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Nov 26-Week 4 of 6-WK CLASS: A Flair for the Dramatic (Oils) with LIN LA MER. Oct 22-Dec 10, 2017. 12pm-3pm

A FLAIR for the DRAMATIC
Painting with Oils

with LIN LA MER

6-WEEK WORKSHOP: $200
001 901 478

October 22, 2017 10am-1pm
All other class dates

Sundays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 12, 19, 26, 2017
December 3, 10, 2017
Register at 206-223-9599

Have you ever spotted a painting out of the corner of your eye at a museum, a gallery, anywhere? You know. The one you have to go back to look at. Usually dramatic lighting or color pulls you closer, draws you over for a more thorough examination.

Come explore how to design paintings for dramatic effect. Bring your own objects and elevate them with lighting, color, composition and viewpoints a viewer can't escape.

SUPPLY LIST
* OBJECTS from HOME: Please bring three objects from home you would like to paint. You'll bring the same objects to each class.
* OIL PAINTS: Please buy the best quality paints you can. I recommend professional grade oil colors.
  * Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hue
  * Permanent Orange
  * Napthol Red
  * Yellow Ochre
  * Burnt Sienna
  * Alizarin Crimson
  * Sap Green
  * Ultramarine Blue
  * Ivory Black
  * 150 ml tube Titanium White
* PAINTING MEDIUMS:
  * Galkyd painting medium by Gamblin
  * Gamsol by Gamblin (the only solvent allowed in class)
* PALETTE:
  * Grey Matters disposable palette paper to fit in
  * Masterson palette box
* OTHER:
  * Sketch pad
  * Pencil and sharpener or mechanical pencil
  * Eraser
  * Notebook for written notes
  * Rags or blue shop towels (like paper towels but stronger)

FREE DEMO/CONVERSATION: Transforming Your Art Into Digital with RAY PFORTNER. November 29, 2017. 11am-12:30pm

TRANSFORMING YOUR ART INTO DIGITAL: GO BEYOND SIMPLY SELLING ORIGINALS (HOWS and WHYS)
with RAY PFORTNER

FREE DEMO/LECTURE/CONVERSATION
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are enormous opportunities beyond simply the original in our digital age - to diversify your art, making it much more accessible, and to license it to third parties. Explore these merchandising opportunities and just how to license your art and what rights and fees are involved. Discuss pricing for merchandise and licensing.

Ray Pfortner's BUSINESS of ART CONVERSATIONS are designed to help artists market their work successfully. Come for one or all of the series.

Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
* Nov 1, 2017. 20 Practical Tips to Selling Your Art, The Originals and Much More
* Nov 8, 2017. Exhibiting Your Art (Gallery and Non-Gallery Venues)
* Nov 29, 2017. Transforming Your Art into Digital: Go Beyond Selling Simply Originals (Hows and Whys)
* Dec 6, 2017. Merchandising and Pricing Your Art
* Dec 13, 2017. Licensing and Pricing Your Art to Third Parties

Two Saturdays in December FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, Dec 2, 16, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am

SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Two Saturdays in December
December 2 and 16, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am


FREE and Hands-on!

Come on in.

A season of giving. Art. A gift of self, a gift that lasts.

Share and paint with other artists.
Social Watercolor -- Coffee and Treats provided!

FREE DEMO-HANDS-ON: Mixed Media Play Day-Introduction to Caran d'Ache with JANICE BERKEBILE. Dec 2, 2017. 10am-11:30am.

INTRODUCTION to
CARAN d'ACHE

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE DEMO HANDS-ON!
Mixed Media Play Day

Saturday, December 2, 3017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Caran d'Ache's color drawing and painting products have earned high respect for their amazingly rich pigments, lightfastness (permanence) and genuine value.

Janice will demonstrate how to use the rich graphites and charcoals, and the colors. Wow. Come try for yourself how these materials compare and meet your expectations for a tool of ultimate artistic expression.

FREE DEMO/LECTURE: Golden Acrylics - Mixed Media with BARBARA DE PIRRO. Dec 2, 2017. 12pm-2pm.

