Acrylic & Oil Painting Workshops

The Summer Landscape ~ Capturing Trees, Flowers & Foliage
w/ David Marty

Sat-Sun / July 8-9 / 9:30-3:30 pm

Join this wonderful instructor and learn how to capture the beauty of summer landscapes, including trees, flowers and foliage.  In this two day workshop, you will learn how to paint the essence of summer, its light, color and richness.

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

Wed–Sun / July 19-23 / 10:30-5 pm

This workshop is full. Please call the gallery to sign up on the waiting list. We often fill last-minute cancellations from the waiting list. 425.697.2787

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 his wonderful methods and techniques for capturing stunning landscapes outside, then taking them into the studio to finish them with the help of photos taken in the field.

Capturing Wooden Boats and Stunning Water Reflections in Oil
w/ Luke Tornatzky

Sat-Sun / July 29-30 / 10:30-4:30 pm

The usual response to an oil painting by this instructor is an awe-filled gasp. Yes, they are breathtaking! And now you have an opportunity to learn from this renowned painter, as he shares his tips, tricks and techniques to painting these vibrant wooden rowboats and their fabulous reflections.

Paint Splash!
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday / August 12 / 11-5 pm

Explore the wet flowing nature and looseness of acrylic paints. You’ll be able to experiment, discover new effects and ways to handle this great medium. Drizzle, squirt, pour, splatter, manipulate and have fun! Paint Splash only comes around once a year, so don’t miss out!

Intro to Oil Painting
w/ Angela Bandurka

Sunday / Aug 13 / 11:30-5:30 pm

Maybe you've wanted to learn to paint with luscious oils, but never come across the right instructor, the right class?
Been a bit intimidated?  Nervous about being the only beginner in a class?
This is the class for YOU!
A fun, helpful place to learn the basics and build your confidence! Just for brand new beginners, Angela will gently guide and encourage you through some basics so you can create your own beautiful oil painting. Come on – you can do it! Angela can help!

Painting City Life in Oil or Acrylic
w/ Jennifer Diehl

Special Demo: Fri / Aug 18 / 6-8 pm
Workshop: Sat-Sun / Aug 19-20 / 10:30-4:30 pm

If you share the love for the hustle and bustle of the city and all the bright lights that dance around you while you walk the streets, come paint the city with Jennifer Diehl. Working one on one with each student, Jennifer teaches the simplicity that takes an otherwise overwhelming subject and makes it something not only manageable, but fun!

Painting Florals from Life
w/ Kimberly Adams

Sat-Sun / Aug 26-27 / 10:30–4:30 pm

Summertime is blanketed with a palette of delightful colors. In this two-day workshop, you will join art instructor Kimberly Adams and explore loose impressionistic finger-painting techniques while painting from floral arrangements. Perfect for all levels - even beginners!

Try it! Finger Painting with Acrylics
w/ Kimberly Adams

Friday / Sept 22 / 6-8:30 pm

What?? Finger painting?? Yes! It’s the cool new thing! And you can 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.

Color Theory + Color Mixing
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday / Sept 30 / 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.

Landscape Painting for Beginners in Oil or Acrylic
w/ David Marty

Sat-Sun / Oct 7-8 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to paint landscapes, but just didn’t know where to start?  Don’t be intimidated or put it off any longer ~ this class is tailored just for you! With demos, step-by- step guidance, and through personal instruction as you work on your own painting, David will teach a simplified approach to painting the landscape. You’ll even get the basics of color mixing! For beginning or inexperienced painters. This will be fun and encouraging class.

Rugged & Wild Landscapes
w/ Mike Wise

Fri-Sun / Oct 20-22 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Join Mike Wise as he shares the secrets of creating paintings of the Northwest landscape with mood and atmosphere. The mystery of the landscape can be captured through lost edges, a cool palette, and a variety of brush and palette knife work. Mike will cover color mixing, paint application with brushes, knives and silicone shapers, and more!

Dramatic Landscapes and Skies in Acrylic and Oil
w/ Andy Eccleshall

Sat-Sun / October 28-29 / 10:30-4:30 pm

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn to paint dramatic landscapes with those gorgeous skies you love in this artist’s work. Andy will guide you through the stages of creating these compelling landscapes, and of course his drama-filled skies that complete the look.

Finger Painting Colorful Fall Foliage
w/ Kimberly Adams

2-day / Sat-Sun / Nov 4-5 / 10:30-4:30 pm
3-day / Sat-Mon / Nov 4-6 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Calling experienced finger-painters! Here is a workshop for students who have taken at least one finger painting workshop with Kimberly. Fall is a wonderful time of the year to explore the use of vibrant autumn colors in a landscape. In this two-day or three-day workshop, Kimberly will teach advanced finger-painting techniques that bring fall foliage center stage. Or you can choose to paint your own subject matter. Come and dive deeper into this wonderful technique and create a masterpiece of your very own.

Not suitable for beginners; at least one finger painting workshop with Kimberly is required.