Watercolor Paper Sponsored by Canson, FREE Demo with Scott Bates, March 7th, 2015

FREE Watercolor Paper Demo 
Sponsored by Canson
with Scott Bates 
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 
11-12:30 pm & 1-2:30 pm  - FREE demos!
Since 1557, the Canson paper mill in Annonay, France has produced the finest art papers available. The Canson tradition was started by the Montgolfier family (best known for the adaptation of their paper to the 1783 invention of the first hot air balloon) and carried on by the Canson family.

Though industrialization has modernized the way certain papers are produced, much of the process and many of the features remain the same today. Pure French stream water, natural fibers and five centuries of experience contribute to the manufacture of the highest quality papers in the world.

Scott Bates will be here to show off and demonstrate Canson Watercolor Papers.

The Magic of Watercolor with Stella Canfield, FREE Demos February 7th, 2015

Poppies and Daisies by Stella Canfield
“The Magic of Watercolor”
with Stella Canfield

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
11 to 12 and 1 to 2
FREE demos!

Learn to play, have fun and still do wonderful work of art! Approach the painting in a natural and easy manner. Learn to make simple but interesting shapes and achieve movement and emotion and in your work. Watch Stella paint and you will feel immensely inspired and free of the myth-inflicted fear of watercolor. She debunks the myth of talent and believes that everyone can do it!

Stella will also have a 2-day Workshop, please click HERE for details!

Gone Fishing by Stella Canfield

Stella Canfield teaching


The Magic of Watercolors with Stella Canfield, Workshop February 21st & 22nd, 2015

Chiavenna Afternoon by Stella Canfield
"The Magic of Watercolor”
2-day Watercolor Workshop
with Stella Canfield
February 21st & 22nd, 2015
Saturday, Feb 21st - 10am to 5pm
Sunday, Feb 22nd - 10:30am to 5pm
$85 per day, 1st day of class required to attend
Please call to 206-223-9599 to register for the workshop
This class will focus on YOU!
Stella will help you free yourself of the fear and judgment that so often prevent us from doing art. You will learn to relax and paint with your heart while exploring design, shapes, color, value and HAVE FUN DOING IT!.
The day will start with a fast demo and you will leave with a finished painting each day.
Stella is a great believer of everyone being an artist! It takes just courage!
You will be amazed by your capabilities! Bring your own photos or sketches. Painting from photographs that you did not take yourself could be stiffening since you did not experience yourself the emotion of the moment.
Experience the magic and ecstasy of watercolor! After this class you will never be the same again!

Approaching by Stella Canfield


Creative Watercolor Journals - Mingling Watercolor, Words, & Memorabilia with Thersa Goesling and Cindy Briggs, FREE Demos January 31st, 2015

Creative Watercolor Journals - Mingling Watercolor, Words, & Memorabilia
Cindy Briggs &
Theresa Goesling
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
11:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00
Free Demos!


Experience a creative fusion of ideas as Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling share how to creatively record your journey mingling watercolor, words & memorabilia. 

Using their travel palette, the enthusiastic duo will share travel tips & their favorite Daniel Smith Watercolors as they demonstrate painting and embellishing techniques, & share their travel journals & ideas from their "Make Every Day A Painting" reference manual.  

See how you can jazz up your journals & learn about painting on the go.  Each demonstration will be New x 2!

Cindy & Theresa will also be teaching a 1-day Workshop on Creative Watercolor & Mixed Media Journaling at the Bellevue DS Store on Monday, February 2nd, 2015.  Please click HERE for more details! 

Color Combinations for Perfect Flesh Tones with Ann Breckon, FREE Demo January 25th, 2015

"Sunlit Valerie" by Ann Breckon
Color Combinations for Perfect Flesh Tones with Ann Breckon

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

One session only!
Free Demonstration!

Ann will be demonstrating and discussing several combinations of Daniel Smith watercolors for painting successful portrait flesh tones.  You will learn color combinations used by some of the most successful watercolor artists, and see the difference between mixing the colors on the palette, on the page, or by glazing.  Learn Ann's favorite trio of colors for a variety of portrait skin tones, why green should be one of those and why waterfastness makes a difference when you want smooth, life-like portraits.

"Drawn to Color" with Mary Shea, FREE Demos, February 7th, 2015

"Drawn to Color" FREE Demonstration with Mary Shea
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
11am-12 and 1pm-2pm
Free Demonstration!

