Mandy Theis (Hallenius) is a professional visual artist who exhibits regularly throughout the United States. In addition to her degree in Art Education from Montana State University, she is a graduate of the Aristides Atelier program. She is the Co-President of the Washington Art Education Association and the President and Co-Founder of The Da Vinci Initiative (, a non-profit educaiton foundation that supports skill-based learning in K-12 classrooms.  For more information about Mandy, visit her website at

9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Oil Paint, Professional Grade Only:
    • Cadmium Red Medium
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Lead White
    • Titanium White
    • Black
    • Burnt Umber
    • Burnt Sienna
  • Centurion Canvas Pad or stretched canvas, ~11”x14”
  • Artist Tape
  • Palette
  • Palette Knife
  • Gamsol
  • Mediumcardboard box to use as shadow box
  • 2-3 small vases of varying shapes and sizes
Create realistic paintings of flowers in oil from freshly cut floral arrangements. Students will work on setting up flowers for successful painting and drawing our subjects onto canvas. Focus on color theory and maintaining unity of light and dark in order to bring the essence of each individual flower into a final piece of work.