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All May 2018 events for GEORGIA MANSUR
have been rescheduled to September 2018.

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele. May 20 and 27, 2018. 2pm-4pm

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, May 27, 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!

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Building Landscape Harmony with Color Strategies, Limited Palettes and Color Groups with MITCHELL ALBALA. May 26-27, 2018. 9:30am-4:30pm

BUILDING LANDSCAPE HARMONY with COLOR STRATEGIES, LIMITED PALETTES and COLOR GROUPS
with MITCHELL ALBALA

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $235
Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
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FREE DEMO!
Saturday, May 12, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The landscape is an endless fount of color inspiration, yet thoughtful landscape color is only partially about referencing the colors we see in nature. More often than not, a successful color solution also involves the implementation of a color strategy or “color plan.” In a series of guided exercises, this workshop demonstrates some of the ways you can build landscape harmony: 1) how color strategies are based on similarity or contrast, or a combination of both; 2) how landscapes can have greater color unity with the use of “limited color groups” — two or three basic color families into which all the other colors may be grouped; 3) how a limited palette, specific to each painting, can support the harmony; and 4) the proper way to reference photographs, so as not to become “copyists.” Although we will reference photos in this workshop, we never copy photographic color; instead, we learn to build color harmony by becoming color strategists and inventors. You can work with your own photographs or work with those provided by the instructor. Detailed tips for selecting reference photos for the workshop will be provided before the workshop.

This is not a class for first-time painters (those who have never painted at all); however, it is ideally suited for plein air or studio landscape painters who want to expand their color vocabulary. Media: Oil, acrylic, pastel.

FREE DEMO/CONVERSATION: Exhibiting Your Art - Why, Where and How! with RAY PFORTNER. June 6, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

EXHIBITING YOUR ART: WHY? WHERE? and HOW?
with RAY PFORTNER

FREE DEMO/LECTURE/CONVERSATION
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Are you ready to exhibit but don't know how to get your work on the walls somewhere? Do you need a focus to prepare your exhibit and a place and date would seal the deal for you? Ray Pfortner has been navigating the currents of supporting himself with art for decades now and he's learned lots. Better yet, he's eager to share with you how, where, and why to exhibit.

Ray Pfortner's BUSINESS of ART CONVERSATIONS are designed to help artists market their work successfully. Come for one or all of the series.

Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
* May 9, 2018. 20 Practical Tips to Selling Your Art, The Originals and Much More
* May 16, 2018. Turning Your Art into Greeting Cards - and Cash
* June 6, 2018. Exhibiting Your Art - Why, Where, How
* June 20, 2018. Pricing Your Art - for Fine Art, Merchandise and Licensing
* June 27, 2018. Photography for Non-Photographer Visual Artists - for submissions, merchandising and artist reference plus elements in collage and mixed media

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Expressive Watercolor Florals with JENNA HOWELL. June 8, 2018. 10:30am-3pm

EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR FLORALS
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $65
Friday, June 8, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Discover the world of loose, fresh and unique watercolor flowers! Jenna will demonstrate how to work with a large brush to create meaningful and expressive brushstrokes. Workshop topics will include composition, color mixing, blending watercolors, layering and how to simplify tricky flower shapes.

All levels of artistic experience welcome!

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES
 *  2 sheets of Arches 11"x15" watercolor paper
 *  DANIEL SMITH Watercolors
   *  Quinacridone Rose
   *  Aussie Red Gold
   *  Manganese Blue Hue
   *  French Ultramarine
   *  Green Apatite Genuine
   *  Black Tourmaline Genuine
   *  Neutral Tint
 *  Dr. P.h. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
 *  Round brushes sizes 10 and 20
 *  Liner brush size 2

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Art Transfers onto Beeswax - a new way to show and sell your art no matter what medium, 2D and 3D with RAY PFORTNER. June 17, 2018. 1:30pm-5:30pm

ART TRANSFERS ONTO BEESWAX - A NEW WAY TO SHOW AND SELL YOUR ART NO MATTER WHAT MEDIUM: 2D OR 3D
with RAY PFORTNER

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $100
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Sunday, June 17, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Encaustic is one of the "hottest" mediums being practiced today (pun intended). The March 4th DEMO shows the process you will use in the April 15th workshop to transfer you art - of ANY MEDIUM (PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PRINTMAKING) 2D and 3D! - into a beeswax image for a very beautifully different and highly salable presentation of your work.

In this workshop, you will learn by doing. You will transfer you art of ANY MEDIUM into beeswax. This is not collaging your work, or embedding it into wax. Instead, you will float the art on the surface of the wax producing an incredible 3D effect that glows from behind once you remove the paper used in the transfer.

To learn the method of making a successful transfer, we will burnish and remove the paper to create the image floating on wax. First as a team, we will complete a panel. Then, with some experience under your belt, you will make your own panel of your own work. A materials fee wil provide the beeswax, the panels and everything you need.

