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FREE DEMO and FOUR WORKSHOPS: 2017 JEAN HAINES. October 23-27, 2017

2017 JEAN HAINES
FREE DEMO and
FOUR 2-Day WORKSHOPS


FREE DEMO!
Friday, October 27, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jean is offering four 2-day workshops at DANIEL SMITH's Seattle Store in 2017. Check for updates closer to October.
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at the bottom of this page.


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ALL WORKSHOPS 10 am - 4 pm daily
$200: 2-Day WORKSHOP #1
Monday-Tuesday
October 23-24, 2017
$200: 2-Day WORKSHOP #2
Wednesday-Thursday
October 25-26, 2017
$200: 2-Day WORKSHOP #3
Saturday-Sunday
October 28-29, 2017
$200: 2-Day WORKSHOP #4
Monday-Tuesday
October 30-31, 2017

2-DAY WORKSHOP: Landscape Painting Power Steps with Author and Landscape Painter MITCHELL ALBALA. Nov 4-5, 2017 9:30am-4:30pm

LANDSCAPE PAINTING POWER STEPS
(Oil or Acrylic)

with Author and Landscape Painter
MITCHELL ALABALA


FREE DEMO!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $235
Saturday-Sunday,
November 4-5, 2017

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Landscape painting can seem like an daunting process, requiring a variety of skills and a series of steps that must be done in the right order. In this concise but comprehensive workshop, landscape painter and author Mitchell Albala will guide you through each of the main steps, breaking down the process into manageable parts. You will develop a single painting, from start to finish, using the approach Mitchell teaches in his book, Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice.

Nov 5 Week 5 of 6-WEEK CLASS: Basic Drawing with MARY SHEA. Sundays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov 5, 12.

BASIC DRAWING
with MARY SHEA

6-WEEK CLASS: $150
Sundays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 1,8,15,22, 2017
NO CLASS OCTOBER 29
November 5,12, 2017

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If you want to begin to draw, return to drawing, or continue to work on your drawing skills, this class is for you. There is always more to learn about the basics of drawing!

The six week session will focus on essential drawing elements (line, value, shape, space, and color). You’ll have the opportunity to practice working with each element by doing short exercises and studying how other artists used it in their drawings. There will be time in each class for a longer drawing, to allow you to use these drawing elements and learn to integrate them into your own practice.

There will be a strong emphasis on composition in the class. The goal is to build skills that you can apply to composing a stronger image in any kind of two dimensional work you do – drawing, painting, printing, collage, etc. We’ll also try different materials during the session, to increase your artistic range and give you the confidence to keep experimenting.

This drawing class for adult students is appropriate for beginners, people with some drawing lessons, or experienced artists who want additional instruction and practice.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

DRAWING PAPER: I suggest a pad of drawing paper 11x14 (14x17 is a good, size, too, but less common). (8x10 is small for our purposes, and 18x24 is a bit large – but if you already have pads of paper, bring those for the first sessions). Because we’ll use different media – charcoal, pencil, ink - I recommend for this class: Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11x14

PENCILS and CHARCOAL: For simplicity, you could get a package that includes the basics:
* General’s Essential Tools 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.
* Drawing board - (not required, but useful) It should be suitable for the size you are working. Examples:Richeson’s artist tote boards 18x18
* Cretacolor Grey Hard Pastels, set of 8

Other Supplies:
There will be some items we will use by the 3rd or 4th class. You needn’t have them at the first class; I’d like to discuss the materials and show you what we will use. For example, I will ask you to get some ink and a brush, as well as a sheet or two of better drawing paper. We will be using glue sticks at some point, and perhaps some color materials later in the session (colored pencils or watercolor or who knows where we'll go!).
Questions: email Mary

Nov 12-Week 2 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
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
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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: Brush Lettering Basics with SARAH WARD. Nov 18, 2017. 1pm-2:30pm

BRUSH LETTERING BASICS
with SARAH WARD

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, November 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP #1: $75
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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HALF-DAY WORKSHOP #2: $75
Saturday, December 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One of the most accessible ways to practice modern calligraphy is with a brush marker: they’re economical, easy to use, and perfect for travel. Watch Lettering Artist Sarah Ward create calligraphy using Tombow brush pens.

You’ll pick up practical tips like how to hold the pen, how to create thin and thick lines, and ways to keep your pen from fraying. We’ll have supplies on hand so you can try your hand at brush lettering. Sarah will also show you a few of her favorite techniques to create depth and dimension with her brush lettering.

