Weekend Workshops

The Summer Landscape ~ Capturing Trees, Flowers & Foliage
w/ David Marty

Sat-Sun / July 8-9 / 9:30-3:30 pm

Join this wonderful instructor and learn how to capture the beauty of summer landscapes, including trees, flowers and foliage.  In this two day workshop, you will learn how to paint the essence of summer, its light, color and richness.

Discovering the Excitement of Watercolor on Canvas
w/ Kendahl Jan Jubb

Sat-Sun / July 15-16 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Watercolors on canvas? Yes! You will find all the motion and clarity of watercolor with the bold permanence of canvas. Learn Kendahl’s technique and create a complete, three dimensional watercolor that you will gladly hang on your wall!

From Plein Air to Studio 5-day workshop
w/ Mike Wise

Wed–Sun / July 19-23 / 10:30-5 pm

This workshop is full. Please call the gallery to sign up on the waiting list. We often fill last-minute cancellations from the waiting list. 425.697.2787

Join Mike Wise in his beautiful home studio on Whidbey Island, WA for this very special five-day workshop where you will work both outdoors and in studio. Mike will teach his wonderful methods and techniques for capturing stunning landscapes outside, then taking them into the studio to finish them with the help of photos taken in the field.

Expressive Drawing
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Saturday / July 22 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Want to take your drawing skills to the next level? In this workshop with fantastic teacher Joe Mac Kechnie, you’ll learn to express your inner self and explore creative drawing techniques, using charcoals, ink and a bit of color. Move beyond just copying to producing artistic works!

If you've taken Drawing Experience 1 and 2 with Joe or other basic drawing lessons, and you're ready for a new challenge, this is the workshop for you! 
Some drawing experience required.


Try It! Renegade Encaustics: Design and Colors in Wax
w/ Tracy Felix

Friday / July 28 / 6-8:30 pm

A "Try It!" class is so much fun! Just 2-1/2 hours and a small supply fee, you can try something out and see if you'd like to get into it further. Or you can use it as a fun time with friends or a fun date-night!

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 line designs in your wax painting, and then add color with oil colors and finish with highlights of sparkly mica powder.

Capturing Wooden Boats and Stunning Water Reflections in Oil
w/ Luke Tornatzky

Sat-Sun / July 29-30 / 10:30-4:30 pm

The usual response to an oil painting by this instructor is an awe-filled gasp. Yes, they are breathtaking! And now you have an opportunity to learn from this renowned painter, as he shares his tips, tricks and techniques to painting these vibrant wooden rowboats and their fabulous reflections

Watercolor & Ink Sketchbook Journaling
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Saturday / Aug 5 / 9:30-3:30 pm

Have you wanted to capture the beauty of your travel memories in ink and watercolor? To paint your surroundings, whether across the globe or in your own backyard, in simple and easy strokes? Joe’s experience in leading painting trips to Italy uniquely qualifies him to teach you the art of sketchbook journaling. To better fit your travel schedules, we have two of these workshops to choose from.

Exploring Color with Pastels
w/ Janis Graves

Sunday / August 6 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Spend the day exploring color in pastel! Janis will teach you how to use color boldly and fearlessly, focusing on value, hue and intensity. She will also touch upon color relevance and how color is effected by local color. This is one color class you do not want to miss!

Paint Splash!
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday / August 12 / 11-5 pm

Explore the wet flowing nature and looseness of acrylic paints. You’ll be able to experiment, discover new effects and ways to handle this great medium. Drizzle, squirt, pour, splatter, manipulate and have fun! Paint Splash only comes around once a year, so don’t miss out!

Intro to Oil Painting
w/ Angela Bandurka

Sunday / Aug 13 / 11:30-5:30 pm

Maybe you've wanted to learn to paint with luscious oils, but never come across the right instructor, the right class? Been a bit intimidated?  Nervous about being the only beginner in a class? This is the class for YOU! A fun, helpful place to learn the basics and build your confidence! Just for brand new beginners, Angela will gently guide and encourage you through some basics so you can create your own beautiful oil painting. Come on – you can do it! Angela can help!

