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FREE Summer Weekday Demos for July 2012!

Weekday Demo with Cindy Valdez
DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground "Hands On" FREE Demo!






FREE Summer Weekday Demos at our
Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store for July 2012!
You are invited!

This summer, our Seattle Store is having FREE Weekday Demos! These demos are mostly at 11 am to 12 pm, many are “Hands On” demos and you’ll get to “get your hands on” the materials and try them yourself!

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!

Here is our schedule so far for July - we will be adding to our schedule weekly, please watch for updates in our email blasts and on the Stores Facebook Page and "Share" it with your friends!  

What's up this Week!



Looking forward to seeing you at our FREE Weekday Demos!
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Past Weekday Demos for July

Week 1:
Gouache VS. Watercolor!
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Gouache VS. Watercolor! These paints are close cousins, but are quite different in many ways. Come experience them side-by-side so that you can appreciate the beauty and potential of each.

Business of Art - Fear of Rejection Seminar
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE Seminar!
Fear of Rejection- a one hour seminar for artists. Store manager, Mike Palmisano will lead you through the process of overcoming the fear of rejection. Learn techniques for dealing with doubt, and understanding what rejection actually is. Mike has been instrumental in the development of several published products and is intimately familiar with the intersection where creativity and business meet.

Pastel on Plexiglas
Friday, July 6th, 2012,
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE “Hands On” demo!
Pastel on Plexiglas. Make and take a pastel work of your own on our prepared Plexiglas panel. We have applied Golden Pastel Ground to Plexiglas so that it will accept oil pastel. Your pastels can now become translucent works of art!

Week 2:
Walnut Ink and Watercolors with Marianne Perkins!
Monday, July 9th, 2012
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE “Hands On” demo!
Mixing watercolors with Daniel Smith Walnut Ink results in earthy, moody colors that have unique characteristics and properties. Come and try them for yourself with an hour of guided experimentation with Marianne Perkins. Expand your creative horizons with this “Hands On” Demo!

Business of Art - Making the Leap
Tuesday July 10th, 2012
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE Seminar!
Making the Leap (When to quit your day job), a seminar for aspiring professional artists. Store manager Mike Palmisano, a previous business owner, will discuss the realities of becoming a full time artist. Professional artists must blend creativity and entrepreneurship to a level that allows independence, and there is much to consider. Come join in as we examine the pros and cons of this major life decision.

Enkaustikos Presents!


Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
From 2 pm to 3:30 pm - FREE demo!
Enkaustikos presentation by Kathryn Bevier from Enkaustikos
The popularity of the encaustic medium is growing at a phenomenal rate and it is no wonder as it is such versatile medium! Find out how encaustic paint is made and why Enkaustikos has such a comprehensive selection of colors in its palette, with special emphasis on how its paints are made with the modern organic pigments.
Kathryn has been with Enkaustikos for over six years. Aside from dedicating a fair amount of time learning and working with Enkaustikos paints, she travels extensively to provide learning opportunities about the encaustic methods in demonstrations and workshops. However, most of her work week consists of overseeing the production of paints. This means that she is involved in all aspects of working with and understanding pigments to help educate artists to understand the nature of all the different pigments available to them in the Enkaustikos paint line.
One Day Special - 20% off any Enkaustikos products that we sell! This Special applies at the Seattle store only, and only on July 11th, 2012.
Calligraphy & Painting using DANIEL SMITH Luminescent Watercolor with Gentian Osman!
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE "Hands On" demo!
Watch Gentian Osman create her beautiful Calligraphy using a dip pen, with DS Luminescent Watercolors as ink on black paper! Gentian will share her Calligraphy and Gestural Painting tips, and you'll get to paint with our Luminescent Watercolors on black watercolor paper too! If you have a dip pen, bring it along and use our watercolors on the black paper and try out some Calligraphy too! 

Watercolor Cards with Liesel Lund!
Friday July 13th, 2012
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE ‘Hands On” demo!
Find out how fun it can be to work small, and paint your own watercolor card using Strathmore Watercolor Cards with Liesel Lund! Liesel will share some fun ideas and tips so that you can make and take a card home with you at this fun demo 


Week 3:
Urban Sketch Artist Don Colley, Faber-Castell National Artist


Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

From 11 am to 1 pm - FREE Demo!

Please click HERE for more info about Don's Demo!
Urban Sketch Artist Don Colley [ Faber-Castell National Artist ] will be returning to our Seattle Store to demonstrate his wonderfully unique style of sketching. We are excited to have Don here again for this very popular demo!
We are offering a one day, in store (Seattle Store only) Special of 20% off on all Faber-Castell Pens and other select Faber-Castell items!



Introduction to Pastels with Jerry Baldwin
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
Interested in Pastels? Find out the basics for getting started painting with Pastel with Jerry Baldwin. In this FREE, 1 hour demo, Jerry will show you the basic materials for working with pastels: pastels, papers, tools, fixatives, as well as some of the basic techniques.
This Introduction to Pastels is part 1, of a 3 part series that Jerry will be doing on Pastels.
Part 2, Thurs Aug 2nd, will be - Painting the garden with Pastels.
Part 3, Thurs Aug 23rd will be - Lighting your Landscapes with Pastels.
If you have been thinking about working in Pastels, or know someone who is, this would be a good, FREE series to learn about painting with Pastels!  

Watercolor Sticks 101 with Che Lopez.

Friday, July 20th, 2012
From 11 am to 12 pm - FREE demo!
This is a “Hands On”, FREE demo with Che Lopez showing you tips for painting with DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks! In the demo, you’ll get to try out the Watercolor Sticks while Che shares with you how to use them for both painting and drawing! Even if you have tried them yourself, Che will have tips and suggestions on using the Sticks that you may not have discovered!

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