"Good to Great in Oils or Acrylics" 3 Day Workshop w/ Angela Bandurka

DATE/TIME: Fri-Sun April 24, 25 & 26
Friday 4pm – 8pm
Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

COST:   $225

REGISTRATION:   Call in, come in, or register online.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for online registration.  425.697.2787

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



The focus of this class is learning to to see color, light, and composition in a fresh way and applying this knowledge when critiquing your own work. Angela will show you how to see color critically, and how to effectively create values of each color whether working from life or a photograph. We’ll also dive in to the complexities of composition and how to use it to create a unique perspective and avoid common pitfalls. The last class will end with a critique of the work created in the workshop. 

No matter what your level in acrylics or oils, Angela will help advance your paintings skills to the next level in this wonderful 3 day workshop.  Not only will you be a better painter at the end of it, but you'll have a blast as well!  Come experience why so many people love Angela! You’ll not only receive three days of intense instruction, but Angela will also send you helpful emails with PDF notes of all the points covered in class each day. You’ll be able to focus on practicing what you’re learning rather than worry about taking notes.


You can pick up all your great art supplies at ARTspot in Edmonds just blocks from Cole Gallery.  Registered Cole Art Studio students will receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies.  Make sure to pick up your 10% off slip at Cole Gallery's front desk.

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Acrylic Paint: (you can bring oils if you prefer)

  • Titanium White
  • Primary Blue or Anthroquinone Blue
  • Primary Red or Alizarin Crimson (I prefer the permanent version)
  • Primary Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • optional: *Titanium Buff (I use this IN PLACE of white, with bright white only added at the very end of my process)
  • *for Oil Painters, use Warm White instead of Titanium Buff (unless using water soluble oils, then use Titan Buff)
  • optional: Burnt Umber (this is very handy for mixing rich grays)
  • Carbon Black



  • One medium Flat, Bright or Filbert brush, like a #6
  • One Large Flat or Bright brush for covering the canvas with color
  • One small round brush, like a #4
  • Plus any other brushes you might have. 
  • I prefer to use inexpensive synthetic long-handled brushes for my acrylics, but a mix of natural and synthetic for my oils

Other Items:

  • Water receptacle
  • Four 8x10 to 11x14-inch supports (I’d love it if you’d try mixing up the type of support: stretched canvas, canvas board, masonite, smooth board; but it’s up to you)
  • Small sketch pad for thumbnails
  • Graphite Pencils
  • 2H, HB, and 4B
  • Chalk pastel pencils, one dark and one light for value studies and sketching on canvases: you can also use a white or grey chalk pastel instead.
  • For oil painters: Odorless mineral spirits
  • Palette to mix paints on (could be a paper palette pad, a traditional palette or whatever you prefer)
  • Rags or paper towel (I like the blue shop towels!)
  • A table easel if you have it and prefer to use it over the flat tabletop
  • Optional: digital camera or camera phone
  • Optional: light modeling paste and white or clear gesso