This 3 hour painting workshop will introduce beginners and more experienced painters alike to the concept of creating a field of beautiful color which becomes the first layer of a finished layered impressionist style painting. Instructor Diane Crago ( will guide us through a technique called flow painting, a combination of analogous colors that produce vibrant and exciting layers of color, introducing us to color theory in the process. Using quick to dry acrylic paints (or colorful media you may already have in your home) we will then learn how to integrate these colors into a concept and create a finished painting which will be a road map into what you find beautiful, and what something beautiful then says about you.
Workshop includes a brief historical discussion of impressionist paint strokes, paint layering and of course an opportunity to interact with each other…just what the Impressionists did when they got together at their Montmartre cafes!

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Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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