MATERIALS, PROCEDURES AND PROCESS:
*1* Bring a digital version of your art - a photograph or a scan *NOTE* Must be a LASER (not InkJet) print, like a photocopy from any copy shop. *2* the digital image must be sized either 5x7 or 5x5 inches *3* bring at least 4 or 5 copies of the image(s) you want to transfer *4* if the orientation of your art matters, make a horizontal flip on the digital print you bring. The transfer process will create a reversed image of your art.

1-DAY WORKSHOP. ! Watercolors - the Nordic Way with BJORN BERNSTROM. June 22, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

WATERCOLORS - the NORDIC WAY!
with BJORN BERNSTROM

1-DAY WORKSHOP $135
Friday, June 22, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, June 23, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP $270
Sunday-Monday, June 24-25, 2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Bjorn will demonstrate many of his techniques, several of which he developed himself: how to utilize specific pigment properties to get formations of vegetation, shrubbery, land and foregrounds in landscape paintings.

Bjorn uses a lot of pigment in his paintings, always using tube colors, to get richer and more colorful results, more vibrant contrasts.

In the last decade, watercolor painting has become very popular in Sweden and the Nordic countries. Bjorn is one of the top sought-after instructors in the area. Since 2014 Bjorn has served as a board member of the Nordic Watercolor Society.

Come watch Bjorn create dramatic skies on full sheets by pouring paint from one of his yogurt buckets. Be prepared for a wet course.

Do it the Nordic Way!

MATERIALS LIST
Paper
* Saunders & Waterford (140/200/300lb fine grain CP)
* Arches (140/200/300lb fine grain CP)
My Palette (only tube colors)
Antwerpen BlueOther Colors:
French UltramarineCerulean Blue
Burnt UmberCobalt Turquoise
Raw UmberPayne's Gray
Burnt SiennaWinsor Red
Permanent RoseBrown Madder
Alizarin CrimsonIvory Black
New GambogePermanent Magenta
Yellow OchreRaw Sienna
Neutral TintLook at the results!
Brushes
Goat Hair (1 and 3 inches) Keep lots of water for big washes.
Sable Brush (no. 8 and 12)
Bristle Brush (very cheap) I cut it to become irregular. Great for random textures.
Synthetic brushes with a point.
Other Materials
Spray bottle
Masking tape
Masking fluid

FREE DEMO: Watercolour - the Incredible Medium with ANGUS MCEWAN. July 15, 2018. 11am-1pm.

WATERCOLOR - the INCREDIBLE MEDIUM
with ANGUS MCEWAN

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
001 901 479

OUTSIDE YOUR BOX of WATERCOLOURS
Monday - Tuesday
July 16-17, 2-18
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

3-DAY WORKSHOP: $375
001 901 480

TEXTURES in WATERCOLOUR
Wednesday - Friday
July 18-20, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599


Angus McEwan was born in 1963 in Dundee, Scotland. Angus studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College Art in Dundee, graduating in Fine Art and a Post Graduate Diploma in the same discipline.

Angus was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (1995) and in 2012 the Royal Watercolour Society. In 2005 he was recognized as an Associate of the International Guild of Realism USA.

Angus has been Finalist three times of the "International Artist Magazine" and won first place in the John Blockley Prize in the RI open exhibition. Angus has also won second prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (2007) in London and the International Prize "Marche d'Acqua" Fabriano, Italy in 2012. In 2013 Angus won Bronze Award, at the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial, in China.

Different galleries display McEwan’s works, including Ok Harris Gallery in New York and Quanhua Gallery, Shanghai. Recently highlighted in Shenzhen Biennale and the Qingdao Hall of Watercolor. He has exhibited in Fabriano, Italy in the "Marche d'Acqua" International Award, as special guest and Vicenza, Italy, where he had a solo show in the "Artbox". McEwan was one of the 23 finalists in Narbonne, France at the Concours Mondial de l'Aquarelle 2014 1st World Watercolour Competition. Angus also exhibited at the World Watermedia Exposition, Thailand and Myro Gallery, Greece. He also participated in the Second International Watercolour Exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Angus' work is in many private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands, Australia, Turkey, Italy, China and North America. He has had 23 solo exhibitions, numerous collective shows and has won 23 awards of different types. He has also held watercolour workshops and demonstrations in Fabriano, Vicenza, Bologna and Moscow in the past two years.

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Outside Your Box of Watercolours with ANGUS McEWAN. July 16-17, 2018. 10:30am-4:30pm

OUTSIDE YOUR BOX of WATERCOLOURS
with ANGUS MCEWAN

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
001 901 479

OUTSIDE YOUR BOX of WATERCOLOURS
Monday - Tuesday
July 16-17, 2-18
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

3-DAY WORKSHOP: $375
001 901 480

TEXTURES in WATERCOLOUR
Wednesday - Friday
July 18-20, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

OBJECTIVES: Use watercolour in a non-traditional technique; explore using watercolour in different ways including staining, collaging, acrylic resist, and thick paint including tints. Day 1 will look at put to work the staining qualities of watercolour on thin handmade papers such as Japanese/Chinese/Indian papers, mulberry tissue and thin watercolour paper for a source of collaging materials. Day 2 will explore methods of creating beautiful surface textures with acrylic and thick watercolour paint using a print method completely reinterpreted.

