Acrylic & Oil Painting Workshops


Try it! Acrylics: Paint a Colorful Floral 
w/ Tracy Felix

Friday / January 18 / 6-830pm

Create a beautiful, modern floral still life painting with ARTspot owner Tracy Felix.

She will take you step by step on this journey with bright beautiful colors.  You can follow along exactly, or personalize the colors as you like. Your personality will come through with flying colors! This class is designed for everyone to inspire and unleash your unique creativity.

Exploring Acrylic & Collage
w/ Tracy Felix
Contemporary Painting Series

Saturday-Sunday / January 19-20 / 11am-5pm

Combine collage, layers of paint, and textures for a mixed media adventure. You will take home a finished painting filled with your personality. Starting with a simple shape, whether a stylized face or flowers or whatever appeals to you, Tracy will take you step by step to make this easy and fun. This is a great workshop to gain an understanding of acrylic painting, and you will learn about gels, pastes and mediums & what they can do for you!  Great for all levels, “beginners and beyond”.

Crazily Creative Portraits in Mixed Media
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Saturday-Sunday / January 26-27 / 10:30-4:30pm

Get ready for some fun portrait drawing and painting! With this award-winning portrait artist and instructor, you’ll break out of the mold and learn to spice up your portraiture with your own expressive and creative style using watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoals and inks.  After a quick review of how to get the features in the right places, you’ll learn ways to paint out-of-the-box, edgy, funny, emotional, and surreal faces.  This course is open to all who have good drawing experience, at least a little portraiture, and have used one or more of the painting mediums listed above. Not suitable for beginners.


Textural Landscape Painting in Oil from Start to Finish
w/ Mike Wise

Friday-Sunday / February 1-3 / 10:30-6:00 pm

Learn how to achieve the dramatic effects you’ve seen in Mike’s paintings as we celebrate texture and dimension! In this 3-day workshop, you will learn to use mediums, tools and techniques for creating textural oil painting. Students will execute a landscape painting, learning how to start and how to finish, learning tips and tricks along the way. Some experience in oils is necessary.

Majestic Mountain Landscapes in Oil or Acrylic
w/ David Marty

Saturday-Sunday / Feb 9-10 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Sorry this workshop is full. Please contact the gallery to be put on the wait list. 425.697.2787

Here’s a wonderful workshop for all levels of painters – even beginning students! Join us for this fun and easy, step-by-step class, whether you have never painted before or you’re an intermediate student needing to learn some new tips and tricks. With demos and individual guidance, you’ll learn how to paint magnificent mountains, with snowy peaks, and majestic trees reflected in alpine lakes.  If you have wanted to paint our beautiful mountain scenery with oils or acrylics but didn’t know how to start, then this class is for you!

Try it! Finger Painting a Vibrant Spring Landscape
w/ Kimberly Adams


Friday evening / March 1 / 6-8:30

Sorry this workshop is full.
Please contact the gallery to be put on the wait list. 425.697.2787

Try It for yourself in our quick, fun, evening format with our awesome Fine Art Finger Painter, Kimberly Adams! If you’ve have been wanting to check this out this new technique, this is your chance. For a minimal investment and maximum fun, grab a friend - or schedule a date night - and come to Edmonds for a great evening.


Finger Painting Meets the Old Masters
w/ Kimberly Adams

Saturday - Sunday  /  March 2-3  / 10:30-4:30 pm

Sorry this class is full, but occasionally spots do open up! To be placed on the wait list, call 425.697.2787

Finger Painting is fun! Students love this great instructor! In this 2-day workshop you’ll create 2 paintings: a re-creation of a classic Impressionist painting by one of the Master Impressionists, and then a masterpiece of your own! Great for all levels, even beginners!

Painting with Oils, Acrylics or Pastels
w/ Janis Graves
  

5 Tuesdays / March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2 /
Morning session only: 1030 am-130 pm
Morning and Afternoon: 1030 am-130 pm and 2-5 pm

Learn more about painting in the medium of your choice – whether in Pastel, Oil or Acrylic. In this 5-week course in the morning session, Janis will share from her wealth of knowledge in all 3 mediums, covering a range of topics such as composition and design, proportions and measuring, surface preparation, color choice and mixing, and still life set-ups. You can bring in your own work and references, and Janis will help you take your skills to the next level. Many of you wanted the option to carry over through the afternoon, painting with Janis’ continued guidance – so we’ve added “Option B”.

