Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

Boise, ID, 83707

(208) 901-8834

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise, Idaho’s historic downtown, on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in The BoDo District.

By combining individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, their mission revolves around creating a vibrant studio and gallery environment that is open to the public and intent on helping bolster the community's rapidly-growing arts culture. Swell will be host to both First Thursday and independently organized artistic events while maintaining hours of operation during which people can visit.

Beginner Painting Class

Swell Events Page

Event Listings: Upcoming and Past Events. Swell Artist Collective and Art Gallery, Boise, Idaho.

Back to All Events

Beginner Painting Class

  • Swell Artist Collective 404 South 8th Street L105 Boise, Idaho 83702 (map)


Adults beginner paint class $35
6-12 students
Friday May 27, 6-8pm
Start the holiday weekend with a beverage in one hand and paintbrush in the other! All art supplies and canvas included. BYOB.
We will create an acrylic on canvas painting of an ocean swell to celebrate Swell Artist Collective! Scrumbling and dry brush are a few interesting techniques. The process goes back quite a ways into the history of art and painting. One of the first people to use them was the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci. As the painting style of the times progressed into ever more realistic portrayals, the art began to be defined against the background less by dark lines and more by the shading and rendering of the form with light and shadow.
The process of scumbling begins with laying down a solid color on a surface. This can range from a single color, to a gradient of colors, or even an entire picture laid down in neutral colors. It is applied with a short bristled brush that is used to force the paint into the crevices of the chosen surface. Once this layer is completed, or if the medium is traditional, dry; the next layer can be applied. Lighter or darker colors are applied lightly to the surface, so that the paint only catches on the uppermost area of the chosen canvas. This gives an illusion of depth and complexity to the color that might not be achievable with other mediums. Materials included.

Reserve your spot asap email

Earlier Event: April 22
Small Works Show
Later Event: June 17
Swell presents the Dino-Show