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

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


SEATTLE HOURS:
OPEN 7 DAYS
10-6

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

We look forward to seeing you!

Feb 18, Week 6 of 6-WEEK CLASS: Drawn to Color with MARY SHEA. Sundays 2-4pm. Jan 14 - Feb 18, 2018.


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 14 - February 18, 2018
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 DEMO! Paint with Drawing Tools - Watercolor Drawing Isn't Just Water-Soluble Pencils with JOAN WRIGHT. Feb 19, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

PAINT with DRAWING TOOLS: WATERCOLOR DRAWING ISN'T JUST WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS
with JOAN WRIGHT

FREE HANDS-ON DEMO!
Monday, February 19, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Bring your drawing tools to this demo. What do you use? pencils? charcoal? pastels? oil pastels? crayons? chalk? encaustics? ink? brush pens? ball-point pens? gel pens? sharpies? sticks? rocks? rusty metal? Bring the drawing tools you use.

One of the best things about watercolor is how some materials repel it and some materials play well with it. For example: Nickel Azo Yellow (PY 150) mixed with almost any other color fascinates us both with the lovely mixed colors we get and how it bullies or runs from its mixing partners. Even when using your tried and true playground pals of Nickel Azo, and you let the wet colors have their way, you will be surprised and delighted with results you never imagined.

This is the experience I have using different drawing tools with watercolor. Some dissolve and mix in watercolor, some just remain as you lay them down, some function as a resist and make interesting patches where watercolor refuses to be placed. I gasp with delight at the unexpected results of watercolor running from a resist material laid down in a gestural way.

Come play and get your artistic energy recharged. The world population clock (https://www.census.gov/popclock/) estimates our planet holds roughly 7,453,761,600 individuals right now. So there are at least that many options for using drawing tools and watercolors. I'm excited by the challenge!

Feb 19, Week 7 of 8-WEEK CLASS: Mythical Creatures (acrylic) with SHELLEY IRISH. Jan 8-Feb 26, 2018. Mondays 5-6:30 pm

MYTHICAL CREATURES
with SHELLEY IRISH

8-WEEK CLASS: $200
Monday Evenings
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018
February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
Register at 206-223-9599


Learn how to paint mythical creatures from the inside out. In this no-pressure acrylic painting workshop, we start with bones and muscles to piece together anatomy from 2 or more creatures. We design our creature’s action and posturing, and natural habitat. Let your imagination run wild!

Shelley Irish teaches straightforward painting techniques complemented by creative self-care exercises to give you a unique learning experience. To learn more about the workshop and Shelley, please visit www.gallerysati.com.

~ MATERIALS LIST ~
  * Acrylic paint: black, white, terra rosa (earth red) and your 3 favorite colors
  * Acrylic painting brushes: 2 large (one square tipped and one rounded), 2 medium (one square tipped and one rounded), 2 small (one square tipped and one rounded)
  * Palette knife
  * Palette of your choosing, wooden, paper, glass
  * Canvas: your choice, but no smaller than 16” x 20”. if you like symmetry, a square canvas will give you the best results for this class.
  * 2 cups for water
  * paper towels

FREE DEMO: Drawing Animals with Derwent Colored Drawing Pencils with JULIA CARPENTER. Feb 24, 2018. 10am-11:30am.

DRAWING ANIMALS with DERWENT COLORED DRAWING PENCILS
with JULIA CARPENTER

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

I wondered why Derwent features animal drawings in all their advertisements of these colored "drawing" pencils. Then I started using them. Instead of searching for a color natural to animal fur, feathers, skin and scales, these 12 or 24 colors offered lucious creamy "natural" colors that blend well and lay down color both subtle and bold.

Julia Carpenter is truly a portrait master. Her empathy stops us dead in our tracks. This demo will be different than others because she'll use colored pencils--these small tools. We're used to seeing her cover space with broad tools and brushes swimming with color. She will still make the color swim and express the essence of animals living their lives. But how will she do it--with pencils?? I want to know.

