Watercolor Workshops & Classes


Painting Light and shadows in Watercolor
w/ Ron Stocke

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

Friday-Sunday / March 8-10, 2019 / 10:30-4:30

Join internationally acclaimed watercolor artist and author Ron Stocke for an intense three-day watercolor workshop. The focus of this workshop will be how to achieve strong light and shadows within your paintings. Ron will show you tips and tricks to achieve harmony while creating dynamic paintings.

New!
Try it! Watercolor and Ink Cherry Blossoms
w/ Susan Waite

2 dates to choose from!
Sorry- March 15 is sold out

Friday evening / March 15 / 6-8:30 pm
Friday evening / May 3 / 6-830 pm

Greet spring in our “Try It!” classes, where you can try something new! Make it a fun Friday night out with your friends or a great date night.  In this class, you’ll follow along with this fabulous instructor to create a beautiful ink and watercolor painting of cherry blossoms – perfect to usher in Spring! You’ll use a straw to blow the ink, then use watercolor and tempura to add splashes of color. A great class for any level, whether you’ve painted before or never touched a brush! Try It!

Gouache on the Go! Gouache Painting in a Sketchbook
w/ Angela Bandurka

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

Painting while traveling is a great way to be in the moment, to observe your environs and record them for history. Photographs can only take you so far! With a sketchbook and a small box of gouache paints, you’re ready to go!


Beginning Watercolors, the Sequel
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 Thursday mornings / April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9 / 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Take your watercolor skills to a new, creative and exciting place! Learn how to express yourself in this wonderful medium. Joe will cover core watercolor topics, while exploring more advanced and creative techniques. You can paint from Joe’s references or bring your own subject matter and he’ll guide and help you find your voice. If you have basic watercolor experience (for example if you’ve taken Joe’s Beginning Watercolor class), then you are ready for this class.

Beginning Watercolor Part 1
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

4 classes / Tuesdays / April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 / 10:30-1:30 pm

We’re offering this special 4-week class for all of you who’ve been asking for a beginning class. Watercolor paintings are so beautiful! And you’ve always wanted to give it a try, right? Join this experienced artist and beloved instructor and learn simple techniques to master the basics of creative and fun watercolor painting.  Great for all levels, beginners and non-beginners. What a perfect way to spend four spring mornings!

New!
Spring Fling! Colorful Creations in Watercolor and Ink
w/ Susan Waite

2 Dates to choose from!
Saturday / April 20 / 10:30-4:30 Sorry, April’s class is full
Saturday / June 1 / 10:30-4:30

Celebrate spring with your own watercolor creations!  This class is for watercolor newbies as well as painters who want to play splashy and loose.  You’ll bring spring flowers and produce to life with fresh brushstrokes and beautiful watercolors! Experimenting with varied brush strokes, sharpies, and ink embellishments will be a lot of learning fun. This is a great class to let yourself try new approaches and go with the flow!


New!
Try It! Sketching with Watercolor Pencils and Sticks
w/ Katherine L. Wright

Friday / April 26 / 6-8:30

Try It!” is a FUN opportunity to try something new in an enjoyable, stress-free environment! And this Try It! is all about learning how to draw with color! Is it a drawing? Is it a watercolor? It’s both! In just 2½ hours on a Friday evening, you’ll have a great time as this experienced painter and instructor leads you to create a lovely watercolor painting using colored pencils and watercolor sticks. Come and have some fun and learn something new!

New!
Try it! Watercolor and Ink Cherry Blossoms
w/ Susan Waite

2 dates to choose from!
Sorry- March 15 is sold out

Friday evening / March 15 / 6-8:30 pm
Friday evening / May 3 / 6-830 pm

Greet spring in our “Try It!” classes, where you can try something new! Make it a fun Friday night out with your friends or a great date night.  In this class, you’ll follow along with this fabulous instructor to create a beautiful ink and watercolor painting of cherry blossoms – perfect to usher in Spring! You’ll use a straw to blow the ink, then use watercolor and tempura to add splashes of color. A great class for any level, whether you’ve painted before or never touched a brush! Try It!

New!
Travel Sketching Workshop
w/ Gabriel Campanario

Saturday / May 25 / 10:30-4:30

Have you wanted to sketch your travels (or maybe just a favorite local scene), and have been waiting for the right instructor to come along? Well, wait no more!  Hold onto your hats, Ladies and Gentlemen – Gabriel Campanario of “Urban Sketchers” fame is coming to Cole Art Studio!! In this 1-day workshop, you’ll learn from The Best all about sketching on the go: what to bring, how to set up, and tips and advice on useful sketching techniques with pencil, pen and ink, and watercolors. Sign up today – this one is sure to fill up quickly!


New!
Spring Fling! Colorful Creations in Watercolor and Ink
w/ Susan Waite

2 Dates to choose from!
Saturday / April 20 / 10:30-4:30
Saturday / June 1 / 10:30-4:30

Celebrate spring with your own watercolor creations!  This class is for watercolor newbies as well as painters who want to play splashy and loose.  You’ll bring spring flowers and produce to life with fresh brushstrokes and beautiful watercolors! Experimenting with varied brush strokes, sharpies, and ink embellishments will be a lot of learning fun. This is a great class to let yourself try new approaches and go with the flow!

Painting Life with Life
w/ Bev Jozwiak

Friday-Sunday / July 12-14, 2019
- Friday-Saturday 10:30 - 4:30
- Sunday 8:30 - 2:30

Sorry this workshop is full, but occasionally spots do open up! To be placed on the wait list, call 425.697.2787

“Life” as in people and animals, and “life” as in energy and excitement. Learn to paint boldly with vivid color! Think outside the box, and paint outside those lines! Designed to help students at every skill level to master techniques, you’ll learn Bev’s tips and tricks, work on design, develop good composition, basic color mixing, and strong values.

Some experience in watercolor is helpful.

 

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