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September 2012 Schedule of Artist Workshops at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store

Here is our schedule for Artist Workshops for August 2012 at the Seattle DANIEL SMITH Store. These are usually 4 to 5 hour long "Hands On" workshops with the instructors demonstrating and teaching various art techniques. You will be creating during the workshop as you learn. These workshops have a fee, a list of supplies to bring to work with, and require registration. Space is limited, so please register early. To Register, please call the Seattle Store at: 206-223-9599. 
Don't forget that we also have FREE demos every weekend!

Artist Workshops for September 2012

DRAWING: 6 week Drawing Class with Mary Shea
Mondays, September 24th to October 29th, 2012
5 pm to 7 pm
6 week sessions: $150
Please click HERE for more info about Mary Shea's workshop.
Mary Shea teaches a drawing class for adults that is appropriate for beginners as well as people with some drawing experience who want additional instruction and practice. Every week there are different exercises focusing on basic drawing elements: line, value, shape, space,and color. This fall's session will also focus on using your sketchbook. "Why" and "how" will be addressed, and there will be practice in using these drawings to create longer and more finished works.  

WATERCOLOR: Creating Beautiful Paintings from Travel Photos with Ron Stocke
Saturday & Sunday, September 1st & 2nd, 2012 
11 am to 5 pm
$180 for the 2-day workshop
Please click HERE for more info & photos about Ron's workshop!
In this two day workshop Ron will demonstrate his technique and show you how to capture the essence of your vacation experience in a loose watercolor painting. This class will focus on simplifying shapes, emphasizing values and capturing the feel of your subject matter with loose exciting brushstrokes. So pull out those photos from London, Paris, Rome or wherever you spent that dream vacation and let’s turn them into some great paintings!   

Mixed Media with Traci Bautista - Featuring her New Book: “Doodles Unleashed
Update Sept 4th:  Workshop & Demo are Cancelled.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience, unfortunately not enough people signed up for Traci's Workshop to cover her expenses of traveling up from California.
We hope to have Traci for a demo sometime in the future!
Sunday, September 16th, 2012
9:30 am to 3 pm 
$140 for the 1-day workshop - Plus $15 Kit fee payable to Instructor 
Please click HERE for more information & photos about Traci's Workshop!
REDEFINE the Doodle! Explore storytelling with lines, shapes and mark-making. techniques from Traci’s new book, Doodles Unleashed. This workshop is all about seeing things with new eyes and creating art intuitively with exercises to encourage drawing and doodling. Traci teaches how to use doodling as a raw form of expression and a vehicle for telling your personal story. Learn colorful background and printmaking techniques including spontaneous marks with handmade stamps and found tools. Then let the painted canvas inspire your doodles, scribble personal graffiti and explore layers of collage. Work with an arsenal of creative tools to find unique, intuitive ways to make your mark. 

BUSINESS of ART: Turn Your Art into Cards & Cash with Ray Pfortner
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 18th & 19th, 2012  
4:30 pm to 7 pm
$85 for the 2-day workshop
Making greeting cards from you art is one of the best ways to enter the marketplace, with little risk, little expense and potentially great rewards. But how do you price your cards? Where can you sell them – and how? Discuss how to manufacture cards for sale, from selecting art to materials, emphasizing how to maximize your profit. But focus on how to turn those cards into cash – through direct sales, selling partners/reps, and licensing your art to commercial card companies. After this workshop you will never look at a greeting card, including your own, the same way again. For all visual artists working in all media, from painting to pottery.  

COLORED PENCIL & WATERCOLOR: Batik Effects using Prismacolor & Watercolor with Ruth Little
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
11 am to 4 pm  
$75 for the 1-day workshop
Please click HERE for more info about Ruth's workshop
Create batik on paper using Prismacolor pencils and watercolor on Rives BFK paper. At this workshop, Ruth Little will teach you how to do this innovative process she developed after being inspired by what she learned about batik while living in Indonesia for several years.

ACRYLIC: Exploring Acrylics with Alicia Harvey
Sunday, September 30th, 2012
11 am to 4 pm
$75 for the 1-day workshop
Acrylics are the most flexible medium around today. In this workshop, fun is the word! We'll play with color using brushes, fingers, and other materials, and be free with composition. (No drawing skills required!)

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