Vendor Day at Seattle DANIEL SMITH, FREE Special Event September 27th, 2014

Dave Thompson and Darci Thompson
demonstrating Encaustikos
 Vendor Day
 at Seattle DANIEL SMITH!
 FREE Special Event
  Saturday, September 27th, 2014
 10am to 5pm
 Please join us for our 2nd Annual
 Vendor Day Event!  
 At this Special FREE Event
  * Free demos
  * Free product samples
  * Door prizes every 1/2 hour  
  * Come and see new products! 
 Everyone had a great time last year
 and we look forward to seeing you
 here this year. 
 Please be sure and tell all your
 Art Friends to come too!

Steve Gallisdorfer talking about
W&N Watercolors
Vendors who will be here
GOLDEN Artist Acrylics, 
Strathmore Paper
Speedball Printing Materials
Canson Paper
Fredrix/Tara Canvas
BEST Easels
Montana Spray Paint
Yasumoto, Molotow
 Iwata Airbrush
Alvin Furniture
Pental Drawing
FM Brush Company
Williamsburg Oils
Sumi Supplies by Yuming
Bee Paper
Black Ink Decorative Paper
Legion Paper
and of course DANIEL SMITH!

How to Use Your Store Bought Color Wheel and Color Mixing with Lin La Mer, FREE Lectures on September 7th, 2014

FREE Lecture: How to Use Your Store Bought Color Wheel and Color Mixing with Lin La Mer
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
12:00-1:00 and 2:00 – 3:00
With our very own Lin La Mer!

Have you ever wondered why you bought that color wheel or how to use it? Well, that color wheel is one of the most useful tools in your paint box. You can choose a color scheme for your next painting series, learn which colors to mix and make sure you get the results you want. Sound like something you’d be interested in? Join Lin at DANIEL SMITH for a free introduction to Color Mixing.

Color Mixing Chart in process
Lin will follow this FREE Lecture with five classes of hands-on color mixing.
Please contact Lin directly to register and for details:

Date                           SEATTLE                                Topic
Sun. Sept. 7th                 12:00-1:00 and 2:00 - 3:00           Demo / Lecture (free)
Sun. Sept. 21st                12:00-2:00                                    Class 1
Sun. Oct. 5th                   12:00-2:00                                    Class 2
Sun. Oct. 19th                 12:00-2:00                                    Class 3
Sun. Nov. 9th                  12:00-2:00                                    Class 4
Sun. Nov. 23rd                12:00-2:00                                    Class 5
Classes will be $30 per person per class. The lectures on September 7th are free.

Lin will also be at Bellevue on Saturday, September 20th for FREE Lectures at 11:00-12:00 and 1:00 – 2:00.  Please click HERE for more details for Lin's Bellevue lectures and classes.

"Sun Rise Mt Rainier" oil by Lin La Mer

"Sunset 1" oil by Lin La Mer

There / Not There: Stencils and Stamps with April Richardson, FREE Demos, September 13th, 2014

"White Orchid"
by April Richardson
There / Not There: Stencils and Stamps with April Richardson
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
11:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 2:00
Free Demonstrations!

Watch as April shows how use of stencils and stamping can enhance a watercolor, oil or acrylic painting, or learn how to create pieces of mixed media art based entirely around use of the stamp and stencil. April will discuss situations where stencil use could be advantageous as well as various methods and materials for creating them.

FREE Hands-On Pastel Demo Sponsored by Sennelier with Mary Shea, FREE Demo, September 20th, 2014

FREE Hands-On Pastel Demo
Sponsored by Sennelier
with Mary Shea
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
from 11 am to 1:30 pm

Come and learn all about Soft Pastels with Mary Shea at this FREE demo where you can try them out after a short presentation at the hands-on tables.

Mary will present how pastels are created, the working properties, and materials best suited to accept pastel media such as choosing the right papers. Additional topics are when to use a fixative, adding pastel in mixing media, and framing your artwork.

If you have been thinking about working with pastels or need a bit of inspiration, then this demo will get you started. Our demos are also a great way to plan a get together by inviting all your friends to join in and be creative for the day!

FREE Hands On Paper Demonstrations Sponsored by Canson with Scott Bates, August 23rd, 2014

FREE Canson Paper Vendor Demo with Scott Bates
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
11 to 12:30 & 1 to 2:30
Hands On Demos - FREE!

 Join Scott Bates, West Coast Sales Manager for Canson Papers and Hamelin Brands, as he discusses and demonstrates Canson drawing papers.  This vendor sponsored demonstration will focus on Canson drawing and sketching papers and the similarities and differences between them. 
It will be a hands-on demo.  Attendees will do different drawing exercises to really see and feel the differences in paper.  Scott will also cover the different types of erasers (Plastic, thermoplastic, Technik, Natural Rubber, Malleable, Mastergum Flexible Synthetic, Soft Black Nata, etc.), when to use them, and how they work on the different types of paper.
Come in ready to have some fun and learn a thing or two about paper.  Scott has been selling paper for decades; bring any and all of your paper questions and Scott will be more than happy to answer them for you.