GOLDEN ACRYLICS:
MIXED MEDIA

with BARBARA DE PIRRO

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, December 2, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seating is limited, please
Register at 206-223-9599


A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists . . . ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums, including QoR Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and paints for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage.

We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.

Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

FREE DEMO: Creative Textures in Alcohol Ink with JENNA HOWELL. Dec 2, 2017. 1pm-2:30pm

CREATIVE TEXTURES
IN ALCOHOL INK

with JENNA HOWELL

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Alcohol Inks are fast drying, transparent dye-based colors. Instead of just another watercolor-like product, alcohol inks are formulated to create textured effect with color on a huge variety of surfaces.

Jenna will demonstrate using alcohol inks on several surfaces as time will allow. Examples include painting on tile, glass and glossy Yupo paper.

FREE DEMO: Card Making Using SPEEDBALL Block Printing with DARCIE THOMPSON. Dec 3, 207. 10:30am-12pm

CARD MAKING USING
SPEEDBALL BLOCK PRINTING

with DARCIE THOMPSON

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, December 3, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Make your own beautiful cards using SPEEDBALL Block Printing materials and techniques. You spend time making a beautiful design and wish you could mass produce it. You can! Transfer the design to a block print. Carve it. Print it.

Darcie Thompson will introduce you to and teach you how to print your own cards, how to make the block, all just in time for holidays and remembering the ones we love. You can't miss this real treat and opportunity.
CREATIVE CARDS in WATERCOLOR
with JENNA HOWELL

WORKSHOP: $55
001 900 327

Sunday, December 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Jenna will demonstrate a wide variety of creative techniques to create five different one-of-a-kind small paintings on cards. These demonstrations will allow you plenty of time to enjoy painting with your fellow watercolorists in the workshop and with your friends later!

These cards will make lovely personalized gifts for any holiday or occasion. And all level of artists are welcome to join!

RECOMMENDED SUPPLY LIST
* blank watercolor cards will be provided for this class
* a variety of DANIEL SMITH watercolors (your palette and favorites)
** I would recommend
** --permanent deep red
** --Aussie red gold
** --green gold
** --green apatite genuine
** --black tourmaline genuine
** --prussian blue
* natural hair round brushes: sizes 20 and 12
* size 2 rigger brush
* gelly roll pens: size 06 in both black and white

WORKSHOP: The Business of Art - Turning Your Art Into Cards and Selling Them with RAY PFORTNER. Dec 3, 2017. 1pm-5pm

THE BUSINESS OF ART SERIES:
TURNING YOUR ART INTO CARDS AND SELLING THEM

with RAY PFORTNER

WORKSHOP: $95
001 900 456

Sunday, December 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Explore how to make greeting cards from your art whether it is 2D or 3D, painting to graphite, sculpture to photography, in the simplest, most cost effective way. Learn about the power of cards and how to sell them yourself and through selling partners. Cards are a logical first step in marketing your art - they are safe, inexpensive, timeless and always useful.

But selling the art is your objective. And selling the cards is the point of making them. Discuss proven strategies for placing your cards and creating the market for your art.

FREE DEMO/CONVERSATION: Merchandising and Pricing Your Art with RAY PFORTNER. December 6, 2017. 11am-12:30pm

MERCHANDISING and PRICING YOUR ART
with RAY PFORTNER

FREE DEMO/LECTURE/CONVERSATION
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are enormous opportunities beyond simply the original in our digital age - to diversify your art, making it much more accessible, and to license it to third parties. Explore these merchandising opportunities and just how to license your art and what rights and fees are involved. Discuss pricing for merchandise and licensing.

Ray Pfortner's BUSINESS of ART CONVERSATIONS are designed to help artists market their work successfully. Come for one or all of the series.

Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
* Nov 1, 2017. 20 Practical Tips to Selling Your Art, The Originals and Much More
* Nov 8, 2017. Exhibiting Your Art (Gallery and Non-Gallery Venues)
* Nov 29, 2017. Transforming Your Art into Digital: Go Beyond Selling Simply Originals (Hows and Whys)
* Dec 6, 2017. Merchandising and Pricing Your Art
* Dec 13, 2017. Licensing and Pricing Your Art to Third Parties