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Finger Painting Pet Portraits Advanced Workshop
w/ Kimberly Adams

Date: Saturday - Monday  / May 18-20 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $375

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


In this three-day advanced workshop, art instructor Kimberly Adams will help you create your pet portrait for your favorite furry friend. Typical to her style of work, this class will instruct finger painting students on how to bring your photo of your pet to life, with loose impressionistic finger-painting techniques. This class is open to students who have taken more than one of the finger-painting workshops.

 DAY ONE: Exploring how to plan compositions from a pet photo of your choice. Students will be amazed as they learn how to translate from their photo from concept to canvas as they narrate their painting. No need to rush through this canvas as students who want to take their time or who chose to paint on a larger canvas can continue this painting on day two or three.

Student working on her fingerpainting

Student working on her fingerpainting

 DAY TWO and THREE: Students will have an option to start a new canvas, or add to their canvas created on day one, by adding in additional elements and texture. Applying movement of color that transcends throughout the composition. Students love the second day of the workshop, as the quick results fascinate them as they become more comfortable with their newly acquired skills. At the end of this workshop students will take home a unique impressionistic pet portrait anxiously waiting to be shared with friends and family.

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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

Paints: Kimberly will be using Holbein Duo Aqua Oils. Holbein Regular Oil paints can also be used.  Other brands may result in slightly different from Kimberly’s painting.  If students want to use other brands, they should be artist quality paints.  (ARTspot carries Holbein Duo Aqua Oils at 20% off.)

Holbien Regular Oil Paint:

  • Misty Blue

Holbien Duo Aqua Oil Paints:

  • Lemon Yellow

  • Cadmium Yellow Hue

  • Ice Green

  • Yellow Green

  • Phthalo Green

  • Lavender

  • Lilac

Additional colors:

  • Rose violet

  • Vermillion Hue

  • Magenta or Lumious Opera

  • Horizon Blue

  • Titanium White

Optional Colors:

  • Naples Yellow

  • Mauve

  • Cadmium Yellow Hue Light

  • Jaune Brillant

  • Veriditer Blue

Students can choose 2 to 3 (20 x 20in) canvases, one for each day; or 1 (36 x 36in.) canvas to work on over the three days.


  • 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 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.