Join us for a FREE, Private Tour of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing Factory guided by Ron Harmon (DS Chief Chemist) Followed by a Presentation about our Paint Making Philosophy with Hands-on-Watercolor Play on July 26th, 2014!

DS Chief Chemist Ron Harmon talking about why DANIEL SMITH Cadmium Orange Hue is better for Watercolorists than traditional Cadmium Orange Watercolor.  Owner John Cogley on the left.

Join us for a FREE, Private Tour of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing Factory guided by Ron Harmon (DS Chief Chemist) followed by a presentation about our paint making philosophy with hands-on watercolor play

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Session 1: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 2: 11:15 – 12:45
Session 3: 12:30 – 14:00
Session 4: 1:45 – 3:15 
Space is limited, registration required

Join us for a private Tour of the DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing factory with our Chief Chemist, Ron Harmon.
Curious about Quinacridone pigments, wonder where in the world the color Serpentine comes from, how a color gets it’s name or how we test pigments for lightfastness? Ask those questions and more during this rare tour with Ron.  You will see firsthand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line and so much more.  Because of your support we have had the pleasure to do what we love to do… ”make the worlds finest artists’ paints". We look forward to answering your personal questions and sharing our mutual passion for color.  After the tour, we’ll spend about an hour trying out any DANIEL SMITH paints you might be curious to try.
This will be guided play with our on-staff paint experts.
Space is limited for this FREE Tour & Demonstration (see below about demo)
so please call us to reserve your spot for both!
Specify which session you would like to sign up for.
Call 206-223-9599
Email to

FREE Hands On Demos with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors after each tour session!

Following each tour, we invite you to come put paint to paper and see for yourself the amazing colors of DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors

DANIEL SMITH Watercolors span the spectrum from historical, to natural earth and PrimaTek Colors, to the brightest, boldest colors modern technology has to offer.  With more than 230 colors to choose from there is a never ending selection of color mixes and fusion points to discover.
All materials will be provided for you to create your own personal reference chart!  If desired bring your favorite brush.
Let’s get creative together!

Please register early to make sure of your space at this Special Event!

We hope you can come, and if you cannot, or would like a preview, please click to read an article about the Northwest Watercolor Society tour a few years ago.

FREE Encaustic Demos with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch as she brings EncaustiCamp to DANIEL SMITH on a Field Trip, July 24th, 2014

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch brings EncaustiCamp to the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store
on a Field Trip for Encaustic Demonstrations, Book Signings and Gallery Reception.  
All Artists Are Invited to this FREE Special Event!
Welcome EncaustiCampers!

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
3:30pm to 7:00pm
FREE and all Artists are welcome!

3:30 to 4:30 - informal and up-close.
  • Book Signing for Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s new Book:  “Encaustic:  Revelation.  Cutting Edge Techniques from the Masters of EncaustiCamp
  • Encaustic Demonstrations - multiple areas of the store.
  • Enkaustikos Vendor Demonstrations
4:00 to 5:00 - Encaustic Demonstration in the DANIEL SMITH Gallery with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch.
5:00 to 7:00 - Gallery Show Reception and Presentation

This will be an afternoon of FREE Encaustic Demonstrations with several Encaustic Artists:  Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Judy Wise, and Michelle Belto.  There will be Book Signings and Enkautikos will be present and doing product demonstrations.  Afterwards there will be a Gallery Reception for Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Crystal Neubauer, Shary Bartlett, Susan Stover, Judy Wise and Michelle Belto. Their collaborative exhibit created over the past year, sent back and forth across three continents, will have all sales going to the scholarship fund for EncaustiCamp; making it possible for those eager to attend but unable to for financial reasons, to make their way!
Starting at 4:00pm, there will be small demos in different locations in the store, with “How To’s” and product informational demos from Enkaustikos, so that you can see encaustics up close.  Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch will be signing her new Book: “Encaustic:  Revelation.  Cutting Edge Techniques from the Masters of EncaustiCamp” and DANIEL SMITH will have plenty on hand for sale, or bring your own copy for signing.  
At 4pm, there will be a more formal encaustic demo by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch and from other Artists’ featured in Patricia’s Book,   “Encaustic: Revelation” showing some of the techniques from the book.
Starting at 5pm until 7pm, there will be a Gallery Reception for the Encaustic Artists whose work will be hanging in the DANIEL SMITH Gallery.  The included Artists are:  Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Judy Wise, Crystal Neubauer, Amanda Jolley, Susan Stover, Shary Bartlett and Michelle Belto.
We are very excited with the return of Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch to DANIEL SMITH doing encaustic demonstrations!  It has been a few years since she was here dazzling attendees with her occasional encaustic pyrotechnics and “How To’s”, here are blog posts of Patricia’s previous DS demonstrations: “Encaustics are HOT!” and “Encaustic Flambe, an Illuminating Demo!”) at the Seattle Store.

