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2-DAY WORKSHOP: 'Got Edges?' in Watercolor with Catherin Gill. Feb 22-23, 2020. 10:30am-4:30pm

GOT EDGES?
Painting with Watercolor

with CATHERINE GILL

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $200
Saturday and Sunday
February 22-23, 2020

10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
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Hard, soft, rough edges, layers of all three: these create an integrated look in the parts of your paintings. Edges produce movement and traditional space. They raise an awareness of the surface of the paper.

Learning the techniques of making varied and distinct edges also gives you great opportunity to achieve improved skills using watercolor by paying attention to:
** the wetness/dryness of your paper.
** how you use your brush.
** how you mix your paint.
* You will also develop increased speed.

Come to this two day intermediate watercolor workshop and we'll mush, mix and make lively and playful paintings!

5-WEEK CLASS: Painting Fog & Misty Atmosphere in Oil with LIN LA MER. Wednesdays, Feb 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

PAINTING FOG & MISTY ATMOSPHERE in OIL
with LIN LA MER

5-WEEK OIL CLASS: $160
Wednesdays
February 26, 2020 and
March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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What a mysterious thing fog is. It rolls slowly and silently on little cat feet, quietly without being noticed until things disappear before your eyes.

Scumbling fog onto a painting can change the entire mood of the painting. Fog rising from still water in early morning feels very calm; whereas adding fog to a nocturne can feel spooky.

All levels from beginner to pro will enjoy exploring this technique.


SUPPLY LIST
Please buy the best quality paint you can. Daniel Smith, Gamblin or Williamsburg are brands I recommend.
* Quinacridone Rose
* Cadmium Red
* Lemon Yellow
* Cadmium Yellow
* Mediterranean Blue
* Ultramarine Blue
* Sap Green
* Yellow Ocher
* Burnt Umber
* Burnt Sienna
* Titanium White (150 ml tube)
BRUSHES
Brushes da Vinci Grigio or Princeton series 6600 (Faux Mongoose)
Filberts #4 & #12 you can add #6 and/or #8
Flats same sizes
Rounds if you like them
MISC
GAMSOL THE ONY SOLVENT ALLOWED IN CLASS
Painting Medium Daniel Smith or Galkyd
Paper Palette (I like the gray ones)
Notebook/sketchbook for notes
Brush Washer , Silicoil is fine
CANVASES
Canvas size and shape will be determined after you choose a reference photo.

FREE DEMO: Creative Uses for Watercolor Pencils with JENNA ROBY. Feb 29, 2020. 11am-12:30pm

with JENNA ROBY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, February 29, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join local artist Jenna Roby as she discusses the many uses for Faber-Castell's Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils. This versatile medium provides sharp, fine lines for finishing touches, as well as vibrant base layers for watercolor paintings.

Jenna's demonstration will answer any questions you may have about this wonderful tool!

She will host a hands on period at the end of her demo, where you will be able to try out watercolor pencils for yourself!

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele. Mar 1, 22, 2020. 10:30am-12pm

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR
PLAY DAY!

with JODI STEELE

Sunday, March 1 & 22, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 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/CONVERSATION! The Business of Art: Licensing Your Art. Why? Where? How? and Pricing! with RAY PFORTNER. Mar 1, 2020. 1:30pm-3:30pm.

THE BUSINESS OF ART:
LICENSING YOUR ART. WHY? WHERE? HOW? and PRICING!

with RAY PFORTNER

FREE DEMO/LECTURE/CONVERSATION
Sunday, March 1, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

There are enormous opportunities beyond simply the original in our digital age - to diversify your art, making it much more accessible, and to license it to third parties. Explore the wealth of licensing options and how to merchandising for them is worth learning and taking action.

FREE DEMO! DRAWING, INK, AND WATERCOLOR: Local Color with JANICE BERKEBILE. Mar 2, 2020. 10:30am-12pm

DRAWING, INK, WATERCOLOR!
LOCAL COLOR

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE DEMO!
Monday, March 2, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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WORKSHOP: Block Printing with Oil-Based Inks and Watercolors with MOLLY HASHIMOTO. Mar 6, 2020. 10:30am-4:30pm

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

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $150
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Friday, March 6, 2020
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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In response to your demand, Molly has opened this March 6 class, same curriculum as the January 18th class.


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
  ** Staedtler 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

FREE DEMO/LECTURE: Golden Acrylics - Mixed Media with BARBARA DE PIRRO. Mar 7, 2020. 12pm-2pm

GOLDEN ACRYLICS:
MIXED MEDIA

with BARBARA DE PIRRO

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, March 7, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seating is limited, please
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An event for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, collage, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists . . . ideas for all!

This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about GOLDEN Acrylic Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes and Grounds. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects.

Instructor will demonstrate hands-on techniques using these products.

Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

WORKSHOP: Encaustic Transfer Your Art Onto Beeswax with RAY PFORTNER. Mar 8, 2020. 10:30am-1:30pm

ENCAUSTIC-TRANSFERS ONTO BEESWAX for ALL ART MEDIUMS
with RAY PFORTNER

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $ . . pending
Sunday, March 8, 2020
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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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.

FREE DEMO: Understanding Color Mixing with ALICIA HARVEY. Mar 14, 2020. 10:30am-12:00pm.

UNDERSTANDING COLOR MIXING
in ACRYLICS

with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, March 14, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this free hands-on demo, Alicia steps you through the secret equations for vivid and muted colors. She will bring all supplies. When done, you will walk away with your own personalized color wheel.