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FREE HANDS-ON MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY with JANICE BERKEBILE. Dec 10, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

HANDS-ON!
MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY!
Monday, December 10, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please bring paper for use in the mixed media playdays.
A watercolor journal or mixed media pad would be perfect.

FREE DEMO: Origami with Kaleidoscope Papers with CHRISTINE BURDINE. Dec 15, 2018. 11am-12:30pm.

ORIGAMI with KALEIDOSCOPE PAPERS
by YASUTOMO

with CHRISTINE BURDINE

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

We love folding origami animals, boxes and other wonderful shapes. And these delights make wonderful gifts and ornaments.

Yasutomo's Kaleidoscope papers offer a wonderful surprise by including pattern into your folded shapes. The patterns emerge differently than you might expect revealing interesting nuance and dimension.

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO: Monoprinting with Golden Open Acrylics with DARCIE THOMPSON. Dec 16, 2018. 11am-12:30pm.

MONO-PRINTING with GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS
with DARCIE THOMPSON

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, December 16, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Darcie is a real pro with mono-printing and she has a huge imagination. She'll be on the sales floor of our DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store for you to stop in and try out mono-printing. It is a quick way to produce lots of same-but-different prints. GOLDEN's Open Acrylics give you time to get things just the way you want but still dry quickly as you expect from acrylics. Come for some fun and fun ideas to perk up your day and your holiday season - best of all to send some happiness to those you love.

FREE DEMO: Portraits in Oil with DAN RILEY. Dec 22, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

PORTRAITS IN OIL
with DAN RILEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, December 22, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Respected Seattle artist Dan Riley is an acknowledged master of portraits. A skilled draftsman, his works begin with a foundational drawing that sets proportion, mood, model, and stance.

Dan will walk through his process of creating memorable and lively portraits. The action will happen fast! It's a demo--so be prepared to take notes. You'll want to remember his insights and apply them to your own art making.

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO: Luminescent Watercolors - Unlock the Potential! with THOM WRIGHT. Dec 23, 2018. 10:30am-12pm

DANIEL SMITH'S LUMINESCENT WATERCOLORS: UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL
with THOM WRIGHT

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO!
Sunday, December 23, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Thom for a hands-on chance to try DANIEL SMITH Luminescent Watercolors!This event is for adults from beginner to expert.

You'll learn the difference between Iridescent, Interference, Duochrome and Pearlescent paints. More importantly, you'll get to play with them and see what they do on different backgrounds. Learn to use these beautiful paints to add effects to your paintings impossible to get any other way.

Never touched a paint brush? Now is the time. Looking for something new to bring to your paintings? Let's explore together. Expand your knowledge, spend some time creating, and have some bright and shiny FUN during these dark winter days!

FREE DEMO: Acrylic Drips and Drops with ALICIA HARVEY. Dec 23, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

ACRYLIC DRIPS & DROPS
with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, December 23, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Alicia Harvey as she demonstrates the fun of dripping and drawing with acrylic ink.

Alicia is everything we think of in artists: curiosity, experimentation, wonder, play. Come experience the unruly nature of mixed media materials: acrylics and acrylic inks.

FREE DEMO: The Fine Art Collective Presents Winsor & Newton Watercolours with TONY ZATZICK. Jan 5, 2019. 11am-1pm

THE FINE ART COLLECTIVE presents WINSOR & NEWTON WATERCOLOURS
with TONY ZATKICK

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, January 5, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Winsor & Newton is synonymous with exceptional watercolour. Whether working in the studio or packing up a small travel kit to hit the road, Professional Water Colour offers a range of 96 unique colours as well as water colour sticks, water colour markers and a wide array of mediums to help artists alter and enhance the characteristics of their work.

Tony will cover permanence, colour bias and colour mixing to help you get the most out this challenging and wonderful medium that is loved by amateurs and professionals alike. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Professional Water Colour materials.

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, Jan 6 and 20, 2019. 11am-1pm


SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Sunday, January 6, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday, January 20, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 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!

6-WEEK CLASS: Drawn to Color with MARY SHEA. Sundays 2-4pm. Jan 6 - Feb 10, 2019.


colored pencil study for Pierre's Garden
MARY SHEA

oil on canvas 24x24
"The Garden After Bonnard"
MARY SHEA
DRAWN to COLOR
with MARY SHEA

6-WEEK CLASS: $150
001 900 670

Sundays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January 6 - February 10, 2019
Register at 206-223-9599

Do you want to draw? Do you want to learn more about color? Here is an opportunity to do both! Brighten the dark months with this 6 week drawing class for adults. The focus will be on studying and practicing the basic elements of drawing – line, shape, value, space, form, texture – and color! We’ll work with pencil and charcoal, but students will also use colored pencils and chalks – and sometimes use a tinted paper as one of the simplest ways to introduce color into drawings.

Each class will focus on a particular drawing element, and each week will also include practical information and exercises focusing on color. Students will practice working monochromatically, working with warm and cool greys, and using color harmonies. By taking theory into practice, students will build confidence in using color as an integral part of a drawing. This adult drawing class is appropriate for beginning artists as well as those who wish to improve their skills.
SUPPLY LIST
DRAWING PAPER:  I suggest a pad of drawing paper at least 11” x 14” (8” x 10” is small for our purposes, and 18” x 24” is a bit large for the time we have at our disposal Daniel Smith has a wide selection of drawing paper and pads. Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class:
  ** Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11” x 14”
COLOR WHEEL:  Daniel Smith has a large and small version
DRAWING BOARD:  (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working – somewhat larger than your drawing pad
PENCILS, CHARCOAL:
  ** General’s Essential Tools 098 070 007. It has graphite pencils, charcoal, charcoal pencils, eraser, a sharpener, etc.
  ** If you’d rather buy separately, please get:
    ** Charcoal sticks (they come in small bags of 5 or so) medium or soft
    ** Graphite pencils (at least 3) – get soft ones: 2B, 4B, 6B
    ** Eraser (1 or 2) – a solid one, like Staedtler or Pink Pearl
    ** A hand held pencil sharpener – there are endless choices.
  ** Color pencils:
    ** I recommend Prismacolor for the work we will be doing; they have a slight softness that allows for a density of color. (12 color set or 24)
    ** Faber Castell also makes good color pencils, but they are somewhat harder in general than Prismacolor; maybe do some testing before you buy either set
  ** Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8
 OTHER SUPPLIES:
  ** Later in the session I will ask you to bring a sheet or two of better drawing paper, ink, brushes, a couple of tubes of watercolor or gouache. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’ll discuss and show you what we will use.
  ** Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working – somewhat larger than your drawing pad

FREE HANDS-ON MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY with JANICE BERKEBILE. Jan 7, 21. 11am-12:30pm

HANDS-ON!
MIXED MEDIA PLAY DAY

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY!
Mondays, January 7 & 21, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please bring paper for use in the mixed media playdays.
A watercolor journal or mixed media pad would be perfect.