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Intro to Watercolors
w/ Susan Waite

Date: Sat June 8 / 10:30am-4:30pm 

Cost: $150 (plus optional $15 supply fee, paid in cash or check directly to the instructor at the workshop)

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

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If you’ve ever wanted to try watercolors, but were maybe a bit intimidated, we have the class for you! Fear not!  Discovery workshops are just for true beginners.

If watercolor painting is brand new to you, and you’ve been wanting check it out but were maybe just a little shy to dive in, here’s the perfect place to give it a try. In a cheerful, encouraging, non-intimidating environment, you’ll paint along step-by-step with this experienced (really fun!) instructor. You will be able to play around with watercolors and you’ll get familiar with how they work, how to mix in water in the right proportions to get gorgeous color, how to do a “wash” and create a beautiful watercolor painting of your very own!

NOTE: You can purchase the suggested supply list (see below) OR you can use the supplies Susan will bring! Susan has all the brushes, boards and palettes with paint to “rent” for $15. You just need paper towels, tape, and watercolor paper.  
**Please contact the gallery at least one week in advance of the workshop if you would like to take advantage of this option. You’ll need to bring the $15 in cash or check directly to the instructor at the workshop.

Or see the suggested supply list.

 Wear clothes you can get stained and bring a smile and a lunch! And be prepared to have a great time painting! 

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

Note: Susan has all the brushes, boards, and palettes with paint to use for $15.
You will just need to bring the paper, paper towels, tape, pencil & kneaded eraser.
Or, if you prefer, you can purchase all the items on this list:


  • 1 - medium size round (#4-#10) watercolor brush

  • 1 - ½-inch wide flat wash brush

  • 1 – 1-inch wide flat wash brush

  • 1 - 1.5-inch Hake brush (in the semi section) for applying water to large areas

Paints - Watercolor tube paints (Graham Artist’s, 15ml or equivalent):

  • Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson

  • Azo Yellow or equivalent, such as Cadmium Yellow Light

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Phthalo Blue

  • Sap Green or Phthalo Green

  • Burnt sienna or Quinacridone Burnt Orange or Burnt Sienna

Optional extra colors - Nice but NOT necessary:

  • Manganese blue or cobalt blue

  • Quinacridone gold

  • Permanent Orange

Palette - 1 small covered watercolor palette, Tom Jones, Richeson, or Tom Lynch with 17 wells (or equivalent) OR 2 white china plates

Paper (paper is not included in Susan’s supply kit):

  • 1 - sheet of 140lb Arches cold pressed watercolor paper

  • 1 small tablet of cold pressed watercolor paper for practice: choose from Arches, Fluid, or Winsor Newton - all are good quality. (Don’t bring Strathmore or Canson.)

  • 1 - drawing board, 18”x24” or 16”x20”, for mounting paper (Susan will supply a board if you opt for the $15 supply fee)

Other (these are not included in Susan’s supply kit):

  • Paper towels

  • masking tape

  • pencil and kneaded rubber eraser

  • Egg carton, optional (to give your board some slant)

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.