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2-DAY WORKSHOP: Mastering Watercolours with JANE BLUNDELL. Oct 9-10, 2017. 10am-4pm

MASTERING WATERCOLORS
with JANE BLUNDELL

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
MASTERING WATERCOLOURS

Monday-Tuesday,
October 9-10, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Mastering watercolours - This two day workshop will take you from the ground up setting jp your ideal palette and working through colour mixing exercises, watercolours application exercises and some finished paintings to get you feeling comfortable with watercolour. Suitable for relative beginners but also for those who’ve explored a bit but need some guidance or advanced techniques to explore.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS LIST
* Paper. 300gsm paper. Arches medium highly recommended. Suggestions include 1 pad of A4 size or even better A3 size, or buy a full sheet and cut it up. Other brands are also an option but only get artist quality or you won’t get good results.
* Watercolour sketchbook – ideally a watercolour paper notebook so you can keep a record of colour wheels, mixing charts and so on in one place OR get a 185GSM medium watercolour pad in A5 size and build a loose leaf system. Recommended watercolour notebooks are Stillman & Birn Alpha (I love their 9” x 6” landscape book) or Moleskine watercolour notebook in A5 landscape. Handbook also make a nice watercolour notebook. For some projects, the Arches larger sheets will give the best results. We won’t be out sketching every day.
* Watercolours – minimal 12 colours for the course. (Also see my ‘Ultimate Mixing Set’ on my website, which has all the colours in bold plus Jane’s Grey in Daniel Smith watercolours.) Please use Artist Quality in which ever brand you can find. I recommend and use Daniel Smith but other brands are fine if that is what you have.
*** Cool or mid yellow preferably transparent, preferably not cadmium yellow (eg DS Hansa Yellow Medium or DS Hansa Yellow Light
*** Warm yellow preferably transparent, preferably not a Cadmium yellow (eg DS Hansa Yellow Deep, DS New Gamboge, Indian yellow, DS Quinacridone Gold)
*** Warm red preferably transparent, not a cadmium red (eg DS Pyrrol Scarlet)
*** Crimson red (NOT Alizarin crimson) DS Permanent Alizarin crimson is fine (or DS Pyrrol Crimson, or Anthraquinoid Red)
*** Quinacridone Rose
*** Ultramarine PB29 or French Ultramarine
*** DS Phthalo Blue Green Shade PB15
*** DS Cerulean chromium
*** Yellow ochre PY43 and/ or raw sienna PBr7 and/or Goethite
*** DS Burnt Sienna
*** DS Indian Red
*** DS Phthalo green Blue Shade
*** Optional but recommended Raw Umber
*** Optional but nice to have Buff titanium
*** Optional make Jane’s Grey in class.
*** (More information on warm and cool colours and different brand options can be found on my website)
* Brushes You can use whatever you have but a suggestion is
*** two round brushes of approx. size 4 and 8, though sizes vary considerably between brands. Travel brushes are also an option – about a size 4 and 8 would work ok.
*** ¼”/6mm flat brush, synthetic is fine.
*** Larger flat wash brush of up to 1” or mop brush squirrel or synthetic mottler
*** Fine sable or imitation sable approx size 2 for fine detail – optional.
* Pencils B or 2B and pen for writing and drawing – waterproof black felt tip useful.
* Ruler
* Paper towel.
* Two water containers – 2KG yogurt or 2L icecream containers excellent
* Optional – Spray water bottle
* Optional – masking tape. You may choose to use masking tape to protect the edges of your paintings. I don’t, but some like to.

Urban Sketcher, Illustrator, Botanical Illustrator, figurative and abstract artist Jane Blundell brings her wonder, mastery and love of watercolor to DANIEL SMITH in 2017. Jane's generous and cheerful manner invites everyone to learn her methods and techniques. Jane's passion for the beauty of nature fills every painting and work. Please don't miss this opportunity to better your artist skills and fill your October with the warmth of Jane's influence.

