Finger Painting Florals from Life
w/ Kimberly Adams


Date: Saturday - Sunday / July 13-14 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $250

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


This workshop is great for all levels of artists - including beginners! In this two-day workshop, you will be painting along with artist Kimberly Adams, as she shows you how to create a sumptuous impressionistic floral painting that is bursting with the summertime garden’s colors we all delight in.

 On Day One, you will be exploring how to plan compositions from fresh and lovely floral arrangements. Students will be amazed to learn how to translate from life as they narrate their painting. No need to rush through this canvas – students who want to take their time, or who chose to paint on a larger canvas, can continue this painting on Day Two


 On Day Two, you will have an option to start a new canvas, or add to your canvas created on day one from a variety of newly placed flowers elegantly arranged in a vase, applying movement of color that transcends throughout the composition. Students love the second day of the workshop, with the quick results that materialize as they become more comfortable with finger painting with oils. At the end of this class you will take home a unique impressionistic floral still life that will dazzle your family and friends.

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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.  Artspot's Web Site

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

Canvases, gallery wrapped:
Students can choose either

  • two 16x20” canvases - one for each day, or

  • one 16x20” canvas and two 12x24” canvases (or other smaller size of your choice)


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Kimberly will be using Holbein Duo Aqua Oils. Holbein and Gamblin regular oil paints can also be used. Some of the colors can be substituted with colors as indicated below; the result might be slightly different from Kimberly’s painting. If students want to use other brands, they should be artist quality paints.

For Sunflowers:

 Holbien Duo Aqua Oil Paints:

  • Naples Yellow

  • Cadmium Yellow Hue

  • Cadmium Yellow Light Hue

  • Mauve

  • Horizon Blue

  • Phthalo Green

  • Ice Green (can be substituted with Gamblin’s Radiant Green)

  • Yellow green

 *If student wants to paint flowers other than sunflowers they will need to get a few optional colors.

 Optional colors:

  • Verditer Blue

  • Misty Blue (Holbein regular oil paint)

  • Yellow Green

  • Rose Violet

  • Lilac

  • Lavender


  • Paper towels

  • Tabletop or standing easel - Cole Studio has several easels to lend, if you wish to have one, call the gallery at (425) 697-2787 to reserve one.

  • If you plan to paint from your own photos, please print them out before the workshop.

  • Apron or Paint Shirt. (When Kimberly paints, she gets paint everywhere! You might too, so dress appropriately to get messy.)

  • Gloves will be 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 the day of class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.