The Basics!

The Joy of Drawing: Part 1
w/ Julia Carpenter

New start date! 4 Mondays / Aug 26, (skip Sept 2), Sept 9, 16, 23 / 10:30-1:30
4 Mondays / September 30, October 7, 14, 21 / 2:30-5:30

A great take on Drawing Basics! In this 4-week class, Julia will take you on an adventure of discovery – learning how to really “see”, exercising a different part of your brain than you usually use, and teaching you the magical joy of drawing! You’ll learn the basic elements like line, shape, value and form. You’ll learn about simplifying shapes, gauging proportions and how to create depth. This is a great place for beginners to start, and for a refresher course for all artists.

Try It! A Stylized Contemporary Landscape in acrylics
w/ Kathy Gale

Friday / September 13 / 6-8:30 pm

Paint along with Kathy Gale as she guides you step by step to paint this colorful, contemporary landscape. Even if you've never picked up a brush, you'll have a great time creating this gorgeous scene. Bring a friend, make it a date night, or come on your own and make some new friends! Our Try It class is a great place to try something new, discover a new talent, or just have a fun time. Try It!

Exploring Pastels
w/ Janis Graves

Five classes / Tuesdays / September 17, 24, October 1, 8 & 15 / 10:30-1:30

All about Pastels for all levels – beginners included! Great for students who’ve just taken the “Discovery” class as well as experienced pastel students who want to learn Janis’ techniques. In this 5-week course, you’ll cover a range of topics as Janis unravels the mysteries of pastels – surface preparation, composition and design, how to choose colors, and all her tips and tricks to put you on the path to success. You’ll love learning with Janis and will be ready for all our other pastel classes! 

Beginning Watercolor Play
w/ Susan Waite

5 Thursdays: September 19, 26, October 3, 10 & 17 / 10:30-1:30

With this experienced instructor, beginners in watercolor will be encouraged and have a lot of fun! You’ll learn all about getting the colors and values you want - without making mud!  Through simple exercises and paint along with the instructor demos, we will take the mystery out of this beautiful medium. Individual attention will make this a good class for painters to learn the right amount of water and paint to use to get the desired effects.  Playful experimentation encouraged!

Try it! Finger Painting a Fall Landscape
w/ Kimberly Adams

Sorry, this class is full. Please contact the gallery to be put on the wait list. 425.697.2787

Friday / September 20 / 6-8:30 pm

What?? Finger painting?? Yes! And you can Try It for yourself in our quick, fun, evening format with our awesome Fine Art Finger Painter, Kimberly Adams! If you’ve have been wanting to check this out this new technique, this is your chance. For a minimal investment and maximum fun, grab a friend - or schedule a date night - and come to Edmonds for a great evening.

The Drawing Experience Part 1
w/ Joe MacKechnie

5 classes / Wednesdays / October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / 10:30-1:30

Fall in love with drawing - THE basis for all your future art endeavors. Even if you think you can’t draw a stick figure, instructor and artist Joe Mac Kechnie will teach you how! You will develop basic drawing skills using an approach that combines left and right brain abilities. Most of all, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself in a fun and non-intimidating environment. Great for beginners and a refresher for all levels.

The Basics & Beyond! Oil & Acrylic Painting
w/ Angela Bandurka

5 classes / Thursdays 5-8 pm / Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, (skip 31), November 7

Painting should be FUN, and an outlet for your creative energy! This five week series is a safe place for you to learn, in a helpful and encouraging environment. Angela will walk you through the elements of creating a series of paintings, using oil or acrylic, covering five themes: Drawing, Values, Color, Design, and Edges. With demos by Angela and lots of individual attention, each class will go over the basics of one theme for that week and then you'll get to paint an image that highlights that theme. Angela is a fantastic instructor in both mediums - don’t miss this opportunity!

Cole Gallery and Art Workshop Gift Certificates

Look no Further, the perfect gift is a phone call away... Gift Certificates are the easy and thoughtful way to give to the artist in your life. Call us at Cole Gallery to order a gift certificate today.  425.697.2787

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

Try It! Encaustics: Designs and Color in Wax
w/ Tracy Felix

Friday October11 / 6-8:30 pm

 Paintings in natural wax can have such intriguing subtlety. And it’s amazingly simple and fun to create these effects! In this class, you will get to use various tools to create designs (or “mark-making”) in your wax painting, and then add color with oil colors and finish with highlights of sparkly mica powder.

