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1-DAY WORKSHOP: Letter Me This! Back to Basics with JANICE BERKEBILE. Sept 22, 2017. 10am-4pm

LETTER ME THIS!
BACK TO BASICS

with JANICE BERKEBILE

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $100
Friday, September 22, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599
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FREE DEMO!
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

We begin with a simple lesson in how to embellish your personal cursive:
* to understand how letters are constructed,
* to make your journal lettering fancier!


Then, we will expand on the basic construction of letters to approaching the alphabet as a whole artistic concept, the "letterform.". Next, we will experiment with serifs, crossbars and terminals to make your alphabets represent you!

SUPPLY LIST
* Pitt Black Pen XS
* Pitt Black Pen Calligraphy
* Tombow Graphite Pencil HB
* Kneadable eraser
* Tombow mono round eraser
* Kum Pencil Sharpener
* 12” Clear ruler with metal edge
* Bristol Pad
* Tracing Paper
* Light pad
* Color options
*** Basic Watercolor set
*** Watercolor Brush, size round 4

Two Saturdays in September FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, September 9, 23, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am


SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Two Saturdays in September
September 9 and 23, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am


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!

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Principle of Ooze! Intermediate Level Watercolor and Mixed Media with CATHERINE GILL. Sept 23-24, 2017. 10am-4:30pm

Principle of OOZE!
Intermediate Level Watercolor and Mixed Media
with Catherine Gill

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $190
Saturday-Sunday
September 23-24, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Focusing on the strengths of both watercolor and chalk pastel, Catherine Gill creates paintings rich in color and linework. Adding pastel to wet watercolor, Catherine layers playful and dynamic works rich in story and active subjects.

FREE DEMO: "Don't Forget the Basics" for Watercolor with RON STOCKE. Sept 24, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

DON'T FORGET THE BASICS
for WATERCOLOR

with RON STOCKE

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
Saturday-Sunday, October 14-15, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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This class is designed for beginning and intermediate painters who want to avoid the bad habits many will develop in watercolor. Ron says, “This is the class I wish I had early in my painting career”. We will focus on the different stages of a painting and how each stage affects subsequent stages in drastic ways, learning to plan and visualize the final painting from the first brushstrokes.

5th ANNUAL VENDOR DAY/FAIR- Come Meet Representatives From ALL of Your Favorite Brands!. September 30, 2017. 10am-4pm

5th ANNUAL VENDOR FAIR

with NEW PRODUCTS
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS
DOOR PRIZES, LOTS of FUN!

FANTASTIC SALE PRICES

(Sept 30-Oct 1 only)

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Come Meet Representatives From ALL of Your Favorite Brands!
Artist demonstrations throughout the day


COPIC - Artist and designer Denise Lutz will demonstrate Copic's universe of markers and graphics tools
SENNELIER Artist Mary Shea will demonstrate the versatility of pastels.
JACQUARD- Artist and Creative Strategist Alex Preston will demonstrate and feature Jacquard's Marbling Kit
AKUA- Artist Curtis Wright will demonstrate and feature both AKUA printmaking products and SPEEDBALL Screen Printing products and methods
Oil Artist Susan McManamen will demonstrate Williamsburg Oils, Princeton Artist Brushes, and Ampersand Artist Panels
Fabriano
Brusho
Schminke
Molotow
Chartpak
Pentel
Paragon Sumi (Yuming)
Winsor Newton
Bee Paper
M. Graham paint
Yatsutomo
Tombo
Faber
Global
Golden
Speedball
Williamsburg
Ampersand
Tara
General
Stillman Birn
Caren d' Ache
Enkausticos
Derwendt
Strathmore - Artist Kari Foteff will feature the New Vision Line, New Toned Mixed Media pads and the always favorite Greeting Cards.

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Create a Rich Drawing with DON COLLEY. Oct 1, 2017. 10:30 am - 4:00 pm.

CREATE A RICH DRAWING
with DON COLLEY

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $95
Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Creating A Rich Drawing - The role of texture, tone, and mark in building descriptive drawings that convey the nuances of light and varied surfaces.
We will work in monotone media, i.e., water soluble graphite, fountain pens and waterproof ink, a range of cool and warm grey Pitt Artist Pens, white Pitt Artist Pens and white grease pencils aka White China Markers on white and toned papers.

