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FREE DEMO/CONVERSATION: Licensing and Pricing Your Art to Third Parties with RAY PFORTNER. Dec 13, 2017. 11am-12:30pm

LICENSING and PRICING YOUR ART to THIRD PARTIES
with RAY PFORTNER

FREE DEMO/LECTURE/CONVERSATION
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 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..

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
* Nov 1, 2017. 20 Practical Tips to Selling Your Art, The Originals and Much More
* Nov 8, 2017. Exhibiting Your Art (Gallery and Non-Gallery Venues)
* Nov 29, 2017. Transforming Your Art into Digital: Go Beyond Selling Simply Originals (Hows and Whys)
* Dec 6, 2017. Merchandising and Pricing Your Art
* Dec 13, 2017. Licensing and Pricing Your Art to Third Parties

Two Saturdays in December FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, Dec 2, 16, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Two Saturdays in December
December 2 and 16, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am


FREE and Hands-on!

Come on in.

A season of giving. Art. A gift of self, a gift that lasts.

Share and paint with other artists.
Social Watercolor -- Coffee and Treats provided!

FREE DEMO: Pet Portraits in Watercolor with MOLLY MURRAH. Dec 16, 2017. 12pm-1:30pm

PET PORTRAITS in WATERCOLOR
with MOLLY MURRAH

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Our pets are like our children – so important for our happiness and joy. We love them and we want to paint them. In this demo, Molly will explain methods for transferring your pet’s photo to watercolor paper. She’ll provide insights on cropping for good composition, whether to do an underpainting or not, and how bright opaque touches of color can make your portraits sing.

Molly has been working with a watercolor technique that combines transparent and more opaque pigments. It is a blend of watercolor and acrylic techniques, while resolving the issue of mixing the two media. Using only watercolor, you can maintain ultimate flexibility to re-wet, lift, glaze and revise your work, letting you freely express the personality of your beloved pet.

Join Molly for a dynamic demo on December 16!

FREE DEMO: Card Making Using SPEEDBALL Gel Plates, AKUA Inks and STRATHMORE Cards with DARCIE THOMPSON. Dec 17, 2017. 10:30am-12pm

CARD MAKING Using
SPEEDBALL GEL PLATES
AKUA INKS and
STRATHMORE CARDS

with DARCIE THOMPSON

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, December 17, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Last minute cards can be quick and easy to clean up. Darcie Thompson will demonstrate a variety of techniques using the SPEEDBALL gel plate as the mono-printing plate, easy-to-clean and vibrantly colored AKUA inks on STRATHMORE cards.

Easy to make, quick drying and comfortable to do at home in the kitchen, on a table or desk. When you're at the end of your day, relax and print off a few cards. Then, you'll have a method for relaxing and making cards through the year.

FREE DEMO: Sennelier Artist Oil Materials - Integrating Tube Oils with Oil Sticks with AARON HOERBER. Dec 17, 2017. 11am-12:30pm

SENNELIER ARTIST OIL MATERIALS: INTEGRATING TUBE OILS with OIL STICKS
with AARON HOERBER

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, December 17, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sennelier's Artist Oil products include tube pigments and pigment sticks known as "Oil Sticks." They can be used together very effectively. Oil sticks are highly pigment loaded. Solid enough to hold in your hand and draw with, the sticks are the most direct method of putting pigment to canvas. All the mediums used with tube oils are for use with oil sticks. Perhaps the most handy and efficient tool for plein air and location painting, the sticks add flexibility and immediate expression to your painting techniques.

Oil pastels are not to be used with oil sticks and tube oils. Aaron will discuss the differences between these three professional oil mediums and will demonstrate how to use them.

WORKSHOP: Floral Watercolor Cards with JENNA HOWELL. Dec 29, 2017. 10am-2pm

FLORAL WATERCOLOR CARDS
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $55
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Friday, December 29, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Jenna will demonstrate methods to create expressive floral watercolors. You will then paint, stepping back to enjoy the uniqueness of the colors, allowing the water to do the work, the blending. The result will be transparent, one-of-a-kind paintings on cards.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLY LIST
Blank watercolor cards will be provided
Watercolors a variety of DANIEL SMITH colors
  * permanent red deep
  * Aussie red gold
  * green gold
  * green apatite genuine
  * black tourmaline
  * Prussian blue
Brushes
  * Natural hair round sizes 20 and 12
  * rigger brush, size 2
Gelly Roll Pens
  * black and white size 06

WORKSHOP: Color Mixing and Matching Using Gouache with LESLIE STROM. Dec 30, 2017. 10am-3pm.