Be sure to check out the rest of Jane's exciting events!
FREE DEMO!
SPECIAL EFFECTS in WATERCOLOUR

Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP #1: $125
TRAVEL SKETCHING

Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

1-DAY WORKSHOP #2: $125
COLOUR MIXING with WATERCOLOURS

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Color Mixing with Watercolors with JANE BLUNDELL October 11, 2017. 10am-4pm.

COLOR MIXING with WATERCOLOR
with JANE BLUNDELL

1-DAY WORKSHOP #2: $125
COLOUR MIXING with WATERCOLOURS

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

In this intensive one day workshop we will cover making a range of colour wheels and charts as well as some great colour exercises. Using a relatively small palette, Jane will show you how to create pretty much any colour you would wish for.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS LIST
* Paper or Watercolour sketchbook – ideally a watercolour paper notebook so you can keep a record of colour wheels, mixing charts and so on in one place OR get a 185GSM medium watercolour pad in A5 size and build a loose leaf system. Recommended watercolour notebooks are Stillman & Birn Alpha (I love their 9” x 6” landscape book) or Moleskine watercolour notebook in A5 landscape. Handbook also make a nice watercolour notebook.
* Watercolours – minimal 12 colours for the course. (Also see my ‘Ultimate Mixing Set’ on my website, which has all the colours in bold plus Jane’s Grey in Daniel Smith watercolours.) Please use Artist Quality in which ever brand you can find. I recommend and use Daniel Smith but other brands are fine if that is what you have.
*** Cool or mid yellow preferably transparent, preferably not cadmium yellow (eg DS Hansa Yellow Medium or DS Hansa Yellow Light
*** Warm yellow preferably transparent, preferably not a Cadmium yellow (eg DS Hansa Yellow Deep, DS New Gamboge, Indian yellow, DS Quinacridone Gold)
*** Warm red preferably transparent, not a cadmium red (eg DS Pyrrol Scarlet)
*** Crimson red (NOT Alizarin crimson) DS Permanent Alizarin crimson is fine (or DS Pyrrol Crimson, or Anthraquinoid Red)
*** Quinacridone Rose
*** Ultramarine PB29 or French Ultramarine
*** DS Phthalo Blue Green Shade PB15
*** DS Cerulean chromium
*** Yellow ochre PY43 and/or raw sienna PBr7 and/or Goethite
*** DS Burnt Sienna
*** DS Indian Red
*** DS Phthalo green Blue Shade
*** Optional but recommended Raw Umber
*** Optional but nice to have Buff titanium
*** (More information on warm and cool colours and different brand options can be found on my website)
* Brushes You can use whatever you have but a suggestion is
*** two round brushes of approx. size 4 and 8, though sizes vary considerably between brands. Travel brushes are also an option – about a size 4 and 8 would work ok
*** ¼”/6mm flat brush, synthetic is fine
* Pencils B or 2B and pen for writing and drawing – waterproof black felt tip useful
* Ruler
* Paper towel
* Two water containers – 2KG yogurt or 2L ice cream containers excellent

Urban Sketcher, Illustrator, Botanical Illustrator, figurative and abstract artist Jane Blundell brings her wonder, mastery and love of watercolor to DANIEL SMITH in 2017. Jane's generous and cheerful manner invites everyone to learn her methods and techniques. Jane's passion for the beauty of nature fills every painting and work. Please don't miss this opportunity to better your artist skills and fill your October with the warmth of Jane's influence.

Be sure to check out the rest of Jane's exciting events!
FREE DEMO!
SPECIAL EFFECTS in WATERCOLOUR

Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP #1: $125
TRAVEL SKETCHING

Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
MASTERING WATERCOLOURS

Monday-Tuesday,
October 9-10, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

FREE DEMO: Frightening Fonts with JANICE BERKEBILE. Oct 14, 2017. 10am-11:30am

FRIGHTENING FONTS!
with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

This demo will explore what makes a font frightening. We will play with basic letterforms and then mix up, change around and embellish the serifs, crossbars and terminals to some downright terrifying fonts!