FREE DEMO: Acrylic Pouring with THOM WRIGHT. Feb 24, 2018. 10:30am-12pm

ACRYLIC POURING
with THOM WRIGHT

FREE DEMO
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thom will show you some fun and clever acrylic pouring techniques. It will be lots of fun and full of ideas to energize your acrylic paintings!

Can’t draw? No problem. Creativity blocked? This can help.

Thom will do direct pours, pours with mediums, dirty pours, pours with inclusions, and pours on a variety of substrates.

WORKSHOP: Unique Watercolor Landscapes - Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary with JENNA HOWELL. Feb 24, 2018. 1pm-5pm

UNIQUE WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPES: TURNING ORDINARY INTO EXTRAORDINARY
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $55
Saturday, February 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Watercolor artist and instructor Jenna Howell will show you how to transform ordinary landscape photos into gorgeous, visually interesting works of art.

First, we will discuss how to look differently at your surroundings and find beauty in everything around you. Jenna will demonstrate how to effectively use color and design to create depth and interest in your paintings. In the workshop, Jenna will help you create a landscape painting that is 100% unique to you.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES
*  Arches 140lb 9"X11" watercolor paper
*  DANIEL SMITH pigments (recommended but not required):
  **  Rich Green Gold
  **  Jadeite Genuine
  **  Green Apatite Genuine
  **  Quinacridone Rose
  **  Permanent Red Deep
  **  Hansa Yellow Medium
  **  Aussie Red Gold
  **  Manganese Blue Hue
  **  Prussian Blue
  **  Black Tourmaline
  **  Burnt Sienna
*  BRUSHES
  **  Round, sizes 10 and 10
  **  Liner, size 2

FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, Feb 25, 2018. 2pm-4pm


SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Sunday, February 25, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 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!

FREE DEMO: Mounting Watercolor Paintings to Wood Panels with JENNA HOWELL. Mar 3, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

MOUNTING WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS to WOOD PANELS
with JENNA HOWELL

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, March 3, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Come and discover a new way to display your watercolors! Jenna will demonstrate how to mount watercolor paper to artists wood panels. This also includes adding wire to the back of the panel for hanging and display purposes.

Mounting watercolor to wood is not only a wonderfully modern way to display a painting, but it is a much more cost effective than framing artwork.

FREE DEMO: Art Transfers onto Beeswax - a new way to show and sell your art no matter what medium, 2D and 3D with RAY PFORTNER. Mar 4, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

ART TRANSFERS ONTO BEESWAX - A NEW WAY TO SHOW AND SELL YOUR ART NO MATTER WHAT MEDIUM: 2D OR 3D
with RAY PFORTNER

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, March 4, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $100
001 900 218

Friday, March 23, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Encaustic is one of the "hottest" mediums being practiced today (pun intended). The March 4th DEMO shows the process you will use in the April 15th workshop to transfer you art - of ANY MEDIUM (PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, PRINTMAKING) 2D and 3D! - into a beeswax image for a very beautifully different and highly salable presentation of your work.

In this workshop, you will learn by doing. You will transfer you art of ANY MEDIUM into beeswax. This is not collaging your work, or embedding it into wax. Instead, you will float the art on the surface of the wax producing an incredible 3D effect that glows from behind once you remove the paper used in the transfer.

To learn the method of making a successful transfer, we will burnish and remove the paper to create the image floating on wax. First as a team, we will complete a panel. Then, with some experience under your belt, you will make your own panel of your own work. A materials fee wil provide the beeswax, the panels and everything you need.

MATERIALS, PROCEDURES AND PROCESS:
*1* Bring a digital version of your art - a photograph or a scan *NOTE* Must be a LASER (not InkJet) print, like a photocopy from any copy shop. *2* the digital image must be sized either 5x7 or 5x5 inches *3* bring at least 4 or 5 copies of the image(s) you want to transfer *4* if the orientation of your art matters, make a horizontal flip on the digital print you bring. The transfer process will create a reversed image of your art.