Born into a family of artists, Sarah Ward was exposed to a variety of mediums from an early age, taking her first calligraphy class in the sixth grade. With a decade of teaching under her belt, Sarah teaches her students established lettering techniques and encourages practical application. Her teaching style is warm, demonstrative, and fun and she frequently receives raves reviews from her students. Her work has been seen on Good Morning America, Microsoft, and The Perfect Palette.

SUPPLY LIST
* Marker Paper
* Brush lettering markers such as
*** Tombow
*** Faber Castell
*** others

* Uniball white gel pen
* Optional-tracing paper

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

CALIFORNIA VIBE! WATERCOLOR PORTRAITURE
with DAVID LOBENBERG

1-DAY WORKSHOP: $125
THE SIX ESSENTIAL SKILL SETS of DRAWING

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.

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

Monday-Tuesday, May 20-21, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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1-DAY WORKSHOP: $125
THE SIX ESSENTIAL SKILL SETS of DRAWING

Friday, May 18, 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.

FREE DEMO: Watercolor with BRENDA SWENSON. Aug 11, 2018. Time TBD

WATERCOLORS
with BRENDA SWENSON

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time TBD
Reserve your seat at 206-223-9599

See Brenda's other great events!
3-DAY WORKSHOP: NEGATIVE PAINTING with WATERCOLOR
Sunday-Tuesday, August 12-14, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond. Not for beginners
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3-DAY WORKSHOP: ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL with WATERCOLOR
Wednesday-Friday, August 15-17, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop Skill Level: All
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Brenda Swenson is the artist author of three books, Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook (Award of Excellence Finalist) and Steps toSuccess in Watercolor, and her new travel journal From Prague to Berlin: An Artist's Journey. Her paintings and sketches have been featured in Splash 11, 12 & 14, Artistic Touch 4, Creative Freedom, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Highlights, Wheels of Time, Plein Air Magazine and numerous other publications. Brenda has achieved signature status in WW, NWWS, and SDWS. An active participant in the arts community she has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. She is in demand to demonstrate and teach her painting, sketching and collage techniques to groups nationwide and abroad.

Email: SwensonsArt@gmail.com Website: www.SwensonsArt.net Blog: www.BrendaSwenson.blogspot.com

3-DAY WORKSHOP: Negative Painting with Watercolor with BRENDA SWENSON. Aug 12-14, 2018. 10:30am-4:30pm

NEGATIVE PAINTING
with WATERCOLOR

with BRENDA SWENSON

3-DAY WORKSHOP
Sunday-Tuesday, August 12-14, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond. Not for beginners
Register at 206-223-9599
SUPPLY LIST at the end of this blog post

NEGATIVE PAINTING with WATERCOLOR
Discover the dynamic results of negative painting! Learn how to suggest shapes by painting around them, and avoid overworked painting. Learn techniques for creating overlapping and interlocking shapes, and lost edges. Gain an understanding of color theory (directly related to watercolor pigments) and improve your paintings with rich, loose and glowing colors, glazing, wet into wet, charging colors and more! Learn to be inventive and take your paintings to the next level. Students will benefit from informative demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help.

See Brenda's other great events!
FREE DEMO! WATERCOLORS
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time TBD

3-DAY WORKSHOP: ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL with WATERCOLOR
Wednesday-Friday, August 15-17, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop Skill Level: All
Register at 206-223-9599

Email: SwensonsArt@gmail.com Website: www.SwensonsArt.net Blog: www.BrendaSwenson.blogspot.com

RECOMMENDED (not mandatory) SUPPLY LIST
My supply list is not mandatory . . . however you'll want to avoid student grade paint that contains white or looks opaque. I always use Arches 140lb cold press watercolor paper for paintings.
Please read: The Workshop Experience


Palette: John Pike palette 15x10 with 20 wells
Watercolors: Daniel Smith watercolors unless noted differently. I may add or subtract colors.
  * Hansa Yellow Medium
  * Raw Sienna (Winsor & Newton)
  * Quinacridone Gold
  * Permanent Yellow Deep
  * Anthraquinoid Scarlet
  * Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  * Quinacridone Rose
  * Imperial Purple
  * French Ultramarine
  * Phthalo Blue GS
  * Cobalt Blue
  * Manganese Blue Hue
  * Cobalt Teal Blue
  * Phthalo Turquoise
  * Green Gold
  * Phthalo Green BS
  * Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  * Transparent Red Oxide or Burnt Sienna (Winsor & Newton)
  * Payne's Gray (any brand)
Brushes:
  * Rounds: assorted sizes 6 to 14
  * Flats: Da Vinci 5080 series sizes 20mm and 2 inch (or a larger brush for wetting paper)
Paper: I use 140 lb Arches cold press paper. DO NOT bring student grade paper or pads. Pre-cut your paper to quarter sheets (11x15 inches). Bring six pieces.
Miscellaneous Items:
  * Board to support paper
  * tape or clips
  * paper towels
  * two water bowls
  * three small dishes (condiment size)
  * spray bottle
  * Pencils: 2B or 4B
  * Erasers: kneaded and white vinyl
Reference Photos: I provide reference photos that directly relate to the lessons. You'll have an opportunity to use your own photos toward the end of the workshop.

