Classes & workshops for adults

We offer the following art classes & workshops for adults and we are always adding more. Check back often to see new offerings.

CLASSES: Students sign up month to month for ongoing classes. Classes run September through June although students can start up at any time. We know life gets busy. You are free to stop taking the ongoing classes and start up again as your schedule allows.

WORKSHOPS: Workshops are different from ongoing classes in that the workshops are for a limited time. Some workshops are just for a day, and some meet weekly for a few weeks or months. Workshops are taught by Cloud 9 instructors and by visiting instructors.

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Sketching Nature: Trees, Birds & Flowers
Charlene Collins Freeman

Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:30pm 
March 6 - April 10

$180

We will cover tips and techniques for drawing and watercolor painting a variety of trees in all seasons, birds and flowers. We will start out with drawing basics, using reference photos, and going outdoors. We will study shapes, colors, textures, composition, and details. Whether you want to learn how to study nature for your sketchbook or for larger paintings, this course is for you.

All Levels of Skill Welcome.

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Drawing and Illustrating Recipes
Anya Toomre

Mondays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 4 - April 8 (6 weeks )

$190

Do you cook or enjoy home-made food? Are there certain recipes that have been passed down in your family? Do you like to draw? This workshop will give you the opportunity to create and illustrate some of your favorite recipes. 

This 6-week workshop invites you to explore some of the different ways to draw and illustrate recipes. I will use a sketchbook with ink and watercolor, but you are free to use the materials you prefer.  Composition and design considerations will be addressed and discussed as will lettering and what to do with the finished recipe in the end. There will be plenty of examples of illustrated recipes shared and elements and styles to consider, but this is more of a time to enjoy the process of recording what interests you with a particular recipe or recipes. Do you want to draw the ingredients? Do you want to draw the actions of cooking? Do you want to draw the final product?  Do you want minimal text or a lot?

There will also be an opportunity to participate in a class recipe sketchbook project.

 All skill levels welcome.

For more information & to register visit: www.anyatoomre.com/workshops

 
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Painting 101
Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils
CHE LOPEZ

Thursdays  April 4 - May 23
(8 weeks)
6:30pm - 9:30pm

$300

Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils are a very versatile mediums, bright luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic’s and oils potential, or have worked in acrylic/olis for years, this class has something for everyone.

You can paint in Acrylics or oils up to you. We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects. Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class!

Beginning to Intermediate / Ages 15 and up are all welcome

For more information and to register, please visit The Art of Che or email chelito@gmail.com

 
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Classical Drawing
charlene collins freeman

Mondays 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ongoing, register month to month
(September - June)

$125/month

This class will build a solid foundation of skills to strengthen your ability to draw using classical drawing methods and resource materials. This course is based on the famous drawing course by Charles Brague. Students start off copying drawings by Charles Brague using classical drawing techniques, then draw from plaster casts and finally draw from live models. Among the artists who studied drawing based on Bargue's work are Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. So you will be in good company!

Students will be guided step-by-step through drawings each week. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/


 
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Drawing and Sketching Maps
Anya Toomre

Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

March 6 - April 10 (6 weeks)

$190

Are you captivated by maps? Maps are everywhere and there are so many different types. They help to find our way, orientate ourselves, tell a story, visualize a path, and identify where things are. They can be personal or shared with others.

This 6-week workshop will explore different types of illustrative maps that we can draw. Your project will be to draw a place of a place that you know well and are connected to. It can be your home or neighborhood, home state, home country, favorite vacation spot, your garden, or favorite walk with your dog. Any place is okay as long as it is a place you know and love. Illustrating a map tells a story of a place that’s important to you. It’s a thing of beauty but also conveys useful information.

I will be using a sketchbook with ink and watercolor but you can use the materials you are comfortable with.  Design elements and considerations of map design will be addressed and discussed throughout the workshop with plenty of examples of illustrated maps. There will also be plenty of time each week to work on creating your personal illustrated map.

 All skill levels welcome.

For more information & to register visit:

www.anyatoomre.com/workshops

 
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Dungeons & Dragons Crafts
Sarah Crumb

Friday April 5
6:00-8:30pm

$35

Roll for initiative and then we'll get our craft on! We'll paint our own D&D miniatures and create tiny worlds for them to adventure in, fold some papercraft polyhedral dice, and make a simple initiative tracker for the DM in your life. 

