Acrylic & Oil Painting Workshops

Try It! Paint a Vibrant Landscape in Acrylics
w/ Jed Dorsey

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

Friday / 6-8:30 pm / July 19

“Paint a beautiful landscape?? ME??” Yes! You can try it in this Friday night class!  Our 2 ½ hour “Try It!” class is the perfect way to have some fun and try something new!  Jed will guide you step by step through the process painting a beautiful landscape in acrylics of our lovely Skagit Valley. You don't have to bring any supplies, but at the end of the fun evening you have a painting that you can take home! Bring a friend, a date, or just yourself for a great Friday night!

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

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

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

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

 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.

Painting the Portrait in Oil in the Russian Impressionist Tradition
w/ Pam Ingalls

Demo: Thursday / July 25 / 6-8pm
Workshop:  Friday-Sunday / July 26-28 / 10:30am - 4:30pm

With renowned impressionist Pam Ingalls, this class is designed to take each student through the basics of painting portraits with oils, in the Russian Impressionist's tradition. Starting with a demo on Thursday evening and continuing for 3 days, you’ll have 2 models to choose from each day as you build your skills. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, Pam’s excellent instruction will enable you to feel the joy of your painting coming alive!

Finger Painting Colorful Landscapes -  
1 or 2-day workshop
w/ Kimberly Adams

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

1-day: Saturday only Aug 17 / 10:30-4:30
2-day: Sat-Sun Aug 17-18 / 10:30 – 4:30

Finger-painting is fun! And it’s all about landscapes in this 1-day or 2-day fingerpainting workshop! In the 1-day you’ll learn how to finger paint poppies in a beautiful green field, with a dazzling blue sky. If you take the second day, you’ll paint along with Kimberly a vibrant landscape that she will choose just for you. You will take home one (or two!) gorgeous paintings of your very own! All levels, including beginners, will have a blast. This class will fill quickly, so sign up today!

Crazily Creative Portraits in Mixed Media
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Saturday-Sunday / August 24-25 / 10:30-4:30

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.

Color Theory Part 2:
Applying Color Mixing to Painting
w/ Tracy Felix

Friday / September 6 / 6:00 - 8:30pm

For all students who have taken Color Theory Part 1 with Tracy Felix. Tracy has developed an evening only class where you can practically apply the color theory concepts you learned to create a beautiful floral painting, all in one short evening. The students who have taken this second part have really loved it! 

Steps to Success: Dynamic Landscape Compositions and Healthy Camera Habits in Oils  
w/ Kyle Paliotto

Saturday - Sunday / September 7-8 / 10:30-4:30

In this 2-day workshop, this expert oil painter and instructor will show you the steps to success for painting a dynamic landscape in oils!  Kyle will also teach on how to take photos and use them as tools to create great art.  What are those steps to success? How do you design a good composition from a few photos? How do you take your idea and make it into a great painting? How do you get to where you want to go? Come to this workshop and learn how!

Try It! A Stylized Contemporary Landscape in Acrylics
w/ Kathy Gale

Friday / September 13 / 6-8:30 pm

Paint along with Kathy Gale as she guides you step by step to paint this colorful, contemporary landscape. Even if you've never picked up a brush, you'll have a great time creating this gorgeous scene. Bring a friend, make it a date night, or come on your own and make some new friends! Our Try It class is a great place to try something new, discover a new talent, or just have a fun time. Try It!

Try it! Finger Painting a Fall Landscape
w/ Kimberly Adams

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

Friday / September 20 / 6-8:30 pm

What?? Finger painting?? Yes! 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.

Bold and Courageous Acrylics: Color and Light
w/ Jed Dorsey

Friday - Saturday / September 27-28 / 10:30-4:30

We’re excited to present this fantastic 2-day workshop with Jed Dorsey! Take your acrylic paintings to the next level with this great painter. Through instruction, demos and individual attention, Jed will lead you on a journey of creating beautiful, colorful, and radiant paintings in the wonderful medium of acrylics. Be prepared to grow in your skills in this fun-packed, hands-on workshop. Great for those with at least some experience in acrylics.

Advanced Finger Painting: From Concept to Canvas
w/ Kimberly Adams

Saturday-Sunday-Monday / September 21-23 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Choose your own subject, bring in your own painting or reference photo, and get excellent instruction in how to start – and finish! – your own project! In this 3-day format, you can complete a larger canvas. Suitable for finger painting students who’ve taken at least one 2-day workshop with Kimberly (this one is not for beginners).

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

5 classes / Thursdays / 5-8 pm /
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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.

The Power of Color, Light and Sky in Oil Landscapes
w/ Mike Wise

Friday- Sunday / October 4-6 / 10:30-5:30

Storms on the horizon, brilliant light shining through dark clouds, colorful sunsets and twilight skies reflecting in flooded fields...these are elements that take paintings from good to great.

Join nationally renowned impressionist painter Mike Wise as he guides his students in creating bold, powerful paintings using simple techniques. Step by step from block-in to finishing touches, learn how to create drama and mood in your landscape paintings with exciting skies and atmospheric light effects.

A Simple Approach to Glowing Cityscapes in Oil or Acrylic
w/ David Marty 

Saturday - Sunday / October 19-20 / 10:30-4:30

Glowing skies, colorful, wet roads lit up with streetlights and headlights, looming buildings fading off into the atmosphere… these are some of the sights we love in urban artwork. Painting them can be daunting, however. Fear not! David Marty has developed a simple method to help you be successful, and you can learn it step by step in this workshop!

Finger Painting a Winter Landscape
w/ Kimberly Adams

Sat-Sun November 2-3 / 10:30-4:30

Finger Painting is so much fun! This workshop is great for all levels of artists - including beginners! In this two-day workshop, you will be painting along with artist Kimberly Adams, as she shows you how to create a cozy and beautiful winter landscape. You’ll go home with TWO paintings of your very own!

Birds and Beasts - Painting Expressively in Acrylics
w/ Cheryl Waale

Saturday - Sunday / November 23-24 / 10:30-4:30

For all students who have been craving a fun class in contemporary acrylics – here it is! With the guidance of this fantastic painter, you’ll paint a bird or animal loosely and creatively, adding textured layers of vibrant color and collage. Whether you’re a beginner or have lots of experience, this 2-day workshop will bring you a sense of freedom and joy! Be prepared to work outside the lines!


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

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

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