“Fur to Feathers in Vibrant Oils” w/ Janis Graves

DATE/TIME: Sat-Sun / May 20-21 / 10:30-4:30pm

COST: $250

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

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


We’ve often asked Janis Graves to teach workshops in the medium of pastels, but this time we asked her to share with students her latest techniques in oil painting.

Whether in pastels or oils, painting animals and birds with style and attitude is Janis’ forté! In this 2-day workshop, Janis will share with you her technique of creating a vibrant painting with intense color in oil, while showing how to capture that attitude we love in her birds and beasts.

With step-by- step instruction from Janis, you’ll first create your composition and also a vibrant underpainting using intense color. Using more traditional colors on top, you’ll structure the animal or bird (maybe both if you are a fast painter!) in that vibrant background space. Then with a fresh eye on the second day, you will refine your subject, placing more natural colors, and finish your painting. Janis has found this technique to result in paintings that almost seem to vibrate with life. Come and try something new!


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: (Janis prefers a good quality professional brand such as Gamblin oils)
Titanium Zinc White
Cad Yellow light
Cad Yellow deep
Cad Red light
Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean Blue
Ultra Marine Blue
Sap Green

Yellow ochre
Pthalo Green
Burnt Umber
Burnt Sienna
(if Cadmium is too expensive, Gamblin has modern versions of same colors)

Optional colors:
Transparent Earth Yellow
Red Iron Oxide
Cobalt Blue
Dioxazine purple

Mediums: Odorless mineral spirits, such as Gamsol by Gamblin, in an airtight container. 
Alkyd or other mediums such as Galkyd, Solvent Free Galkyd or Neomegilp
Please note: no stinky mediums will be allowed. 

Canvas board or stretched canvas
9x12 or 11x14 - one or two depending on how many paintings students would like to attempt

Synthetic Double size (long handled brushes):  Bright #4, Filberts or Flats numbers 6, 8, 10

Pallet knife – off-set style (a bend in it) medium size, approx. 3” knife

Misc items
Paper towels
Protective gloves
Standing or table easel
Photo reference
Laptop or iPad helpful

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.