Painting Life with Life
w/ Bev Jozwiak

2017: Tues-Thurs / Aug 15-17 / 10:30-4:30 pm

2018: Fri-Sun / June 8-10 / 10:30-4:30 pm

The 2017 workshop is full. Please call the gallery to sign up on the waiting list, or sign up for the 2018 workshop. We often fill last-minute cancellations from the waiting list.

“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.

Painting City Life in Oil or Acrylic
w/ Jennifer Diehl

Special Demo: Fri / Aug 18 / 6-8 pm
Workshop: Sat-Sun / Aug 19-20 / 10:30-4:30 pm

If you share the love for the hustle and bustle of the city and all the bright lights that dance around you while you walk the streets, come paint the city with Jennifer Diehl. Working one on one with each student, Jennifer teaches the simplicity that takes an otherwise overwhelming subject and makes it something not only manageable, but fun! 

Try It! Renegade Encaustics: Colorful Palette
w/ Tracy Felix

Friday evening / August 25 / 6-8:30 pm

This workshop is full. Please call the gallery to place your name on a waiting list as spots do open up! (425) 697-2787

A "Try It!" class is so much fun! Just 2-1/2 hours and a small supply fee, you can try something out and see if you'd like to get into it further. Or you can use it as a great time with friends or a fun date-night!

f you love color and patterns and want to learn how to create it in beautiful wax colors, this is the “Try It!” class for you! Tracy will show you how to paint with hot, pigmented wax, layering color and creating patterns using stencils. You’ll finish your encaustic painting with alcohol ink to add even more color and shine! Great for all levels.

Painting Florals from Life
w/ Kimberly Adams

Sat-Sun / Aug 26-27 / 10:30–4:30 pm

Summertime is blanketed with a palette of delightful colors. In this two-day workshop, you will join art instructor Kimberly Adams and explore loose impressionistic finger-painting techniques while painting from floral arrangements. Perfect for all levels - even beginners!

The Basics & Beyond in Watercolor
w/ Ron Stocke

Fri–Sun / Sep 8-10 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Perfect for all levels of watercolor students, especially those wanting to learn great direct painting technique! Award-winning artist and instructor Ron Stocke will show you the important steps of a watercolor painting from beginning to end. Learn how to start, develop, and successfully finish paintings, achieving strong values and simplified shapes. The 3-day format will allow each student to complete paintings of their own to take home.

Try it! Finger Painting with Acrylics
w/ Kimberly Adams

Friday / Sept 22 / 6-8:30 pm

What?? Finger painting?? Yes! It’s the cool new thing! 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.

Lino-cut Printmaking:
Step 1 and/or Step 2
w/ Chris Minor

Sat-Sun / Sept 23-24 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Take this as a 1-day class – either Step 1 or Step 2 -  or take both days!

“Step 1” (Saturday), you’ll spend an enjoyable, stress-free day creating your very own, one-of-a-kind block print! Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process. Great workshop for ALL, whether no art background, or a seasoned artist checking out a new medium.  If you want to continue to learn, sign up for both days (and get the price break).

“Step 2”(Sunday) - If you have taken this as a 1-day in the past, “Step 2” is the next step you’ve been asking for! Sign up for one day or both!

Color Theory + Color Mixing
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday / Sept 30 / 11-5 pm

Color! Mysterious, wonderful Color! Having a working knowledge of how colors mix is fundamental to painting in acrylics and oils. Tracy will take out the mystery and replace it with a great understanding of pigments, through some fun exercises and cool tools, making your painting more satisfying and successful.

Landscape Painting for Beginners in Oil or Acrylic
w/ David Marty

Sat-Sun / Oct 7-8 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to paint landscapes, but just didn’t know where to start?  Don’t be intimidated or put it off any longer ~ this class is tailored just for you! With demos, step-by- step guidance, and through personal instruction as you work on your own painting, David will teach a simplified approach to painting the landscape. You’ll even get the basics of color mixing! For beginning or inexperienced painters. This will be fun and encouraging class.

