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FREE HANDS-ON MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY with JANICE BERKEBILE. Feb 18, 2019. 11am-12:30pm


HANDS-ON!
MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY!
Mondays, February 4 & 18, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please bring paper for use in the mixed media playdays.
A watercolor journal or mixed media pad would be perfect.
A journal you made yourself would be inspiring!

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO: Reductive Linocut Printmaking with JOAN WRIGHT. Feb 23, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

REDUCTIVE LINOCUT PRINTMAKING
with JOAN WRIGHT

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, February 23, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Reductive printmaking is a process of printing many layers to define the forms. It uses one block. The layers are made by cutting away a little more of the block for each new layer. This method is a bit thrilling because once you cut away part of the block, you're committed to your choices. You're forced to make the best of both planned and unplanned cuts and their effect on the final image.

Reductive methods really work best with some planning. Choose your image from photos or your own sketches and/or paintings. Get some tracing paper and decide where are the values (layers). Decide how many values to define.

Because this is a demo, Joan will show the end product (the print of several layers) and the final plate. She will also show the several drawing leading to the print and it's successions of cuts.
Then the real fun begins. We'll attack the images you bring with tracing paper. We'll reduce (little joke) the image to basic value shapes and test how those shapes would be cut to make a printing plate.

SUPPLIES FOR HANDS-ON FUN! * black and white image of your choice
*** to make a black and white image from a color image, desaturate it in your favorite photo-editing software
* pencils/pens of a few values or colors to separate out the value shapes
* tracing paper

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, Feb 10, 24, 2019. 11am-1pm

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Sunday, February 24, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER WEATHER
Sunday, February 10, 2019

11:00 am - 1:00 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!

3-PART WORKSHOP: How to Paint the Moon with SHELLEY IRISH. Feb 24. Mar. 3, & 10. 2pm-5pm

HOW TO PAINT THE MOON
with SHELLEY IRISH

3-PART WORKSHOP: $150
Three Sundays:
February 24, 2019
March 3, and March 10, 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Explore the moon with your eyes and your imagination. We start with the shadow shapes of the moon’s ‘portrait’. Soft blends of deep color are used to give the feeling of the expanse of space behind the moon. We layer and glaze, paint stars, craters and lunar landscape patterns. Special attention is given to color temperature and saturation in creating the mood and personality of our moons.

Shelley Irish, guides you through the painting process using demos, straightforward painting techniques, and self-care exercises for beginning and seasoned artists, giving you a unique learning experience. No painting experience is necessary.

SUPPLIES:
* Acrylic paint: black, white, and your 3 favorite cosmic 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
* Canvas: any shape and no larger than 18” x 24”
* Palette of your choosing
* 2 cups for water * Paper towels

4 WORKSHOPS: Double Trouble - Mixed Media Journals - Drawing on Inspiration with JANICE BERKEBILE & JODI STEELE . Feb 25, Mar 11, 25, and 4th date TBD, 2019. 10:30am-4pm

DOUBLE TROUBLE
Mixed Media Journals
Drawing on Inspiration

with
JANICE BERKEBILE
& JODI STEELE


4 Workshops
2 Amazing Instructors!
Limitless Possibilities

EACH WORKSHOP $98
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
February 25, March 11, 25, 2019
4th date TBD (Feb 11 cancelled due to winter weather)

Register at 206-223-9599
Maximum: 22 students
Location: Lecture Hall

Jodi and Janice have banded together to create an extraordinary workshop series.
Take all 4, or ala carte.

Check with Jodi and Janice Monday, February 25th for the rescheduled 4th workshop date: February 11 was cancelled because of snowy winter weather.
* February 25: Workshop 1 - Journal Making. The steps to make 3 handmade journals
* March 11: Workshop 2 - Grounds & Decorative Paper. Laying the journaling foundation
* March 25: Workshop 3 - Line and Wash. Embellishing your journal with your own art
* Date TBD: Workshop 4 - Lettering. Finish your pages with various styles of lettering

Voila! The best time ever! We cannot wait for you to join us!

In addition to the supplies listed below - make sure to bring a lunch as we will be taking a lunch break.

WEEK 1 SUPPLIES:
* Bone folder
* Book binding needle
* Book blinding needle
* Self healing mat
* 12” Clear ruler
* Pencil
* Eraser
* Waxed linen will be provided for two journals. Choose between:
  -- On the go journal
      * 1 sheet 22 x 30, 90 lb Arches CP, HP, or Rough
  -- Double pamphlet journal
      * 2 sheets 22 x 30, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico SP or CP by Arches or Lanaquarelle
  -- Pamphlet with a twist
      * 1 sheet 22 x 30, 140 lb SP, any brand


WEEK 2 SUPPLIES: Purposeful Creative Covers!
You will use Daniel Smith Watercolor Grounds and Decorative Papers to turn your journal covers into inspirational art surfaces!

