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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Classical Drawing
charlene collins freeman

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

$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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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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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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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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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
Craig Orback

Saturdays 2pm - 5pm
September 14 - November 9
(This workshop meets alternatively one week at Cloud 9 and the following week online for the duration of the workshop)

Meets on September 14, 28, October 12, 26th & November 9. 

$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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WATERCOLOR: BEYOND BASICS
Ré St. Peter

Beyond Basics will run six week 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

September 3, 17, October 1. 15, November 5 & 19

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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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/

 
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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:
May 25  -  June 22
June 29  -  July 27
August 3 -  August 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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Creative Writing
Adults and teenagers 16+
Annie Carl

Sundays 5:00pm -6:30 pm

June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14

$90
Cost: $90 This six-week workshop will introduce students to creative writing through free writing and different elements of storytelling: prose, poetry, stream of consciousness, essays, and short stories.

The first class will be an introduction to both writing and class structure. Each class will include a half hour of free writing from provided prompts. After the first class, we will cover one method of creative writing each week. The workshop’s goal is to build confidence and love of the written word through creative writing.

Materials to bring: journal, notebook, pen, pencil, laptop, tablet, portable typewriter…

Homework each week will be daily writing in each element with the option to share at the next class.
Space is limited to 12 attendees, register early to secure your spot!

To register, please email theneverendingbookshop@gmail.com

 
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WATERCOLOR: BEYOND BASICS
Ré St. Peter

Beyond Basics will run six week 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

June 4, 18, July 2, 16, August 6, & 20

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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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
Ongoing

$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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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
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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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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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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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. 

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. 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. 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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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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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

$40.00/week

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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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
January 18 & 19. 2020

$325

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 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. 

Please note that the image shown in this listing is not the image of the project you will do during this workshop. Eileen puts together a new project for all her workshops. Several weeks before the workshop, she will provide a line drawing and supply list for the specific project she picks for this 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.