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FREE DEMO: Perspective without Math with DAN RILEY. Nov 17, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

PERSPECTIVE WITHOUT MATH!
with DAN RILEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Perspective is an odd aspect of art. Really, it is a simple concept. But perspective is very hard to explain.

Because words make perspective seem more complex and scary, lots of us have sat glassy-eyed through explanations that sounded like advanced math.

Dan's demonstration is a visual conversation, that shows how to create paintings using perspective that makes your viewer comfortable, that makes you feel happy with your work. He'll show you step-by-step. Dan will leave all the jargon at home in the book.

FREE DEMO: Introduction to Watercolor Lettering with SARAH WARD. Nov 18, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

INTRODUCTION to
WATERCOLOR LETTERING

with SARAH WARD

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP: $95
Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Watercolor lettering is a practice that merges two remarkable art forms into one blended finished product.

Sarah's Watercolor Lettering workshop, begins by familiarizing everyone with how to mix watercolor paints with water to achieve the ombre effect, and blending colors together to achieve your favorite colors. After this, you'll be introduced to the pressure / release technique found in modern calligraphy, then spend the rest of the class learning a playful brush lettering alphabet using paint brush and watercolors. Sarah will leave time for you to work on a lettering project with your newfound watercolor lettering skills!

This is a favorite class for many since it includes the organic texture of the paintbrush and incorporates a variety of vibrant colors in concert with the lovely lilt of lettering.

Sarah teaches a demo- and idea-packed workshop with plenty of hands-on lettering and learning. She works you--to give you lots of experience you can repeat at home, but she knows what brain-burn feels like, and is careful not to exhaust your artistic process. These workshops are terrific for artists new to the art form and for experienced lettering artists wanting to correct bad habits and get the basics renewed--to spark fresh imagination.

Sarah asks you to bring the art supplies you'll use. She will provide lettering / watercolor workbooks that you will use during class complete. The workbooks contain alphabets, warm-ups and technique advice.
The recommended class list includes:

• Watercolor or mixed media paper
• Round brush 4 from the Snap! Princeton line
• Plastic paint palette for mixing colors
• Daniel Smith watercolor tubes in primary colors (you can purchase the smaller tubes)
• Higgins Eternal black watercolor ink

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele. Nov 11 and 18, 2018. 2pm-4pm


SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Sunday, November 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, November 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 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!

FREE DEMO: Watercolor Adventures with Gold Gesso. Friday, November 23, 2018. 11am-1pm

HANDS-ON!
WATERCOLOR ADVENTURES
with GOLD GESSO

with JOE BOSCH

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO!
Friday, November 23, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Joe breaks ground with watercolor on DANIEL SMITH's gorgeous Golden Gesso. Come try for yourself the spectacular images you can create using this method. Prepare to be amazed and delighted!

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Drawing the Real World (for beginners) with JAMIE BOLLENBACH. Nov 24-25, 2018. 11am-4pm

DRAWING the REAL WORLD (for beginners)
with JAMIE BOLLENBACH

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $195
Saturday-Sunday
November 24-25, 2018

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Jamie's beginner class builds your skills and confidence in observation, sketching, basic proportion, and measurement. He also gives personal guidance on basic art practice.

Many people have started to draw from photos, but can struggle when trying to imagine or drawing from real landscapes, objects, buildings or people. This class helps you learn the skills that can make urban sketching or plein air artwork much, much easier.

The problem is a little surprising: although we all look all the world all the time, and you might think art requires special abilities you have or your don't, that's not really true. And although it takes artists' methods to really see with good accuracy and proportion, the good news is these skills aren't about talent. It's about learning everyday seeing: drawing, sketching and doodling and practicing art based on the real world around you. This class shows you how to look carefully at the real world that you see every day, and to begin to sketch it successfully, more quickly and accurately, using nothing but your eyes, a pencil and paper. It will give you basic good art practice skills: drawing from life, drawing everyday, making LOTS of mistakes, letting yourself experiment and take risks.

Not only will your drawing improve, but your ability to fully see the world we live in will grow. And all it takes is a few basic skills and regular practice. As a student of mine put it, "last week I just barely noticed random forests.. today I can't NOT see real trees."