Artist Don Colley will demonstrate in class various techniques from setting up the sketch to building complex values and textures using varied nib widths, brush pens, brushes, and yes, his hands. Depending on the weather, we will draw in the classroom or outside where Don will also give a demonstration.


MATERIALS LIST
Recommended paper - a watercolor paper pad or sketchbook such as a Stillman & Birn Gamma series, the landscape format is nice for landscape and Urban sketching, or Moleskine landscape format watercolor sketchbook. Also, tinted Paper such as that in a Strathmore toned sketchbook. I often prefer the tan paper however the grey paper can be very useful in Urban or industrial areas.
Suggested drawing supplies - fountain pen or a dip pen and a waterproof fountain pen ink that is designed for fountain pens I.e., Noodler's Bulletproof Ink, Platinum Carbon, De Atramentis Document Ink, or whatever dependable water proof inks carried by Daniel Smith or recommended by the good folks at DS. Pitt Artist Pens of various greys in the regular nib size and in the Big Brush Pen. Graphite, both common varieties and waterproof, and watercolor pencils in black and various greys. It will not be necessary to have everything recommended here, best to bring a mix of what you like, and what you'd like to learn about.

6-WEEK CLASS: Basic Drawing with MARY SHEA. Sundays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov 5, 12.

BASIC DRAWING
with MARY SHEA

6-WEEK CLASS: $150
Sundays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 1,8,15,22, 2017
NO CLASS OCTOBER 29
November 5,12, 2017

Register at 206-223-9599

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 each class for a longer drawing, to allow you to use these drawing elements and learn to integrate them into your own practice.

There will be a strong 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.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

DRAWING PAPER: I suggest a pad of drawing paper 11x14 (14x17 is a good, size, too, but less common). (8x10 is small for our purposes, and 18x24 is a bit large – but if you already have pads of paper, bring those for the first sessions). Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class: Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11x14

PENCILS and CHARCOAL: For simplicity, you could get a package that includes the basics:
* General’s Essential Tools 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.
* Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working. Examples:Richeson’s artist tote boards 18x18
* Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8

Other Supplies:
There will be some items we will use by the 3rd or 4th class. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’d like to discuss the materials and show you what we will use. For example, I will ask you to get some ink and a brush, as well as a sheet or two of better drawing paper. We will be using glue sticks at some point, and perhaps some color materials later in the session (colored pencils or watercolor or who knows where we'll go!).
Questions: email Mary

FREE DEMO: Special Effects in Watercolour with JANE BLUNDELL. Oct 7, 2017. 1-3pm.

SPECIAL EFFECTS in WATERCOLOR
with JANE BLUNDELL

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jane will discuss the characteristics and colours she suggests for different watercolour applications. She will create a painting that demonstrates a broad range of watercolour techniques. Questions are always welcome

Urban Sketcher, Illustrator, Botanical Illustrator, figurative and abstract artist Jane Blundell brings her wonder, mastery and love of watercolor to DANIEL SMITH in 2017. Jane's generous and cheerful manner invites everyone to learn her methods and techniques. Jane's passion for the beauty of nature fills every painting and work. Please don't miss this opportunity to better your artist skills and fill your October with the warmth of Jane's influence.

Be sure to check out the rest of Jane's exciting events!
1-DAY WORKSHOP #1: $125
TRAVEL SKETCHING

Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
MASTERING WATERCOLOURS

Monday-Tuesday,
October 9-10, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

1-DAY WORKSHOP #2: $125
COLOUR MIXING with WATERCOLOURS

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Travel Sketching with JANE BLUNDELL. Oct 8, 2017. 10:30am-4:30pm

