“Creating Art Cards in Acrylics for the Holidays” w/ Tracy Felix

DATE/TIME: Saturday / Nov 12 / 11am-5pm

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: Call in, come in, or register online. Scroll to the bottom for online registration. 425.697.2787

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


In this one-day super fun workshop, Tracy will guide you in the process of making beautiful art cards that you can give away this holiday season, or even frame as mini-paintings. Along with making cards, you will be experimenting with the many wonderful additions of gels and pastes that can be mixed into your acrylic paints to create amazing effects. You’ll leave with a stack of gorgeous cards AND you’ll have a whole new batch of techniques to add to your art-making toolbox – all in one day! A win-win!

Here's an idea of the fun stuff you’ll learn while making your cards:

  • How to change the consistency and build texture with gels and pastes that you mix with the pigments.
  • Play and enjoy the process of what all these great bottles of "goo" (gels, grounds and pastes) can do!
  • Develop techniques that appeal to your own personal preferences, so you can express yourself with maximum enjoyment.

During this card-making process, you will learn multiple ways to 'build' a painting in acrylics with the focus on gaining an understanding of the different kinds of gels, grounds and molding pastes available to you. Many effects can be achieved with combinations of these products. Tracy demos every step of the way, so you can see how to handle the both acrylics and the tools.

It is a great way to get started in acrylics even if you have never painted before. And it’s also great for those already using acrylics but would like some new to add more techniques to your 'tool box'. This is a super upbeat and supportive workshop experience.


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 ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

Tracy says, “I ENCOURAGE experimentation, so a variety of supplies is welcome. I strongly encourage you to use artist quality paints - I use Golden paints as the pigments are pure and bright.”

CARDS :10 or 20 card pack of Strathmore mixed media or watercolor cards 5 x 7"

GELS AND MEDIUMS: I require this 6 container Golden Sampler Set containing Regular, Soft, Extra Heavy and Tar Gels, Molding Paste, and Coarse Pumice Gel.  Available at ARTspot! (You are welcome to purchase these separately, but the kit is more economical.)

PALETTE: Atelier Acrylic Palette (Optional) Or can use a rectangular Tupperware type container with lid – something to keep your paints from drying out.

STENCIL: One 6x6" TCW (The Crafters Workshop or similar) stencil - an overall pattern that appeals to you (not a specific image or picture). This would be a fun thing to purchase on our ARTspot Field Trip.

COLLAGE PAPERS: If you have some papers you love, you can bring. However, I have lots and lots of papers am happy to share with you. Nothing more fun than rooting through a paper stash! A fun thing to purchase at ARTspot - lots of beautiful handmade papers to inspire you.

MY PAINT PALETTE COLORS: (Golden Acrylic Tube colors)
You can bring in Acrylic paints you already have, but I highly recommend professional artists paints. Avoid “cheap” student grade paints! If you are just getting started, my best recommendation is:  Golden Color Theory Set of 8 colors. A perfect set to start with. Required for Color Theory, if you are thinking you might like to take this in the future. (ARTspot also has sets in fluid and mini tubes.)

Note: These are the colors I keep on my palette which you can use as a guide, but these are not required colors for this class.


  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow light
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium          
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Primary Magenta or Alizarin Crimson                
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber                                   
  • Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna
  • Black

Optional Additions (some of my favorites):

  • Titan Buff
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Dioxazine PurpleGreen Gold
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • Any color that inspires you is a good colors


  • Acrylic Bristol Brushes, variety. I love #8, 10 and 12 flats and filberts (Bring any brushes you already have.) I will talk about brush selection and do a bit of show and tell to help you understand brush basics.
  • Flat sided palette knife - Required.... very important for this class!

OTHER: Sharpie marker, spray water bottle

These supplies are available at the Cole Studio for use during the class: Plastic tub for water, paper towels, apron or old shirt

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.