* Hand made journal of artist grade paper
* Decorative Paper and/or paper clippings that inspire.
* 2 Daniel Smith Watercolor Grounds: Transparent + one other color
* Flat brush (1/2”- 1”)


WEEK 3 SUPPLIES: Personalization & Inspiration!
You will use ink, watercolor pencils and Daniel Smith Watercolors to carry a theme throughout the pages of your journal. Make something very special!

* Hand made journal of artist grade paper
* Waterproof ink pen - black
* Watercolor pencil set (Caran d’Ache recommended)
* Watercolor Brushes
Optional:
  * Metallic pens
  * Opaque white pen


WEEK 4 SUPPLIES: Hand Lettering!
* Hand made journal of artist grade paper
* Watercolor palette ... your own
* Watercolor brushes; brushes that hold a good point. Round size 10, 4
* Clic & Go Collapsible Water Cup
* Tombow 2B pencil
* Kum pencil sharpener
* Rubber eraser and kneadable eraser
* Molotow chrome pens, sizes 2 and 4
* Uniball Signo white gel pen
* Pitt Pens: black XS and 1.5 bullet
* Leafing Pen: gold or silver
Optional:
  * Caran d'Ache Neocolor 11 water-soluble crayons
  * Caran d'Ache Museum aquarelle water-soluble color pencils

FREE DEMO: Understanding Simplification and Massing for Landscape Painters with MITCHELL ALBALA. Mar 2, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

UNDERSTANDING SIMPLIFICATION and MASSING for LANDSCAPE PAINTERS
Oil, Pastel, Acrylic

with MITCHELL ALBALA
Bestselling author of Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice
Portfolio Site: mitchalbala.com
Subscribe to my blog: Essential Concepts of Landscape Painting
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FREE DEMO!
Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $235
Saturday-Sunday
March 16-17, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

“It’s easy to paint a thousand points of light with a thousand brushstrokes. It’s much more difficult — and infinitely more eloquent — to paint a thousand points of light with only one hundred strokes.” – from Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice

The ability to simplify — to translate nature’s complexity into fewer and more readable shapes and patterns — is the most important skill for a landscape painter. Painting or drawing a shape is not that difficult, but seeing a shape through layers of color, detail and complexity requires a practiced shift in perception — an ability to see the forest and the trees. In this workshop, working from your own photos and those supplied by the instructor, you will do several guided painting and drawing exercises designed to encourage your eye and hand toward the broad, simplified shapes thats are the backbone of any landscape composition. This workshop will cover:
    * the first act of simplification — composing with a “limited focus”
    * the power of limited values to find simplified shapes
    * the simplified value divisions of landscape
    * the importance of "value zones" for managing detail within a simplified framework
    * how to do simplified, shape-driven thumbnail studies that will help you explore composition options

Time will also be set aside for a review your own works (optional) as they relate to the workshop topic. You may work with your own photographs or those provided by the instructor. Detailed tips for selecting your own reference photos will be provided before the workshop.

Level: This workshop is not suitable for first-time painters (those who have never painted or mixed color at all), but is ideally suited those new to landscape and who want to better understand this essential foundation practice.


Mitchell Albala’s semi-abstract and atmospheric landscapes have been exhibited nationally and in Seattle at Lisa Harris Gallery. His book Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice, with 43,000 copies in print, is the best selling landscape painting book in the nation. Mitchell is also a dedicated workshop instructor at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Pacific NW Art School, and Daniel Smith Artist’s Materials. He led painting adventures in Italy in 2015 with Arte Umbria and in 2017 with Winslow Art Center. He has lectured on Impressionism and landscape painting at the Seattle Art Museum and written for International Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines. In 2016 his work was profiled in the French arts magazine, Practique des Arts, and his popular painting blog was awarded the #12 spot on feedspot.com’s Top 75 Painting Blogs.

FREE DEMO: Negative Painting with Watercolor with BRENDA SWENSON. Mar 3, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

NEGATIVE PAINTING with WATERCOLOR
with BRENDA SWENSON

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, March 3, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

4-DAY WORKSHOP: $540
Monday-Thursday
March 4-7, 2019

10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
Supply List pending...