TRAVEL SKETCHING
with JANE BLUNDELL

1-DAY WORKSHOP #1: $125
Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

This one day workshop is suitable for relative beginners as well as experiences sketchers. We’ll look at a range of sketching and drawing techniques and tools, work through a great travel sketching watercolour palette and hopefully get outside to work on location wiht what we’ve covered. It will be a busy workshop and Jane will have lots tools for you to try out.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS LIST
* Watercolour sketchbook/Notebook – ideally a watercolour paper notebook so you can keep a record of colour wheels, mixing charts and so on in one place OR use a notebook just for notes and get a 185GSM medium watercolour pad in A5 size and build a loose leaf system. Recommended watercolour notebooks are Stillman & Birn Alpha (I love their 9” x 6” landscape book) or Moleskine watercolour notebook in A5 landscape. Handbook also make a nice watercolour notebook or Pentallic or Winsor & Newton. A5 is a good size to explore but chose your favourite format
* Watercolours and Palette – minimal 12 colours for the workshop. (Also see my ‘Ultimate Mixing Set’ on my website, which has all the colours in bold plus Jane’s Grey in Daniel Smith watercolours.) Please use Artist Quality in which ever brand you choose. I recommend Daniel Smith, though if you have others that is fine. Choose a palette you like - if you want you can wait to set it up in the course. There are lots on info on palette options on my website.
*** Cool or mid yellow preferably transparent, preferably not cadmium yellow (eg Hansa Yellow Medium (or Hansa Yellow Light if you prefer a cool rather than a mid yellow)
*** Warm yellow preferably transparent, preferably not a Cadmium yellow (eg Hansa Yellow Deep, New Gamboge, Indian yellow, Quinacridone Gold
*** Optional but useful - Warm red preferably transparent, not a cadmium red (eg Pyrrol Scarlet)
*** Optional but useful - Crimson red (NOT Alizarin crimson) Permanent Alizarin crimson is fine (or Pyrrol Crimson, or Athraquinoid red)
*** Quinacridone Rose
*** Ultramarine PB29 or French Ultramarine
*** Optional but useful - Phthalo Blue Green Shade PB15
*** Cerulean chromium PB36 DS)
*** A yellow earth - Yellow ochre PY43 or raw sienna PBr7 or Goethite
*** Burnt Sienna preferably PBr7 by DS
*** Indian Red
*** Phthalo green Blue Shade PG7
*** Raw Umber
*** Buff titanium
*** Optional – make Jane’s Grey (can be done in class)
*** Optional but useful – undersea green, sap green, perylene green
*** (More information on warm and cool colours and different brand options can be found on my website but all mentioned here are Daniel Smith)
* Brushes You can use whatever you have but a suggestion is
*** two round brushes of approx. size 4 and 8, though sizes vary considerably between brands and a ¼” flat brush for painting the colour charts. (Travel brushes are fine –consider Da Vinci, Rosemary & Co or Escoda)
*** Larger flat wash brush of up to 1” or mop brush squirrel or synthetic.
* Pencils B or 2B and pen for writing and drawing – waterproof black felt tip useful, and other pens or fountain pens if you have them.
* Ruler
* Sponges – natural preferred. Available from art shops or pharmacy/drug store. Not needed until lesson 3.
* Paper towel.
* Two water containers – 2KG yogurt or 2L ice cream containers excellent
* Optional – Spray water bottle
* Optional – masking tape. You may choose to use masking tape to protect the edges of your paintings. I don’t, but some like to.
--The best materials are the ones you actually enjoy using and this will be partially an experiential workshop so you can try techniques and materials for yourself before you decide to buy them.
--So - I will have samples sketching materials for you to try so don’t feel you have to buy a load of materials you may not use. Bring what you have rather than rushing out to buy more and just buy what you need in the workshop.

Urban Sketcher, Illustrator, Botanical Illustrator, figurative and abstract artist Jane Blundell brings her wonder, mastery and love of watercolor to DANIEL SMITH in 2017. Jane's generous and cheerful manner invites everyone to learn her methods and techniques. Jane's passion for the beauty of nature fills every painting and work. Please don't miss this opportunity to better your artist skills and fill your October with the warmth of Jane's influence.