In all of her work – drawing, painting, printmaking – Mary Shea is drawn to color.
Come listen to Mary talk about and demonstrate the kinds of color materials and techniques she has used in a wide range of her works. She will discuss the formal elements in her images as well as the ideas and feelings that inspire and motivate her.

Mary Shea will also have a Workshop:
Drawing in Color Workshop
Monday February 16th, 2015
Presidents' Day
Please call to 206-223-9599 to register for the workshop.

Brighten your February with a one-day workshop on Drawing in Color with Mary Shea.

The focus will be on the joy of working with color. Mary will give an introduction showing how many artists have used color in their drawings; she will present several formal (yet fun) color ‘exercises’. Then there will be time for one or two still life drawings, during which participants can build their confidence in using color as an integral part of a drawing.  The workshop is appropriate for those with a small amount of drawing experience as well as more practiced artists who wish to improve their skills.

Landscape Painting in Watercolor: Stormy and Dramatic Skies with Ron Stocke, FREE Demo January17th, 2015

Watercolor by Ron Stocke
Landscape Painting in Watercolor: Stormy and Dramatic Skies with Ron Stocke
Saturday January 17th, 2015
 One session only - Free Demo!

Join Ron as he demonstrates his techniques for creating dramatic skies and atmospherics in watercolor landscape painting.  Check Ron's portfolio at his website (RonStocke.com) to see some examples of the weather effects he is able to portray in watercolor.

Ron will be demonstrating with:
  • Aqua Bee Super Deluxe Sketchbooks
  • M. Graham Watercolors
  • Connoisseur Watercolor Brushes 

Printmaking using Ink and Watercolor with Molly Hashimoto, FREE Demos, January 24, 2015

Printmaking using Ink and Watercolor with Molly Hashimoto, Saturday, January 24th, 2015
FREE Art Demonstrations
11 am & 1:30 pm
Learn how to carve Safety Kut blocks with Speedball tools to create dramatic woodcut style images.  Molly will discuss design principles for strong black and white contrast.

Workshop Sunday February 15th, 2015
Daniel Smith Seattle
11 am to 4:30 pm
Fee $85.00
Learn how to carve Safety Kut blocks with Speedball tools to create dramatic woodcut style images.  Molly will discuss design principles for strong black and white contrast, as well as practicing with the tools to create the lines that express your ideas most strongly.  Experimenting with color and palette for the most powerful images is encouraged.  Molly's prints are published by Pomegranate Communications.

Call Seattle store to register (206) 223-9599

Still Life Acrylic Painting with Lynn La Mer, FREE Demos December 28th, 2014

Still Life Painting with Acrylics
with Lynn La Mer

December 28th, 2014
Noon-1pm & 2-3pm
Free Demos!

FREE Demonstrations Sunday, December 28th.

Lin will also be teaching classes on Still Life Painting in Acrylics starting Sunday, January 18th. 
10 Classes/$30 per class. 

Please contact Lin for more information about registering for the classes at draftaline50@msn.com.

Personalized Journal with Janice Berkebile, FREE Demos December 20th, 2014

A Personalized Journal For You
Janice Berkebile
Saturday, December 20, 2014
11:00-12:00 & 1:00 - 2:00
Free Demos!

Are you fed up with the lack of selection in sketchbooks and journals—“Plain white cheap paper again?” Do you ever wish your sketchbook had several different types of paper; all in one book? Do you wish you could get a bound journal filled with your favorite specialty paper, and have it be your favorite size?

Join our very own Janice Berkebile for the first session of her year-long demonstration series: “A Personalized Journal For You!” Watch as she demonstrates how to create journals and sketchbooks with numerous types of papers, various binding techniques and how to get the size and shape that perfectly fits you. If you like what you see in the demo and want to learn more, good news! Janice will follow each demonstration with a one day (six hour) workshop where each student will learn more in-depth with Janice.

Students can expect to leave each workshop with one or maybe even two finished journals, ready for drawings or paintings, writings or scribbles or even to be given away as a hand-made gift. In this first FREE Demonstration and follow-up workshop, Janice will present and teach pamphlet journals. Two styles will be introduced, a simple pamphlet journal using watercolor paper, and a double pamphlet journal.

Artist Bio:
The DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store’s very own Janice Berkebile is an accomplished jewelry artist and author. Published works include “Making Wire & Bead Jewelry, Artful Wirework Techniques” and many videos filmed by Interweave press. Previously she has taught at Bead shows and Bead stores across the country and now she teaches locally at Fusion Beads. Join Janice as she explores her new passion: Journal-Making!