The Basics & Beyond in Watercolor
w/ Ron Stocke

This workshop is full. Please contact the gallery to be put on the wait list. 425.697.2787 

Date/Time: Fri–Sun / August 10-11-12 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $350

Registration: all in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location:  ArtWorks  in Edmonds - a lovely, large space with plenty of parking places! 201 2nd Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020

Perfect for all levels of watercolor students, especially those wanting to learn great direct painting technique!

In this 3-day watercolor workshop, Ron Stocke, one of today’s most in-demand instructors, will show students the important steps of a watercolor painting from beginning to end. Each student will learn how to start, develop and successfully finish paintings! The 3-day format will allow each student to complete paintings of their own to take home.

In his characteristic loose, painterly style, Ron will teach you how to create colorful gradated washes, using bold brushstrokes to achieve strong values and simplified shapes to make beautiful paintings. You will also learn how to avoid bad habits so that your paintings will feel connected, full of light, and will engage the viewer. Come and learn from this acclaimed award-wining artist and instructor.

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

Paint: Ron paints with M Graham watercolors - other professional quality brands are acceptable.

  • 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


Large round & Flat brushes: Any large rounds & flats you have, in natural hair or good quality synthetics.

  • Size ranges from 6 - 14 rounds and ½” to 2” flats.
  • Silver Brush, Connoisseur brushes, Princeton all make good quality brushes.

Ron paints with a Large quills size 12, 10, 7 Rounds, 12, 10, (ARTspot has a Princeton Quill, size 8 that Ron recommends.) 

Specialty brushes, Optional:

  • ½ - ¾” Dagger, rigger, scrubber

Paper: Ron prefers Saunders Waterford - other brands are acceptable.

  • Arches, Saunders, Fabriano: 140 lb Cold Press.
  • Each student should have a full sheet per day. You will be encouraged to work on 1/2 sheet size or large W/C Blocks


  • Support - Ron paints on an easel. Students should bring gator board/painting board to support their paintings.
  • Pencil or lead holder
  • Household sponge
  • Watercolor container
  • Artist 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 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.