Be sure to check out the rest of Jane's exciting events!
FREE DEMO!
SPECIAL EFFECTS in WATERCOLOUR

Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
MASTERING WATERCOLOURS

Monday-Tuesday,
October 9-10, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

1-DAY WORKSHOP #2: $125
COLOUR MIXING with WATERCOLOURS

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Mastering Watercolours with JANE BLUNDELL. Oct 9-10, 2017. 10am-4pm

MASTERING WATERCOLORS
with JANE BLUNDELL

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
MASTERING WATERCOLOURS

Monday-Tuesday,
October 9-10, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Mastering watercolours - This two day workshop will take you from the ground up setting jp your ideal palette and working through colour mixing exercises, watercolours application exercises and some finished paintings to get you feeling comfortable with watercolour. Suitable for relative beginners but also for those who’ve explored a bit but need some guidance or advanced techniques to explore.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS LIST
* Paper. 300gsm paper. Arches medium highly recommended. Suggestions include 1 pad of A4 size or even better A3 size, or buy a full sheet and cut it up. Other brands are also an option but only get artist quality or you won’t get good results.
* Watercolour sketchbook – ideally a watercolour paper notebook so you can keep a record of colour wheels, mixing charts and so on in one place OR get a 185GSM medium watercolour pad in A5 size and build a loose leaf system. Recommended watercolour notebooks are Stillman & Birn Alpha (I love their 9” x 6” landscape book) or Moleskine watercolour notebook in A5 landscape. Handbook also make a nice watercolour notebook. For some projects, the Arches larger sheets will give the best results. We won’t be out sketching every day.
* Watercolours – minimal 12 colours for the course. (Also see my ‘Ultimate Mixing Set’ on my website, which has all the colours in bold plus Jane’s Grey in Daniel Smith watercolours.) Please use Artist Quality in which ever brand you can find. I recommend and use Daniel Smith but other brands are fine if that is what you have.
*** Cool or mid yellow preferably transparent, preferably not cadmium yellow (eg DS Hansa Yellow Medium or DS Hansa Yellow Light
*** Warm yellow preferably transparent, preferably not a Cadmium yellow (eg DS Hansa Yellow Deep, DS New Gamboge, Indian yellow, DS Quinacridone Gold)
*** Warm red preferably transparent, not a cadmium red (eg DS Pyrrol Scarlet)
*** Crimson red (NOT Alizarin crimson) DS Permanent Alizarin crimson is fine (or DS Pyrrol Crimson, or Anthraquinoid Red)
*** Quinacridone Rose
*** Ultramarine PB29 or French Ultramarine
*** DS Phthalo Blue Green Shade PB15
*** DS Cerulean chromium
*** Yellow ochre PY43 and/ or raw sienna PBr7 and/or Goethite
*** DS Burnt Sienna
*** DS Indian Red
*** DS Phthalo green Blue Shade
*** Optional but recommended Raw Umber
*** Optional but nice to have Buff titanium
*** Optional make Jane’s Grey in class.
*** (More information on warm and cool colours and different brand options can be found on my website)
* Brushes You can use whatever you have but a suggestion is
*** two round brushes of approx. size 4 and 8, though sizes vary considerably between brands. Travel brushes are also an option – about a size 4 and 8 would work ok.
*** ¼”/6mm flat brush, synthetic is fine.
*** Larger flat wash brush of up to 1” or mop brush squirrel or synthetic mottler
*** Fine sable or imitation sable approx size 2 for fine detail – optional.
* Pencils B or 2B and pen for writing and drawing – waterproof black felt tip useful.
* Ruler
* Paper towel.
* Two water containers – 2KG yogurt or 2L icecream containers excellent
* Optional – Spray water bottle
* Optional – masking tape. You may choose to use masking tape to protect the edges of your paintings. I don’t, but some like to.

Urban Sketcher, Illustrator, Botanical Illustrator, figurative and abstract artist Jane Blundell brings her wonder, mastery and love of watercolor to DANIEL SMITH in 2017. Jane's generous and cheerful manner invites everyone to learn her methods and techniques. Jane's passion for the beauty of nature fills every painting and work. Please don't miss this opportunity to better your artist skills and fill your October with the warmth of Jane's influence.

Be sure to check out the rest of Jane's exciting events!
FREE DEMO!
SPECIAL EFFECTS in WATERCOLOUR

Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP #1: $125
TRAVEL SKETCHING

Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

1-DAY WORKSHOP #2: $125
COLOUR MIXING with WATERCOLOURS

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599