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New September 2018 Dates! GEORGIA MANSUR events rescheduled from May 2018.

All May 2018 events for GEORGIA MANSUR
have been rescheduled to September 2018,

FREE DEMO: Sunday, September 23, 2018. Time TBD
1-DAY WORKSHOP: Monday, September 24, 2018. 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
2-DAY WORKSHOP: Tuesday-Wednesday, September 25-26, 2018. 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Phone 206-223-9599 to register!

FREE DEMO: Don't Settle for the White (Mixed Media and Acrylic) with ALICIA HARVEY. May 5, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

DON'T SETTLE FOR THE WHITE (MIXED MEDIA and ACRYLIC)
with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, May 5, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

We thrill with the anticipation of a new painting. Then we pull out our paper or canvas and it stares back at us, full of the "WHITE", the cold, blank emptiness that opens the door to self-doubt and reluctance. STOP right there. Reclaim the joy and abandon of making art by shutting down the white.

In this demo, Alicia Harvey reminds or maybe introduces you to the concept of underpainting where all methods are fair game. Alicia will use paint, stamping, stencil, gesso, paper collage, and more, showing you how to create colorful and fun bases for your paintings, mixed media pieces, or journal work. The image contains two underpaintings and one portrait on top of an underpainting.

FREE DEMO: Using Sennelier's Abstract Acrylic with AARON HOERBER. May 6, 2018. 1:30pm-3pm

USING SENNELIER'S ABSTRACT ACRYLICS
with AARON HOERBER

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, May 6, 2018
1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Sennelier's Abstract line of professional acrylics is versatile, pigment loaded, and ready for all the imaginative use you can put to them. The new bag design with nozzle options makes putting paint to canvas, board, wall, glass, metal, every surface as easy as squeezing and moving the color around.

Aaron Hoerber's "Flowers" above was made using these rich and vibrant paints. Join his demo to spark your imagination and help you bring these wonderful acrylics into your studio and practice of art.

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Italian Architecture in Watercolor with JENNA HOWELL. May 11, 2018. 10:30am-3pm

ITALIAN ARCHITECTURE in WATERCOLOR
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $55
Friday, May 11, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a wonderful workshop capturing the beauty of old venetian buildings. In this workshop, you will learn about composition, creating texture and the illusion of light and depth. Jenna gives in depth, step by step demonstration, as well as one on one advice throughout the whole workshop, to help advance your skills. All levels of artistic experience welcome!

Please note; We will be painting the same photo as shown above. Please come to the workshop with said photo drawn (or traced) on an 8"x10" or 9"x12" piece of arches paper.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES
 *  Arches 8”x10” or 9”x12” watercolor paper
 *  DANIEL SMITH Watercolors
   *  Quinacridone Rose
   *  Aussie Red Gold
   *  Hansa Yellow Medium
   *  Quinacridone Gold
   *  Permanent Brown
   *  Manganese Blue Hue
   *  French Ultramarine
   *  Black Tourmaline Genuine
   *  Blue Apatite Genuine
 *  Dr. P.h. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
 *  Round brushes sizes 10 and 20
 *  Liner brush size 2

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Drawing and Color with MARY SHEA. May 13, 2018. 10:30am-4:30pm

colored pencil study for Pierre's Garden
by MARY SHEA
oil on canvas 24x24
"The Garden After Bonnard"
MARY SHEA
DRAWING AND COLOR
with MARY SHEA

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $85
001 900 183

Sunday, May 13, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mary's all-day workshop will allow participants to experience the pleasure of drawing with color. After Mary's introduction showing how she and many other artists have used color when drawing, there will be drawing ‘warm-ups’, time for practicing contour and gesture, line and tone, followed by several formal (yet fun) color ‘exercises’. After a break for lunch, students will focus on a longer still life drawing and build their confidence in using color as an integral part of a drawing.

The workshop is appropriate for adults with a modest amount of drawing experience as well as more practiced artists who wish to improve their skills.

SUPPLY LIST
DRAWING PAPER:  A pad of heavier weight drawing paper (with a smooth surface). I recommend:
  ** Canson XL Mixed Media Pad – 11x 14 It will be used for both wet and dry drawing so it needs some strength.
  ** one sheet of nice paper - for example a sheet (22” x 30”) of Rising Stonehenge (white), or Rives BFK (22” x 30”) (white) OR a special paper like Hannemule – we will talk about options and you can buy a sheet on break!
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
WATERCOLOR BRUSHES: You only need to bring one, but feel free to bring a few if you like. The one that you’ll need should be a round one, not a flat (the square ones). You’ll be using it to both draw and paint, so it should not be too small. #8 or #10 is a good size for our work.
WATERCOLORS: If you have watercolors, bring what you have – at least a Red, Yellow and Blue. If you are buying, I recommend Daniel Smith’s. Note: the workshop is not a watercolor workshop, the watercolors will be used more as a drawing element than a painting one!
  ** Hansa Yellow Medium
  ** Permanent Red Deep
    ** Ultramarine Blue
GRAPHITE PENCILS: Bring at least two, not hard ones, preferably 2B and 4B.
ERASERS: (1 or 2) – a solid one, like Staedtler or Pink Pearl; not the kneaded ones
PENCIL SHARPENER: nothing fancy – hand held, pocket sized: there are many to choose from
REMEMBER TO PACK A LUNCH UNLESS YOU WISH TO EAT OUT!!
email with any questions: sheattle@juno.com

