Finger Painting a Lighthouse for Beginners and Beyond
w/ Kimberly Adams

Date/Time:  Sat-Sun / April 14-15 / 10:30 – 4:30pm

Cost: $250

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

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

In this two-day class, Kimberly Adams will teach you how to paint a lighthouse seascape with just your (gloved) fingertips! She will share her easy tips on how to mix color directly on the canvas and manipulate the paint into thick texture. You will enjoy the simplicity of this technique and find it refreshing not to use tools or brushes. In addition to painting, Kimberly will put you at ease on deciding when a painting is finished and celebrate the ‘happy accidents’ that occur - as these ‘happy accidents’ so often become the best part of the painting.

Day 1 will be going through the basics, learning  how to finger paint as Kimberly demos and takes you step by step in painting a lighthouse. On Day 2,  Kimberly will expand on the  techniques you began learning on Saturday so that you’ll be more equipped to take Kimberly’s advanced workshops.

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


  • 16 x 20 inch: 1-2 canvases *
    *Students can work on just one canvas for the whole weekend, or bring a second one for Day Two.

Kimberly will be using Holbein Duo Aqua Oils. Holbein Regular Oil paints can also be used. If you choose to use another brand, the result might be slightly different from Kimberly’s painting; whatever you decide on, they should be artist quality paints. (ARTspot carries Holbein Duo Aqua Oils at 20% off.)

  • Horizon Blue (can be substituted with any light blue)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Naples Yellow
  • Rose Violet or Alizarin Crimson
  • Mauve preferably (or, substitute Dioxazine Violet)
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Phthalo green
  • Ice Green (can be substituted with Gamblin’s Radiant Green)
  • Titanium White

Optional Colors:

  • Lemon Yellow
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Yellow Green
  • Veritider Blue
  • Turquoise
  • Cadmium Yellow


  • Paper towels
  • Apron or Paint Shirt. When Kimberly paints, she gets paint everywhere! You might too, so dress appropriately to get messy.
  • Something in which to take your paintings home
  • Gloves - provided by Cole Art Studio

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.