Oil Painting Classes at Cloud 9!

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We are thrilled to announce that Cloud 9 will start offering Oil Painting classes in January. Che Lopez, who teaches Acrylics at Cloud 9 is offering an OILS 101 class!

Oils 101 with Che Lopez
Thursdays  January 17 - March 7
(8 weeks)
6:30pm - 9:30pm


Transparency, luminosity, material effects, meticulous detail work… With oils, your options are endless … This 8 week workshop will introduce you to this flexible medium. Everything from color theory to stretching your own canvas we will go step by step to help you succeed in you journey into oils. With plenty of painting and demonstrations on projects weekly you will have a better understanding on how to bring your vision to life. 

Ages 15 and up welcome.

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

A bit more about Che, in his own words:

One of my earliest memories  was staying in class during recess to finish a drawing I was working on. Being an artist and stay at home papi has always been my dream, it brings happiness to my soul. I love paintings that are expressive, loose and bold, I strive to keep the colors clean and vibrant. I love to paint with color in mind and love the art of portraiture and figurative work. The majority of my work is inspired by my Chicano heritage, from the bold color to the imagery. My "Mujere's de las Flores" Series combines my love of the portrait and Dia de los Muertos with of course florals.

I am a Signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society ( NWWS ) , Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists ( PSG ) and also member of the American Watercolor Society . I have also co-chaired the NWWS Waterworks 2013 and NWWS 74th International Open Exhibition 2014. I was nominated to become the NWWS Vice-President for 2016-17 and President for the 2017-18 year.

I am graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and have worked as a traditional cell animator, web designer and commission artist since graduating high school. I am also a USA Boxing Coach and have trained both pro and amateur Boxing, Muay Thai and MMA fighters from the Northwest since 2004. I finally closed the doors of my gym Team Eastside FC in Redmond in 2013 after 10 years in order to paint and teach.   Most days you can catch me teaching a variety of classes which include Watercolor, Teen Drawing and Painting,  Acrylics and Oils.

For more information about Che's art and his classes and to register, please visit his website at  The Art of Che.

Charlene Freeman