Personalized Journal with Janice Berkebile, FREE Demos December 20th, 2014

A Personalized Journal For You
Janice Berkebile
Saturday, December 20, 2014
11:00-12:00 & 1:00 - 2:00
Free Demos!

Are you fed up with the lack of selection in sketchbooks and journals—“Plain white cheap paper again?” Do you ever wish your sketchbook had several different types of paper; all in one book? Do you wish you could get a bound journal filled with your favorite specialty paper, and have it be your favorite size?

Join our very own Janice Berkebile for the first session of her year-long demonstration series: “A Personalized Journal For You!” Watch as she demonstrates how to create journals and sketchbooks with numerous types of papers, various binding techniques and how to get the size and shape that perfectly fits you. If you like what you see in the demo and want to learn more, good news! Janice will follow each demonstration with a one day (six hour) workshop where each student will learn more in-depth with Janice.

Students can expect to leave each workshop with one or maybe even two finished journals, ready for drawings or paintings, writings or scribbles or even to be given away as a hand-made gift. In this first FREE Demonstration and follow-up workshop, Janice will present and teach pamphlet journals. Two styles will be introduced, a simple pamphlet journal using watercolor paper, and a double pamphlet journal.

Artist Bio:
The DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store’s very own Janice Berkebile is an accomplished jewelry artist and author. Published works include “Making Wire & Bead Jewelry, Artful Wirework Techniques” and many videos filmed by Interweave press. Previously she has taught at Bead shows and Bead stores across the country and now she teaches locally at Fusion Beads. Join Janice as she explores her new passion: Journal-Making!

Watercolor Collage with Kathy Collins, FREE Demos November 22nd, 2014

"Feeling of Movement"
by Kathy Collins
Watercolor Collage with Kathy Collins
FREE Painting Demonstrations
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
11am to 12pm & 1pm to 2pm
Kathy Collins will demonstrate her unique process for figurative watercolor and collage.
 Her colorful new work and step-by-step technique has been featured in the December issue of "Watercolor Artist" magazine.
Kathy will also be teaching a workshop
on this topic  at our Bellevue Store:
Kathy Collins’ Watercolor Collage Workshop
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
10am to 3pm
$95.00 for the 1-day workshop
at our Bellevue Store
Registration required in advance.
Pease call our Bellevue Store at: 425-643-1781
to register.
Supply list with registration.
Kathy Collins will demonstrate her unique process for figurative watercolor and collage on board. She uses a 4-step technique:
#1 Prepare the board with DANIEL SMITH watercolor ground.
#2 glue papers onto the board with gel gloss.
#3 paint over the collaged paper and board with watercolor and gouache.
#4 seal with varnish.

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany and Venice Italy with Joe MacKechnie, FREE Painting Demos November 1st, 2014

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany and Venice Italy with Joe MacKechnie
FREE Painting Demonstrations
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm - FREE!


· HEAR about my travels and workshops in Italy.
· SEE how I prepare for a trip.
· WATCH how I paint the colors of Tuscany.
· LEARN more about my 2015 workshops in Tuscany and Venice.

Joe will also be at:
DANIEL SMITH Bellevue Store - FREE demos
Sunday, November 2, 2014
11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm
April 2015 - Tuscany and Venice Italy Workshops
with Joe Mac Kechnie
Italy is calling again!  In Tuscany, Joe Mac Kechnie will be your guide and master Pacific NW watercolorist Ron Stocke will be our special guest art instructor.  You can see Ron’s work at:
For the Venice workshop, Joe Mac Kechnie will be your instructor and guide. You can see Joe’s artwork
If you want to savor this once-in-a-lifetime experience, read on and then visit:
For the past 5 years, NW artist Joe Mac Kechnie has been teaching art workshops in Italy.  He has recently expanded this venture into a total cultural and art experience.  These art excursions to different countries will not only include art instruction, but will also include the total emersion into the culture of the countries being visit.  Enjoying the cuisine, wines, music, local art history, small towns, churches, countryside vistas, shopping and the people of the countries will all be part of the total adventure. 
In April of 2015, two workshops in Italy are now being offered;
one in Tuscany and one in Venice, Italy:
Workshop 1: Finding your art spirit in Tuscany Italy with NW Watercolorist Ron Stocke
When: March 29 to April 7, 2015
Where: Le Casacce Plantation and Vineyard near Seggiano Italy
How to find out more:
More about the artist:

Workshop 2: Finding your art spirit in Venice Italy with NW Artist Joe Mac Kechnie
When: April 12 to April 21, 2015
Where: Downtown Venice, Italy near the Grand Canal
How to find out 
More about the artist:

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.