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MINI-WORKSHOP: Working With Your Digital Images with MOLLY MURRAH. May 18, 2019. 11am-1pm

WORKING WITH YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES
with MOLLY MURRAH

MINI-WORKSHOP: $40
001 900 804

Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

As an artist, would you like to . . .
  •  Enter paintings into exhibitions but don’t know how to prepare files for submission?
  •  Understand the various digital file formats available and when to use them?
  •  Know about free online sites that will help you match images of your paintings to your originals?
  •  Sell prints of your artwork, but don’t know the process for creating good files for reproduction?
  •  Hear about options available for archiving and backing up your artwork files?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, this presentation is for you. Molly Murrah – past President of Northwest Watercolor Society, watercolor instructor and professional graphic designer – will present the basic information all artists need to know to work successfully with their digital files and better accomplish their artistic goals. All questions will be answered and a comprehensive handout of the presentation will be provided. Please join us for this informative mini workshop!

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO: Daniel Smith PrimaTek™ Mineral Watercolors with Cindy Valdez. May 19, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

DANIEL SMITH PRIMATEK™ MINERAL WATERCOLORS
with CINDY VALDEZ

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO
SPECIAL EVENT!

Sunday, May 19, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DANIEL SMITH's PrimaTek™ Extra Fine watercolor line of colors is manufactured from jewelry-grade gemstones and minerals. These unique and brilliant pigments are available exclusively from DANIEL SMITH and were developed from a deep appreciation of historic and natural materials and the legacy given to us and our future by the world cultures who have used minerals through the ages for artistic expression.

Cindy Valdez loves the beauty and potential of art as a social and personal opportunity. Share her excitement with the gorgeous PrimaTek™ colors and learn a little more about these wonderful watercolors.

FREE DEMO MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY: Macro Bugs with JANICE BERKEBILE. May 20, 2019. 10:30am-12pm

MACRO BUGS
with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY!
Monday, May 20, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A close up look at insects using Janice’s “proprietary” Luminescent watercolor mixes and watercolor paper that has been prepared with DS Black watercolor ground.

In this case, the paper will be provided and prepared with the DS Black Watercolor ground.

FREE OPEN ART STUDIO: Paint with Northwest Watercolor Society Artists. May 28, 2019. 10am-5pm


FREE OPEN ART STUDIO!
Paint with Northwest Watercolor Society Artists

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Painting Clouds in Oil with LIN LA MER. May 29, 2019. 10:30am-4:30pm

PAINTING CLOUDS in OIL
with LIN LA MER

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $100
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
001 901 444
Register at 206-223-9599


Skies and clouds can make or break your painting or can be a painting on their own. Understanding how light and distance affect the sky and clouds will enhance any landscape painting. Using that understanding in plein air paintings helps you execute the form more quickly because you won’t have to deliberate over every element of the scene. Similarly, studio landscapes will offer the viewer a fresh look because you won’t have overworked the sky or clouds. Once and done.

Clouds are three-dimensional objects. They have shadows, highlights and volume even though they lack the solidly of a building. The shapes we know as clouds have many of the same characteristics relating to light and atmospheric perspective and linear perspective. We will explore these elements and how they relate to skies and clouds.

Supply List
I'll provide reference photos to choose from. The colors you use will depend on how you interpret your photo.

Everyone will need the following supplies
* Please use Professional Grade paints (Daniel Smith or Gamblin)
  * Titanium White
  * Ultramarine Blue
  * Mediterranean Blue or Sevres Blue
* Soft Brushes
  * Filberts and/or flats in several sizes
  * Soft fan brushes
* Stretched and gessoed canvas
  * You may want to choose a canvas AFTER you choose a photo
* Other materials
  * Painting Medium (Galkyd or Daniel Smith Painting Medium)
  * Notebook and/or sketch pad
  * Gamsol is the only solvent allowed in class
* In addition: Bring the oil colors you have. The colors you need will depend on the photo you choose
  * Yellows
  * Reds
  * Oranges
  * Payne's gray

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO! Playing with GOLDEN™ Hi-Flow Acrylic with DARCIE THOMPSON. June 1, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

PLAYING with GOLDEN™ HI-FLOW ACRYLIC
with DARCIE THOMPSON

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO!
Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

GOLDEN™ Hi-Flow Acrylic is a professional, highly versatile "ready" to paint, low viscosity acrylic paint that flows with amazing smoothness. 49 Hi-Flow colors are currently in the line. Hi-Flow replaces the Airbrush line, retaining the characterisitics valued by airbrushers, but with properties making acrylic paint available to calligraphers, pen-and-ink and drawing artists as well. An empty marker set is available for drawing/painting directly on your mural, canvas, board, project surface of every kind.

Darcie will demonstrate a variety of techniques and methods then will invite your participation. Take a minute and visit the links provided below to spark your imagination, provoke questions, and get your creative juices flowing into finished art works.

Suites of colors include transparent set, drawing set, a mixing set appropriate for exterior (outside) use, and a basic mixing set.

See Golden's product information page here and learn where artists have started exploiting the potential of these fabulous colors. Airbrush and pen and ink applications are common starting points. Artists who love acrylic inks are using Hi-Flow Acrylics to expand their color selection and enjoy the versatility of Golden's reliable paints.

FREE DEMO: Drawing Large! Expressive Birds in Charcoal and Pastel with JULIA CARPENTER. June 2, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

DRAWING LARGE!
EXPRESSIVE BIRDS in CHARCOAL and PASTEL

with JULIA CARPENTER

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, June 2, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

FREE DEMO/CONVERSATION: Doing More Business with Your Art - 20 Things To Do! with RAY PFORTNER. June 8, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

DOING MORE BUSINESS with YOUR ART: 20 THINGS TO DO
with RAY PFORTNER

FREE DEMO/LECTURE/CONVERSATION
Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to make some income from your art, to make a return on your investment of time and money? Explore how with practical steps any artist can take. For 2d and 3d artists working in all mediums, painting to ceramics, photography to graphite.

Ray Pfortner's BUSINESS of ART CONVERSATION SERIES is designed to help artists market their work successfully. Come for one or all of the series.

* Saturday, June 8, 2019. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Doing More Business With Your Art - 20 Things To Do
* Saturday, August 10, 2019. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Photographing Your Art - the Whys and the Hows

FREE DEMO! Watercolor Loose and Bold with CHE LOPEZ. June 8, 2019. 2pm-3:30pm

WATERCOLOR!
LOOSE and BOLD

with CHE LOPEZ

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, June 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Watercolor can be painted realistically or loose. My approach to watercolor is loose with the emphasis on design and composition.

Use color and value to punch up your paintings! Take advantage of watercolor's transparent nature at the beginning of your painting. Then use color straight from the tube to build highlights and texture.

Right now in the art world, there is lots of emphasis on painting realistically. For me, painting is more of a feeling than copying exactly what I see.

From portraiture to landscapes, bold color and mastery of brush strokes is the key. Fewer strokes are better!

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele. June 9 and 23, 2019. 10:30am-12pm

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Sunday, June 9, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, June 23, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

FREE and Hands-on!
Come on in.

So much color . . . so little time
Share and paint with other artists.
Social Watercolor -- Coffee and Treats provided!