"Holiday Miniatures in Oil or Acrylic" w/ Michelle Waldele-Dick

DATE/TIME:  December 7th & 8th  10-5pm.  Sign up for either day or both!

COST:  $125 per day  or $230 for both (save $20!).  All Levels Welcome.

REGISTER:  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.


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We’ll be creating lovely little paintings that can be hung on your tree as ornaments, placed about your home as holiday decorations, and/or use them as wonderful gifts!  Learn the basics of alla prima oil painting while creating a holiday keepsake.  Acrylics also welcome.

We’ll begin the class with a demonstration then get busy setting up our subject matter.  Michelle will be coming around to each student to help them get started and troubleshoot challenging passages.  By the end of the day you’ll have at least one finished mini painting, possibly two or three if you’re a speedy painter.  If you take both days, you will get more time to work on your paintings and take instruction from Michelle!

These paintings will be fun and easy for all levels.  Michelle will help each student choose an ornament that fits their skill level.   So bring your favorite ornaments (simple to complex), and Michelle will have a variety of ornaments and decorations to supplement those that you bring as well.

This workshop will be filled with holiday cheer, yummy treats, and a good time!  A perfect workshop to get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays as well as set you up with perfect gifts to give or paintings to decorate your home! 

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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.
Artspot's Web Site

Sketch book/pencil

2 Soft charcoal pencils

4 or more Miniature Gesso Boards or Stretched Primed Canvases.  Size is approx. 2 ½ x 3 ½, toned at home with acrylic raw umber paint, thin light layer.

A variety of synthetic paint brushes. Sizes ranging from 1-4 - Round, flat and filbert

Odorless Mineral Spirits

Linseed oil



Palette knife

Oil paint:

Titanium white

Ivory black or blue black

Yellow ochre

Lemon yellow

Cadmium yellow

Cadmium red

Quinacridone Rose

Quinacridone Magenta

Burnt sienna

Raw umber

Ultramarine blue

Cobalt blue

Phthalo blue

Paper towels

Old t-shirt rags

Plastic grocery bags for dirty paper towels

Glass jars with lids (approx. 2-3) 4-8oz size

Something to take your wet paintings home in.

Painting smock or paint clothes.

Bring your favorite holiday ornaments and/or small decorations.  Be sure to bring a few simple ornaments to start with.  Michelle will also have some available.