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch lighitng shellac on fire for interesting
effects on encaustic.
Encaustic demo at DANIEL SMITH a few years ago.
This will be a very exciting, Special Event
you will learn lots of creative New Ideas and Be Inspired!
Artists Websites:
Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch -
Judy Wise -
Michelle Belto -
Crystal Neubauer -
Amanda Jolley -
Susan Stover -
Shary Bartlett -

Drawing with Multiple Mediums: 5 Session Drawing Workshop with Patricia Ann Wilson, August 3rd to August 31st, 2014

"Pepper Center" by Patricia Ann Wilson

Drawing with Multiple Mediums:  5 Session Drawing Workshop with Patricia Ann Wilson
August 3rd to August 31st, 2014
Sundays, 10:30am to 1:30pm
5 Sessions for $80, or 1 session for $20
Please register and pay with Patricia directly at:
206-225-8489 or
"Shell Center" by Patricia Ann Wilson

Each week a drawing medium will be introduced,  Charcoal (square and vine), Pastel, Prisma Colored Pencil, Pen and Ink, and Watercolor as a drawing medium.

Anyone can learn to draw and come away very satisfied and with completed  drawings. Each medium will be presented in a step by step process, using gestalt lines, contour lines, value, considering picture plane space,  and unity of surface. You will not only come away with great drawing skills but also have an understanding of the relationship of drawing to painting. The subject sources will be still life and nature.
“Honor Your Inner Child and Create”

Contact artist for supply list ahead of class. There will also be a discussion about materials the first class.

Please register early to reserve your space:
Five Sessions for $80.00 or $20.00 for one session.
Call Patricia directly to register at: 206-225-8489 or

Watercolor Painting with Ann Breckon: Learning from the Masters Series: Focus on Artist Paul Jackson, FREE Demos July 12th, 2014

"Foggy Lake with Boat", by Ann Breckon

Watercolor Painting with Ann Breckon: Learning from the Masters Series:  Focus on Artist Paul Jackson
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
11:00am and 1:30pm - FREE demos!


Learn the many technical tricks to rendering light in a painting.  This free demo serves as a preview for Ann's upcoming workshop where students will study the effects of light in a painting as we replicate a beautiful study of a misty and orange foggy river. In addition, we will practice painting sunlight, glowing candles, reflected light, lit lamp posts and discuss lighting still life and portraits.

Ann also will teach a 2-Day Watercolor Workshop:
Learning from the Masters Series:  Focus on Artist Paul Jackson 
July 27th & 28th, 2014
$150 for the 2-Day Workshop
Topic:  We will be studying the art and techniques of Paul Jackson as shown in his book ¨Painting Spectacular Light Effects in Watercolor".  
Using his book as a text, we will discuss the elements and qualities of light and how to use it to create powerful paintings that include glass, metal, water, landscapes and even candlelight and night scenes.  The main painting we will be doing for the workshop will be a mysterious and warm foggy scene of a quiet lake, but there will also be time to recreate other lighting scenes.  It is not necessary to purchase the book.  
Please click for more details about the workshop series on Ann's website HERE
Please call  the Seattle Store at 206-223-9599 to register.

Field Sketching with Ink and Watercolor, Free Demos with Maria Coryell-Martin, July 19th, 2014

Field Sketching with Ink and Watercolor with 
Maria Coryell-Martin 
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 
11:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 2:00
Free Demonstrations!

Join Expeditionary Artist Maria Coryell-Martin as she demonstrates and lectures on the fundamental tools for travel and field sketching with ink and watercolor. Maria will share her favorite techniques and tips for creating fast and expressive sketches, using lightweight, compact materials. Get inspired to sketch and paint your summer adventures! 

Supplies Maria plans to use: 
  • DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors 
    • Hansa Yellow Medium, 
    • Pyroll Red, 
    • Quinacridone Rose, 
    • Phthalo Blue Red Shade, 
    • Indanthrone Blue, 
    • Phthalo Blue Green Shade, 
    • Quinacridone Gold. 

  • Winsor & Newton Zinc White Gouache 
  • Niji Waterbrushes 
  • Walnut Ink 
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen 
  • Rapidograph 0.35 Technical Pen 
  • Pigma Micron Pen 
  • Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks 
  • Canson Mi-Teintes paper 
  • Arches Cover 
  • Lenox Paper
  • Arches Paper