Liquitex Acrylic with Christine Hanlon, Sponsored by Liquitex, FREE Demos, October 25th, 2014

"Going Under the Gate" by Christine Hanlon

Liquitex Acrylic with Christine Hanlon, Sponsored by Liquitex
October 25th, 2014
1pm to 3pm - FREE!
Please call to sign up for this FREE demonstration
Seattle: 206-223-9599

When it comes to acrylics, Liquitex started it all in 1955. In this demonstration attendees will be introduced to the acrylic brand that has been on the forefront of innovation for over 55 years. As the #1 acrylic in the world Liquitex is the only brand to offer the most diverse range of professional products including five unique ranges of professional acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools to meet the needs of every artist. This demo is all about getting people excited about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums so they can go right into the studio with tons of new ideas. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Liquitex Artist Materials!

Christine Hanlon

Christine Hanlon is a working artist/ teacher with an extensive resume that includes juried museum, regional and gallery shows in the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Oregon and the Midwest.  Her preferred medium is oil but she has worked extensively in watercolor and acrylics. For the Fine Art Collective she has conducted educational seminars on paint and color for colleges and universities throughout Northern California since 1998 and the Pacific Northwest since 2004. She has also been part-time fine art faculty at the Academy of Art University since she received her MFA in Painting in 1997 and has taught online since 2007. After 30 years in No. California, she relocated to Oregon in 2012 where she continues to conduct seminars for Liquitex and Winsor&Newton.

One of her urban homeless paintings was included in the catalogued invitational traveling museum exhibition entitled “Hobos to Street People: Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present” which concluded its 4 year tour at the Richmond Art Center in the fall of 2012.  Ms. Hanlon was part of an invitational 4 person show at the art center  in early 2014 entitled The Language of Realism, including oils and acrylic maritime works. Her painting entitled “Death of an Oil Tanker” received Best in Show at the Coos Art Museum’s 15th Annual Maritime Exhibition in Coos Bay, Oregon and her maritime work was featured on the cover and in an article for the winter 2010-2011 issue of Sea History magazine. She currently lives in Bandon, Oregon and continues to work on maritime/industrial work. Her paintings, resume and current exhibitions may be seen online at


Iwata Airbrush with Jason Prouty, FREE Demos - Sponsored by Iwata, October 18th, 2014

Airbrushed Airplane by Jason Prouty

Iwata Airbrush with Jason Prouty, FREE Demos!
Sponsored by Iwata
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
11:00 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 3:00 - FREE!
See Jason Prouty’s Facebook page at:

“Jason Prouty is a professional airbrush artist who runs a studio just outside of Portland Oregon called Garage 31. With 20 years of airbrush experience he has a large body of work with a vast range of themes, styles, and on many surface types. His niche would have to be his versatility, he's painted anything from airplanes, autos, boats, hundreds of helmets to walls, signs, body painting, and he even has a fine art series he works on between customer projects.

Jason has been commissioned by companies such as Nike, Jack Daniels, dozens of Harley Davidson dealerships and has done work for the TV show "Extreme Makeover Home Edition". His favorite project is a 1000 sqft mural at Portland international Airport. He has worked side by side with some of the world's leading airbrush artists. He has a true passion for airbushing and loves to share his passion with others whether they are first timers or have years of experience.”

Jazz Up Your Watercolors! FREE Demos with Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs, October 5th, 2014

 Jazz Up Your Watercolors!
with Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
12pm & 2pm, - FREE 1 hour demos  
Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs share how to infuse captivating color into your watercolor paintings. In each unique demonstration they will share how their rich Daniel Smith palette of select watercolors can transform your paintings from transparent to opaque watercolors, or vice versa while creating compelling color statements. Discover how you can simplify your subject for a strong graphic design, make rich darks and inviting neutrals for enticing color combinations and transitions, and, add inviting textures and luminescent light to your paintings. 
Whether in the studio or en plein air, the owners of Make Every Day A Painting Workshops share their passion for water-media and travel with their students by organizing tours, regionally and internationally. Their students comment that when you attend one of their workshops, you experience a uniquely tandem approach to teaching; come away uplifted, ready to paint, anywhere, anytime, and expand your creative horizons.
Join Theresa and Cindy for a
"Jazz Up Your Watercolors" Workshop
on October 6th at the Bellevue DANIEL SMITH Store,
please click HERE for details!

Free GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro, October 4th, 2014

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
1:00pm to 3:30pm - FREE!
Space is limited, please call to reserve your space at: 206-223-9599
Discover the infinite & brilliant versatility of acrylics!
Barbara De Pirro will sift through a mountain of valuable information, guiding you through the basics, while opening up new possibilities. Get a grasp on the many gels, mediums, grounds and how they can change the texture, saturation and intensity of your work. Gain an understanding of how to extend the wet time of acrylics, facilitating blending, shading, glazing and fine detail. Check out the amazing selection of grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, encaustic, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile. Whatever your approach as an artist, this lecture will offer the technical knowledge to support your concepts.
FREE literature and samples, product test table, plus…
get your questions answered! Pre-registration is required.

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
 9am 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!

 Vendors who will be here
GOLDEN Artist Acrylics, 
Winsor & Newton
Strathmore Paper
Speedball Printing Materials
Canson Paper
Fredrix/Tara Canvas
BEST Easels
Montana Spray Paint
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.