Mixed Media Encaustics
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday / October 12 / 11-5 pm

This is a great workshop to explore Tracy's new and fun techniques! As the owner of ARTspot, she has access to a wonderful smorgasbord of art supplies and she brings them all to this full day exploration of what plays well with wax. You will have lots of time to play, and complete two projects for too much fun!

More Watercolor Play for Beginners
w/ Susan Waite

4 Thursdays: Oct 24, 31, Nov 7 & 14 / 11:30-2:30

Building on what you learned in “Beginning Watercolor Play”, you’ll delve more into color mixing, values and experimenting with texture. You’ll be painting fall landscapes, clouds and skies, along with fun fall produce as you practice new concepts and techniques with Susan as your guide. You can jump right into this 4-week class, even if you haven’t had any previous experience.

Try It! Fabulous Acrylic Pours
w/ Dana Butler

Friday evening October 25 / 6-8:30 pm

“Try It!” classes are a great place to try something new! In this 2 ½-hour class, students will learn the popular and fascinating new art form of acrylic pours. You’ll learn how to prep your canvas, select colors, do paint layering, and apply paint to the surface, as well as finishing and prep for hanging. And all you need to create this painting will be supplied for just $10! You’ll leave with a beautiful painting of your very own creation!

Finger Painting a Winter Landscape
w/ Kimberly Adams

Both of these sessions have sold out- Contact Cole Gallery to placed on a wait list-425.697.2787

SOLD OUT: Saturday - Sunday / November 2-3 / 10:30-4:30

SOLD OUT: Saturday - Sunday / December 7-8 / 10:30-4:30

Finger Painting is so much fun! 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 cozy and beautiful winter landscape. You’ll go home with TWO paintings of your very own!

Lino-cut Printmaking Basics
w/Chris Minor

Saturday / November 9 / 10:30 - 4:30

Spend an enjoyable, stress-free day creating your very own, one-of-a-kind block print! This popular instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process – designing, carving, inking and printing your creation. Great workshop for ALL, whether no art background, or a seasoned artist checking out a new medium. Join the fun!

Try It! Encaustics: Beeswax & Collage
w/ Tracy Felix

Friday / November 15 / 6-8:30 pm

“Try It!” is a FUN way to try something new! Just 2 ½-hours on a Friday night, and no supply list: come with a friend or make it a date night – or come by yourself and make some new friends! Great for beginners! This Try It! is all about learning how to create a wonderful painting with Encaustic (hot, melted beeswax) and collage. Tracy will bring everything for you to use for collage. Your finished piece will have wax layered over collage, and collage layered over the wax - a work of art you'll be proud of! 

Winter Watercolor Cards & Miniatures
w/ Denise Cole

Saturday November 16 / 10:30-4:30 

Get ready for the season and learn a simple way to create beautiful holiday cards and miniature paintings capturing winter cheer!  Denise will lead her students through a step by step process to paint a range of subjects from birds in the snow to little landscapes with trees and snow, even snow men and holiday decorations. It’s amazing how easy these are to paint!  Denise has been teaching this class for 18 years and it is always a favorite. Each student will leave with two to three hand painted minis ready for printing to give to all your friends!  Perfect for beginners to intermediate students.

Fabulous Acrylic Pours
w/ Dana Butler

Sunday / November 17 / 10:30-4:30

Here’s the 1-day workshop you’ve been asking for – Acrylic Pours! Students will learn the popular and fascinating new art form of acrylic pours. In this full day workshop, you will learn how to prep your canvas, select colors and how to do paint layering. You’ll learn several techniques of applying paint to the surface, as well as finishing and prep for hanging. All supplies are provided for just $30!

Birds and Beasts - Painting Expressively in Acrylics
w/ Cheryl Waale

Saturday - Sunday / November 23-24 / 10:30-4:30

For all students who have been craving a fun class in contemporary acrylics – here it is! With the guidance of this fantastic painter, you’ll paint a bird or animal loosely and creatively, adding textured layers of vibrant color and collage. Whether you’re a beginner or have lots of experience, this 2-day workshop will bring you a sense of freedom and joy! Be prepared to work outside the lines!

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We offer 90% refunds for student cancellations 14 days or more before class.

No Refunds for Cancellations less than 14 days prior to class.

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