Adults 21+ only, please. 

For more information and to register please visit www.sarahcrumbart.com

 
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Open Studio
charlene collins freeman

Tuesdays 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ongoing (no classes in June)

$20/week

During these afternoon sessions Charlene provides watercolor, drawing and sketchbook demonstrations and in-class assignments to encourage and instruct students on how to explore materials, techniques, various subjects and develop a creative habit.  Students may choose to bring in their own art projects to work on instead with Charlene providing guidance and mentorship. Studio time is a place to explore, paint, learn!

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Illustration: Visual Story-Telling
8 Weeks From Idea to Finished Piece

Tara Larsen Chang

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
April 5 - May 24 

$300

Prerequisites: Illustration Fundamentals 101, 102, and 103 – or portfolio equivalent.

In our final workshop of the illustration series for adults and teens, Tara will teach creative approaches to visual rendering that incorporate the skills learned in the Fundamentals workshops to help you move beyond your reference and realize the vision in your imagination. We will progress from initial concepts to studies and comprehensives, to finished piece. At the end of the workshop we will celebrate with an exhibit featuring the finished work by the participants.

This series of workshops teaches skills and concepts that are applicable to any type of art making: any medium, any subject and any project, from a single painting, to a gallery series, to an entire children’s book or portfolio. These are the skills that artists utilize to create strong images. Come stretch your artistic sensibilities with professional illustrator, Tara Larsen Chang.

In the Fundamentals series, Tara will cover some of the foundational concepts necessary to produce creative and impactful art and illustration. Three mini-workshops, each 3 weeks long  are prerequisites for taking the advanced Visual Story-Telling workshop, unless you have samples of your work that demonstrate that you are familiar with the concepts being covered. Appropriate for all skill levels with some art experience background. Not appropriate for complete beginners. Workshop open to adults and teens.

For information and to register, please visit http://www.taralarsenchang.com/classesworkshop/ or email tlchang@taralarsenchang.com

 
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Keeping a Sketchbook
Journal of your Life
charlene collins freeman

Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:30pm
April 24 - May 29

$180

Welcome to the Sketchbook Workshop!

Sketchbooks can be an exciting investigation into art techniques and ideas but even more so, a wonderful way to record your life.  A sketchbook can have many roles in an artist’s practice but mostly, in this workshop, I hope to encourage you to use sketchbooking as a way to be creative every day.  

A visual journal is a place where you learn about techniques and materials, and enjoy recording the world around you. 

It is for nobody else’s eyes but your own, unless you choose to share. No matter what your level of experience is, give your inner artist a little breathing room by developing a non judgmental sketchbook practice. 

Pages can be beautiful in their simplicity or take on the aesthetic of a polished piece. And it can be one way on one page and then another way on the next. Don’t box yourself in. The point of the sketchbook is above all to create and record your thoughts, your feelings, your life!

You can be flowery or decorative on one page and not on the next. You do not need to spend time adding borders; sweating over the annotation or working obsessively over pages again and again. The sketchbook is NOT meant to be a complete book of finished artworks and illustrations; it is meant to be creative document of exploration and recording what is important to you at the moment.

We will learn about drawing, ink and watercolor while exploring various subjects.

A place where, as an artist, you get to think, works things out, learn and just create frequently, even daily, without pressure.

All Levels of Skill Welcome.

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Beginning Colored Pencil Techniques Adults and teenagers 15+
Rhonda Gardner

Thursdays July 11, 18 & 25
(3 weeks)
10:00am - 12:30pm

$85

Please join me for this three week class in July or the four week class in August (or both!).  These classes are designed for those wanting to learn some of the fundamental techniques involved in colored pencil art.  

Topics covered will include use of pressure, types of strokes, color layering, blending and under-painting techniques.  I will provide exercises and pictured references at will allow you to learn and apply the technique to images you want create.   

Sign up for one or both. You can also bring your own references for projects you are interested in working on with my guidance.  

Adults and teenagers 15+ are welcome. 

A supply list will be provided upon registration to help students combine these techniques into a finished picture.