1-DAY WORKSHOP: The Six Essential Skill Sets of Drawing with DAVID LOBENBERG. May 18, 2018. 10:30am-4:30pm

SIX ESSENTIAL SKILL SETS of DRAWING
with DAVID LOBENBERG

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $125
Friday, May 18, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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David Lobenberg, MFA from UCLA and adjunct art professor at Sacramento City College continues to refine his high level of expertise in painting and drawing. He teaches, publishes and exhibits internationally.

In this one-day workshop, David will work you through the six primary skill sets of drawing he feels are essential to an artists' success: Angles, proportion (or size), position, contours, values, and shapes. Although David will demonstrate and discuss each skill set you will work through exercises designed to practice purposefully each one. The skill sets progress cumulatively, the new skill set refines the previous one. Supply lists will be added nearer to the workshop date.

MATERIALS LIST
*  One Inexpensive 9 inch by 12 inch sketch pad
*  One 8b to 9b soft drawing pencil (a soft office pencil will do)
*  One kneaded eraser
*  One hand or battery-powered pencil sharpener
*  One ultra fine tip Sharpie pen or comparable brand
NOTE: David will also be bringing extra supplies, handouts for each of the six skill sets, and lots of learning tools.

WORKSHOP and FREE DEMO: California Vibe! Watercolor Portraiture with DAVID LOBENBERG. May 19, 2018. 11am-12:30pm

CALIFORNIA VIBE! WATERCOLOR PORTRAITURE
with DAVID LOBENBERG

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
CALIFORNIA VIBE! WATERCOLOR PORTRAITURE

Sunday-Monday, May 20-21, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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David Lobenberg is an exciting teacher who is pure California--he goes his own way and makes a new path. No demure procedures involved: be ready to splatter, slash, and slap the color into place! The result may be color that is lifted and layered, but the natural pools and blooms of watercolor as his toolbox, not problems to overcome. He controls the headstrong behavior of watercolor into fabulously active paintings that pull the viewer up for some close-talk.

“California-Vibe Portraiture” is all about the contrasts of opacity and transparency, posed subjects and gesture. Richly spontaneous is the feeling his work gives off.

In the workshop, you'll begin by posing and taking photographs or using reference photos of your subjects. You'll then trace out simple contour outlines of their head and features and transfer them onto your watercolor paper. Then the fun begins: you'll "California-Vibe" the drawing!

A regular teacher at Art in the Mountains, the Utah Watercolor Society, the Society Of Western Artists, Northwest Pacific Art School, and the Madeline Island School of the Arts. David's watercolor portraits can be seen at lobenbergart.com, Pinterest, and Facebook. Sign up for his email newsletter! David Lobenberg's work is regularly exhibited and published internationally and within the United States.

