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FREE Summer Weekday Demos at our Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store for June 2012!

DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors
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FREE Summer Weekday Demos at our
Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store for June 2012!
YOU are invited! 


This summer, our Seattle Store is having FREE Weekday Demos! These demos are mostly from 11 am to 12 pm; Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Many are “Hands On” demos and you’ll get to “get your hands on” the materials and try them yourself while finding all about them from an instructor!

Who says that only kids get to go to Art Camp, this summer you can too, by coming to our FREE Weekday Demos! Be sure to tell your friends and bring them along too, have fun, learn, and be inspired!

Starting in July, we will also have some FREE Weekday Demos sponsored by some of our vendors like Encausitkos, so keep a lookout for them on our email blasts and find out on Facebook!

Here is our schedule for the rest of June:

Friday, June 15th, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Let’s paint a “Little”. Bring your paints and brushes, and we will provide you a 2” x 2” canvas. Try your hand at miniature painting. This is surprisingly challenging, so include your sense of humor with your materials!

 Monday, June 18th, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors use minerals as the basis of the pigment! Beautiful paints that are ideal for landscape painting, the colors are vivid and natural, adding texture and depth to your works. Let us introduce you to some of our most magnificent paint!

Tuesday, June 19th, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
The World of Brushes! Come try the different brushes we offer. This is a “hands on” demonstration that will allow you to see how the different shapes, bristles and handles can affect your work. We will have oil, acrylic and watercolors to work with so you can see what works best for you!

Tuesday, June 19th, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - FREE demo!
Gestural Painting using Watercolors with Gentian! Learn how to use your brush (find out what kinds Gentian suggests) to make beautiful, gestural marks in your paintings! Gentian paints using modified sumi brush work that gives her work exciting vitality. Find out simple ways to use your brush to make it more responsive and improve your brushwork when painting to make it more expressive!

Tuesday, June 19th, from 2 pm to 3 pm - FREE demo!
Strathmore Watercolor Cards. Paint with paint, not just words! Strathmore watercolor cards are an essential for the artist on vacation, and allow you to share your own special vision of your travels. Come try these cards and use our other handy travel accessories at this free demo. Make and Take a card at this demo!

Wednesday, June 20th, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Our newest product, DANIEL SMITH Water Soluble Oils is out to try! For those of you who hate solvents but love oil painting, come try our new Water Soluble Oils! Now you don’t need turpentine to clean up, and the colors are everything you expect from DANIEL SMITH!

Wednesday, June 20th, from 12 pm to 1 pm - FREE demo!
Mixing skin tones with DS Acrylics! Learn some tips on how to mix skin tones from Che Lopez, and find out how to use color when painting for expressive portraits! Tips on how to paint the face using shapes from shadows and negative space and how shadows are wonderful areas to add reflective color.

Wednesday, June 20th, from 1 pm to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Acrylic Collage. Learn how to use the amazingly versatile acrylic matte medium and soft gel to build a beautiful collage. We will provide odds and ends, you provide creativity!

Thursday, June 21st from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Watercolor Stick playtime is an unstructured event. Densely pigmented and easy to use, Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks are travel friendly and offer a wide range of painting techniques. Come put a stick in your hand and see what happens!

Thursday, June 21st from 1 pm to 2 pm - FREE demo!
Drawing Jamboree with Joe Bosch, try out drawing materials and papers for FREE! Find out which materials and papers you like, before you buy! We've raided our Drawing Supplies closet and will have lots of different drawing supplies for you to try out. Make numerous test swatches of all the drawing materials we offer or stay for an hour and complete a full drawing. Instruction on what each item is and how they can be used will be provided by our own resident drawing expert, Joe.

Friday, June 22nd, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Tee Juice Markers & Dye-Na-Flow Fabric Paints. Scribble on fabric as easily as on paper with Tee Juice Fabric Art Markers! These high performance fabric markers are fantastic on t-shirts. But they're not just for t-shirts - they work beautifully on almost any fabric - natural or synthetic! Come and see how to use these for drawing and painting on T-shirts and more!

Friday, June 22nd, from 12 pm to 1 pm - FREE demo!
Safety-Kut Blocks for easy printmaking without a press! Learn how easy it is to make prints for cards and art prints with Safety-Kut, Water Soluble inks and hand tinting them with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors. This is a fun and easy way to make prints and cards! Come to the demo and get a FREE, 4” x 6” Safety-Kut Block!

Friday, June 22nd, from 1 pm to 2 pm - FREE demo!
Mixing Colorful Grays in with Watercolors! Find out how you can mix exciting grays for colorful shadows! Gray doesn’t have to be boring, so come and learn how to make your Grays come alive with Silas at this “Hands On” demo!

Monday, June 25th, 11 am to 2 pm - FREE demo!
Interference Colors! This hands-on demo allows you to experience the unusual properties of our DANIEL SMITH Interference paint. When used over darker colors, these paints shift tones and can provide special effects that makes certain works pop.

Tuesday, June 26th, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Paper School! Why are there so many kinds of paper? Come find out as we explore several general categories of paper, and how they are best used. We will paint with watercolor on several traditional papers, and some which are not traditional.

Wednesday June 27th, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Paint on almost anything! Our DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground allows you to paint with watercolor on virtually anything. Come and paint with watercolor on different surfaces, like metal, or Plexiglas and more! Guaranteed fun!

Thursday, June 28th, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE Demo! [ NOTE: added 6/21 ]
Landscape Painting using DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors with Julie Karlsson
See how wonderful DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors are for painting Landscapes as Julie Karlsson (NW navtive who now lives in Sweden) shares her painting tips and passion for these special mineral paints at this FREE demo on Landscape Painting.
Some particular PrimaTek paints Julie will be demonstrating are: Blue Apatite (a favorite!) Kyanite, Sodalite, Green Apatite, Serpentine, Jadeite, Rhodonite, Hematite, Zoisite, Tigers Eye.


Friday, June 29th, from 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Paint on Yupo! Yupo is a synthetic paper that is non-absorbent and lends itself to multimedia works. The slick surface allows watercolor pigments to diffuse without interruption, creating beautiful effects. Come try out this remarkable paper!

Watch for updates on our Stores Facebook Page, be sure to “Like Us”, and invite your friends! Looking forward to seeing you at our FREE Weekday Demos!

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