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

3 days-
Saturday-Sunday-Monday / Sept 21-23 / 10:30-4:30 pm

3-day: $375

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


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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 3-day workshop, students can paint a subject of your own choosing! Bring in your own work, whether just starting with a reference photo, or already working on a canvas. You’ll learn how to complete a painting, starting from the beginning concept all the way through to the finished creation. Based on the “atelier” method of teaching, Kimberly will help each student along, showing how to get through whatever obstacles they might encounter, and students help each other and inspire each other throughout the process. Emphasis will also be on how to obtain details with different finger painting techniques.

During the three days, 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. 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.

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Students who have taken this Advanced workshop have said that this 3-day format has been so helpful, as they learn how to press on through the obstacles all the way to completion.  These skills build 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 longer format enables students 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!

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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.

 Note: Since this workshop’s supply list is driven by YOU, please contact ARTspot early to see if they already have (or can order) what you will need. Thanks for your help and understanding. Artspot's Web Site. ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at

for painting your own subject matter - suggested sizes:
One 30x40”, 36”x36”, OR several smaller canvases: 16”x20”, 20”x20” or 24”x24”
(You know how fast or slow you like to paint. These are just suggestions, feel free to bring what sizes and quantities you prefer. Again, please contact ARTspot early so they can have your desired sizes and quantities in stock.)

Kimberly uses 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.)

Note: Since you will be 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.

These are some of the paint colors Kimberly likes to have handy -
Holbein Regular Oil Paint:

  • Misty Blue

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Holbein Duo Aqua Oil Paints:

  • Horizon Blue

  • Phthalo Green

  • Ice Green

  • Lemon Yellow

  • Cadmium Yellow Hue

  • Juane Brilliant

  • Lavendar

  • Mauve preferably (or, substitute Dioxazine Violet)


  • Lilac

  • Cadmium Green Hue Light

  • Cadmium Yellow Light Hue

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  • Paper towels!

  • Apron or Paint Shirt. When Kimberly paints, she gets paint everywhere! You might too, so dress appropriately to get messy.

  • Tabletop or standing easel - Cole Studio has several easels to lend, if you wish to use one, call the gallery at (425) 697-2787 to reserve one.

  • If you plan to paint from your own photos, please print them out before the workshop.

  • 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