“Finger Painting a Vibrant Spring Landscape: Composition and Color” w/ Kimberly Adams

DATE/TIME: Saturday-Sunday / April 8-9 / 10:30 – 4:30pm

COST: $250

This workshop is full. Please call the gallery to sign up on the waiting list. We often fill last-minute cancellations from the waiting list. 425.697.2787

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


In this two-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to follow along with instructor Kimberly Adams as she guides them through how to finger paint spring compositions. She will share her techniques to build texture and plan compositions as well as giving simple tips on color theory. Kimberly speaks to the class as a group as well as working one on one with each student to ensure they complete a canvas they love. At the end of the workshop students will go home with TWO finished finger paintings!

Day One: Kimberly will explain how she plans compositions and uses angles to create 3- dimensional landscapes. Students will have the opportunity to practice and perfect a variety of techniques to build texture - such as blending, sculpting and adding small details. Kimberly will lead a step by step instruction on how to apply these techniques as students recreate one of her spring landscape paintings – Restful.

Day Two: Students will have a step by step instruction on how to paint a vibrant wild flower landscape using the techniques perfected on day one. This class will focus on color placement and use of painting techniques that give the illusion flowers are fading into the distance.


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 ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.


  • 12 x 24 canvas – Day one
  • 16 x 20 or 18x24 canvas – Day two

Paints: Kimberly will be using Holbein Duo Aqua Oils. Holbein Regular Oil paints can also be used. The colors marked with an asterisk [*] are specific colors of Holbein, but can be substituted with the 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. (ARTspot carries Holbein Duo Aqua Oils at 20% off.)

  • Misty Blue (Holbien) or Radiant Blue (Gamblin) (these are both regular oil paints)
  • Horizon Blue* (can be substituted with any light blue)
  • Verditer Blue
  • Ice Green* (can be substituted with Gamblin's Radiant Green)
  • Phthalo Green
  • Yellow Green
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow Hue
  • Vermilion Hue
  • Lavender
  • Mauve

Optional Colors:

  • Imidazolone brown
  • Yellow ochre
  • Naples Yellow
  • Cobalt Blue


  • 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 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.