The Basics!


New!
More Watercolor Play for Beginners
w/ Susan Waite

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

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.

New!
Try It! Fabulous Acrylic Pours
w/ Dana Butler

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

Friday / 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!

The Joy of Drawing, Part 1
w/ Julia Carpenter

4 Mondays :
Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18 / 10:30am-1:30pm

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.


New!
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!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

New!
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!


New!
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!

 

Hello 2020!
We’re adding more classes and workshops every week! Keep checking back often.

 

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

Friday evening / January 10 / 6-8:30 pm

Perfect for all levels, including beginners! In this 2 ½-hour evening class, you’ll get to try finger painting as you paint along with Kimberly to create a beautiful wintry scene. If you’ve been wanting to check out this cool technique, now’s your chance! A minimal investment with maximum fun! Schedule a date night or a fun night out with friends or come on your own and make some new friends! All supplies included for the supply fee.


Finger Painting an Evening Landscape
w/ Kimberly Adams

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

Saturday - Sunday / January 11-12 / 10:30-4:30

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 guides students through a step by step instructions for an evening landscape.

The Joy of Drawing, Part 1
w/ Julia Carpenter

Now offering an evening session!

4 Mondays evenings :
January 13, 20, 27, & February 3 / 6-9pm

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.

The Drawing Experience 2 with an Expressive Twist
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 classes / Wednesdays / February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 4 / 10:30-1:30

This class offers a little twist on our classic Drawing Experience Part 2. If you have some basic drawing skills already, whether it’s from Drawing Experience 1 or some other basic class, you are ready for this one! Joe will teach composition and perspective as the backbone of this course. The “twist” is that he’ll be guiding you in expressive and abstractive techniques, to take your drawing level to a fun, creative, exciting place where you learn to express your own voice!


The Drawing Experience Part 1
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 classes / Wednesdays / February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 4 / 2:00-5:00 pm

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.

New!
Try it! Tantalizing Textures
w/ Whitney Buckingham

Friday evening / February 7 / 6-8:30 pm

 Perfect for all levels, including beginners! In this 2 ½-hour class, you’ll create textured paintings out of hot beeswax! With our new encaustic instructor, you will explore ways to create dimension and sculpt the wax surface.  Bring a date, bring a friend, or come by yourself and make some new friends! 

The “I Can't Draw A Portrait!” Workshop
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Saturday - Sunday / February 15-16 / 10:30-4:30

“Are you crazy? I could never draw a portrait!” If this sounds like you, then here’s a great workshop for you! Joe will teach you the basics of drawing realistic portraits in a fun environment. You will be surprised at how much you will learn in just 2 days from Joe! Great for beginners and a refresher for all levels.


New!
Try It! Finger Painting Hydrangeas
w/ Kimberly Adams

Friday evening / March 13 / 6-8:30 pm

Everybody is loving Finger Painting – and now you can Try It too! In this quick, fun, evening format with our awesome Fine Art Finger Painter, you’ll paint along with Kimberly to create a beautiful hydrangea still life. Schedule a date night or a fun night out with friends or come on your own and make some new friends! All supplies included for the supply fee.

Discovery! Beginning Oil Painting
w/ Angela Bandurka

Saturday / April 4 / 11-5 pm

Welcome to our “Discovery!” series – developed for new students, just venturing into the world of art! Painting should be fun and an outlet for your creative energy, and you should feel safe to learn in an environment that is helpful and encouraging, NOT judgmental or stressful. This is the place for that! In her fun and super-helpful way, Angela will give you a great step-by-step introduction into painting with oils, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know.

Discovery! Intro to Painting with Acrylics
w/ Angela Bandurka

Sunday / April 5 / 11-5 pm

Have you ever wondered, “Could I do that?” as you gaze at a gorgeous acrylic painting? Angela Bandurka is here to tell you: YES, you CAN!  If you need a safe place to try painting with acrylics, just for beginners, THIS is it!  Angela is fun and encouraging and will give you a great step-by-step introduction into the wonderful world of acrylics!


All workshops must be paid in full to sign up.

We are happy to take your payments over the phone,
 in person or on our website.

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

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

 For information on our cancellation policy, please check out our FAQ page on this website