Next Free drawing demo is november 2nd, Noon-2

The 2019 ARTspot Draw-Every Day-Challenge Group show

Frances Anderson Center Arts Commission Gallery
show dates: Dec 17 - Jan 27
Mark your calendars for the Reception during 3rd Thursday ART Walk
December 19, 6-8pm

At ARTspot, we want to help artists to flourish. No matter their skill level, we invited artists to join this challenge whether they had an hour or just ten minutes to sketch on any given day. The challenge was simply to pick up a sketchbook and draw.

We thought maybe 20 people would take on the Challenge. We have 52 who registered! Most are drawing more than they would have otherwise, and that is all we can ask!

The gallery show is a wonderful opportunity for the artists to share in celebration of their achievement. It can also serve as inspiration to other aspiring creative people of any age to simply pick up pencils, pens and paper, and express themselves visually.

ARTspot is so proud of each and every person that took up the Draw-Every Day-Challenge. We invite any and all to join us again for 2020!

The Gallery is located at 700 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Edmonds. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-8:30, Sat 9-2

The 2019 ARTspot Draw-Every-Day challenge
(Watch for the launch of the 2020 Challenge in mid November!)


The 2020 ARTspot Draw-Every-Day challenge will be a great value! $125.99 Includes all of this:
1: The Kit. A year’s worth of sketchbooks and art supplies will be worth over $80

2: Three group outings headed up by professional ARTspot Artists Each session is valued at $75
3: Save 10% on
all your purchases at ARTspot through November 30
FREE Monthly art supply Goodies: Free gifts for our sketchers at ARTspot offers even More value for all participating artists.
5: FREE Monthly drawing demos using your new art supply of the month
6: Wrap up party Drawing-a-Day party for all participants January 2021

Join the growing number of people developing skills as sketchbook artists!

At ARTspot, we want to help participating artists to flourish. No matter your skill level, or whether you have an hour to paint or ten minutes to sketch, the challenge is simply to pick up your sketchbook once a day. ARTspot will be with you all the way!

We will be in touch with you to make sure you know when to come in for your monthly FREE Gift. We will also send reminders of the drawing sessions. Of course we are here seven days a week if you want to come by and show us what you are doing, need a little inspiration or advice.

you have the option to share your work with Draw-every-day artists all over the world!

Artist communities all over Facebook and Instagram are supporting one another through positive feedback and constructive criticism.
Instagram: We invite our ARTspot Sketchbook Artists to post to #pentalic365 Instagram. With this account we challenge artists to create art every day. Already this community has a healthy following of individuals supporting each other and sharing their work with the world using the hashtag #pentalic365. Our goal with the Pentalic 365 is to connect artists and allow them to celebrate one another in their growth and daily victories. Whether they started on day one of 2018 or they begin day 149, all are welcome to grow with us. Instagram link click here.
FaceBook: We will create a Facebook page for our “Group.” If you are facebook-y, you can post away and check it out to see what every one else in the group is doing. We love Facebook because it helps us all keep in touch, offer encouragement, and toot our horns. Yay!
Participation online is NOT required. If you want to just draw, draw, draw and not post - that is no problem at all!

There are no Rules, just creativity

We encourage you to attempt to draw everyday, but even if you don’t, we hope you will be drawing more than you may have otherwise. Keep at it the best you can! There are no rules as to subject matter or materials. Heck, paint or journal or write poetry in your journal if you want!

we are busy planning the 2020 kit… you’ll have to wait for the reveal mid november!

Ron Stocke instructing an artist during a Seattle Sketchers event.

Ron Stocke instructing an artist during a Seattle Sketchers event.

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+ Three drawing sessions

Three outdoor sketching events with ARTspot/Cole Art Studio instructors. You will get an hour of instruction, and then folks can disperse to draw around town, at the beach or at one of our coffee shops, parks… lots of places in charming Edmonds!
Are you up for one or all three? ALL are included ! We will be in touch with you for RSVP’s and details on where to meet. Instruction for each session will be Noon-1. Instructors will be available from 1-2. Artists are welcome to extend their drawing time or gather at one of our local pubs afterwards.

+art supply goodies every month with a demo every 1st saturday for the entire year

+Plus discounts & a party!

  • 10% off at ARTspot for the duration of the Challenge. Includes everything in the store except Clearance items. Yup, you get the discount from the time you sign up through November 30, 2019.

  • Drawing-Every-Day Wrap Up Party January 2020. We’ve been offered a show! We’ll send more details for the reception at the Edmonds Art Commission Gallery at the Frances Anderson Center.

  • Advice and encouragement from the staff at ARTspot on how to work with your medium of choice, or ideas of new things to try. A great opportunity to experiment with sketching materials and subject matter too.

you are officially invited to join us in the drawing revolution! join us anytime throughout the year!

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  • Sign up now online by clicking the black button just below, call us at 425-640-6408 or come in to register in person at ARTspot.

  • Come to the store to pick up your kit and start drawing! We are open Monday-Saturday 10-6. Sundays 11-4. You can begin your drawings as soon as you pick up your kit.

  • Sorry, no returns or refunds for the Challenge. Clearance items are not included in 10% discount.

  • Other than that... have at it!! Use all the stuff in the kit, or just one favorite pen. Any technique or materials are allowed. It is wide open. If you want to try it, do it!

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What should I draw?

Anything. Everything! What’s your thing? Portraiture, streetscapes, still life, fantasy/manga, or even something that explores patterns like mandalas. You can add color if you want. Switch gears to try different techniques or subject matter as you become inspired by other people's drawings. That's the benefit of us all doing this together! 

If you do not complete a drawing everyday - that's OK! However many you do may be more than you may have done otherwise. You get to keep the selection of art supplies from the kit to use long after the Challenge is over. We recommend drawing whenever it seems like the thing to keep you sane, or happy... or both!

For a glimpse of the variety of artist's work online: Click this link to hundreds of images from other participating artists, and see past monthly prompts.

Sponsored by your independent local art supply store in partnership with Cole Art studio and pentalic Quality Sketchbooks.

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