Molotow Paint Marker Demonstration with Molotow Artist Antistatik, FREE Demo May 2nd, 2014

Antistatik using Molotow Paint Markers

Molotow Paint Marker Demonstration with Molotow Artist Antistatik
Friday, May 2nd, 2014 - FREE demo!
11:30am to 1:30pm
Please call to register for this demo at: 206-223-9599

DANIEL SMITH will be hosting a live painting demo featuring the work of Molotow artist Antistatik.  Come see the Molotow ONE4ALL paint marker line in action, get questions answered from a Molotow representative, try out the markers first hand, and enter to win a Molotow prize pack.
Molotow videos with Artist Antistatik
The internationally renowned artist Antistatik, aka Stephane Helbert lives in Strasbourg, completing assignments and holding exhibitions in France, Germany, Belgium and Great Britain. The main focus for his work on wall and canvas is on experimental Graffiti, an art form also known as Graffuturism:  See Antistaktik's work on Graffuturism HERE.


The Basics of Landscape Painting in Oils with Jim Lamb, FREE Demo April 19th, 2014

"High Country Lake" by Jim Lamb
Basics of Landscape Painting in Oils with Jim Lamb
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
11am to 1pm
FREE 2-hour Demo!

Jim will cover materials and equipment, including color selection, palette layout, and will discuss subject matter selection. Simplification and the composition of masses and values will be stressed. Color mixing and working at achieving color harmony, as well as application of paint to the canvas will also be part of the presentation.  

Winsor & Newton Watercolor: FREE Seminar and Demo with Christine Hanlon, April 26th, 2014

"Late Tuesday Afternoon" by Christine Hanlon

Winsor & Newton Sponsored Watercolor Demonstration with Christine Hanlon
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
12pm to 2pm
FREE 2-hour Demo and Lecture!
Pre-registration required as space is limited. Please call 206-223-9599 to register.

For artists working in watercolour, this lively and entertaining discussion looks at the history, techniques, and materials that spell success when working in this most legendary of mediums. Discover which pigments granulate, why some colors stain, and the ideal landscape colour palette. Learn the keys to color permanence and lightfastness.
  • What mediums will help you capture texture and expressive gesture?
  • Why do we have Rough, Cold Pressed and Hot Pressed papers?
  • What colours best capture natural light?
  • What is gouache and can I use it with my transparent watercolours?
  • What are the three benchmarks for fine water media brushes?
  • How do I care for my brushes and finished watercolours?

Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Colour offers a range of 96 unique colours and a wide array of mediums to help artists alter and enhance the characteristics of their work. The goal is to help everyone get the most out this wonderful medium. These topics and any other questions you bring will be addressed, with all attendees receiving free watercolour samples at the conclusion!   
Christine Hanlon
Christine Hanlon is a working artist/teacher from the San Francisco Bay area, who has been part of the Artist Outreach Program for Winsor & Newton since 1998. She has been trained on methods and materials with Winsor & Newton in London, and has conducted technical seminars on color and paint at colleges and universities throughout No. California and the Pacific Northwest.
Her extensive resume includes invitational and juried museum and gallery shows, as well as traveling exhibitions. Her maritime paintings have received multiple awards in the Coos Art Museum's annual maritime exhibitions, including a Best in Show in 2008. Her urban landscape work was featured in the Artist's Magazine Competition Spotlight in September 2009. A cover image and feature article on her maritime paintings is published in the winter 2010-11 issue of Sea History Magazine. She received a BFA in Painting from RISD in 1976 and an MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 1997, where she currently teaches at the graduate level.
Her paintings, current shows, biography and resume may be viewed online at

Printmaking using Ink and Watercolor Workshop with Molly Hashimoto, April 5th, 2014

Printmaking using Ink and Watercolor Workshop with Molly Hashimoto
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
11 am to 4:30 pm
$85.00 for the 1-Day Workshop
Please call Seattle store to register:
(206) 223-9599

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.


Alvaro Castagnet Watercolor Demonstration at DANIEL SMITH, March 24th, 2014, FREE Demo!

Alvaro Castagnet demonstrating
Alvaro Castagnet is coming to DANIEL SMITH!
Monday, March 24th, 2014
11:30am to 12:30pm - FREE!
Space is limited, please call the Seattle Store at:  206-223-9599 to register!
We are so excited to have Alvaro Castagnet here on March 24th (Monday) at our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store for a watercolor demonstration and afterwards, a question and answer period! 
"Alvaro Castagnet is one of the world’s most highly respected watercolor artists. He has been recognized with top international honors for his painting and his art graces the walls of many private and corporate collectors worldwide.
Alvaro is in constant demand for solo exhibitions, workshops and instruction. His expert eye is highly sought after as a juror of prestigious art shows. The art of Alvaro Castagnet captures the very soul of his subjects with passion, boldness and elegance.
His paintings are imbued with a mood, a mystery that engage and lure the viewer into the magic. He is an expressive painter. He exhibits a strong, impressive and colorful style with superb interpretation of light effects that capture the soul of places he paints."
Alvaro painting
We are very happy that Alvaro Castagnet has chosen our DANIEL SMITH Watercolors to paint his fabulous paintings and at this demo, he will be demonstrating his masterful painting technique using them!
"Alvaro Castagnet is the winner of numerous esteemed national and international painting awards from such prestigious organizations as the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society (USA), and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Award, 2010" 
aro Castagnet

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro, FREE Lecture, March 22nd, 2014

GOLDEN LECTURE: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro
Saturday, March 22nd, 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.

