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FREE Demo: Watercolor Sketching with Liesel Lund! Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Watercolor Sketching - Demonstration
Liesel Lund
Sunday, May 31, 2015
12-1:30 (one session only)
Free demonstration

Discover the joy of mixing line and washes in Watercolor Sketching. Learn about different materials to use, tips for working on location, and how to capture a subject in ink when you have no drawing experience. See how easy and fun it is. This is a perfect way to be creative AND enjoy your summer outdoors at the same time. 
Liesel will bring her sketchbooks to share, demo techniques and be available to answer your questions. 

Liesel Lund teaches  in Seattle and around the U.S.. She offers both group and online classes in watercolor, art journaling, and mixed media.

FREE Demo: Watercolor Bold and Loose with Che Lopez! June 7th, 2015

Che Lopez self portrait

Watercolor: BOLD and Loose!
Che Lopez
June 7th, 2015
11-12 and 1-2

Free Demonstrations

Learn how to use drips and splatters of juicy watercolor and add all sorts of movement in your paintings with Che Lopez.

FREE Demo: Watercolor on Yupo with Che Lopez! Sunday, May 24th, 2015

FREE Demo: Watercolor on Yupo with Che Lopez, Sunday, May 24th, 20
Watercolor on Yupo with Che Lopez
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
11-12 & 1-2

Yupo has its advantages and disadvantages, the lift ability of watercolor on Yupo is one of its biggest strengths. Creating beautiful wet on wet mixes has never been easier. Using Watercolor Sticks on yupo create amazing affects and give you control when you need it. It is a very versatile paper with limitless possibilities.

FREE Demo: Acrylic Large Lush Landscapes with Dianna Shyne! Saturday, May 30th 2015

FREE Demo: Acrylic Large Lush Landscapes with Dianna Shyne! Saturday, May 30th 2015
Creating Color Harmony in Acrylics 
Dianna Shyne 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 
11-12:30 (one session only) 

Free Demonstration 
Creating Color Harmony in Acrylics: 
In this fun lively demonstration, Dianna will take the mystery out of mixing acrylics to create beautiful and compelling color harmonies. 

Pursuing her passion for art, Dianna Shyne has over spent thirty years working in acrylic, oil and watercolor. She studied for over 15 years with renowned Russian Impressionist teachers including Ron Lukas, William Reese and Del Gish. Richly textured surfaces, compelling compositions, and dynamic color interplay form the basis of Dianna’s unique style. Recent painting trips to the Yunnan Province of China, Prince Edward Island, Maine and Tuscany have provided rich painting material for her work for many years to come.

FREE Demo: Oil Painting with Ethan Jack Harrington! Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Oil Painting with Ethan Jack Harrington, 
FREE Demos, Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Creating Dynamic Oil Paintings in 3 Steps
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
11 - 12:30 pm - FREE Demonstrations!
Ethan also has an Oil Painting Workshop Saturday,  June 13th, 2015 | 11am to 4pm $100.00
Workshop requires pre registration, please call the Seattle Store at 206-223-9599 to register.

Artist Statement: Many people who have struggled with oil painting complain of "mud" or the effects of too much paint mixed together at the expense of clarity and crispness. I can help with that by breaking the oil painting process down into 3 steps representing three different days of work on a painting.

I begin with a very loose oil sketch of the subject (still life, landscape or figure).  In my demo I will discuss thoughts on creating dynamic compositions and the importance of picking a point of interest.  Next,  it’s dealing with shading and value as well as the importance of color temperature.  Lastly, paint thickness and building up of texture while keeping the flow of the paint.  Then we can talk about the signature!

Broken down into three simple steps, the mystery of oil painting is revealed and everyone can be successful!

FREE Demo: Fredrix PRO-DIXIE Stretch It Yourself Kit with Annie VanEngelen! Saturday, May 23rd 2015

Introducing: The Fredrix PRO-DIXIE Stretch It Yourself Canvas Kit with Annie VanEngelen
Annie VanEngelen
May 23rd, 2015 
2:00 - 3:30
FREE Demonstration!
One day ONLY! Can’t miss event…enter to win one for yourself!!!
May 23rd from 2-3:30 @Daniel Smith Seattle Store

Annie’s Pride and Joy Demo…
“Daniel Smith was my first…and still one of my favorite art stores…Ive been shopping and working in the Seattle store for almost 30 years now…and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve learned while I’ve been gone!"
Demonstration Sponsored by: Fredrix Artist Canvas KITS and Daniel Smith Gesso and Luminescent Acrylics.
The Fredrix PRO-DIXIE Stretch It Yourself Canvas Kit.
A Revolutionary new method to stretch GIANT artist canvases drum tight.
If you have ever stretched a giant canvas, or wanted to, this is a demonstration for you! No pliers needed…just a screw driver, heavy duty stapler and sharp box knife.