Day 1:(approx. 6 hours). Show examples of my work which include collage and demonstrate/discus the methods used to produce the effects. Thin pieces of handmade paper. Rip into smallish pieces and colour approximately with watercolour. Using the colours you see in front of you from your subject matter do variations of tones of each area by painting the pieces of ripped paper. While these are drying draw the still life composition on an A3 (11.7" x 16.5") piece of paper (or larger if you prefer) with a soft pencil. Go over the lines with ink/dark watercolour then collage the pieces of coloured paper down into the appropriate area and re work with watercolour, ink & acrylic, pastel.

Day 2:(approx. 6 hours). Show examples work made using using acrylic and watercolour combinations. Discus and demonstrate the methods and creative potential of the method. You will experiment with the technique and develop the ideas being explored into a smallish piece of art. I will provide reference material for the 2 day workshop.

SUPPLY LIST
* Drawing board
* Paper (a selection of watercolour paper-different surfaces OR bring HP)
* Watercolours (day 2) your favorite tubes. Recommended colors include Van dyke Brown or sepia, Prussian blue (to make black) and white gouache.
* Acrylic paints (recommend red, blue, yellow, black, white, brown and gold).
* Watercolour sticks or Caran d'Ache Neocolor is also recommended.
* Collage papers: thin Japanese or Indian papers
* Brushes. Watercolour brushes. Acrylic brushes. And a selection of brushes including old worn hog bristle would be great.
* Pencil selection. 4b or soft pencil. A sharpener and eraser
* OTHER
** compressed charcoal
** Glue for collaging (use Border adhesive clue from a hardware store--used for wallpaper--as this can be painted over the top with watercolour). Don't use a PVA type glue as it resists the watercolour
** water jar
** 2-plant spray bottles (cheap spray bottles)
** small sponge
** masking fluid

3-DAY WORKSHOP: Textures in Watercolour with ANGUS McEWAN. July 18-20, 2018. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

OUTSIDE YOUR BOX of WATERCOLOURS
with ANGUS MCEWAN

3-DAY WORKSHOP: $375
001 901 480

TEXTURES in WATERCOLOUR
Wednesday - Friday
July 18-20, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
001 901 479

OUTSIDE YOUR BOX of WATERCOLOURS
Monday - Tuesday
July 16-17, 2-18
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

OBJECTIVES: This workshop aims to help you realize the true potential of watercolour: its ability to describe unique surface characteristics of different objects (from life). We will use numerous applications to explore and uncover the many possibilities available within the media. We will also study methods used by Andrew Wyeth and apply those techniques to appropriate reference material.

SUBJECT MATTER: Object drawing. Please bring around three objects of interesting texture for the class to share and study. We're looking for a range of different surfaces. Dried fruit (oranges, lemons, flowers, leaves, tree branch or drift wood etc.), rusty, old, broken and worn tools or machinery (not new). Angus will have photographs of objects as a backup, but of course live objects are much easier and interesting to work with.

WORKSHOP DAY 1 six hours or so
I will introduce my work with PowerPoint and demonstrate how I approach drawing an object quickly to achieve the essence of the subject. You will then look at drawing/painting your subjects using different methods that lead to simple wash and line drawings to build confidence and familiarity with material. Colour and layering.

TEXTURES. I'll show examples of some of my more elaborate techniques which are usually a combination of many things. I will then demo producing a series of textures and a variety of surfaces using watercolour. You will then produce your own sheet of textures. The idea is to experiment and find the limits of the media.

Once you have produced your texture sheet you will start working with different objects using some of the techniques you've discovered. Some people like to build up a watercolour sheet with many objects on it while some prefer to work on individual sheets of paper. The idea is to go beyond the first and second wash. I am looking for development of the painting surface to reveal the character of each object's surface. This works best when you choose new subjects to try different methods.

WORKSHOP DAY 2 six hours or so
We will make a study of Andrew Wyeth’s techniques. You will choose an image by Wyeth and do your own version. The purpose is to hone your interpretive skills and learn problems solving by learning (by doing) the methods another artist used successfully to recreate different surfaces using textures in watercolour. I will also demonstrate some of my methods and techniques.

WORKSHOP DAY 3 six hours or so
Using the skills established over the past few days you will continue those methods by working from photographic images (which I will supply) or objects of your choice. The idea is to discover new ways of interpreting your subjects using textures to develop alternative approaches for painting surfaces.

SUPPLY LIST
* Drawing board
* Paper (a selection of watercolour paper-different surfaces OR bring CP or HP, NOT rough)
* Watercolours: your favorite tubes and I recommended include Van dyke Brown or sepia, Prussian blue (to make black) and white gouache as well.
* Watercolour sticks or Caran d'Ache Neocolor is also recommended.
* Brushes. Watercolour brushes, a selection would be great including a worn hog bristle brush.
* Pencil selection. 4b or soft pencil. A sharpener and eraser
* OTHER
** water jar
** 2-plant spray bottles (cheap spray bottles)
** small sponge
** masking fluid