Discover the exciting results of negative painting with watercolor! Negative painting is the technique of painting around a subject (the negative space) to define it in the composition. Build your confidence in handling glazes, wet into wet, under-paintings and painting into wet passages. Strengthen your understanding of pigments and how they directly relate to the complexed medium of watercolor. During the workshop you’ll learn how to create in-teresting shapes and depth of color with transparent glazes. Strengthen a painting with overlapping, interlocking shapes and linkage. Students will benefit from daily demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help.

Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond
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FREE DEMO: Drawing Up the Lips with ALICIA HARVEY. Mar 9, 2019. 11am-12:30

DRAWING UP the LIPS
with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, March 9, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This is the third of 3 demos that break portrait-making into component parts.

PART 3 of 3: Mar 9 11-12:30 Alicia breaks down the elements of the lips, both realistically and abstractly.
PART 1 of 3: Jan 12 2-3:30 Alicia breaks down the elements of the eye, both realistically and abstractly.
PART 2 of 3: Feb 9 11-12:30 Alicia breaks down the elements of the nose, both realistically and abstractly.

FREE DEMO: Expressive Landscape Drawing-A Design Workshop with ANITA LEHMANN. March 10, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE DRAWING: a Design Workshop
with ANITA LEHMANN

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, March 10, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP: $120
001 901 436

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Whether you want to learn how to draw, rekindle your creative imagination, or broaden your drawing skills, this class will free your ‘inner artist’. Expressive Drawing/Design in Landscape will guide you through stimulating exercises, focusing on expressive drawing; a free form, abstract approach that any eager artist can master.

Concepts covered:
Line, mark, shape, texture and tone; and critical design concepts related to dynamic mark-making with mixed media. Once we initially investigate these exprerssive drawing concepts, we will apply these specifically to landscape painting and drawing processes. You may never look at a landscape and drawing the same again. Join me.


SUPPLIES
• A selection of medium-size drawing papers: bristol or equiv, Saunders +/or Fabriano Watercolor Paper 140# hot press + Arches cold press #140…. you will need the equivalent of about eight 9″x12″ sheets of paper.
• Assorted drawing and mark-making materials. These are some of the things that Anita will use, but you can substitute supplies with things you have on hand as well… you will just want a large variety of things to draw from:
        * Pencils: 3H, HB, 2B, 5B, different widths, sizes
        * Erasers: White Stadler Mars, Kneaded
        * Art Graf (Graphite in Tin)
        * Pens: marker type, or favorite fountain pen, one with permanent ink
        * Charcoal: Generals Compressed is best: 2b, 4b
        * Sticks (from trees)
        * Sumi Ink, Walnut Ink
        * Pastels: soft pastel (recommend pan pastels and sponge applicators)
  * Baby Wipes
  * Watercolors
  * Watercolor Brushes: #1 round, 2″ flat — not too small!
  * Artist Tape, ‘Post it’ Tape or Masking Tape, and 1/8” wide skinny masking or artist tape
  * a few sheets of Tracing Paper
  * Favorite landscape photographs, 2-3
  * Optional:
        * framing L’s @ 12 x 16 cardboard
        * Gator Board: (stiff) surface, 11″x 17″ – 18″x 24″
        * Clips
        * Erasing Shield

WORKSHOP: Pet Portraits in Watercolor with JENNA HOWELL. Mar 15, 2019. 10:30am-2:30pm

PET PORTRAITS in WATERCOLOR
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $65
Friday, March 15, 2019
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Jenna Howell, local Seattle artist and instructor, specializes in commissioned pet portraits.

Topics covered in this workshop include mixing accurate color, creating three dimensional animal eyes, tips on painting dogs vs. cats, fixing common mistakes, and giving the animal character and personality. Time will be given specifically to building layers with watercolor to create the texture of fur.

Students will benefit from in-depth demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help from the instructor.


*You may choose to paint from your own reference photo or one of photos Jenna will provide.

SUPPLY LIST

** Arches Watercolor paper 140 lb cut to 8”x10”
** Plus extra ‘scrap’ paper for smaller exercises/demos
** Daniel smith watercolors The list below is recommended color, these specific colors are not required.
** Lunar black,
** Neutral tint,
** Burnt umber,
** Burnt sienna,
** Aussie Red Gold,
** Quinacridone Rose
** Brushes:
** Round brush in size 12
** *I use the brand Black Velvet Oval or cats tongue in size 1”
** Liner brush size 2
** you may bring a photo reference if you wish to paint your own pet portrait. Otherwise you may follow along with the same photo the instructor will be painting and demonstrating.