SUPPLY LIST
* Pitt Black Pen XS
* Pitt Black Pen Calligraphy
* Tombow Graphite Pencil HB
* Kneadable eraser
* Tombow mono round eraser
* Kum Pencil Sharpener
* 12” Clear ruler with metal edge
* Bristol Pad
* Tracing Paper
* Light pad
* Color options
*** Basic Watercolor set
*** Watercolor Brush, size round 4

2-DAY WORKSHOP: "Don't Forget the Basics" for Watercolor with RON STOCKE. Oct 14-15, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

DON'T FORGET THE BASICS
for WATERCOLOR

with RON STOCKE

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
Saturday-Sunday,
October 14-15, 2017

10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
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FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This class is designed for beginning and intermediate painters who want to avoid the bad habits many will develop in watercolor. Ron says, “This is the class I wish I had early in my painting career”. We will focus on the different stages of a painting and how each stage affects subsequent stages in drastic ways, learning to plan and visualize the final painting from the first brushstrokes.

FREE DEMO: Landscape Painting Power Steps with Author and Landscape Painter MITCHELL ALBALA. Oct 14, 2017. 1pm-2:30pm

LANDSCAPE PAINTING POWER STEPS
(Oil or Acrylic)

with Author and Landscape Painter
MITCHELL ALABALA


FREE DEMO!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $235
Saturday-Sunday,
November 4-5, 2017

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
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Landscape painting can seem like an daunting process, requiring a variety of skills and a series of steps that must be done in the right order. In this concise but comprehensive workshop, landscape painter and author Mitchell Albala will guide you through each of the main steps, breaking down the process into manageable parts. You will develop a single painting, from start to finish, using the approach Mitchell teaches in his book, Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice.

FREE DEMO: New Christmas Card Ideas with ANN BRECKON. Oct 15, 2017. 11am-12:30pm

NEW CHRISTMAS CARD IDEAS
with ANN BRECKON

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ann has been collecting novel ideas for artist-created holiday cards all year long and will share with you as many as she can in this demonstration.

If you have any ideas to share with others, bring them to the demo!

"While appreciating many styles of art, I experience a strong personal fascination with the preciseness, clarity and technical ability shown in realistic art. I am also very sensitive to the impacts stress, ugliness, and violence have on our society today. My purpose in painting is to exhult in the best of the world's offerings, to capture a small amount of beauty and bring it into focus. Watercolors move with a mind of their own sometimes, providing an endless set of surprises and challenges and a feeling of life as you work with them. The glowing results are exciting and I love having an opportunity to share this with others."

6-WEEK CLASS: Basic Drawing with MARY SHEA. Sundays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov 5, 12.

BASIC DRAWING
with MARY SHEA

6-WEEK CLASS: $150
Sundays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 1,8,15,22, 2017
NO CLASS OCTOBER 29
November 5,12, 2017

Register at 206-223-9599

If you want to begin to draw, return to drawing, or continue to work on your drawing skills, this class is for you. There is always more to learn about the basics of drawing!

The six week session will focus on essential drawing elements (line, value, shape, space, and color). You’ll have the opportunity to practice working with each element by doing short exercises and studying how other artists used it in their drawings. There will be time in each class for a longer drawing, to allow you to use these drawing elements and learn to integrate them into your own practice.

There will be a strong emphasis on composition in the class. The goal is to build skills that you can apply to composing a stronger image in any kind of two dimensional work you do – drawing, painting, printing, collage, etc. We’ll also try different materials during the session, to increase your artistic range and give you the confidence to keep experimenting.

