Acrylic & Oil Painting Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Thursdays / Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, (skip 31), November 7 / 5-8 pm

Painting should be FUN, and an outlet for your creative energy! This five week series is a safe place for you to learn, in a helpful and encouraging environment. Angela will walk you through the elements of creating a series of paintings, using oil or acrylic, covering five themes: Drawing, Values, Color, Design, and Edges. With demos by Angela and lots of individual attention, each class will go over the basics of one theme for that week and then you'll get to paint an image that highlights that theme. Angela is a fantastic instructor in both mediums - don’t miss this opportunity!

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!

Try It! Fabulous Acrylic Pours
w/ Dana Butler

Friday / October 25 / 6-8:30 pm

“Try It!” classes are a great place to try something new! In this 2 ½-hour class, students will learn the popular and fascinating new art form of acrylic pours. You’ll learn how to prep your canvas, select colors, do paint layering, and apply paint to the surface, as well as finishing and prep for hanging. And all you need to create this painting will be supplied for just $10! You’ll leave with a beautiful painting of your very own creation!

Finger Painting a Winter Landscape
w/ Kimberly Adams

1 spot just opened in our December offering!
Contact Cole Gallery to join the fun

SOLD OUT: Saturday - Sunday / November 2-3 / 10:30-4:30

1 spot left: Saturday - Sunday / December 7-8 / 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!

Fabulous Acrylic Pours
w/ Dana Butler

Sunday / November 17 / 10:30-4:30

Here’s the 1-day workshop you’ve been asking for – Acrylic Pours! Students will learn the popular and fascinating new art form of acrylic pours. In this full day workshop, you will learn how to prep your canvas, select colors and how to do paint layering. You’ll learn several techniques of applying paint to the surface, as well as finishing and prep for hanging. All supplies are provided for just $30!

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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Classes and Workshops / 2020

Mastering Color: Practical Color Theory for Oil, Acrylic or Gouache
w/ Angela Bandurka

Saturday - Sunday / February 8-9 / 10:30-5:30

Color! Fabulous – and complicated! Learning about color is KEY to success as a student of art! This weekend workshop will improve every painting you create: you’ll get knowledge and skill you can apply from here on. Learn how to darken and lighten your color mixes (and avoid getting chalky or dull results), how to choose which colors (there are so many tubes!) for which paintings, and much more. You’ll even get to bring in a painting for one-on-one color mentoring with Angela! Click on the link to learn more about this foundational workshop.

Discovery! Beginning Oil Painting
w/ Angela Bandurka

Saturday / March 21 / 11-5 pm

Welcome to our “Discovery!” series – developed for new students, just venturing into the world of art! Painting should be fun and an outlet for your creative energy, and you should feel safe to learn in an environment that is helpful and encouraging, NOT judgmental or stressful. This is the place for that! In her fun and super-helpful way, Angela will give you a great step-by-step introduction into painting with oils, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know.

Discovery! Intro to Painting with Acrylics
w/ Angela Bandurka

Sunday / March 22 / 11-5 pm

Have you ever wondered, “Could I do that?” as you gaze at a gorgeous acrylic painting? Angela Bandurka is here to tell you: YES, you CAN!  If you need a safe place to try painting with acrylics, just for beginners, THIS is it!  Angela is fun and encouraging and will give you a great step-by-step introduction into the wonderful world of acrylics!

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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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