Try it! Finger Painting a Vibrant Spring Landscape
w/ Kimberly Adams

Sorry this class is full. Please contact the gallery to be put on the wait list. 425.697.2787

Friday evening / March 22 / 6-8:30

Try It for yourself in our quick, fun, evening format with our awesome Fine Art Finger Painter, Kimberly Adams! If you’ve have been wanting to check this out this new technique, this is your chance. For a minimal investment and maximum fun, grab a friend - or schedule a date night - and come to Edmonds for a great evening.


Oil Painting in The Russian Impressionist Tradition
w/ Pam Ingalls

Demo: Thursday / March 28 / 6-8pm
Friday - Sunday / March 29-31 / 10:30-4:30 pm

With renowned impressionist Pam Ingalls, learn to oil paint in this beautiful style of “liquid light”.  Going through the basics - exploring value, color temperature and more - this experienced instructor is able to take you from wherever you are to the next level. All levels are very welcome!

Discovery! Intro to Oil Painting
w/ Angela Bandurka

Saturday / April 6 / 11-5 pm

Welcome to our “Discovery!” series – developed for new students, just venturing into the world of art! If you’ve never picked up a brush or if you’ve never dabbled with oils, here’s the perfect place to start. Angela Bandurka will guide you through the basics to create your own one-of-a-kind piece of art! 

Discovery! Intro to Painting with Acrylics
w/ Angela Bandurka

Sunday / April 7 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Maybe you’ve wondered, “Could I do that?” as you gaze at a gorgeous painting. Angela Bandurka is here to tell you: YES, you CAN!  If you need a safe place to try painting with acrylics, THIS is it! Angela Bandurka will gently guide you through the steps to creating your own one-of-a-kind piece of art!


Finger Painting the Old Masters, Part 2
w/ Kimberly Adams

Saturday - Sunday  /  April 27-28  / 10:30-4:30

Students filled up “Part 1” so quickly, we decided you might like another chance to take this! In Part 2, you’ll be painting from different “Masters” than Kimberly is teaching in the March session. In this 2-day workshop you’ll create 2 paintings: a re-creation of a classic Impressionist painting by one of the Master Impressionists, and then a masterpiece of your own! Great for all levels, even beginners!

New!
Painting Captivating Waterscapes in Acrylic or Oil
w/ David Marty

Saturday - Sunday / May 4-5 / 10:30-4:30

Everyone loves beautiful waterscapes, whether still water and reflections, or ocean surf.  There is something about water that mesmerize us and draw us in.  But how to paint water is a challenge for many artists! David will teach you his approach to rendering water scenes, so you can confidently paint this intriguing subject . Open to all levels, though some experience will be helpful.

Color Theory + Color Mixing
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday / May 11 / 11-5 pm

Color! Mysterious, wonderful Color! Having a working knowledge of how colors mix is fundamental to painting in acrylics and oils. Tracy will take out the mystery and replace it with a great understanding of pigments, through some fun exercises and cool tools, making your painting more satisfying and successful.


The Basics & Beyond! Oil & Acrylic Painting
w/ Angela Bandurka

New Dates!
5 classes / Thursdays / 5-8 pm / June 6, 13, 20, 27, (skip 4th of July), & July 11

Learn the basic techniques of oil or acrylic painting with a wonderful, encouraging instructor, Angela Bandurka. From landscapes, to still lifes and even simplified portraits, this course will teach you the secrets of how to create colorful, luscious paintings! Whether you prefer oils or acrylics, Angela is a master of both.

From Plein Air to Studio ~ 5-day Workshop in Oils
w/ Mike Wise

Wednesday – Sunday / July 24-28, 2019 / 10:30-5:00

Location: Coupeville, Washington, at Mike Wise’s Studio

$700

 Join Mike Wise in his beautiful home studio on Whidbey Island, WA for this very special five-day workshop where you will work both outdoors and in studio.  Mike will teach students his wonderful methods and techniques for capturing stunning landscapes outside, then take them into the studio to finish the paintings with the help of photos taken in the field.

 

All workshops must be paid in full to sign up.

We are happy to take your payments over the phone,
 in person or on our website.

We offer 90% refunds for student cancellations 14 days or more before class.

No Refunds for Cancellations less than 14 days prior to class.

 For information on our cancellation policy, please check out our FAQ page on this website