FREE DEMO: Simple Tips for Artists About Perspective with Stephanie Bower. Dec 2, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

SIMPLE TIPS for ARTISTS ABOUT PERSPECTIVE
with STEPHANIE BOWER

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, December 2, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Do you struggle with perspective in your sketches and paintings? Scratch your head wondering where the darn vanishing point is?

Bring your sketchbook and pencil, as this is less of a demo and more of a class! Stephanie will share her best sketching tips through an interactive presentation on key perspective principles that every artist should know, but that lots of artists miss. She’ll teach you the importance of your eye level in a sketch or painting, the correct anatomy of arches, and much more. Don’t miss learning from this experienced illustrator, teacher, and globe-trotting Urban Sketcher!

Award-winning Seattle architectural illustrator, teacher, author, and Urban Sketcher, Stephanie Bower will show her sketches from around the world and share some of her best tips on Perspective.

Stephanie’s background as an architect and vast teaching experience includie a decade at Parsons in NYC, as well as the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts. She teaches perspective and watercolor workshops in Seattle and around the world, at Urban Sketchers symposiums in Brazil, Singapore, Manchester, and Chicago, as well as in two popular online courses on www.Craftsy.com.

Stephanie’s book, the fourth in the popular Urban Sketching Handbook series, Understanding Perspective, is available in stores everywhere. She is also co-author of the new Urban Sketching Art Pack.

People from around the world follow her work on her work and workshops (next year in Spain and Italy) online via her website (www.stephaniebower.com), blog (www.stephaniebower.blogspot.com), the international Urban Sketchers blog (www.urbansketchers.org), Instagram (@stepanieabower), Flickr, and Facebook. Stephanie is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, Dec 2 and 9, 2018. 2pm-4pm


SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Sunday, December 2, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 9, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 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!

FREE HANDS-ON MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY with JANICE BERKEBILE. Dec 3, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

HANDS-ON!
MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY!
Monday, December 3, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please bring paper for use in the mixed media playdays.
A watercolor journal or mixed media pad would be perfect.

FREE DEMO: Screen Printing with DOUG MOONEY. Dec 8, 2018. 10:30am-12pm

SCREEN PRINTING with DOUG MOONEY

FREE DEMO
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Screen printing is something you can do at home. It can be as easy or sophisticated as you wish. Bring your questions, your curiosity, and get ready to learn about screen printing. Warning! IT'S REALLY FUN!

FREE DEMO: Block Printing with Oil-Based Inks and Watercolors with MOLLY HASHIMOTO. Jan 19, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

BLOCK PRINTING with OIL-BASED INKS and WATERCOLORS
with MOLLY HASHIMOTO

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP: $125
Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Learn how to design and carve blocks, then roll out ink and hand-tint with watercolor. The method is completely hand-created (no press required). You'll discover good design principles, the best tools for carving different shapes, how to proof, mixing and applying ink, and you'll also have time to practice applying watercolor, both in pure and gradated color washes.
    SUPPLIES REQUIRED
  • DRAWING
  • * Canson vellum tablet (for drawing and designing)
  • * HB pencil
  • * Staedler plastic white eraser
  • BLOCKS, CARVING, BRAYERS
  • * Safety-kut blocks, your choice of size, no larger than 8 X 10, probably 5 X 7 is a better size for this one day workshop
  • * Speedball carving tools and handle: #1: small V-gouge, #3: small U-gouge, #4: square gouge, #5: large U-gouge heavy stainless steel kitchen spoon
  • * Ink Brayer (Speedball is okay, other brands also) at least 4" width, unless you are working very small
  • * 9 X 12" piece of plexiglass or glass for rolling out ink.
  • PAPERS
  • * Newsprint for proofing (bring a full tablet as it comes in handy for transporting your prints home).
  • * Paper for final prints: Arches 140 lb.hot press watercolor paper; other white printmaking papers are okay, too. Fabriano is the best
  • INKS
  • * Speedball water-soluble black ink for proofing;
  • * Charbonnel black oil-based etching ink (soft black is best, but others are okay, too)
  • * Watercolors and brushes: your choice of colors, and brushes, (I use 1/2" flat, and #4 and #6 round)
  • CLEAN-UP
  • * cooking oil in a bottle with a needle-nose for squirting it out, Soy-solv cleaner, flat razor blade, paper towels