Acrylic & Oil Painting Workshops


Edmonds Outdoors – a Beginning Plein Air Workshop
w/ Robin Weiss

Saturday / July 28 / 10:30-4:30 pm

This is an intro to Plein Air Painting with this award-winning local plein air painter. If you’ve ever wondered how to get started in painting out of doors, this is the one-day workshop for you! You’ll learn how to choose a good scene; what kind of gear to get, how to set up to paint efficiently; how to capture the mood of the setting… and how to make your painting sing! All this and more! You’ll be painting right in Edmonds. Students must have some experience in oils.

Paint Splash!
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday / August 4 / 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!

Creating Life in your Landscape Painting w/ Kyle Paliotto

Saturday- Sunday / August 18-19 / 10:30-4:30pm

How do you take a landscape painting from good to Amazing!? Beyond light, and masterful technique, we need great subjects! Learn how to place exciting elements (a person, animal, bird or whatever excites you) to have great composition and emotional connection. Take your landscapes to the next level with this fantastic painter and excellent instructor!


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

Wednesday–Sunday / August 22-26 /
10:30-5:00 pm

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.

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

5 Thursdays / Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 & Oct  4 / 5-8pm

This 5-week series will walk you through the basic techniques of oil or acrylic painting, from landscapes and still lifes, to florals and portraits. With the guidance of a wonderful, encouraging and award-winning artist and instructor, you'll learn the secrets of creating colorful, luscious paintings. whether you prefer to learn oils or acrylics, Angela is a master of both.

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

Friday / September 21 / 6-8:30pm

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.


Finger Painting a Fall Landscape
w/Kimberly Adams

Saturday-Sunday  /  September 22-23 /  10:30- 4:30pm

This two-day workshop is open to ALL levels, including beginners.  You will learn how to finger paint a vibrant fall landscape packed with bright yellow, orange and red foliage amongst crisp white aspen trees, building texture and layers with the finger painting technique. On the second day, students will have the opportunity to choose their own fall landscape to paint, applying the techniques learned from day one.

Expressive Portraits in Mixed Media
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Tuesday-Thursday / September 25-27 / 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.

Dynamic Impressionist Landscapes
w/ Mike Wise

Friday-Sunday / September 28-29-30 / 10:30-5:00pm

Want to learn the secrets to painting dynamic, impressionist landscapes?  How to use color and value to create drama, and texture to achieve greater depth?  This class is for you!  In this 3-day workshop, you’ll learn how to design a strong composition for your landscapes. You’ll experiment with paint application techniques to add beauty, drama and liveliness to your oil landscapes!  Some experience in oil is highly recommended.


Cloud Painting Workshop in Acrylic or Oil
w/ Andy Eccleshall

Saturday - Sunday / October 6-7 / 10:30-4:30pm

In this 2-day workshop you will learn to paint dramatic clouds from the master!  Andy will show you how to capture different types of clouds and effects, taking you through the stages of creating his fabulous signature cloud paintings. You’ll practice and learn various techniques Andy has developed to achieve his wonderful effects.

Whimsical Realism in Oils
w/ Michelle Waldele

Friday - Sunday / Oct 26-28 / 10:30-4:30pm

Let your imagination take over as we create a still life painting that tells a story using some of your most cherished treasures.  We’ll learn how to arrange whimsical compositions enhanced by dramatic lighting, strategic color combinations and the addition of a creature to add the spark of life. Suitable for intermediate to advanced oil painters.

Secrets to Expressive, Loose Painting in Mixed Media w/ Joe MacKechnie

Saturday - Sunday / November 17-18 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Would you like to learn how to paint with expression, energy and movement? Learn how to create fresh and loose paintings with this wonderful impressionist artist and fantastic instructor. Joe paints in this way and he can teach you how! All medium and experience levels are welcome.


New! Abstract Paintings That Sing! in Oil or Acrylic
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday- Sunday/ January 19, 2019 / 10:30-5 pm

Would you like to loosen up and paint with expression? Experience the feeling of painting bigger and looser? This workshop is a fun first step on the path to paint the way you've always wanted: expressive and confident. Tracy will set you up for success with excellent instruction in a safe, supportive environment. Explore how good it feels to trust yourself and follow the way the paint moves. Students are welcome to use oils or acrylics!