This drawing class for adult students is appropriate for beginners, people with some drawing lessons, or experienced artists who want additional instruction and practice.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

DRAWING PAPER: I suggest a pad of drawing paper 11x14 (14x17 is a good, size, too, but less common). (8x10 is small for our purposes, and 18x24 is a bit large – but if you already have pads of paper, bring those for the first sessions). Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class: Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11x14

PENCILS and CHARCOAL: For simplicity, you could get a package that includes the basics:
* General’s Essential Tools has graphite pencils, charcoal, charcoal pencils, eraser, a sharpener, etc.
* If you’d rather buy separately, please get:
  * Charcoal sticks (they come in small bags of 5 or so)
    * medium or soft
  * Graphite pencils (at least 3)
    * get soft ones: 2B, 4B, 6B

* Eraser (1 or 2) – a solid one, like Staedtler or Pink Pearl
* A hand held pencil sharpener – there are endless choices.
* Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working. Examples:Richeson’s artist tote boards 18x18
* Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8

Other Supplies:
There will be some items we will use by the 3rd or 4th class. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’d like to discuss the materials and show you what we will use. For example, I will ask you to get some ink and a brush, as well as a sheet or two of better drawing paper. We will be using glue sticks at some point, and perhaps some color materials later in the session (colored pencils or watercolor or who knows where we'll go!).
Questions: email Mary

Two Saturdays in October FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, October 7, 21, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Two Saturdays in October
October 7, 2017 (guest hosts)
October 21, 2017 (Jodi returns)
9:30 am - 11:00 am


FREE and Hands-on!

Come on in.

October 7 Guest hosts:
JANICE BERKEBILE and CHRISTOPHER HADLOCK

In Jodi’s absence, join Janice and Christopher as guest hosts for a Compare, Contrast “smack down” between the old and the new Quinacridone Golds. We will explore mixing with old favorites and exploring triads. Join us in the fun October 7th!
Share and paint with other artists.
Social Watercolor -- Coffee and Treats provided!

FREE DEMO: Winsor & Newton Oils with AMANDA SWEET. Oct 21, 2017. 12pm-2pm

The FINE ART COLLECTIVE Presents
WINSOR & NEWTON OILS

with AMANDA SWEET

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Though oil colour has been around for 600 years it can still be daunting. Luckily Winsor & Newton has been at it for long time too!

Demo artist, Amanda Sweet will help take the mystery out of painting with oils and the mediums and products available to artists. All 119 of Winsor & Newton's Artists’ Oil Colours have the highest level of pigmentation, a characteristic consistent with the broadest handling properties demanded by artists for excellent covering power and tinting strength.

Artists in attendance will learn rules to help them create paintings of long lasting permanence, such as fat over lean. We will discuss fundamentals of colour mixing, pigments, painting techniques, and introduce the family of Liquin mediums.

Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Artists’ Oil Colour materials.

6-WK CLASS: A Flair for the Dramatic (Oils) with LIN LA MER. Oct 22-Dec 10, 2017. 12pm-3pm

A FLAIR for the DRAMATIC
Painting with Oils

with LIN LA MER

6-WEEK WORKSHOP: $200
October 22, 2017 10am-1pm
All other class dates

Sundays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 12, 19, 26, 2017
December 3, 10, 2017
Register at 206-223-9599

Have you ever spotted a painting out of the corner of your eye at a museum, a gallery, anywhere? You know. The one you have to go back to look at. Usually dramatic lighting or color pulls you closer, draws you over for a more thorough examination.

Come explore how to design paintings for dramatic effect. Bring your own objects and elevate them with lighting, color, composition and viewpoints a viewer can't escape.

SUPPLY LIST
* OBJECTS from HOME: Please bring three objects from home you would like to paint. You'll bring the same objects to each class.
* OIL PAINTS: Please buy the best quality paints you can. I recommend professional grade oil colors.
  * Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hue
  * Permanent Orange
  * Napthol Red
  * Yellow Ochre
  * Burnt Sienna
  * Alizarin Crimson
  * Sap Green
  * Ultramarine Blue
  * Ivory Black
  * 150 ml tube Titanium White
* PAINTING MEDIUMS:
  * Galkyd painting medium by Gamblin
  * Gamsol by Gamblin (the only solvent allowed in class)
* PALETTE:
  * Grey Matters disposable palette paper to fit in
  * Masterson palette box
* OTHER:
  * Sketch pad
  * Pencil and sharpener or mechanical pencil
  * Eraser
  * Notebook for written notes
  * Rags or blue shop towels (like paper towels but stronger)