Oil Painting in the Russian Impressionist Tradition
w/ Pam Ingalls

Demo: Thursday / March 1 / 6-8pm
Workshop:  Fri-Sun / March 2-4 / 10:30 - 4:30 pm

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

Cost: $395 plus $10 model fee (in cash)

NOTE - The painting demo on Thursday, March 1 is an integral part of the workshop, and is included in the price. Please plan to attend the demo if you sign up for the workshop. 

Learn to oil paint from life in the Russian Impressionism tradition in rich and vibrant, warm and living color!

This workshop is designed to take each student at their own level through the basics of oil painting - exploring value, color temperature, intensity and edges with still lifes and portraiture. With acclaimed artist and instructor Pam Ingalls, you will examine the light on simple subject matter, and discuss the importance of allowing one’s choice of subject matter to come from within.

Class will start with a demo Thursday evening. Please arrange your schedules so that you can arrive early enough on Thursday to watch the evening painting demonstration, with plenty of time for questions afterwards. This is an integral part of your workshop. The demo will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. Friday through Sunday will be an immersion into painting “liquid light.”  On these days, there will be 45 minute lunch break - feel free to bring your lunch.  [Please visit our "FAQ" page for ideas on where to park your car, if you don't want to deal with moving your car during the lunch break.]

All levels are very welcome!

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 ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

Oil Paints: Artists grade (such as Gamblin) *ARTspot carries Gamblin

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  • Titanium white
  • Cad. yellow medium
  • Cad. red light
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Pthalo blue
  • Ivory black

Brushes: Flats and Filberts

  • #4, 6 & 8 (depending on the brands, approximately 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1 inch) - but I like to paint with flat, soft natural hair brushes or synthetic sable substitutes; if you have rounds or filberts already, that will work just fine.

Palette Knife

Large Palette:

  • It could be just a piece of glass about 16" x 20", with white paper taped to the back, a white plastic  palette, or a wooden palette.


  • Canvases, Masonite Boards (with two coats of Gesso), or pre-gessoed Gesso Board in a variety of sizes - small (5x7) to as large as you’re comfortable with (16x20)

Easel – Standing easel (the Studio has about 6 easels. Please call to reserve one if you wish.)

Linseed oil and small tuna can to contain it.


  • Odorless mineral spirits such as Gamsol. Note: no smelly mediums, turpentine or regular mineral spirits will be allowed.
  • Paper Towels or paint rags (Pam likes Viva or shop towels)
  • Something to bring your painting home in (cardboard box, etc.)
  • Paper Sack for trash
  • Pam encourages you to bring a lunch for your 45-minute break, if you think you’ll be too rushed to go out.  Cole Art Studio also has several menus from local restaurants within a 2-block radius, from which you may choose to order food to pick up and bring back.

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.