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Loosen Up! Creating Loose, Delicious Watercolors
w/ Ron Stocke

Date/ Time: Friday-Sunday / Oct 11-13 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $395


Location:  ArtWorks in Edmonds - a lovely, large space with plenty of parking places! 201 2nd Ave S., Edmonds, WA 98020 (at the corner of Dayton St and 2nd Ave.)

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Loosen up! Add mood to your watercolor paintings with looser brushwork. Join Ron Stocke as he teaches you how to avoid bad habits and create delicious watercolors.

 In this 3-day watercolor workshop, Ron Stocke, one of today’s most in-demand instructors, will show students the important steps of a watercolor painting from beginning to end. Each student to learn how to start, develop and how to successfully finish paintings! The 3-day format will allow each student to complete paintings of their own to take home.

In his characteristic loose, painterly style, Ron will teach you how to create colorful gradated washes, using bold brushstrokes to achieve strong values and simplified shapes to make beautiful paintings. You will also learn how to avoid bad habits so that your paintings will feel connected, full of light, and will engage the viewer. Come and learn from this acclaimed award-wining artist and instructor.

 Supply List:

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

Ron paints with M Graham watercolors - other professional quality brands like Daniel Smith are fine.  Art Spot carries both brands and they are compatible to use together.

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Burnt Sienna

  • Yellow Ochre

  • Cad Yellow Lt

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Dioxizine Purple

  • Cad Red Lt

  • Sap Green

  • Chinese White

  • Sepia

Specialty Colors: Optional but recommended 

  • Maroon Perylene

  • Lavender

  • Azo Orange

  • Cobalt Teal


Large round & Flat brushes: Any large rounds & flats you have, in natural hair or good quality synthetics will be great for this class.  Silver Brush, Connoisseur brushes, Princeton all make good quality brushes.

  • Round brushes: size 6, 10 & 16 (the 16 round can be substituted with a #12 squirrel quill which is very large)

  • Flat brushes: ½” and 1 ½ to 2”

  • Optional: ½ - ¾” dagger or rigger and one scrubber brush (any size)

Paper:  Ron prefers Saunders or Waterford - other brands are acceptable.

  • Arches, Saunders or Fabriano 140lb Cold Press watercolor paper

  • Each student should have a full sheet per day. You will be encouraged to work on 1/2 sheet size or W/C Block size 12x16 and larger


  • Reference photos- This will be a studio workshop, so bring reference photos of any subject that inspires you to paint. 4x6 or 5x7 sizes are recommended. Please print photos before coming to class (or use on your device).

  • Support - Ron paints on an easel. Students should bring gator board/painting board to support their paintings. An egg carton or a roll of paper towel can provide a good angle under your support. If you’d prefer an easel, the facility has plenty to borrow.

  • Palette: a large flat or folding palette with a lid. Ron likes the Weber metal palette, but the John Pike or other similar flat palettes are great too.

  • Pencil or lead holder

  • Kitchen or sea sponge

  • watercolor container

  • artist tape or masking tape

  • Paper towels

  • Spray bottles

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.