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Beginning Colored Pencil Techniques Adults and teenagers 15+
Rhonda Gardner

Thursdays August 8, 15, 22 & 29
(4 weeks)
10:00am - 12:30pm

$115

Please join me for the three week class in July or for this four week class in August (or both!).  These classes are designed for those wanting to learn some of the fundamental techniques involved in colored pencil art.  

Topics covered will include use of pressure, types of strokes, color layering, blending and under-painting techniques.  I will provide exercises and pictured references at will allow you to learn and apply the technique to images you want create.   

Sign up for one or both. You can also bring your own references for projects you are interested in working on with my guidance.  

Adults and teenagers 15+ are welcome. 

A supply list will be provided upon registration to help students combine these techniques into a finished picture.

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Urban Sketching Bothell
Gabi Campanario

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
September 20, 21, & 22, 2019

Friday 5pm - 7pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 9:30am - 4pm
$395

Join the original urban sketcher, Seattle-area artist and journalist Gabi Campanario, for a weekend of learning and exploration around the revitalized downtown of Bothell, Washington.

“Urban Sketching Bothell” consists of a combination of indoor demonstrations at Cloud9 and practical field sketching sessions at nearby scenic locales such as Bothell Landing, the historic Anderson School McMenamins Hotel and Bothell Country Village.

Lessons taught by Campanario will emphasize creating accurate depictions of urban spaces and human activity and infusing the artwork with a unique personal style. Topics will include choosing and framing subjects, identifying shapes, measuring dimensions and angles and other key steps to make lively sketches that capture a moment and a sense of place.

The workshop is designed for people who have some drawing experience but are not used to drawing from life -or on the fly- directly from observation. This intensive, weekend-long experience is ideal for drawing enthusiasts interested in documenting the world around them and professionals in the fields of design, illustration or architecture who want to refresh or expand their visual skills.Space is limited to 12 attendees, register early to secure your spot!

For detailed information and to register please visit http://www.estudiocampanario.com/workshops-calendar/

 
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Winsome Portrait on Black Paper
Color Pencil Workshop
Amy Lindenberger

Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
November 16 & 17, 2019
$199

Amy uses Prismacolor colored pencils on black paper. Paper is provided for you and a list of all pencil colors and supplies will be emailed to you after registering.

What you'll learn:

♦ How to create soft skin tones on black paper.
♦ How to draw beautiful blue eyes.
♦ How to capture dramatic lighting.
♦ Plus, you'll walk away with a beautiful portrait by you!

For more information and to register, please visit https://annkullberg.com/products/soar-workshop-winsome-portrait-on-black-paper-bothell-wa

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Marvel Crafts
Sarah Crumb

Friday March 1
6:00-8:30pm

$35

In celebration of the MCU coming back with the Captain Marvel movie, please join us for a variety of Marvel themed crafts. We'll sculpt and paint our own baby Groots, Modge Podge comic book picture frames, and paint watercolor Avengers bookmarks.

Adults 21+ only, please. 

For more information and to register please visit www.sarahcrumbart.com


 
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Beginning watercolors Five week workshop for Adults & Teens
lynnea mattson

Saturdays 1:00pm - 3:30pm

$125 (5 week workshops and supplies provided for the first two weeks)

Workshops are five weeks long and run on Saturdays 1:00pm - 3:30pm on the following dates:

March 16  - April 13
April 20  -  May 18
May 25  -  June 22
June 29  -  July 27
Aug 3 -  Aug 31
September 7 - October 12 (no class September 21)

Come explore the beauty of watercolor. Lynnea will provide projects with step by step  mentoring you through the processes to create a finished piece of art. Lynnea will help build your confidence and knowledge in this class. Come, learn the secrets and have fun with this beautiful medium.

For more information and to register please email Lynnea at lynneadanceswithwater@gmail.com

 
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Intermediate watercolors for Adults & Teens
lynnea mattson

Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
Ongoing

$25/week                       

Beginner and intermediates welcomed. Putting it all together. We will created our own art using the skills we learned in the beginning watercolor class and build on those skills. The class will explore the true beauty of watercolor,  how we can take our own ideas with our new skills, creating and bring our projects to life.  

Intermediate instruction will build on the basic understanding of watercolor, present new projects, and evaluate the student’s knowledge to help with areas for improvement. The instructor will help and advise on projects provided by the students as well as instructor provided projects.

