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

Two Options To Choose From:
2-day: Sat-Sun / June 2-3 / 10:30-4:30 pm
3-day: Sat-Sun-Mon / June 2-3-4 / 10:30-4:30 pm

2-Day: $275
3-Day: $375

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Many of you who have taken Kimberly’s finger painting workshops have asked for a weekend specifically for experienced finger-painters. This workshop will be a deeper dive into Kimberly’s finger-painting techniques, to help you get to the next level in your finger painting.

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In this advanced 2-day or 3-day workshop, students have the choice to paint along with Kimberly as she leads a step by step on how to paint a more detailed finger painting similar to "Golden Fields" (see image of Kimberly's Skagit Valley painting), or you can paint a subject of your own choosing. You’ll learn how to complete a painting, starting from the beginning concept all the way through to the finished creation. Emphasis will be on how to obtain details with different finger painting techniques.

Day 1 will be how to block in beginning shapes of the composition. On Day 1 Kimberly will be painting the step-by-step process - and you can  follow along with her from start to finish. Or you can start a painting with your own subject. (Students choose this option if they want all three days of the workshop devoted to completed their own concept on a canvas.)

Days 2 and 3 - Kimberly will be helping you as you work on your own subject. Focus will be about color placement and adding fine details that can be tricky to add just using fingers to apply the paint. If you followed the step-by-step painting on Day 1, the rest of the workshop will be devoted to you completing your own "concept to canvas", with plenty of guidance from Kimberly as she goes from student to student, coaching each one with whatever they are painting.

Students who have taken this Advanced workshop have said that Days 2 and 3 have been so helpful, as they learn how to press on through the obstacles all the way to completion.  These skills builds confidence in each student, so they are enabled to go from "concept to canvas" on their own.

Kimberly notes that it typically her three full days to complete a more detailed painting of a larger size, so the optional third day is recommended if you want to paint a larger canvas or paint a more complex composition. After this workshop you will walk away with the confidence to continue creating your own finger paintings!

We’ve limited the advanced workshops to just nine students for maximum individual attention, so this class sells out very quickly. Be sure to sign up right away!

Supply List:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at

For those painting Skagit Valley (see image) along with Kimberly -

Paints: Kimberly will be using Holbein Duo Aqua Oils. Holbein Regular Oil paints can also be used.  If you choose to use another brand, the result might be slightly different from Kimberly’s painting; whatever you decide on, they should be artist quality paints.  (ARTspot carries Holbein Duo Aqua Oils at 20% off.)

The following are the colors that Kimberly uses to create her “Golden Fields” painting.

Note: If you are painting your own choice of subject, bring the colors you would like to use for your painting. If you have suggestions or questions, you can email Kimberly your image and she can advise on colors. Registered students can call the gallery at 425.697.2787 for Kimberly's contact info.

Holbein Regular Oil Paint:
Misty Blue

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Holbein Duo Aqua Oils:
Horizon Blue
Ice Green
Phthalo Green
Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Hue
Jaune Brilliant

Cadmium Green Hue Light
Cadmium Yellow Light Hue

For students painting "Golden Fields" with Kimberly on Day One - one 16x20 canvas*
*You'll need 1-2 more canvases for Days 2 and/or 3, depending on how many days you sign up for.  See suggestions below for ideas on sizes.

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For painting your own subject matter-
For 2-day students: One or two canvases, suggested size range for canvases – two-16” x 20” or 20” x 20” or one-30”x 30”
For 3-day students:
One 30x40”, 36”x36”, OR 2-3 smaller canvases: 16”x20” or20”x20”


  • Paper towels!
  • Apron or Paint Shirt.  When Kimberly paints, she gets paint everywhere!  You might too, so dress appropriately to get messy.
  • Something in which to take your paintings home
  • Gloves - provided by Cole Art Studio

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.