3-DAY WORKSHOP: The Illustrated Journal with Watercolor with BRENDA SWENSON. Aug 15-17, 2018. 10:30am-4:30 pm

The ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL
with WATERCOLOR

with BRENDA SWENSON

3-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday-Friday, August 15-17, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop Skill Level: All
Register at 206-223-9599
SUPPLY LIST at the end of this blog post

The ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL with WATERCOLOR is the creative process of merging images and words together on a page. In the workshop we will explore fun and exciting ways to be creative with images, words and page design. Each day we’ll explore different drawing techniques, watercolor, and ink. Whether you’re interested in creating an illustrated journal for travel, gardening, daily life…amazing things happen when you put images and words together. You’ll come away from the workshop excited and inspired about your work! Best of all your illustrated journal will uniquely reflect your style and creative voice. Workshop participants will benefit from demonstrations, encouragement and individual help.

See Brenda's other great events!
FREE DEMO! WATERCOLORS
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time TBD
3-DAY WORKSHOP: NEGATIVE PAINTING with WATERCOLOR
Sunday-Tuesday, August 12-14, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond. Not for beginners
Register at 206-223-9599

Email: SwensonsArt@gmail.com Website: www.SwensonsArt.net Blog: www.BrendaSwenson.blogspot.com

RECOMMENDED (not mandatory) SUPPLY LIST
Please read: The Workshop Experience

Palette: Heritage Folding Palette with 18 wells
Watercolors: Daniel Smith watercolors unless noted differently. I may add or subtract colors.
  * Green Gold
  * Hansa Yellow Medium
  * Raw Sienna Light (DS) or Raw Sienna (Winsor & Newton)
  * Quinacridone Gold
  * Permanent Yellow Deep
  * Anthraquinoid Scarlet
  * Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  * Quinacridone Rose
  * Imperial Purple
  * French Ultramarine
  * Cobalt Blue
  * Manganese Blue Hue
  * Cobalt Teal Blue
  * Phthalo Turquoise
  * Phthalo Green BS
  * Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  * Transparent Red Oxide (DS) or Burnt Sienna (Winsor & Newton)
  * Lunar Black
Brushes:
  * Rounds: assorted sizes 6 to 14
  * Flats: Da Vinci 5080 series size 20mm
Sketchbook for Journal: My favorite is Stillman & Birn Beta. The sketchbooks come in a variety of sizes, bindings (stitch and coil), covers (hard and soft). Whatever sketchbook you choose, look for paper dense enough to handle washes without warping or bleeding through. It's your choice of size and brand.
Drawing Pad: Inexpensive paper for warm-ups and exercises. Size 9 x 12 or 11 x 14. White paper, not newsprint.
Pens: I like them all from cheap disposable to pricey fountain pens. I equally like water-soluble and water-proof in. Here are a few suggestions.
  * Waterproof:
    * Pitt by Faber-Castell
    * Micron
    * Copic
    * NO sharpies for sketching, please.
  * Water-Soluble:
    * Tombow pens have two tips:
        * one end has a stiff drawing nib
        * the opposite end has a brush tip
        * I use neutral colors: Burnt Sienna, Ochre, Gray, etc.
Pencils and Eraser
Miscellaneous Items: clips, paper towels for clean-up, water container, small spray bottle.
Reference Material: bring a variety of visual material that inspires you (photos, sketches, travel brochures, snap shots, etc . . .
Props: bring items to draw from and share (silk fruits and veggies, old books, tea cups, old kettles, glass bottles [mason jars, colored glass . . . ], hand tools [hammers, pliers, wrenches, screw drivers . . . ], and other fun junk).
ALSO: In addition to props, bring at least one personal object, something that has sentimental meaning (old pocket watches, baby shoes, jewlery, a pocket knife . . ). these objects are to be kept with you and not put out on the props table.