For more information and to register please email lynneadanceswithwater@gmail.com

 
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Mentorship Studio Sessions
for adults & teens
Tara Larsen Chang 

Fridays 1:00pm - 3:30pm
or
Fridays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Ongoing (starts January 11)

$25/week purchased in $100 blocks

Appropriate for all levels but except for complete beginners

Bring the art projects you are working on and receive personal guidance, critique, and instruction to help you move forward. As time allows, Tara will also provide demonstrations of various media (from watercolor, colored pencil, mixed media, collage, graphite, even a touch of digital), or discussions of art and design principles. This is a great opportunity to finish up projects, push your work to a higher level, or prep your portfolio for college admissions.

A consistent art practice is one of the most effective ways to up your skill and enjoyment levels!

You can register for classes from month to month. Join at any time, and stop and start as your schedule allows.

Workshop open to adults and teens.

For information and to register, please visit http://www.taralarsenchang.com/classesworkshop/ or email tlchang@taralarsenchang.com

 
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Painting Fruit & Vegetables in Watercolor
charlene collins freeman

Tuesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm
March 26 - May 28, 2019

$275

Learn how to paint realistic fruit and vegetables in watercolor with step-by-step demos. We will cover basic techniques and use of color, glazing and dry brush techniques. We will look at drawing, composition, and lighting.

You will get a creative workout, but in a relaxed, supportive setting, where experimentation and play are encouraged while techniques and observation are emphasized. 

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Children's Book Illustration
Craig Orback

Saturdays 2pm - 5pm
April 13, 27, May 11, 25 & June 8

$240

Are you interested in the art of drawing for children's books? In this class you can work on your own picture book project by creating a dummy book to send to a publisher or agent for possible publication and or as a gift to family and friends. You can illustrate your own story for kids or choose an existing folktale or favorite story.

Also you have the option of creating new portfolio pieces for the children's book market. The bonus with this class is each week Craig will be available for one online feedback session when you scan or photograph your work and email it to him.

This is a ten week workshop. Class is held at Cloud 9 every other week (on the dates listed above). The alternate weeks the course is online.

Student feedback is also encouraged!

Email Craig to register at craig@craigorback.com

 
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Ink, Watercolor & Color Pencil Workshop
Eileen Sorg

Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
May 4 & 5, 2019

$275

Eileen Sorg is offering a pen and ink, watercolor, and colored pencil workshop at Cloud 9! If you are not familiar with Eileen's fantastic work, take a minute to check out her website at: http://www.twodogstudio.com.

Her style is very realistic but her process of drawing first, then inking, then watercolors, then color pencils is a very forgiving process. I was amazed at how quickly pieces start to look really good. And it’s fun!

Her work looks incredibly detailed and difficult but her step by step, mixed media approach allows for an easy to follow quick build up of color and value while still leaving room for the beautiful detail and control of colored pencil. Eileen walks us through it in manageable and fun steps. You will learn watercolor and colored pencil application tips, and how to extract the best qualities of each medium in this fun and informative workshop. 

We will have a one hour lunch. You can bring your lunch and stay at Cloud 9 or you can go to one of the many nearby restaurants.

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Doctor Who Crafts
Sarah Crumb

Friday June 7
6:00-8:30pm

$35

Is your life feeling too timey wimey and wibbly wobbly? Come relax and create some Doctor Who theme crafts to while away the TIME. We'll make our own sonic screwdriver pens, a soothing adipose lavendar bag, and TARDIS scarves.

Adults 21+ only, please. 

For more information and to register please visit www.sarahcrumbart.com



 
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Understanding Colors for the Watercolorist 7 week workshop

Charlene Collins Freeman

Saturdays 10am - 1pm
July 13 - August 24

215.00

Designed to help watercolor artists understand both color theory and paint properties, we will explore the properties of watercolor pigments (transparent, opaque, staining, fugitive, granulating, on my!) and we will look at different ways of mixing color (on the palette, on the paper, wet-into-wet, glazing).  We will experiment with color temperature, value, and intensity of pigments. We will learn about the advantages of painting with a limited palette and we will make a lot of color charts in the process. 

We will play with formulas that work well for specific subjects (skies, skin, shadows). We will explore how to match colors and study classic compatible palettes (colors that work well together in a painting). We will look at the emotions of colors and explore the use of color through art history.

