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Workshops & Events

"Don't Forget the Basics" for Watercolor
Oct
14
to Oct 15

"Don't Forget the Basics" for Watercolor

This class is designed for beginning and intermediate painters who want to avoid the bad habits many will develop in watercolor. Ron says, “This is the class I wish I had early in my painting career”. We will focus on the different stages of a painting and how each stage affects subsequent stages in drastic ways, learning to plan and visualize the final painting from the first brushstrokes.

WHEN: October 14 & 15; 10am-4:30pm

WHERE: Daniel Smith, 4150 1st Avenue South, Seattle

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Call Daniel Smith at (206) 223-9599

 

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Watercolor Retreat in Dordogne, France July 11th - 20th 2018
Jul
11
to Jul 20

Watercolor Retreat in Dordogne, France July 11th - 20th 2018

Come paint in the south of France with Ron Stocke. Each day he has decided which excursions he wants to take you to visit from the medieval spectacular castles through to the hustle and bustle of French local markets, views of the Dordogne river or just the free and tranquil landscape of the Dordogne region.

Upon registration, each student will be entitled to a free set of M.Graham watercolors that Ron has selected for the region.

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The Basics & Beyond in Watercolor
Sep
8
to Sep 10

The Basics & Beyond in Watercolor

Perfect for all levels of watercolor students, especially those wanting to learn great direct painting technique! Award-winning artist and instructor Ron Stocke will show you the important steps of a watercolor painting from beginning to end. Learn how to start, develop, and successfully finish paintings, achieving strong values and simplified shapes. The 3-day format will allow each student to complete paintings of their own to take home.

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Painting Vistas in Watercolor
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Painting Vistas in Watercolor

Join watercolorist Ron Stocke in this unique workshop as he teaches students how to create exciting vistas in watercolor. Students will learn how to achieve atmospheric effects and create a sense of depth, while addressing an elevated perspective. Simplifying a complicated background and mid grounds will also be a focus. 

WHEN: June 24 & 25; 10am-4:30pm

WHERE: Daniel Smith, 4150 1st Avenue South, Seattle

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Call Daniel Smith at (206) 223-9599

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Developing the Key Elements in Watercolor
Jun
10
to Jun 11

Developing the Key Elements in Watercolor

Join award-winning artist and instructor Ron Stocke for a unique approach to important elements in watercolor: subject, design, color and perspective. This exciting 2-day workshop will encourage you to paint with energy, mood and expression, helping you to find your “voice”. Some experience is necessary.

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OSA
May
19
to May 21

OSA

Join watercolorist Ron Stocke in this three day workshop exploring techniques on how to paint light effects- from sunrise to sunset. Ron will demonstrate his methods for depicting light effects that often elude watercolor artists. On Day One, we will explore early morning light with long shadows and color harmonies that will make the viewer feel as if the sun has just risen. On Day Two we will tackle bright midday light and it’s effects on figures, cars and shadows. Day Three will be all about the night and how light and dark fight it out to create shape, form and mood. This is the perfect class for those artists who want to start adding personality to their paintings and stop painting only what they see.

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Painting With Light From Day to Night
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Painting With Light From Day to Night

The watercolor medium is perhaps the best medium for capturing light. In this 3 day workshop Ron will show students how to create strong light within their paintings. Students will also learn how to identify warm and cool light sources and how the mood of a painting can change as day turns into night. 

WHEN: April 20th through 22nd 

Lunch: A one hour lunch will be planned for 12 noon each day but will be at the discretion of the instructor. Please bring sack lunch.  

WHERE: Dakota Art, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Call Dakota Art Center at 888.345.0067 (ext 5)

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2-Day Workshop in Kona, Hawaii
Feb
18
10:30am10:30am

2-Day Workshop in Kona, Hawaii

WHEN: Friday/Saturday,
Feb 17 and 18, 2017; 10:30am-4:30pm each day

WHERE: On Friday, students should plan to meet the instructor at The Classroom at Akamai Art Supply at 10:15am. On Saturday morning, students will meet with their supplies at the Courtyard King Kamehameha hotel in downtown Kona (weather permitting). 

