“Day and Night in Watercolor” w/ Ron Stocke

Revised Schedule! Super Bowl Friendly!  

DATE/TIME:  Jan 30-31   Friday 4-8pm, Sat 10:30am-5:30pm

COST: $225

REGISTRATION:   Call in, come in, or register online.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for online registration. 425.6972787

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


Of watercolor painting, Ron says “I believe watercolor is simply the best medium to capture light [and] shadow….”  Now you have this opportunity to learn techniques from this award-winning artist and instructor!
In this two day workshop, Ron Stocke will show students how he approaches dramatic light in watercolor. The warm soft light of the sunrise and sunset to the dramatic manmade light of a night scene. These techniques will show how light and shadow can be used to help connect areas of your paintings and create the mood of the scene. “More importantly,” says Ron, “to paint light, you must paint dark (shadows). We will approach the shadows with the same color and excitement as we do the light.” Students will be encouraged to pump up their values and be free with their brushstrokes, learning from Ron’s techniques to keep things simple, enjoying the process of watercolor and allowing the medium to have life of its own.

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Most supplies are available at Art Spot for 10% off.  Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class. 

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Note (Ron paints with M Graham watercolors; other brands are acceptable.)


  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Yellow Ochre 
  • Cad Yellow Lt
  • Cerulean Blue 
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Cad Red Lt
  • Sap Green
  • Chinese White

Specialty Colors: Optional but recommended to try.

  • Maroon Perylene
  • Cad Orange
  • Cobalt Teal


  • Any medium to large flat brushes (1/2" up to 2")
  • Soft round brushes with good points, sizes 10, 12, 16 (Black Velvet by Silver Brush is a great line!)

Specialty brushes: , Optional

  • Dagger, rigger, scrubber


  • Arches, Sanders, Fabriano 140CP
  • Students are encouraged to work larger 1/2 sheet or large size WC Blocks are recommended


  • Pencil or lead holder
  • household sponge
  • watercolor container
  • artist or masking tape 
  • Students should bring gator board/painting board to support their paintings. Ron paints on an easel. You can bring a table easel or standing easel, if you wish.