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Oil Painting in The Russian Impressionist Tradition
w/ Pam Ingalls

Date/Time: Demo;  Thursday / March 28 / 6-8 pm
Workshop; Friday-Sunday / March 29-31 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $395 + $10 model fee in cash to model

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

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

NOTE - The painting demo on Thursday evening March 28 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.

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

This workshop is set up 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.

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Class will start with a portrait demo on Thursday evening. Please arrange your schedules so that you can arrive early enough on Thursday to watch the entire 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 Saturday will be an immersion into painting in this beautifully lush and user-friendly style, with still life set-ups all around the studio.  Then on Sunday, you will have the opportunity to learn to paint a model from life. 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!

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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. ARTspot carries all items on this list. ARTspot staff are there to advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for this or any other classes you may be taking!

Paints: Artists grade oil paints. *ARTspot carries Gamblin
Titanium white
Cad. yellow medium
Cad. red light
Alizarin crimson
Ultramarine blue
Pthalo blue
Ivory black
Odorless mineral spirits such as Gamsol, or any alkyd medium such as Gamblin's Neo Megilp is fine too.
Linseed oil and small tuna can to contain it
Note: no smelly mediums, turpentine or regular mineral spirits will be allowed.

Brushes: Flats and Filberts
#4, 6 & 8 (depending on the brands, approximately 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1 inch) - but
Pam likes 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
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.)

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
Bring a lunch for your 45-minute break, if you think you’ll be too rushed to go out.

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.

ARTspot is located half a block west of Cole Gallery/Cole Art Studio at 408 Main Street.  Call 425-640-6408 or email at