Each of the lessons of our workshop will introduce new ideas and exercises, new paints, techniques, and challenge you to think about color in new ways.  You will get a creative workout, but in a relaxed, supportive setting, where experimentation and play are encouraged while techniques and observation are emphasized. 

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/


 
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Urban Sketching Bothell
Gabi Campanario

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June 21, 22, & 23

Friday 5pm - 7pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 9:30am - 4pm
$395

Join the original urban sketcher, Seattle-area artist and journalist Gabi Campanario, for a weekend of learning and exploration around the revitalized downtown of Bothell, Washington.

“Urban Sketching Bothell” consists of a combination of indoor demonstrations at Cloud9 and practical field sketching sessions at nearby scenic locales such as Bothell Landing, the historic Anderson School McMenamins Hotel and Bothell Country Village.

Lessons taught by Campanario will emphasize creating accurate depictions of urban spaces and human activity and infusing the artwork with a unique personal style. Topics will include choosing and framing subjects, identifying shapes, measuring dimensions and angles and other key steps to make lively sketches that capture a moment and a sense of place.

The workshop is designed for people who have some drawing experience but are not used to drawing from life -or on the fly- directly from observation. This intensive, weekend-long experience is ideal for drawing enthusiasts interested in documenting the world around them and professionals in the fields of design, illustration or architecture who want to refresh or expand their visual skills.Space is limited to 12 attendees, register early to secure your spot!

For detailed information and to register please visit http://www.estudiocampanario.com/workshops-calendar/

 
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Children's Book Illustration I
Adults and teenagers 15+
Craig Orback


Saturdays 1:30pm -  4pm
July 13 - August 24

$300

Are you interested in the art of drawing for children's books? In this course, you will learn the basic techniques to complete illustrations for young readers. You'll also learn the business side of children's book illustration, including what it takes to get your work seen by the right people, as well as lessons about successful illustrators from the past. 

Craig Orback is an award-winning illustrator of over 15 children's books. 
Prerequisite: Basic drawing skills. 
Out-of-class drawing assignments required.
Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Email Craig to register at craig@craigorback.com

 
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Watercolors for Beginners 6 Week Workshop for Adults & Teens

Charlene Collins Freeman

Saturdays 1pm - 4pm
November 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class November 30), December 7 & 14

$180

Discover the magic of watercolor painting! Learn about watercolor paper, paints, brushes, and how to paint in a fun, nurturing atmosphere. Learn to see like an artist, develop basic drawing and brushstroke skills. Discover the value of light and shadow to add drama to your paintings!

Participate in creative exercises and build your skills to take your artwork to the next level.

Each of the lessons of our workshop will introduce new ideas and exercises, and techniques.  You will get a creative workout, but in a relaxed, supportive setting, where experimentation and play are encouraged while techniques and observation are emphasized. 

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

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WATERCOLOR: BEYOND BASICS
Ré St. Peter

Beyond Basics will run six week 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Mar 5, March 19, Apr 2 & Apr 16
6:00pm - 8:30pm

$20/class

This ongoing class is all about building confidence in your watercolor skills! We will build on the concepts and techniques learned in beginner classes or through self-learning. 

We will experiment with wash techniques; color selection, mixing and blending, achieving interesting textures, how to be more expressive, planning our paintings, and more. Depending on the exercise, we'll work from a simple still life, personal reference photos or images provided by the instructor.

To register, please email renees@paintedhillstudio.com or visit https://www.paintedhillstudio.com/classes/

 
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Color Pencils for the absolute beginner
Rhonda Gardner

Thursdays March 28 - April 25
(5 weeks)
10:00am - 12:30pm

$125

This is a five-week colored pencil class for absolute beginners.  The primary purpose of the class is to become familiar with the various materials used in colored pencil drawings and to learn basic colored pencil techniques.  Students will start by learning levels of pressure used while coloring and learning a variety of strokes to achieve a desired texture, then applying these skills to a drawing.  Students will also be introduced to blending colors to create picture images with depth and interest.  We will explore the various types of solvents used to blend colors and use of under-painting techniques used by various artists.  

Picture references and a supply list will be provided upon registration to help students combine these techniques into a finished picture. 

