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Sunday May 27 – Watercolor Mini Class $10
12-2:00
Small Landscape
with Chihiro Yabe
Chihiro Yabe leads you step by step through a landscape painting suitable for framing and display when you get home. All supplies are provided, although you may wish to bring your own brushes. Please call store to register.

Saturday May 12 – Watercolor Mini Class $10
12-2:00
Birch Trees
with Cindy Saros
Cindy Saros leads you step by step through a birch tree painting. All supplies are provided, although you may wish to bring your own brushes. Please call store 425.643.1781 to register.


Charlene Collins Freeman Travel Journals


Saturday June 2- Free Presentation – Travel Journals
11-12:30
with Charlene Collins Freeman
We’re thrilled that Charlene will share a presentation including her sketchbooks, favorite supplies, and tips for creating travel journals. Its always fun to see what artists create on-the-go, now you have a chance to find out how Charlene does it.


"Travel Sketchbooking with Charlene Collins Freeman
Keeping a sketchbook while I travel is about recording my journeys in a way that makes me slow down and observe, contemplate, and sketch.  When I travel, everything seems new. My sketchbook helps me to understand and deepen what I experience and create memories. 
Traveling with a sketchbook is not about doing “good” drawings or paintings. It's about taking visual notes, being in the moment and letting your hand record what you see.

Sketching requires trust in one's ability to see, slowing down, and the desire to travel differently.

Behind every sketchbook page, there are stories and emotions, and a simple line or color will bring you right back to the moment; you will be able to see, hear, and feel what you experienced on your trips. I am in love with traveling with a sketchbook and take students to Europe and around the US to sketch and travel.

Come join me for this 90 minute presentation. I will show you my favorite travel kit and share some of my travel sketchbooks, approaches and experiences." CCF

Sunday April 29– Free Watercolor Demonstration
12:00-1:30
with Cheryl Renee Long
Plein Aire: Everything You Need To Know
Cheryl Renee Long will guide you through the essentials
of plein aire. You can expect:


  • A handout with a handy check list for safe and comfortable plein aire painting
  • The spirit and expectations around plein aire
  • Opportunities to participate in plein aire events all over the world and at home
  • Odd things that can trip you up.
  • Your individual questions answered.
  • A demo by Cheryl to illustrate a typical approach to plein aire 

Molly Murrah Digital Images Mini workshop




WORKING WITH YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES
with MOLLY MURRAH

MINI-WORKSHOP: $40
001 900 804

Saturday, May 26, 2018
12:00-2:00 pm
Register at 425.643.1781

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!

St Patrick's day and Spring themed Mini Classes


Sunday March 11 – GELLI PLATE PRINTING MINI-CLASS $10
Spring & St Patrick's day cards, tags & tokens 
11:30-1:00         
with Nan Robkin
Create unique works of art with Nan Robkin and Gelli Plates.  Supplies are provided.
Space and supplies are limited, please contact the store to register.
Saturday, January 27– CREATIVE LETTERING MINI-CLASS $15
Spring & St Patrick's day cards, tags & tokens  with the Pilot Parallel Pen
2-3:30             
with Kathy Barker
Kathy will teach you several fun techniques to use the Pilot Parallel Pen including simple but beautiful lettering and linework.  Each participant receives a pen of their own.  

Supplies are provided.
Space and supplies are limited, please contact the store to register.

Textures and Special Effects in Watercolor


JUST ADDED TO THE SCHEDULE

HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATION 
Cindy Valdez
Sunday, February 4, 2018
12-1:30 (one session only)
Free


Come play with paint as Cindy encourages you to break out of a painting rut by adding texture and unpredictability into your work. 

See what happens when you introduce salt  into your wet washes.  
Create additional lines and texture by using cling film with your paints. Let's see what we can come up with to move that paint around in surprising ways.

This is a hands-on session to allow you to explore the 
processes yourself and leave with swatches of several techniques for reference in your own work.  

Space is limited. Please call 425-643-1781 to reserve a spot..

Watercolor Workshop Chihiro Yabe


Saturday, February 3 – $100 WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Springtime Scene - 
11:30-4:30
with Chihiro Yabe
Chihiro will teach her approach to soft, beautiful florals and a fuzzy pal in watercolor with this project oriented workshop.  Registration is required and a supply list will be available via email. 

Please call the store at 425.643.1781 or email bellevue.store@danielsmith.com to register.

Valentine Mini Classes January 27, 2018

Saturday, January 27– GELLI PLATE PRINTING MINI-CLASS $10
Valentines cards, tags, and tokens
12-1:30           Class is fully booked
with Nan Robkin
Create unique works of art with Nan Robkin and Gelli Plates.  Supplies are provided.
Space and supplies are limited, please contact the store to register.
Saturday, January 27– LOVE THAT PEN! MINI-CLASS $15
Valentines cards, tags, and tokens with the Pilot Parallel Pen
2-4:00             Class is fully booked
with Kathy Barker
Kathy will teach you several fun techniques to use the Pilot Parallel Pen including simple but beautiful lettering and linework.  Each participant receives a pen of their own.  Supplies are provided.
Space and supplies are limited, please contact the store to register.

Please call 425-643-1781 to register.