“Discovery! A Very Beginning Experience with Acrylics” w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

DATE/TIME: Saturday / March 4 / 10:30-4:30pm

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


Have you ever wanted to learn to paint with acrylics? Not sure where to even begin? This is the class you've been waiting for! Our “Discovery!” classes are geared specifically for beginners – providing you a cheerful, non- intimidating environment. Perhaps you have been afraid to take a class for fear of being judged “not good enough”, or maybe you’ve felt intimidated in other classes, especially as you look over your shoulder at other experienced students. NOT HERE! Everyone is a newbie in Discovery! Bring those fears and watch them melt away as Joe gently guides you, and shows you that you can paint. Beginning students actually enjoy being in our Discovery class!

Beloved art instructor and artist Joe Mac Kechnie will assist you in learning the first steps for producing acrylic paintings. Joe loves teaching beginners, to see that light turn on, and to help you get over those hurdles and begin the wonderful Art Experience Journey!

Joe says, “Acrylics are newer to the art world than many other mediums. First seen in the mid 1940’s, acrylics have been slowly gaining popularity and exhibit many properties of oils. But they dry much faster and are a great medium to get your start in painting.”

Discover the artist within you!

What to expect: A cheerful, encouraging, relaxing environment

What to wear:  clothes that can get stained

What to bring: a smile, your lunch, and your painting supplies


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.

Drawing Materials

  • #5B or 6B drawing pencils
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Soft charcoal pencils


  • Masterson Handy Palette w/Stay wet palette membrane and sponge

Brushes (synthetic and/or hogs hair brushes)

  • Flats
    • 1-inch
    • 1/2-inch
    • 1/4inch
  • Rounds
    • No. 2, 6 & 10
    • Script/liner brush #2


  • 5 Fredrix Cotton (or equivalent) canvas panels, 12x16
  • Inexpensive 12x16 cold press water color paper (tablet or separate sheets)

Acrylic Paints

  • Alizarin Crimson Permanent
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Permanent Red
  • Pthalo Blue
  • Cobalt Teal
  • French Ultramarine
  • Raw Sienna
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep (or Hansa Yellow Deep)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light (or Hansa Yellow Light)
  • Ivory Black
  • Transparent Oxide Red or Transp. Earth Red
  • Titanium White
  • Sap Green


  • Medium size water spray bottle
  • Rags
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable rubber gloves or artist’s protective hand cream
  • Palette knives
  • Plastic bags for waste disposal
  • Masking tape
  • Painting apron or old painting clothes
  • Container for water (Cole has these for you)
  • Small desktop easel (optional) (Cole has several of these. Call to reserve one.)

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.