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4-WK CLASS: Oils-All Roads Lead to the Focal Point with LIN LA MER. Aug/Sep 2017 12pm-3pm

ALL ROADS LEAD to the FOCAL POINT
with LIN LA MER

4-WEEK CLASS: $125
Sundays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
August 20, 27, 2017 and
September 3, 10, 2017

Register at 206-223-9599

When we make a picture, some part of the scene catches our eye. Often that is the focal point, the place we want our viewer to notice. Our job as artists is to direct the viewer to the focal point and lead them around the picture so they enjoy everything we included.

This class series will introduce you to many of the ways you can move your viewer through your pictures. Come learn how controlling the focal point make pathways for your viewer to experience your picture, to participate and become involved with your art.

MATERIALS LIST
Please buy the best quality paints you can. I recommend professional grade oil paints.
* Cadmium Yellow Light
* Permanent Orange
* Napthol Red
* Yellow Ochre
* Burnt Sienna
* Alizarin Crimson
* Burnt Umber
* Sap Green
* Ultramarine or French Ultramarine
* Ivory Black
* Titanium White 150 ml tube
* Galkyd painting medium by Gamblin
* Gamsol by Gamblin THE ONLY ONE ALLOWED IN CLASS
* small metal brush washer (air-tight, jar with a coil will do!)
* Brushes-Princeton Faux Mongoose.
   * Minimum required: Filbert 12, Filbert 4, Filber 0
   * Optional but very useful: Fan 12, Filbert 16, Flat 10, Round 0
* Palette, recommend disposable Grey Matters
* Sta-Wet palette box (Masterson) large size fits Grey Matters
* Sketch pad or sheets of paper (tip: have the same size as your canvas, or larger)
* Ruler
* Pencils, sharpener, eraser
* Notebook to take notes in
* Rags or blue shop towels and a plastic bag to take them home to dispose of them


FREE DEMO: Watercolor Portraits-a Different Approach with MOLLY MURRAH. Aug 26, 2017. 11am-12:30pm

WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS
A Different Approach

with MOLLY MURRAH

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, August 26, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP $200
Saturday-Sunday
September 16-17, 2017

10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
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Painting portraits is intimidating for many artists, and some never even attempt them. However portraits can be great fun once your fear of them is gone. In this workshop we will render our subjects using a combination of painting transparently and more opaquely. This approach helps you create vibrant portraits in a more painterly fashion… realistic, but loose at the same time.

We will discuss how to transfer your subject to your paper - you don’t have to be a great drawer to do this! Then we’ll discuss finding your best composition; starting with a transparent underpainting versus painting directly with more opaque pigments; then finishing your portraits with bright, opaque colors that bring your subjects to life.

Want to get over your fear of painting portraits? Join Molly for this very fun workshop! Look up for the link to the class supplies list. Helpful handouts and images will be available in class to work from.

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Acrylics-Simple Color Mixes for Effective Paintings with ANGELA BANDURKA. August 26-27. 10am-4:30pm

ACRYLICS:
SIMPLE COLOR MIXES
for EFFECTIVE PAINTINGS

with ANGELA BANDURKA

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $225
Saturday and Sunday
August 26-27, 2017

10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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BEGINNER+: If you want to be creative with color and develop short cuts for creating rich mixes while painting, this is the class for you. Angela will show students her shortcuts to creating neutrals that work well with saturated colors, working without black on your palette and how to make a limited palette work for you.

FREE DEMO: Encaustic Painting with LORA MARTINI. Sep 3, 2017. 11am-12:30pm

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING
with LORA MARTINI

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 3, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lora Martini is an encaustic painter. She will demonstrate several painting techniques and answer questions about how to get started in this versatile medium. Encaustic painting is the oldest painting medium and a growing trend not only among painters but also among the mixed media community and for a great reason. The beeswax and resin material can be used to enclose and include variety of materials (leaves, sand, paper, fabric, beads, stones etc.) which makes the medium popular among not only painters but collage artists as well.

