Winter Watercolor Cards & Miniatures
w/ Denise Cole

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

Cost: $150

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

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

Description:   
Thinking of making your own Holiday cards?  Want to create priceless treasures to give this Christmas season?  Join Denise for a hands-on class exploring the fun of miniature watercolor painting and hand made cards.  The goal will be for each student to create several miniatures, one which can be copied and made into your own personal seasonal card.  You learn to create snow among many other wonderful tips and tricks.  Create festive winter scenes and improve your painting skills and most of all, have fun!

We will have spiced cider, mulled wine, and yummy goodies. How fun is that!!

Supply List:

You can pick up all your great art supplies at ARTspot in Edmonds just blocks from Cole Gallery.  Registered Cole Art Studio students will receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies.  Make sure to pick up your 10% off slip at Cole Gallery's front desk.
Artspot's Web Site

Palette:

  • Resin palette like John Pike Palette or equivalent (You may use a smaller palette for this class if you want)

Paper:

  • You may use cut up card sized cold or hot press 140lb watercolor paper such as Arches or Fabriano (bring board to tape paper on)
  • Or one pack watercolor cards

Paints:

If you are just starting out with watercolors, you can purchase the 12 piece QOR water color set (this set is a great starter set)!

If you wish to buy paints individually, here are some suggested colors. If you have a good quality travel set with several colors, that will work as well. Use Daniel Smith or other good quality watercolors.

  • Hansa Yellow
  • Quinacridone or Cadmium Red                
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Sap Green              
  • Quinacridone Sienna
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Quinacridone Magenta or Permanent Rose
  • Cobalt Teal

Required: White Gouache

Optional Colors:  (or any of your favorites)

Naples Yellow, Cobalt Violet, Manganese Blue Hue, Indigo, Green Gold, Sepia, Burnt Umber, Permanent Green, Cadmium Red Light, Raw Sienna

Watercolor Brushes: Good quality synthetic or sable brushes

  • ½” Flat (Clear Handled Synthetic)   
  • #8 Round, #2 Round
  • or your favorite watercolor brushes
  • Brush Easel/Wrap

Other:

  • Wintry or Christmas themed photos to paint from or Holiday themed still life set up.  The studio will also have images on hand.
  • Masking Tape
  • Old Tooth Brush
  • Masking Fluid and Pick-up
  • Pencil, Kneadable eraser 
  • Spray water bottle, Paper towels, Ruler, Scissors
  • Something to take your beautiful pieces home in.

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.