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Discovery! Intro to Painting with Acrylics
w/ Angela Bandurka

Date: Sunday / April 5  / 11-5

Cost: $175.00 (plus optional $20 supply fee - see info below)

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

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

Our “Discovery!” series was developed for brand new students. These 1-day workshops provide a cheerful, inspiring and non-intimidating place, where you are surrounded by other new students (not seasoned artists), and led step-by-step by an instructor who loves teaching beginners.  Come on! Join the fun and make a Discovery!

Painting should be fun and an outlet for your creative energy, and you should feel safe to learn in an environment that is helpful and encouraging and NOT judgmental or stressful. This is the place for that! An award-winning artist in acrylics herself, Angela will give you a great introduction on how to get started in this versatile medium, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know.

What you can expect to learn:

  • which brands of paints work best within your budget

  • what kinds of brushes make what kind of marks, and what brands to buy

  • helpful tools to aid you in getting your drawing, values, and colors right

  • where to begin and how to move forward without getting “stuck”


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 

Optional: if you’d like, you can bring $20 in a check or cash to Angela at the beginning of your workshop, and she can provide you some of the supplies – some will still need to be purchased. See notes below about what is included for the supply fee. If you choose not to use this option, the supply list below has all the items you would need to purchase.

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.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at

OPTIONAL:  Pay $20 supply fee to the instructor for use of her paints and brushes. You will still need to bring a palette, canvas or canvas panel, paper towels and an easel.

ACRYLIC PAINTS (included in the optional $20 supply fee):

Angela prefers M.Graham; though Golden, Liquitex Pro, Holbein are acceptable! Angela highly recommends using one of the three brands mentioned, and does not recommend Liquitex Basics, Pebeo Studio or any store brand paint (other than Blick’s) as they are too transparent and will not allow the student to effectively create a painting in this class. Colors:

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  • Titanium White

  • Cadmium Yellow Light

  • Quinacridone Rose (alternate could be or Alizarin Crimson Permanent or Quin. Red)

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Burnt Umber

 BRUSHES (included in the optional $20 supply fee):

  • One inch sized flat brush

  • One 1/4-1/2-inch flat or filbert brush

  • One round brush, small-to-medium sized (if it has a nice point to it, size doesn’t matter too much.) 

  • Palette Knife for mixing paint - a plastic one will be included in the items provided by Angela, but if you plan to purchase one, she recommends a metal palette knife (small-medium one with a diamond shape, pointy at the tip, works best)

Palette:  Disposable paper palettes work well for acrylic paint. Some people prefer a stay-wet palette. Bring what you have or what fits best in your budget. Angela uses a disposable paper palette, so that is just fine. The palette must be flat with no wells or indents.

 Canvas: 9x12 or 11x14-inch canvas or canvas panel

Easel: Tabletop or standing easel - Cole Gallery has several of these; call to reserve an easel
Paper Towels

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.