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*UPDATE!* Week 3 of 5-WEEK CLASS: The Basics of Acrylics with ALICIA HARVEY. Oct 18, 2019. Fridays, 10:30am-1:30pm

THE BASICS of ACRYLICS
with ALICIA HARVEY

You are welcome to join the class NOW! Register and ask for the prorated price to include the remaining weeks, or one week, or two, or three . . . you get the ideas. Call today and secure your seat with Alicia in this fun and very informative class.

5-WEEK CLASS: $150
Fridays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 2019
Register at 206-223-9599

By the end of this five week class, you will understand how to pick and use colors, how to see the colors around you and in photographs, and how to create paintings (still life or landscape) that please and satisfy you, and engage others who look at your art.

Basics, means we will start with discovering which colors work for you! We'll learn to mix colors for the hues and shades you prefer. We will test and try and and discuss the options of paint, brushes and substrates (the stuff you paint on).


Tools in hand, we will move on to creating tone and value with grayscale. This also teaches how to mix neutrals from colors. We will create monochromatic studies that we translate into color in future classes of the series. Value is that characteristic that makes you either love or walk away disinterested from art. Value makes the colors pop. Value makes the subject speak.

SUPPLY LIST
Alicia will email you a new handout prior to each class. Please print it and bring it to class.
She will also bring to each class different acrylic brands and colors for you to try (a cost incorporated into your course fee)

* Please buy or bring professional paints: Golden heavy-body or fluid; Liquitex heavy body or soft body NOT Basics; not Amsterdam
** If you like textured paintings, select heavy body paint
** For a smooth finish, select fluid acrylics
* Bring at least one tube/bottle of each color below. (For your primary colors, select colors you REALLY love and are excited to use):
** yellow
** red
** blue
** titanium white
** carbon black
* Bristol paper
* Acrylic brushes--at least:
** one Flat size 10 AND
** one Round size 12
* Paper towels
* Water containers
* Easel (optional)

FREE DEMO/LECTURE: Golden Acrylics - Textural Surfaces with BARBARA DE PIRRO. Oct 19, 2019. 12pm-2pm.

GOLDEN ACRYLICS:
TEXTURAL SURFACES

with BARBARA DE PIRRO

FREE LECTURE/DEMO!
Saturday, October 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seating is limited.
Register at 206-223-9599


A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all!

This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques and media (Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink & Drawing) and how each uniquely respond to various GOLDEN Acrylic grounds & pastes. Gain a comprehensive understanding of each product and their different attributes.

This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.

Instructor will demonstrate hands-on techniques using these products.

Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

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WEEK 3 of 6-WEEK CLASS: Basic Drawing with MARY SHEA. Oct 20, 2019. 1pm-3pm

People Drawing
Mary Shea © 2019
BASIC DRAWING
with MARY SHEA

6-WEEK CLASS: $165
001 900 670

Sundays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 6 - November 10, 2019
Register at 206-223-9599

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 22, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


If you want to begin to draw, return to drawing, or continue to work on your drawing skills, this class is for you. There is always more to learn about the basics of drawing!

The six week session will focus on essential drawing elements (line, value, shape, space, and color). You’ll have the opportunity to practice working with each element by doing short exercises and studying how other artists used it in their drawings. There will be time in every class for a longer drawing, to allow you to integrate these elements into your own practice.

There will be a continuing emphasis on composition in the class. The goal is to build skills that you can apply to composing a stronger image in any kind of two dimensional work you do – drawing, painting, printing, collage, etc.

We’ll also try different materials during the session, to increase your artistic range and give you the confidence to keep experimenting. This drawing class for adult students is appropriate for beginners, people with some drawing lessons, or experienced artists who want additional instruction and practice. DOWNLOAD YOUR SUPPLY LIST HERE

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele. Oct 20, 2019. 10:30am-12pm

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR
PLAY DAY!

with JODI STEELE

Sunday, October 20, 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!

Week 3 of 4-WEEK CLASS: Snowy Landscapes in Oil with LIN LA MER. Oct 23, 2019. 10:30am-12:30pm

SNOWY LANDSCAPES in OIL
with LIN LA MER

4-WEEK OIL CLASS: $130
Wednesdays
October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
001 901 446
Register at 206-223-9599
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How do you paint a snow scene without making your viewer shiver? Or how do you paint a cold scene that appeals to people, one they enjoy? Unless you depict a blizzard as an illustration for a newscast or book, you don't want people to feel frozen.

Part of the secret is the color of the shadows, the white shadows. Our favorite snowy landscape paintings have very little bright white in them. Our experience as a viewer tells us all those colors are reflections and shadows on the snow and ice.

Painting snowy scenes is a continuous exercise in building value with colors that warm our viewers and make the story in the landscape something true and pleasant in their memories.

