"Placing Figures in the Landscape" w/ Ron Stocke

DATE/TIME: Sat-Sun, September 26-27 / 10:30am-4:30pm

COST: $225

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

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


Learn a fresh, simple and concise method of painting figures in watercolor ~ from our own highly acclaimed watercolorist and instructor, Ron Stocke! Whether painting people in cityscapes, interiors or in landscapes, figures always add interest and character to your paintings.  With his fresh and loose approach, Ron Stoke will guide his students to learning how to paint natural looking figures in watercolor. 

Beginning with basic figure drawing, Ron will teach you how to mix skin tones and color combinations for clothing to help make your figurative paintings looks natural and vibrant.  Ron will also show students how to create action in your figures and connect them to their environment with lighting and perspective.

After winning several national awards this year, we expect to have students signing up from near and far, so please don’t let this great opportunity go by – sign up today!


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.Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com

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


  • Ultramarine Blue 
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Yellow Ochre 
  • Cad Yellow Lt 
  • Cerulean Blue 
  • Alizarin Crimson 
  • Dioxazine Purple 
  • Cad Red Lt
  • Sap Green 
  • Chinese White
  • Sepia

Specialty Colors: Optional but recommended 

  • Maroon Perylene
  • Lavender
  • Azo Orange
  • Cobalt Teal (An ARTspot Favorite!)


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 (The16 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 140 lb 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


  • Support - Ron paints on an easel. Students should bring gator board/painting board to support their paintings.
  • 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 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.)We also have a variety of art supplies relevant to your class here at Cole Art Studio.