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/


 
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Adult Intro to Printmaking
Emily Brown

Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
March 3,2019

$100.00

In this all day workshop you will be introduced to the basics of block printing. We will start the day with a step by step process where we will all be working on the same provided image. By lunchtime we will all have carved and printed out first print. We will have a one hour lunch. You can bring your lunch and stay at Cloud 9 or you can go to one of the many nearby restaurants.

After lunch we’ll come together to discuss and choose what kind of greeting card design to work on.

Emily will supply inspirational photos but feel free to bring your own. This class is meant for the absolute beginner but everyone is welcome.

To use class carving tools, inks, brayers, and inking plates you will also need to purchase “Printmaking Supplies” on Emily’s website for $30.

Alternatively, you can purchase this kit on Amazon to have your own tools at your disposal. This is a great option if you think you’ll want to continue at home. The kit is available here:

Speedball Printmaking Kit

Paper and two Speedball Easy Carve carving blocks will be supplied. More Speedball Easy Carve blocks will be available for purchase during class.
Register and purchase supplies at iamemilybrown.com/workshops-camps/

 
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Open Studio
lynnea mattson

Wednesdays 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ongoing

$20/week

This is a student driven class. Students are encouraged to suggest techniques, processes, subject matter, styles, mediums, or any other aspects of watercolor painting. Projects can be presented once a month if wanted. Completion of existing projects with advice and help by the instructor.  This open studio class is offered year round with prescheduled time off for the instructor. 


For more information and to register please email Lynnea at lynneadanceswithwater@gmail.com

 
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Illustration Fundamentals 103
Intro to Color & Comps
Tara Larsen Chang

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
March 15, 22, 29

 $100

This workshop for adults and teens will emphasize the use of color in composition – from palette choices to some basics of color theory, mixing, and mapping.

This series of workshops teaches skills and concepts that are applicable to any type of art making: any medium, any subject and any project, from a single painting, to a gallery series, to an entire children’s book or portfolio. These are the skills that artists utilize to create strong images. Come stretch your artistic sensibilities with professional illustrator, Tara Larsen Chang.

In the Fundamentals series, Tara will cover some of the foundational concepts necessary to produce creative and impactful art and illustration. Three mini-workshops, each 3 weeks long  are prerequisites for taking the advanced Visual Story-Telling workshop, unless you have samples of your work that demonstrate that you are familiar with the concepts being covered. Appropriate for all skill levels with some art experience background. Not appropriate for complete beginners. Workshop open to adults and teens.

For information and to register, please visit http://www.taralarsenchang.com/classesworkshop/ or email tlchang@taralarsenchang.com

 
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Urban Sketching Bothell
Gabi Campanario

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
March 22, 23, & 24

Friday 5pm - 7pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 9:30am - 4pm
$395

Join the original urban sketcher, Seattle-area artist and journalist Gabi Campanario, for a weekend of learning and exploration around the revitalized downtown of Bothell, Washington.

“Urban Sketching Bothell” consists of a combination of indoor demonstrations at Cloud9 and practical field sketching sessions at nearby scenic locales such as Bothell Landing, the historic Anderson School McMenamins Hotel and Bothell Country Village.

Lessons taught by Campanario will emphasize creating accurate depictions of urban spaces and human activity and infusing the artwork with a unique personal style. Topics will include choosing and framing subjects, identifying shapes, measuring dimensions and angles and other key steps to make lively sketches that capture a moment and a sense of place.

The workshop is designed for people who have some drawing experience but are not used to drawing from life -or on the fly- directly from observation. This intensive, weekend-long experience is ideal for drawing enthusiasts interested in documenting the world around them and professionals in the fields of design, illustration or architecture who want to refresh or expand their visual skills.Space is limited to 12 attendees, register early to secure your spot!

For detailed information and to register please visit http://www.estudiocampanario.com/workshops-calendar/

 
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Star Wars Crafts
Sarah Crumb

Friday May 3
6:00-8:30pm

$35

May the Force be with you as you create an action figure terrarium, paint lightsaber bookmarks, and fold Star Wars themed papercrafts.

Adults 21+ only, please. 