WORKSHOP: Relief Block Prints Hand Tinted with Watercolors with MOLLY HASHIMOTO. Oct 26, 2019. 10:30am-4:30pm

RELIEF BLOCK PRINTS HAND TINTED with WATERCOLOR
with MOLLY HASHIMOTO

WORKSHOP: $125
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
001 020 069
Register at 206-223-9599
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FREE DEMO
Saturday, October 5, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Learn how to create a powerful design, then carve your image on a soft block (easy on the hand and wrist) with Speedball tools.

Next you will print with high quality Charbonnel etching inks, modified for relief printing, to achieve beautiful rich blacks for waterproof prints.

And last, you will try out watercolor techniques for tinting the blocks, including graded washes for multiple colors. All of this without a press and no toxic materials for cleanup!

FREE DEMO: Expressive Landscape Drawing-a Design Workshop with ANITA LEHMANN Oct 27, 2019 11am-1pm

EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE DRAWING: A DESIGN WORKSHOP
with ANITA LEHMANN

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, October 27, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

WORKSHOP: $120
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Anita's October 27th demo previews her November 2, workshop. Come to get the feel of how you will work in this exciting workshop, how Anita uses the art tools, and the range of expressive technique you will explore.

Whether you want to learn how to draw, rekindle your creative imagination, or broaden your drawing skills, this class will free your ‘inner artist’. Expressive Drawing/Design in Landscape will guide you through stimulating exercises, focusing on expressive drawing; a free form, abstract approach that any eager artist can master.

Concepts covered: Line, mark, shape, texture and tone; and critical design concepts related to dynamic mark-making with mixed media. Once we initially investigate these expressive drawing concepts, we will apply these specifically to landscape painting and drawing processes. You may never look at a landscape and drawing the same again. Join me.

SUPPLY LIST:
* Sketchbook: spiral bound, favorite paper, minimum 9″ x 12″, smooth/rough paper, spiral bound is best (pad can lie flat)
* Medium-size drawing papers: your choice, one that can take water media: ie 140# Saunders.
* 12 x 18 or larger paper: drawing paper
* a favorite of mine is Sulphite paper available only through Blick online ordering
* watercolor papers 140#: cold + hot press. No blocks, please
* Pencils: 3H, HB, 2B, 5B, different widths, sizes
* Pencil Sharpener: good quality
* Erasers: White Stadler Mars, Kneaded, hand-held eraser
* Erasing Shield
* sumi ink
* Pens: marker type, or favorite fountain pen, one with permanent ink
* Charcoal: 2 different forms – 'Generals Compressed' is best: 2b, 4b
* Gesso, small bottle
* Watercolor Brushes
* Art Graf sticks and pan
* Baby Wipes
* Artist Tape, Nichiban Tape or Masking Tape
* One of my favorite art tapes is this Post-658 Labeling Cover-Up
* Clips
* Apron
* Gator Board: (stiff) surface, 18″ x 24″
* Water Bottle
* Collapsible Water Carrier
* Mark-making and texture makers: extra fun tools
* Watercolors and associated gear: your choice(s)
* Optional:
* Pastels: soft pastel (recommend pan pastels and applicators)
* Stabilo Pencil: black and sepia

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO! Mixed Media Play - Gelli Plates and Leaves with JANICE BERKEBILE. Oct 28, 2019. 10:30am-12pm

MIXED MEDIA PLAY
GELLI PLATES & LEAVES

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO!
Monday, October 28, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Using gelli plates, acrylics and fresh fallen leaves, we’ll explore the natural prints we can make using the bounty of nature!

Please bring these supplies:
Gelli plate
fresh leaves
Golden Open acrylics: 2-3 colors
Acrylic paint brush
acrylic paint palette
printmaking paper such as Rives BFK or Stonehenge 1 sheet 22”x 30”
butcher tray

FREE MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY! Make-n-Take Seasonal Cards with JANICE BERKEBILE. Nov 4, 2019. 10:20am-12pm

MAKE-N-TAKE SEASONAL CARDS
with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY!
Monday, November 4, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

WORKSHOP! The Business of Art: Turning Your Art Into Greeting Cards and Selling Them, with RAY PFORTNER. Nov 9, 2019. 10:30am-1:30pm

THE BUSINESS OF ART SERIES:
TURNING YOUR ART INTO GREETING CARDS and SELLING THEM

with RAY PFORTNER

WORKSHOP: $60
001 900 456

Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

In this digital age, the original in any art medium, 2d and 3d, is only the starting point. Nothing demonstrates this better than turning your art into greeting cards. Cards offer a way to test the waters of doing more business with your art at little expense and no risk. And cards done well offer a powerful promotional tool and an alternate price point for those who want to buy your art. Explore how to turn your art into cards in this hands-on workshop, including how to select the art that makes cards that sell. Also learn pricing and the many options for selling - from direct sales by you to working with selling partners, brick and mortar and online, to licensing partners who rent your art for their card line. Go home with 6 cards showcasing your art to get you started selling at one of the best times of the year with the holidays fast approaching.

Bring 15 examples of your art you think would make good greeting cards - as 4"x6" or smaller versions, ideally as photographic prints made at home or with a photocopy shop or store photo department. We will provide the other materials, including stationary by Strathmore for mounting your art.