Red Deep
  * Black Tourmaline Genuine
Brushes
  * bring good mixing brushes (not too small)

FREE DEMO: Drawing a Print - Printing a Drawing with MARY SHEA. Oct 6, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

DRAWING a PRINT
PRINTING a DRAWING

with MARY SHEA

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, October 6, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Mary Shea will give a demonstration of easy and fun drawing/monotype processes that you can do at home! Mary’s work often combines drawing, painting and printmaking techniques. She will show some of her completed works and demonstrate the ways in which they were done.

FREE DEMO: Woodblock Printmaking Without a Press with MOLLY HASHIMOTO. Oct 7, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING WITHOUT a PRESS
with MOLLY HASHIMOTO

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, October 7, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to carve woodblocks and print with Charbonnel oil-based etching inks on Japanese papers. Molly will offer a full step by step demonstration, including designing, carving, mixing rich colors, inking the blocks with brayers, registration, and printing.

Supplies will include: small brayers, big brayers, bamboo baren, wide assortment of Charbonnel oil-based (not aqua wash) etching inks ( the more colors the better!), kitakata paper, or other Japanese papers, burnt plate oil.