Orchestrating Great Compositions in Pastel
w/ Amanda Houston

Sat-Sun / Oct 14-15 / 10-5 pm

This 2-day workshop will have just the right mix of theory, technique, and experimentation for learning. Amanda will share all her knowledge of how to paint with pastels, using different techniques on different surfaces to achieve different results. Packed full of good design fundamentals, this class will focus on creating and orchestrating great compositions in landscapes. You’ll get tricks and tips on how to paint inspiring skies and landscapes in pastel.

Rugged & Wild Landscapes
w/ Mike Wise

Fri-Sun / Oct 20-22 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Join Mike Wise as he shares the secrets of creating paintings of the Northwest landscape with mood and atmosphere. The mystery of the landscape can be captured through lost edges, a cool palette, and a variety of brush and palette knife work. Mike will cover color mixing, paint application with brushes, knives and silicone shapers, and more!

Renegade Encaustics: A Wax & Resin Full Day workshop
w/ Tracy Felix

Saturday / Oct 21 / 11-5 pm

Experience two new sensations: the feel of hot melted encaustic wax; the fun of pouring some clear resin over top to create amazing shine. ARTspot owner, Tracy Felix has cooked up a totally unique “Try-It” class you won’t find anywhere else! You’ll get to use a smorgasbord of art supplies, learning how to build up layers of colorful wax and textures, and finish with a resin pour to make it lustrous and shiny.

You’ll leave with 2 finished projects to show your friends! All supplies are included in the $50 supply fee!

Discovery! A Very Beginning Drawing Experience
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Sunday / October 22 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Welcome to our new “Discovery!” series – just for beginners! If you think you can’t draw, if you’ve ever said ‘I can’t even draw a stick figure’, if you are totally convinced no one could ever teach you to draw… this is the class for you!  Joe Mac Kechnie will patiently show you, in a cheerful and non-intimidating environment, how fun and easy drawing can be.  Yes, you CAN draw! Stay tuned for more intro classes – look for “Discovery!”

Dramatic Landscapes and Skies in Acrylic and Oil
w/ Andy Eccleshall

Sat-Sun / October 28-29 / 10:30-4:30 pm

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn to paint dramatic landscapes with those gorgeous skies you love in this artist’s work. Andy will guide you through the stages of creating these compelling landscapes, and of course his drama-filled skies that complete the look. 

Finger Painting Colorful Fall Foliage
w/ Kimberly Adams

2-day / Sat-Sun / Nov 4-5 / 10:30-4:30 pm
3-day / Sat-Mon / Nov 4-6 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Calling experienced finger-painters! Here is a workshop for students who have taken at least one finger painting workshop with Kimberly. Fall is a wonderful time of the year to explore the use of vibrant autumn colors in a landscape. In this two-day or three-day workshop, Kimberly will teach advanced finger-painting techniques that bring fall foliage center stage. Or you can choose to paint your own subject matter. Come and dive deeper into this wonderful technique and create a masterpiece of your very own.

Not suitable for beginners; at least one finger painting workshop with Kimberly is required.

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

Friday / Nov 10 / 6-8:30 pm

A "Try It!" class is so much fun! With just 2-1/2 hours and a small supply fee, you can try something out and see if you'd like to get into it further. Or you can use it as a great time with friends or a fun date-night!

You’ll create a wonderful painting with encaustic (melted beeswax) and collage! Tracy will bring cool papers and other “found objects” for you to use to create your collage. Your finished piece will have wax layered over your collage, and more collage layered into your wax! Great for beginners!

Carving your own Ceramic Vase, a Three Dimensional Experience!
w/ Mary Jane Elgin

Saturday / Nov 11 / 10:30-5 pm

Have you ever wondered how Ceramicist Mary Jane Elgin gets all those holes and cutouts into her pieces without them collapsing? Learn all her secrets while carving a vase of your own, and have fun adding a new dimensionality to a simple ceramic vessel! Make a gorgeous piece of art for yourself or for a wonderful present for a special someone.

Winter Watercolor Cards & Miniatures
w/ Denise Cole

Saturday / Nov 18 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Have a blast in this fun one-day workshop with the Queen of Fun! Join Denise for a hands-on class exploring the fun of miniature watercolor painting and hand-made cards.  Eat holiday treats, drink spiced cider, and create your own gorgeous watercolor minis! One or two will end up being your fave Christmas card to copy and give to all your friends!