About Our Store
With the opening of Colors of Sequim, the thriving art community on the Olympic Peninsula finally has their own place to buy fine art materials. This 2,000 square foot store in the heart of downtown Sequim carries some of the most sought after lines in art materials such as Daniel Smith, M. Graham and Golden Acrylics as well as high quality, but moderately priced, lines for the student or beginning artist.
Whatever your passion, be it paints, pastels, colored pencils, markers, calligraphy, origami, or polymer clay, Colors of Sequim is the place to find the materials, tools and surfaces to bring your imagination to life. We also carry books and DVDs to inspire and instruct artists of all skill levels. There is even a children's area where the youngest artists can create a masterpiece while the grownups shop! An inviting lounge offers artists a place to enjoy coffee and a cookie, gather to exchange ideas, or perhaps to meet before attending one of the many art classes, workshops or demonstrations held in our in-store classroom area, which can be rented by those interested in teaching opportunities.
Owner Eileen Cummings wants you to know that this is your store and she welcomes your suggestions about what items you would like to see in inventory, as well as what classes you would you like Colors of Sequim to host. Whether you're already in Sequim or making a little journey from Port Angeles, Port Townsend, or Forks, we are happy to be your local, community-based source for any art supplies. So stop by to shop, sign up for a class or just to meet Eileen - you are always welcome at Colors of Sequim!
Featured Artists : March
During my years as a teacher I had taught woodworking, metal shop and silversmithing, and enjoyed building furniture for my home. But, with retirement, I was eager to try my hand at the finer arts and chose watercolor as the medium to explore.
Robert Brown, a well-known watercolorist, taught me the basics and Carol Janda helped me to continue to grow. Melissa Penic added her expertise, and Tom Lynch pushed me to be free with color and intensity.
My landscapes focus on area barns, the beaches of Western Washington and coastal scenes from Northern California. Now and then I add some sentimental scenes from photos taken during a two-year hiatus in Alaska. But most of all I will be forever grateful that I found the Olympic Peninsula and Sequim, and have become a part of the northwest art community.
It is difficult for me to remember how very hard it was to walk through the door into that first class in watercolor painting. Thankfully Robert Brown was the instructor. His patience and easy banter were just what I needed. Carol Janda, followed by Melissa Penic, strengthened my skills in landscape and still-life painting. Later in workshops with Tom Lynch I discovered the excitement of vibrant colors and intense light.
Recently I attended a four-day workshop with portrait painters George Zien and Kim Johnson. And there I learned where my true passion lies. Recreating images of children and adults holds special appeal for me. It is tremendously rewarding to watch a child or adult image emerge as I recall and render their likenesses in watercolor.
Sally Franz stops by to discuss Colors of Sequim with our owner, Eileen Cummings.
LOCATION139 West Washington St.
Sequim, WA 98382
ph: (360) 797-1772
WINTER HOURS(December - February)
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Monday
(Classes Held as Usual)
Jan. 30th, Feb. 7th & 14th.