It has been a while since we related to you through a full blown article on our blog. For that I apologize. I had a brief flirtation with Pinterest, to which I still view/update regularly, but it has lost a little of it’s newbie charm. So here I am and I find myself with an overwhelming need to write something. To you. So, let me start by telling you what has been going on. We started a new art competition (check it out here), we have a new Open Studio on Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30PM taught by Gary Faigin, and we are actively looking for artists who would like/need a space to teach. If any of this sounds fun to you by all means come into the store and chat us up for a bit. Our annual inventory was this past Sunday - sorry for those guys we had to turn away but our supplies surely weren’t going to count themselves! We are also heading into our Spring Back-to-School quarter, so we are pretty busy with building kits to instructor specifications, ordering up on much needed supplies, and general schmoozing of students and faculty alike. On top of that we have our fabulous Spring sale going on now, our annual Paint Bonanza started today and goes through the weekend, and we have a new pricing program just for our fair city - our new SPP(the blue tags - they are items where we meet or beat our competitor’s online prices(they won’t even do that themselves)). So that’s the scoop for the moment, but I’ll be back with some more goodness for you shortly!
Utrecht Art Supplies - Seattle
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It’s that time of year again for the all-day Drawing jam hosted by and at Gage Academy of Art. Come by, visit our table, sign-up for and ArtSmart card, and get entered for a chance to win a $100 Utrecht gift card! Just in time for the holiday season - Use it for yourself or give it away to that special artist in your family!
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What a great day! Utrecht associates Don and Margot took the short walk up the hill to SCCC to talk to students about how being Art Smart works for them, demoing a fun watercolor technique, and entering folks to win $100 Utrecht gift card!
Don took the lead talking to students about the art smart card (and giving away free goodies in the process!) while Margot walked through a fun beginner’s watercolor technique on creating birch trees.
Set up on a Utrecht sketch easel, using Strathmore watercolor cards, a fun stacking watercolor palette from Kohl-i-nor and a roll of artist tape, Margot showed students how to knock out the shapes for the trees. Step one was taping off the edges of the card before creating the birch tree shapes. Step two was using an x-acto knife to cut the shapes out of the tape and laying them out of the water. Don’t worry, the artist tape comes off the paper with only a little coaxing!
Paint a wash in the background. Combing colors can create interesting lighting effects. Feel free to add leaves on top of the wash after it dries. Don’t worry, it won’t take long! After you’re done adding leaves on top of the wash and everything is dry, up comes the tree-shape tape. Leave the edges taped up for now. With a darker tone, you’ll be adding little lines and eyelets to your tree trunks. You can even take a light wash and add dimension to your trunks with a thin stroke down the center.
After that’s all dry, peal up the rest of the tape and you’re done!
A huge THANK YOU for the warm welcome at SCCC. Great to see familiar faces among the new. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Geez, and here I thought life was just creeping by and all of a sudden I’m having to get up early to be in the store by 7:30am to open up. For those of you who don’t know, most of us live in either West Seattle, Shoreline, or Columbia City. I’m just saying that it takes a minute or two to get to work. So, Anyway, Black Friday will be two days hence. What have we got for you? Well, we’re basically giving you the employee treatment. 40% off Utrecht Branded items (unfortunately not furniture - boo) and 25% off non-Utrecht stuff (again, no furniture - you’d think we could but alas we cannot). It’s pretty rockin’. Come in and check it out, believe me, we won’t be as crazy as Southcenter nor Northgate and we have way cooler things to give your peeps for christmas too.