Save your wrists, shoulders, and back…stretch in a fraction of the time traditional hand stretching takes! All stretcher bars, corner braces, cross braces, screws, clamps, and levers are included in the kit…the perfect
size canvas comes attached to one stretcher bar, can be painted with Acrylic or oil paint, rerolled to store or ship, has a smaller footprint in the studio and a fraction of the cost to ship it safely anywhere in the world.

Annie will also be showing off the DANIEL SMITH Gessos, mediums, Standard and Luminescent acrylics.

About the Artist:
Artist Annie VanEngelen: She’s back ladies and gentleman!  She's part of the soul of Daniel Smith.  She was here with us for 7 years in our Call Center and the store doing demos and trainings; now a product tester and demo artist for Fredrix Artist Canvas, Holbein Paint, KRINK, Sharpie, Moltow, DaVinci Paint, Dynasty Brush and Crayola. She has worked for Disney and the Wyland foundation. Now she has expert advice and something really cool and new to show you, so come on down, hang out, ask questions, get hugs, say "Hi!" and learn something new!

FREE Demo: Painting Satin Fabric with Acrylics with Lin La Mer! Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Painting Satin Fabric with Acrylics
with Lin La Mer                                      
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
FREE Demos
12:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 3:00

Lin will demonstrate painting satin.  Fabric is important whether painting portraits, clothed figure, or still life to indicate social class, fashion, or mood throughout the history of painting. Think of Sargent’s full length portraits of society ladies dressed in elegant evening ware apposed to his Adirondack fishermen. You can identify the fabrics in each instance. No question the ladies are in silks and satin and the fishermen are in flannel and wool.

Lin will also be teaching a 10 class Workshop with a focus on fabric and fabric in still life
Lin will be teaching the series of 10 classes starting June 28th
$30 per class or $270 all 10 classes
To Registration contact Lin La Mer at
Payable to Lin La Mer check or cash

FREE Demo: Spontaneous Printmaking with Patricia Ann Wilson! Saturday, May 16th 2015

Spontaneous Printmaking 
Patricia Ann Wilson
Saturday May 16, 
10:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm -3:00 pm

The photo above is a five year old  painting on glass with non-toxic inks . The child created a drawing which was placed underneath the glass to help guide the artist and create the painting on the glass. A piece of paper  will be placed  on top of the glass, rubbed, and print pulled. Monoprint is a very satisfying form of printmaking which has very immediate results which does not need a press. Explore, Have fun, Create, and be Satisfied

Patricia Ann Wilson will demonstrate mono print and other spontaneous forms of printmaking. The  Artist, no matter what the age  will learn to print spontaneously with non-toxic Inks, Patricia will demonstrate  mono print,   collagraph, printing from found objects; balls, shoe bottoms, Lego and much more.  There are endless sources to print from all around.   The results of the prints can be appreciated as finished pieces or ripped and torn and used in collage.

Patricia Ann Wilson has two degrees in art, and along with her art education Patricia completed an apprenticeship in fine art lithography at Stone Press Editions, Seattle WA, where she had the pleasure of working with Jacob Lawrence as well as other well known artists. Patricia exhibits and teaches internationally. This last year Patricia was invited to teach in Morocco and currently has her collage work in a show in Greece.
Patricia combines passion for making art with my passion for teaching and sharing art processes. 


“There will also be a meeting for “Just Glue It” right after the print making demo. “Just Glue It,” will meet from 3:00pm – 5:30 pm. The group is a collage group which Patricia Ann Wilson has organized. Which meets and creates collage together. During that group there is a demo, the business of art is shared, and collages are created. Come make prints and tear and glue them and create a collage.  The group is putting together a show for October in which other collage artists will be invited.

FREE Demo: Luscious Oils Portrait Painting with Hamid Zavareei! Saturday, May 9th 2015

AJ by Hamid Zavareei
Luscious Oils - Portrait Painting with Hamid Zavareei Saturday, May 9th, 2015
11 am & 1:00 pm
FREE Art Demonstrations!
Hamid Zavareei is a local painter and GAGE Academy of Art Instructor, Seattle, WA.

“Oil paint is the richest, most versatile and flexible medium of all times. Discover the vast possibilities of this enduring classic medium by learning about oil paint, oil medium, sound painting surface, brushes, palette, solvents and basic principles of color mixing, paint consistency, various applications and concepts that have made the oil painting the most enduring and accepted painting medium ever invented. the demonstration will focus on color in objects, flesh tones and environment and how to deepen or heighten value through color.”
This is a great demo to come to if you are curious about oil painting, fairly new at oil painting or would like to see how another oil painter works, this is a good demo to come to - and it’s FREE! 

FREE GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro, Saturday May 16th, 2014

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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.