DETAILS:

  • Students of all levels will be encouraged to push the limits to achieve exciting, contemporary watercolors in this two day workshop set in paradise.
  • Our objective will be to get the best results using simple yet effective painting techniques on location while achieving strong values, good color harmony, and strong composition.

  • Ron will also show how he has streamlined his painting equipment over the many years he's been painting on location.

SUPPLY LIST: Will be sent upon registration. You may rent your easel from Akamai Art Supply for a very reasonable fee (see website for more info).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TODAY. This class will fill quickly so reserve your spot today!

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Painting Night Scenes in Watercolor
Oct
1
2:30pm 2:30pm

Painting Night Scenes in Watercolor

This class promises to challenge and inspire any artist. Students will learn how to paint exciting night scenes in watercolor. Long Shadows, public lighting, and reflective surfaces will be covered in this class, plus more tricks to help bring your nocturnal images to life. 

This class will be held in Room #1 of the Buffalo Thunder Resort, and is sure to be a big hit so be sure to sign up online asap! Click here to sign up.

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Painting Watercolors with Impact
Sep
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Painting Watercolors with Impact

Ron will help students achieve full impact in their watercolors through the use of strong values, good color harmonies, and solid design elements. Students will learn how to develop and get the best effects from their own natural style. Figures, vehicles, perspective, and other cityscape elements will be covered in this class.

This class will be held in Room #1 of the Buffalo Thunder Resort, and is sure to be a big hit so be sure to sign up online asap! Click here to sign up.

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2-Day Workshop: Watercolor at a Glance
Sep
10
to Sep 11

2-Day Workshop: Watercolor at a Glance

Students will be encouraged to push the limits to achieve exciting, contemporary watercolors in this two day workshop. 

Sign up information plus more details will be coming soon to Daniel Smith's website: http://seattledanielsmithevents.blogspot.com/.

Register over the phone at 206-223-9599.

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Nocturnal: Artwalk Reception
Jul
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Nocturnal: Artwalk Reception

Can't make it to opening night? We'll be at the Third Thursday Artwalk as well, so come stop in for refreshments, and to meet me and Angela Bandurka as we show you our Nocturnal show of night scenes in Oil and Watercolor! 

WHERE: Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S, Edmonds, WA 

WHEN: Third Thursday Art Walk, Edmonds downtown, 6:30pm-8pm

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Nocturnal: Show Reception
Jul
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Nocturnal: Show Reception

WHEN: Saturday, July 9th, 6:30-9pm

WHERE: Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S, Edmonds, WA 

WHAT: Ron Stocke will showcase his watercolor night scenes, and Angela Bandurka will showcase hers in oils. Come see us at Cole Gallery during the reception or the Edmonds Art Walk on July 21st! The show will be up the entire month of July, so even if you can't make it to one of the evenings listed, you'll still be able to come see the show.

Look for our ad and article in the July issue of American Art Collector Magazine!

 
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3-Day Workshop: Watercolor At A Glance
Jun
23
to Jun 25

3-Day Workshop: Watercolor At A Glance

Students will be encouraged to push the limits to achieve exciting, contemporary watercolors in this four day workshop. 

Sign up information plus more details will be coming soon to Dakota Art Center's website: http://www.dakotaartcenter.com/2016.html

Register over the phone at 888.345.0067 (ext 5)

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2-Day Workshop: Watercolor At A Glance
Apr
2
to Apr 3

2-Day Workshop: Watercolor At A Glance

Students will be encouraged to push the limits to achieve exciting, contemporary watercolors in this two day workshop. 

Sign up information plus more details will be coming soon to Daniel Smith's website: http://seattledanielsmithevents.blogspot.com/.

Register over the phone at 206-223-9599.

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Painting Interiors with Watercolor
Mar
5
to Mar 6

Painting Interiors with Watercolor

WHAT: Learn to paint interesting, exciting interiors in watercolor with Ron Stocke. In this two day workshop, Ron will demonstrate techniques on how to approach painting an interior in watercolor. Students will learn how to deal with the challenges of multiple light sources, reflective surfaces, and how to paint furniture as your subject. He will demonstrate and teach details like flooring and wallpaper patterns as well as interior lighting.

WHEN: March 5 & 6th, 2016. 10:30am-4:30pm each day.

Sign up details to come: visit http://coleartstudio.com/ or call 425.697.2787

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