Winter Watercolor Cards & Miniatures
w/ Denise Cole

Date/Time: Saturday / Nov 11 / 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

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 a block from Cole Gallery.  Registered Cole Art Studio students will receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies.  
Artspot's Web Site

Any watercolor palette - small to large, your choice. (John Pike is Denise's favorite.)


  • 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

A varied assortment of quality watercolors (we recommend Daniel Smith or M. Graham for their excellent pigments).

If you are just starting out with watercolors, you can purchase the 6 or 12-piece QOR water color set (this set is a great starter set)!  If you have a good quality watercolor travel set (such as Sakura Koi or Winsor & Newton Cotman, that will work fine.

If you wish to buy paints individually, this is Denise's basic palette and a suggested list for you : 

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

Required: White Gouache

Watercolor Brushes: Good quality synthetic or sable brushes

  • ½” Flat (clear-handled synthetic)   
  • Rounds: #2, #8 
  • Small Sumi brush (ARTspot has some good ones - perfect for making pine needles!)
  • or your favorite watercolor brushes


  • 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
  • Pencil, Kneadable eraser 
  • Paper towels
  • Spray water bottle, 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.