For more information and to register please visit www.sarahcrumbart.com


 
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Drawing the Human Head & Facial Expressions for adults & Teens
Charlene Collins Freeman

Mondays 10am - 12:30pm 
July 8 - August 19

$175.00

Designed to artists understand how to see like an artist, discover the value of light and shadow and how to draw the human face.

We will work in sketchbooks, learning exercises to improve our ability to see and draw with creative exercises. Emphasis will be placed on developing a basic understanding of visual anatomy. Subjects will include proportion and construction of the head, drawing facial features and mapping lights and darks. Each of the lessons will introduce new ideas and exercises, and challenge you to think about this tricky subject in new ways.  You will get a creative workout, but in a relaxed, supportive setting.

All levels welcome. 

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Paint All Day Tuesdays
For adult & teens
Charlene Collins Freeman

Tuesdays 10am - 3:30pm
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27

$120.00
Each week is $40. Must purchase a punch card of 3.

Participate as often as your schedule allows.

Join me for these open studio all day sessions and bring your painting projects, drawings, sketches, journaling, any creative endeavor your are pursuing! I will provide guidance, demos and critiques.

Bring your lunch or walk to one of the many nearby restaurants to pick something up. Spend the entire day being creative with others! A place to explore, paint, learn!

All Levels of Skill Welcome.

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/



 
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Painting 101
Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils
CHE LOPEZ

Thursdays  June 13 - August 8 ( No Class July 4)
6:30pm - 9:30pm

$300

Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils are a very versatile mediums, bright luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic’s and oils potential, or have worked in acrylic/olis for years, this class has something for everyone.

You can paint in Acrylics or oils up to you. We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects. Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class!

Beginning to Intermediate / Ages 15 and up are all welcome

For more information and to register, please visit The Art of Che or email chelito@gmail.com

 
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Drawing for Beginners 7 week workshop
for Adults & Teens
Charlene Collins Freeman

Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm
July 10 - August 21 

$150.00

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts and anyone can learn to draw! This class will build a solid foundation of drawing skills to strengthen your ability to express your creativity! Based on the Betty Edwards book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, students will be guided through the process of developing drawing skills to render realistically using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth, proportion and perspective. Principles of composition will also be covered.

All Levels of Skill Welcome.

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/



 
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Blooming Roses on Drafting Film
Color Pencil Workshop
Rhonda Dicksion

Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
August 31 & September 1, 2019
$199

Hitting the colored pencil scene like a storm, Rhonda has quickly earned awards and a following with her beautiful, stylized artwork. Let Rhonda show you how to work effectively on drafting film, a versatile and very forgiving surface that allows you to easily create bright, vibrant colors. Learn Rhonda's unique "fretting" stroke to create stunning effects in flat areas. You will love this workshop! 

Rhonda uses Prismacolor pencils on drafting film for this workshop. Drafting film is provided for you, and a list of other supplies including pencil colors needed will be emailed to you after your register.
What you'll learn with Rhonda:

• How to create bright, vibrant colors with colored pencil.
• How to work effectively and efficiently on drafting film.
• How to build fun, quick background.
• Plus, you'll walk away with Blooming Roses drawn by YOU!

For more information and to register, please visit https://annkullberg.com/products/soar-workshop-rhonda-dicksion-bothell-wa-august-2019-deposit

 
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Ink, Watercolor & Color Pencil Workshop
Eileen Sorg

Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
October 26 & 27, 2019

$275

Eileen Sorg is offering a pen and ink, watercolor, and colored pencil workshop at Cloud 9! If you are not familiar with Eileen's fantastic work, take a minute to check out her website at: http://www.twodogstudio.com.

Her style is very realistic but her process of drawing first, then inking, then watercolors, then color pencils is a very forgiving process. I was amazed at how quickly pieces start to look really good. And it’s fun!

Her work looks incredibly detailed and difficult but her step by step, mixed media approach allows for an easy to follow quick build up of color and value while still leaving room for the beautiful detail and control of colored pencil. Eileen walks us through it in manageable and fun steps. You will learn watercolor and colored pencil application tips, and how to extract the best qualities of each medium in this fun and informative workshop. 

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 

 

Private Lessons

 

 

 

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Some instructors are available for private lessons offered in our classrooms specifically designed for one-on-one lessons and for small groups (such as families). Contact individual instructors to discuss availability and pricing.