Classes and Workshops
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DESCRIPTIONS OF CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
GOLDEN LECTURE DEMONSTRATION
This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels and Mediums and how they can change texture, saturation, and intensity of color, use for sculptural effects and more. The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting. The lecture also includes a brief introduction to our non acrylic products, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors and QoR Watercolor.
ACRYLIC 101 - LEARN TO PAINT REALISTICALLY IN ACRYLIC
This class covers the basics of painting with acrylics. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, this is the class for you. Learn fundamental techniques used by the instructor to create realistic images. Each student will have individual attention, and the instructor will demonstrate all the techniques used to paint a small still life.
PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN ACRYLIC
This class will cover the fundamentals of painting the portrait in acrylic. the instructor will demonstrate the techniques needed to paint a realistic portrait. Students will follow along as they paint from a photograph. Students must have good drawing skills and previous painting experience.
PAINTING THE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE WITH GOLDEN'S PASTES AND PAINTS (NEW)
This is a great class for the beginner or experienced painter wanting to explore composition and creation of the abstract landscape. We will learn the basic elements used to create dynamic compositions while utilizing GOLDEN's Molding Paste and Fluid Paints. Participants will learn new painting techniques including impasto, scrafitto and palette knife painting. All students will leave with a unique painting suitable for framing.
CREATING ENCAUSTIC EFFECTS USING GOLDEN ACRYLICS
Encaustic is a historical form of painting using molten beeswax and pigments. Now you can learn to create the same look and feel of encaustic painting without the extensive supplies and cost that traditional encaustics require. Using GOLDEN Mediums, Gels, and Fluid Paints, we will create semi transparent layers that mimic that of beeswax. All participants will create their own ,one of a kind, Acrylic Encaustic work of art suitable for framing.
MONO PRINTING WITH GOLDEN ACRYLIC AND GELLI PLATES
You no longer need a press to make Mono Prints. Come learn to create one of a kind prints using Gelli Plates, and OPEN Acrylics. Create unique art prints suitable for framing, pages for journals, or personalized handmade books. All paint is supplied by Golden.
EXPLORING SURFACES (NEW!)
In this 6 hour workshop, you will create five unique art projects. Using Golden's High Flow and Fluid paints. All student will get to explore Golden's Crackle Paste, Molding Paste, Glass Bead Gel, Micacious Iron Oxide, and Fiber Paste surfaces. All materials and substrates are provided for this class. Students will have the opportunity to create all five paintings pictured below. All paintings are 8x10