COLOR MIXING and MATCHING USING
with LESLIE STROM

WORKSHOP: $50
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Saturday, December 30, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

In this 1-day workshop, the focus is on creating palettes of color from your environment using gouache primary colors. Match any color on earth from just yellow, red and blue! Join Leslie Strom for a one-day workshop and master a very basic skill: mixing and matching colors in paint with what you observe. We’ll cover Full Spectrum Color, how to see entire palettes in natural objects, and how to build unique custom color schemes for your home or your next art project.

In the first half of the workshop you will build two reference color wheels, and in the second half you will develop palettes from the natural world. Every natural object contains a beautifully coordinated endless combination of colors - bring a favorite object and a magnifier if you have one, and we’ll match an array of the colors hidden within the items. These beautifully coordinated swatches of color you’ve made can be taken to the hardware store and color-matched into cans of paint unlike anything on their shelves. All your favorite things have surprising color depth!

Leslie Strom captures colors of surroundings and oddities as a foundation for architectural color design. She is a provisional member of the International Association of Color Consultants/Designers – North America (IACC-NA).

SUPPLY LIST
* Bring natural items whose colors you love!
* WINSOR & NEWTON GOUACHE
  ** Brilliant Yellow
  ** Ultramarine
  ** Spectrum Red
  ** Turquoise
  ** Rose Tyrien
  ** Jet Black
  ** Permanent White (large tube)
* PAPER
  ** Bristol smooth 11x14 or 9x12 (do not bring the vellum finish)
  ** pad of Palette paper
  ** optional: bristol smooth white, wire bound sketchbook (small for field collection) - like Stillman & Birn zeta series
* OTHER STUFF
  ** 1/2" flat synthetic brush and any size small round brush
  ** Two water containers - lidded glass screw-top jars travel well
  ** A roll of tape - masking or blue
  ** Paper towels
  ** Toothpicks for transferring small amounts of paint
  ** Pencil
  ** I will provide color wheel templates on Bristol smooth paper as part of the course.
* OPTIONAL:
  ** While you're at it, you can make your own gouache travel palette for color collecting and for painting on location from a Masterson Sta-Wet sponge (any size since you'll be cutting it up) and a Universal leak-proof folding palette with removable clear plastic mixing tray (several companies make these--check for the gasket that makes them leak-proof). Cut the palette sponge sheet to fit the center of the palette, leaving the edge wells empty. Wet the sponge, then squeeze the gouache directly onto the sponge. Mix your colors in the lid of the palette.
  ** Another good smaller alternative for field collection is a 4x6 plastic photo snap box (found at Michael's or Office Depot) to carry your tube paint and a sawed-off paintbrush. Tape a folded piece of palette paper, waxy side inside, cut to fit the lid for mixing.

FREE DEMO and WORKSHOP: Block Printing with Oil-Based Inks and Watercolors with MOLLY HASHIMOTO. Jan 6, 2018. 11am-12:30

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

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, January 6, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $125
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Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 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

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO: Luminescent Watercolors - Unlock the Potential! with THOM WRIGHT. Jan 7, 2018. 10:30am-12pm

DANIEL SMITH'S LUMINESCENT WATERCOLORS: UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL
with THOM WRIGHT

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO!
Sunday, January 7, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Thom for a hands-on chance to try DANIEL SMITH Luminescent Watercolors!This event is for adults from beginner to expert.

You'll learn the difference between Iridescent, Interference, Duochrome and Pearlescent paints. More importantly, you'll get to play with them and see what they do on different backgrounds. Learn to use these beautiful paints to add effects to your paintings impossible to get any other way.

Never touched a paint brush? Now is the time. Looking for something new to bring to your paintings? Let's explore together. Expand your knowledge, spend some time creating, and have some bright and shiny FUN during these dark winter days!

8-WEEK CLASS: Mythical Creatures (acrylic) with SHELLEY IRISH. Jan 8-Feb 26, 2018. Mondays 5-6:30 pm

MYTHICAL CREATURES
with SHELLEY IRISH

8-WEEK CLASS: $200
Monday Evenings
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018
February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
Register at 206-223-9599


Learn how to paint mythical creatures from the inside out. In this no-pressure acrylic painting workshop, we start with bones and muscles to piece together anatomy from 2 or more creatures. We design our creature’s action and posturing, and natural habitat. Let your imagination run wild!

Shelley Irish teaches straightforward painting techniques complemented by creative self-care exercises to give you a unique learning experience. To learn more about the workshop and Shelley, please visit www.gallerysati.com.

MATERIALS LIST ~
Acrylic paint: black, white, terra rosa (earth red) and your 3 favorite colors
Acrylic painting brushes: 2 large (one square tipped and one rounded), 2 medium (one square tipped and one rounded), 2 small (one square tipped and one rounded)
Palette knife
Palette of your choosing, wooden, paper, glass
Canvas: your choice, but no smaller than 16” x 20”. if you like symmetry, a square canvas will give you the best results for this class.
2 cups for water
paper towels