Finger Painting Colorful Fall Foliage
w/ Kimberly Adams

2 Day: Sat-Sun / Nov 4-5 / 10:30-4:30 pm
3 Day: Sat-Mon / Nov 4-6 / 10:30-4:30 pm

2 Day: $275
3 Day: $375

Class Size: 9 students

Registration:  This workshop is full. Please call the gallery to place your name on a waiting list as spots do open up! 425.697.2787

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

Many of you who have taken Kimberly’s finger painting workshops have asked for a workshop specifically for non-beginners. We’ve heard you! This workshop will be a deeper dive into Kimberly’s finger-painting techniques, to help you get to the next level in your finger painting. Kimberly can help you tackle larger canvases if you choose the 3-day option, and everyone will have more one-on- one time, since we are limiting the number of students to 9.

Fall is a wonderful time of the year to explore the use of reds, yellow and oranges as the main colors in a landscape! In this two-day or three-day workshop, Kimberly will explore finger- painting techniques that bring fall foliage onto center stage. She will begin in the usual way, with the overview of what the class will learn for the day, demoing on her canvas, then working side by side with students as they apply the concepts on their own painting.

This workshop is either a 2-day (Saturday-Sunday) OR a 3-day (Sat-Monday) – pick what’s best for you!

  • Those of you who attend the 3rd day will be able to tackle larger canvases, such as 36” x 36” – since it takes Kimberly 3 days to complete a painting of this size.
  • Those choosing a 2-day should consider painting on a slightly smaller canvas, such as 30” x 30”, to be able to complete it in two days.
  •  Of course, if you like smaller paintings, you can choose to paint on 2-3 smaller canvases (such as 16” x 20”) over either 2 or 3 days. You will have ample time to complete and perfect your masterpieces either way.

Day One: Students will paint an autumn landscape with a reference provided by the instructor. Kimberly will lead students on how to choose a composition from a photo, and incorporate it into an impressionistic landscape using only your fingertips (and gloves) to apply and sculpt the paint.

Day Two: Students will take lessons learned from day-one and apply to a photo of an autumn landscape of their choice. Students will have an opportunity to work their compositions with Kimberly on a 9 x 10 panel, before re-creating on a larger canvas. Each student will have time side by side with instructor as they build their landscape. If you are not staying for Day 3, you will receive advice on how to finish the painting at home, if you weren’t able to finish it during the workshop.

Day Three:
As mentioned, this additional day will be ideal for those students who want to learn how to work on and complete a painting on a large canvas. You will receive guidance from beginning to end, with Kimberly’s helpful suggestions for improvements. You will also get the help you need to learn how to put finishing touches on your finger painting, and how to know when it’s “done”.

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

Supports/Canvases: Students can select their own size canvas. Keep in mind it takes 2-3 days to complete a large 30x40 or 36x36” canvas.

  • 9x10 panel (for Day 2’s composition work)
  • For 2-day students: One or Two canvases, suggested size range for canvases – Two-16” x 20” or 20” x 20” or One-30”x 30”
  • For 3-day students: One 30x40”, 36”x36”, or 2-3 smaller canvases: 16”x20” or20”x20”


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.)

The following are the colors that Kimberly uses to create her fall landscapes. If you are painting something other than fall, bring the colors you would like to use for your image. If you have
suggestions or questions, you can email Kimberly your image and she can advise on colors. 

Holbein Regular Oil Paint:

  • Misty Blue

Holbein Duo Aqua Oil Paints:

  • Horizon Blue
  • Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
  • Cadmium Yellow Hue
  • Naples Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Imidazolone Brown
  • Vermillion Hue
  • Rose Violet
  • Mauve preferably (or, substitute Dioxazine Violet)
  • Ice Green
  • Yellow Green
  • Phthalo Green
  • Titanium White
  • Lavender


  • 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.