Date/Time: Fri–Sun / September 28-29-30 / 10:30-5:00 pm
Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787
Location: ArtWorks in Edmonds - a lovely, large space with plenty of parking places! At the corner of 2nd and Dayton: 201 2nd Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020
This 3-day workshop is perfect for those who have some basic experience in oil painting and want to continue to learn great landscape techniques. In this class, Mike will teach his students how to capture the dynamic beauty of movement in water. From quiet babbling brooks to rushing rivers and even waterfalls, students will learn Mike's techniques to paint rapids, rocky river bases set against shores filled with twigs and branches and the surrounding forests.
Using palette knife, brayers, shapers and brushes Mike will guide his students in dynamic, textural oil painting. With attention to composition, color harmony and finishing techniques, each student will learn concepts to develop their knowledge of impressionist oil painting. Mike will also demonstrate and teach layering, both wet into wet and wet over dry, as well as more exaggerated techniques for dramatic effects.
Some experience in oil is highly recommended.
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
Oil Paints – Good quality professional brand such as Gamblin or M. Graham.
Suggested, optional colors (Mike uses the rest of these regularly, however not all will be needed for the class):
Panels or stretched canvas:
2 or more good quality canvas panels* in a medium weave - your choice of sizes in this range: 11x14 to 16x20.
IMPORTANT: Make sure your canvases have a good good priming - either buy the Source Tek canvas (which are highly pre-primed) or, if you select a different brand, make sure they have an additional coat of gesso for the priming so they are not absorbent and stain. Also note that the smoother or finer the surface is the more difficult it becomes to layer paint so a medium texture will work best.
*Note on Mike's choice of Source Tek canvas panels: these are quality panels made with medium weave Belgian linen that do not need extra priming. Fredrix Pro Series Dixie 12oz cotton archival canvas board (available at ARTspot) will need an additional layer of gesso, easily applied with an inexpensive foam roller brush, available at any hardware or paint store.
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.