Collage: "Painting with Paper" with Patricia Ann Wilson, FREE Demos, March 23rd, 2014

Collage by Patricia Ann Wilson
Collage: "Painting with Paper" with Patricia Ann Wilson
Sunday, March 23rd
12pm & 2:30pm - FREE demos!

“Painting with Paper,” Collage  is taught by internationally exhibiting  artist Patricia Ann Wilson. Patricia Ann  has two undergraduate degrees in art along with a minor in African Dance and Art Education. Patricia Ann   had the great pleasure of working with Jacob Lawrence on his lithographs at Stone Press Editions. Patricia Ann exhibits her collages and watercolors, abstractions of nature and work about her home and life in Jamaica, West Indies.
“Collage,” is a French word meaning to glue. In “Painting with Paper,” the collage artists will be creating paintings by gluing pieces of paper which have been found, collected or purchased. The artist will have collected papers and written material related to their life  experiences.
The artists will be working from realism to abstraction with an emphasis on composition, value, and mixing colors with papers. The artists will work from a still life, a life experience, landscape drawings, photos or drawings of a person  and more.   The process of collage will be done in layers like the layers of a person’s life.
There will also be a discussion on the relationship of collage to drawing and painting. Collage artists; Motherwell, Picasso, Oppenheim, Cornell and Close will also be explored.  After discussing other artists approach to collage then some of the projects will be; still life, landscape, portraits, collage assemblages and more.
Patricia Ann Wilson will be exhibiting her Collages
at the DANIEL SMITH Gallery in the Seattle Store
from March 22nd to April 18th, 2014. 
 The Show will open on Friday, March 21st from 6pm to 8pm.

Mat Cutting: How to Cut Mats using Logan Mat Cutter with Dave Thompson, FREE Demos March 29th, 2014

How to Cut Mats using Logan Mat Cutters with Dave Thompson
Saturday, March 29th, 2014
11am to 12:30pm - FREE!
1:30pm to 3:00pm - FREE!

Would you like to save money by learning how to cut mats yourself?

Learn the basics of mat cutting, and how easy it is to cut your own mats  with Logan Mat Cutters at our FREE demo with Dave Thompson.

Dave is an expert with the entire line of Logan Mat Cutters and he
will demonstrate how to use the Logan Cutters, and explain the features of the various Logan Mat Cutter models we carry at DANIEL SMITH.  Dave will be available to answer your questions on how to use the Logan Mat Cutters and how the different features could best benefit your framing projects.

If you have been thinking about doing your own framing
and mat cutting, then this is a great demo to come and find out about what would be the best mat cutter for you!

Watercolor Painting with Ann Breckon: Learning from the Masters Series: Focus on Artist Steven Quiller, FREE Demos, March 16th, 2014

Watercolor Painting with Ann Breckon
Learning from the Masters Series:  Focus on Artist Steven Quiller
New date! Sunday, March 16th, 2014
11am - Stephen Quiller Landscape Studies - FREE demo!
1:30pm - Stephen Quiller Landscape Studies - FREE demo!

Known for his in-depth teaching of color schemes, Stephen Quiller offers not only color education, but also a unique style and application of water media. Experiment with the addition of gouache to this painting. Painting a scene in several color schemes, and being inspired by his distinctive style will make painting a Quiller landscape study a pleasure.

Ann also will teach a 2-Day Watercolor Workshop March 30th & 31st, 2014
Please click HERE for details.

Water-Media Tips & Tricks with Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs, FREE Demos, March 15, 2014

Water-Media Tips & Tricks with Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs
Saturday, March 15, 2014
11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos!
Theresa and Cindy will bring their toolbox of tips and tricks to share ways to "Fix, Fine-tune and Finesse" water-media paintings. Learn tips on how to make corrections, embellish, add interest and improve paintings - enhancing the finished product.  Knowing how to utilize some of these tips & tricks will help you plan ahead on a new painting, improve a painting in progress, or see new potential in a painting you may have given up on. This International workshop duo teaches on location worldwide and locally here in the Seattle area.
Join them at the Seattle store demonstrations on the weekend, then at the Bellevue Store on Monday, March 17 for their Creative Journaling workshop.  Register by calling the Bellevue store (425) 643-1781.  To find out more about their upcoming workshops and events visit