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Monday, February 26, 2018 NEW STORE HOURS Take Effect at Bellevue and Seattle

NEW STORE HOURS!
Bellevue AND Seattle
Changes take effect
Monday, February 26, 2018


BELLEVUE HOURS:
closed - MONDAYS
10-6 Tuesday - Sunday

SEATTLE HOURS:
OPEN 7 DAYS
10-6

We look forward to seeing you!

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.

Saturday, January 13 – FREE WATERCOLOR DEMONSTRATION Realism and Abstraction in the same painting. Cheryl R Long


Saturday, January 13 – FREE WATERCOLOR DEMONSTRATION
Realism and Abstraction in the same painting
12-1:30
with Cheryl Renee Long
Cheryl will show how to combine a realistic center of interest with bold and unexpected abstract backgrounds in the same piece.  Mix opaque and transparent! Break some rules!

Cheryl is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest and has been an artist from early on.  She takes her observations of the world around her and uses her knowledge of color and paint characteristics to depict those observations in beautiful and flowing color. 

Visit her website at www.cherylrlong.com


Free Demonstration. Kathy Collins. Watercolor collage featuring Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks. 01.28.18


Sunday, January 28– FREE WATERCOLOR DEMONSTRATION
Impressionistic Watercolors, featuring Daniel Smith watercolor sticks
From Inspiration to Presentation
12-1:30
with Kathy Collins
Kathy will demonstrate her process for impressionistic paintings, from beginning with watercolor sticks, to mounting on board for a contemporary look. 

Her award-winning paintings have been featured in American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, and the Splash-Best of Watercolor series. 

Her work with watercolor sticks has recently been seen in the December 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine.  Kathy is a Signature Member of the NWWS and Women Painters of Washington.  

Visit her site to see more of her work: www.kathycollinswatercolors.com




Watercolor Workshop.Chihiro Yable. Roses in a Jar. 01.14.17


Sunday, January 14 – $100 WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
ROSES IN A JAR - 
11:30-4:30
with Chihiro Yabe

Watercolor roses look beautiful and timeless, but painting them can be intimidating.

Chihiro will teach her approach to soft, beautiful florals in watercolor with this project oriented step by step workshop.  

Registration is required and a supply list will be available via email. 

Please call 425-643-1781 to register or email bellevue.store@danielsmith.com 
(include your phone number so we can complete registration)

Stella Canfield Comes to Bellevue February 2018



Update 1/31/18 -     Stella's demonstration and workshop have been Cancelled - due to unforeseen events


Sunday, February 4 – FREE WATERCOLOR DEMONSTRATION
The Magic of Watercolor 
12-1:30
with Stella Canfield


Saturday Feb 17-Sunday Feb 18 – $250 WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
The Magic of Watercolor 
10:30-4:30 each day
with Stella Canfield

Each day will include a demonstration by Stella, but be ready to WORK in this workshop.  Stella will take you through sketching, design, color, light and techniques combined with emotion, brush strokes, and final touches to create your own paintings.  Bring your own original reference photo.  A supply list will be provided via email. Registration is required.  




While talking about developing her own creative process, Stella will take you through sketching, design, color, light and techniques combined with emotion, brush strokes, and final touches to create a painting during this demo

Stella Canfield watercolor workshops are all about YOU! YOU develop your own creative process and finishing a painting everyday (if not two!). From sketching to design, color, light and techniques until applying emotion, brush strokes, and final touched, Stella will be there for you through the entire day, making you feel comfortable and confident with your process.

As important as painting, you will learn about Stella’s process (she calls it the ‘Muse') and how to fit art into the busy dynamic of the daily life. Stella is a working artist, mother of four, wife and friend, active member of society and a volunteer. She keeps up with life on two continents, North America and Europe. Her energy is contagious! Her passion for life and art is irresistible!

Each class starts with a fast demo after which you dedicate the rest of the day to YOU and YOUR process. Plan to work hard and have a lot of fun. Stella reports the biggest challenge artists face (in these workshops and generally) is to overcome and leave behind the worries and personal limits we carry around that prevent us from “getting into the Zone”. You will paint! You will free yourself from pressure and judgment. You will accept the pleasure of enjoying the creative process while creating for no one else but yourself. There are no limits to creation!

Free Hands On Demo. DS Luminescent Watercolors with Thom Wright


Saturday, January 6 – FREE HANDS ON DEMONSTRATION
Daniel Smith's Luminescent Watercolors - Unlock the Potential
12-1:30
with Thom Wright

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!

Space and supplies are limited, please call the store to reserve your space for this FREE event.
425.643.1781

Business of Art Series Winter 2017


Business of Art - A series of conversations for professional and soon to be professional artists
with Ray Pfortner
Select Tuesdays
12-1:30
Free


Join Ray Pfortner and other area artists to discuss how, why, when and if to make your art into a business. Learn from each other what has worked for others and might work for you, too. Come for one or all of the series.  Even if you've attended before, each session is different with different attendees, points of view, experiences, and insights. 

November 7
20 Practical Tips for selling your Art (Originals and more)

November 14
Turn your Art into Cards and SELL them

December 5
Merchandising, Licensing, and Pricing your Art