Welcome Che Lopez!


We are thrilled to announce that Che has joined us at Cloud 9! He will be teaching acrylics and oil classes to older teens and adults. Che is a force of nature and Cloud 9 welcomes him! 

The first two workshops will start this fall.

Acrylics 101, a four week workshop and Acrylics 101, an eight week workshop. Check them out here.

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.

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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.

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Charlene Freeman