Finger Painting Florals from Life
w/ Kimberly Adams

Date/Time: Saturday-Sunday / July 7-8 / 10:30–4:30 pm

Cost: $250

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

Back by popular demand! This workshop is great for all levels of artists - including beginners! In this two-day workshop, you will be painting along with artist Kimberly Adams, as she shows you how to create a sumptuous impressionistic floral painting that is bursting with the summertime garden’s colors we all delight in.

On Day One, you will be exploring how to plan compositions from fresh and lovely floral arrangements. Students will be amazed to learn how to translate from life as they narrate their painting. No need to rush through this canvas – students who want to take their time, or who chose to paint on a larger canvas, can continue this painting on Day Two.

On Day Two, you will have an option to start a new canvas, or add to your canvas created on day one from a variety of newly placed flowers elegantly arranged in a vase, applying movement of color that transcends throughout the composition. Students love the second day of the workshop, with the quick results that materialize as they become more comfortable with finger painting with oils. At the end of this class you will take home a unique impressionistic floral still life that will dazzle your family and friends.

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


Students can choose either

  • 2 (16 x 20in) canvases, gallery wrapped - one for each day, or
  • 1 (18 x 24in.) canvas, gallery wrapped, to work on over the two days

Kimberly will be using Holbein Duo Aqua Oils. Holbein and Gamblin regular Oil paints can also be used. Some of the colors can be substituted with colors as indicated below; the result might be slightly different from Kimberly’s painting. If students want to use other brands, they should be artist quality paints.

ARTspot carries Holbein Duo Aqua Oils at 20% off MSRP. They have put together a special Kimberly Adams Signature Colors Kit, which contain many of the colors listed below, and at a savings when purchased together. The colors marked with an asterisk (*) are in this kit.

Gamblin Oil Paint:

  •  Radiant Blue

Holbien Duo Aqua Oil Paints:

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  • Lemon Yellow *
  • Cadmium Yellow Hue *
  • Ice Green (can be substituted with Gamblin’s Radiant Green)
  • Yellow Green *
  • Pthalo Green *
  • Lavender *
  • Lilac

Additional colors for Day Two:

  • Rose violet *
  • Vermillion Hue *
  • Magenta or Luminous Opera
  • Horizon Blue (can be substituted with any light blue) *
  • Titanium White *

Optional Colors:

  • Naples Yellow
  • Mauve (or substitute Dioxazine Violet) *
  • Cadmium Yellow Hue Light
  • Jaune Brilliant
  • Veriditer Blue

Note: ARTspot also has two additional "Expansion Pack" kits: Cool Colors & Warm Colors. These kits have the other colors called for in the list above.


  • Paper towels
  • Apron or Paint Shirt. When Kimberly paints, she gets paint everywhere! You might too, so dress appropriately to get messy.
  • Gloves will be provided by Cole Art Studio

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.