SUPPLY LIST
* Paint: Student or professional grade (I highly recommend using professional watercolors) tube watercolor paint such as DANIEL SMITH, Schminke, Holbein, Winsor Newton etc. Colors: Payne’s Gray (Winsor Newton preferably), a bright lipstick red such as Opera (I LOVE this color!) or Permanent Rose, Alizarin or Crimson Red, Cadmium Yellow and or Cad.Yellow Light (also Azo and Bismuth yellows are some killer translucent, warm yellows that I like but not totally necessary if you just want to stick with the cads.) Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt Blue, Phthalo Blue (or Peacock Blue), Cirulean Blue, Tourqoise Blue Light, plus any other bright colors that you would want to throw into this mix!
* A #12 or #16 round watercolor brush that comes to a beautiful, tapered point. I suggest a combination natural and synthetic hair. Don't go too cheap!...this size brush is a real workhorse, and is the one you will paint with the most.
* A small # 6 round watercolor brush.
* A 1/4 inch, flat watercolor brush.
* A Hake brush or 3 to 4 inch flat watercolor brush (any other brushes that you’d like to throw into the mix will be fine).
* A soft graphite drawing pencil (can simply be a soft Ticonderoga office pencil).
*About two or so sheets (22 by 30 inches) of 140lb Arches (or any other Professional grade – I like Fabriano and Arches extra white) cold press watercolor paper (NOT cold press rough!). We will be mostly painting on one eight (5 1/2X 7 ½ inches) and quarter sheets (11 by 15 inches). We can cut them (I’ll show you my easy method) at the workshop.
* A good size rectangular plastic palette with paint wells around the outside and a good size mixing area in the inside. The palette should measure about 10 by16 inches. There are various manufactures of these palettes, but they are all around this size and configuration.
*Half to one inch wide 3M blue painters tape or masking tape that can keep out water but will not harm the watercolor paper when pulled off.
* One box of Original Mr. Clean Magic Erasers (all white). I will have some extra ones if you have difficulty procuring these. This product can be found in the cleaning section of most supermarkets or at Home Depot and other hardware stores that have cleaning products.
* One 11 by 14 inch or so tracing pad.
* A roll of absorbent kitchen paper towel
* A roll of absorbent kitchen paper towels, absorbent cloth or sponge to soak up extra water on the brush.
*Something to hold about a liter or so of water.
*Prismacolor (or any brand and colored watercolor pencils will work as well) drawing pencils. Bring these colors (or as close as you can get to these recommended colors): a warm red like Scarlet Red 922, a cool red like Crimson Red 924, a basic warm yellow like Canary Yellow 916, a basic grass green like True Green 910, Flesh 939, a lavender like Lavender 934, a blue like True Blue 903, a purple like Purple 931, a dark brown like Dark Brown 946, a warm brown like Sienna Brown 945, a white like White 938, and a black pencil. This is a set of twelve colored pencils. If you want to add a few more colors (but not too many!), you may.

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Expressive Watercolor Florals with JENNA HOWELL. June 8, 2018. 10:30am-3pm

EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR FLORALS
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $65
Friday, June 8, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Discover the world of loose, fresh and unique watercolor flowers! Jenna will demonstrate how to work with a large brush to create meaningful and expressive brushstrokes. Workshop topics will include composition, color mixing, blending watercolors, layering and how to simplify tricky flower shapes.

All levels of artistic experience welcome!

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES
 *  2 sheets of Arches 11"x15" watercolor paper
 *  DANIEL SMITH Watercolors
   *  Quinacridone Rose
   *  Aussie Red Gold
   *  Manganese Blue Hue
   *  French Ultramarine
   *  Green Apatite Genuine
   *  Black Tourmaline Genuine
   *  Neutral Tint
 *  Dr. P.h. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
 *  Round brushes sizes 10 and 20
 *  Liner brush size 2

1-DAY WORKSHOP: Art Transfers onto Beeswax - a new way to show and sell your art no matter what medium, 2D and 3D with RAY PFORTNER. June 17, 2018. 1:30pm-5:30pm

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

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $100
001 900 218

Sunday, June 17, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 pm
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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.

FREE DEMO: Watercolour - the Incredible Medium with ANGUS MCEWAN. July 15, 2018. 11am-1pm.

WATERCOLOR - the INCREDIBLE MEDIUM
with ANGUS MCEWAN

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
001 901 479

OUTSIDE YOUR BOX of WATERCOLOURS
Monday - Tuesday
July 16-17, 2-18
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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3-DAY WORKSHOP: $375
001 901 480

TEXTURES in WATERCOLOUR
Wednesday - Friday
July 18-20, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Angus McEwan was born in 1963 in Dundee, Scotland. Angus studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College Art in Dundee, graduating in Fine Art and a Post Graduate Diploma in the same discipline.

Angus was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (1995) and in 2012 the Royal Watercolour Society. In 2005 he was recognized as an Associate of the International Guild of Realism USA.

Angus has been Finalist three times of the "International Artist Magazine" and won first place in the John Blockley Prize in the RI open exhibition. Angus has also won second prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (2007) in London and the International Prize "Marche d'Acqua" Fabriano, Italy in 2012. In 2013 Angus won Bronze Award, at the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial, in China.

Different galleries display McEwan’s works, including Ok Harris Gallery in New York and Quanhua Gallery, Shanghai. Recently highlighted in Shenzhen Biennale and the Qingdao Hall of Watercolor. He has exhibited in Fabriano, Italy in the "Marche d'Acqua" International Award, as special guest and Vicenza, Italy, where he had a solo show in the "Artbox". McEwan was one of the 23 finalists in Narbonne, France at the Concours Mondial de l'Aquarelle 2014 1st World Watercolour Competition. Angus also exhibited at the World Watermedia Exposition, Thailand and Myro Gallery, Greece. He also participated in the Second International Watercolour Exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Angus' work is in many private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands, Australia, Turkey, Italy, China and North America. He has had 23 solo exhibitions, numerous collective shows and has won 23 awards of different types. He has also held watercolour workshops and demonstrations in Fabriano, Vicenza, Bologna and Moscow in the past two years.