Two Saturdays in September FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, September 9, 23, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am


SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Two Saturdays in September
September 9 and 23, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am


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: Abstract Faces-Positive/Negative in Mixed-Media with ALICIA HARVEY. Sep 9, 2017. 1pm-2:30pm

ABSTRACT FACES Part 3
POSITIVE/NEGATIVE
using Mixed-Media/Drawing Tools

with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

For this last of a 3-part series on Abstract Faces, Alicia Harvey focuses on how you can use only highlight and deep shadow to explore and define the human face. (Gel pen, colored pencil, or marker)

FREE DEMO: Letter Me This! Back to Basics with JANICE BERKEBILE. Sept 15, 2017. 10am-11:30am

LETTER ME THIS!
BACK TO BASICS

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE DEMO!
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $100
Friday, September 22, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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We begin with a simple lesson in how to embellish your personal cursive:
* to understand how letters are constructed,
* to make your journal lettering fancier!


Then, we will expand on the basic construction of letters to approaching the alphabet as a whole artistic concept, the "letterform.". Next, we will experiment with serifs, crossbars and terminals to make your alphabets represent you!

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Principle of Ooze! Intermediate Level Watercolor and Mixed Media with CATHERINE GILL. Sept 23-24, 2017. 10am-4:30pm

Principle of OOZE!
Intermediate Level Watercolor and Mixed Media
with Catherine Gill

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $190
Saturday-Sunday
September 23-24, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Focusing on the strengths of both watercolor and chalk pastel, Catherine Gill creates paintings rich in color and linework. Adding pastel to wet watercolor, Catherine layers playful and dynamic works rich in story and active subjects.

5th ANNUAL VENDOR DAY/FAIR- FREE DEMOS & MORE. September 30, 2017. 10am-4pm

5th ANNUAL VENDOR FAIR

with NEW PRODUCTS
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS
DOOR PRIZES, LOTS of FUN!

FANTASTIC SALE PRICES

(Sept 30-Oct 1 only)

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



PRODUCT LINES with Representatives and/or Artists
demonstrating through the day


Fabriano
Sennelier
Brusho
Schminke
Molotow
Chartpak
Pentel
Paragon Sumi (Yuming)
Copic - Artist and designer Denise Lutz will demonstrate Copic's universe of markers and graphics tools
Winsor Newton
Bee Paper
M. Graham paint
Yatsutomo
Tombo
Faber
Jaquard- Artist and Jacquard Creative Strategist Alex Preston will demonstrate and feature Jacquard's Marbling Kit
Global
Golden
Speedball
Williamsburg
Ampersand
Tara
General
Stillman Birn
Caren d' Ache
Enkausticos
Iwata
Derwendt
Strathmore - Artist Kari Foteff will feature the New Vision Line, New Toned Mixed Media pads and the always favorite Greeting Cards.

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Create a Rich Drawing with DON COLLEY. Oct 1, 2017. 10:30 am - 4:00 pm.

CREATE A RICH DRAWING
with DON COLLEY

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $95
Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Creating A Rich Drawing - The role of texture, tone, and mark in building descriptive drawings that convey the nuances of light and varied surfaces.
We will work in monotone media, i.e., water soluble graphite, fountain pens and waterproof ink, a range of cool and warm grey Pitt Artist Pens, white Pitt Artist Pens and white grease pencils aka White China Markers on white and toned papers.

Artist Don Colley will demonstrate in class various techniques from setting up the sketch to building complex values and textures using varied nib widths, brush pens, brushes, and yes, his hands. Depending on the weather, we will draw in the classroom or outside where Don will also give a demonstration.


MATERIALS LIST
Recommended paper - a watercolor paper pad or sketchbook such as a Stillman & Birn Gamma series, the landscape format is nice for landscape and Urban sketching, or Moleskine landscape format watercolor sketchbook. Also, tinted Paper such as that in a Strathmore toned sketchbook. I often prefer the tan paper however the grey paper can be very useful in Urban or industrial areas.
Suggested drawing supplies - fountain pen or a dip pen and a waterproof fountain pen ink that is designed for fountain pens I.e., Noodler's Bulletproof Ink, Platinum Carbon, De Atramentis Document Ink, or whatever dependable water proof inks carried by Daniel Smith or recommended by the good folks at DS. Pitt Artist Pens of various greys in the regular nib size and in the Big Brush Pen. Graphite, both common varieties and waterproof, and watercolor pencils in black and various greys. It will not be necessary to have everything recommended here, best to bring a mix of what you like, and what you'd like to learn about.