Event date: Sept 19, 2016. A free 2-hour lecture/demonstration, sponsored by Golden Artist Colors.
I had a great time giving a lecture/demonstration at Artist & Craftsman Supply in Park Slope Brooklyn last week. The store is well-stocked, funky and vibrant with a fun and knowledgeable staff.
This location is led by store manager Lou Mazzella, who creates a positive environment that I felt the moment I entered the store.
It seems that every inch of the store’s walls, ceilings and floors are painted in funky, vibrant colors, giving the impression that you’ve just entered a massive Street Art project. This space both camouflages and contrasts with the well-stocked display cases. The craft products are high end and include a variety of specialty papers. The spacious backroom where I gave the lecture is packed with painting substrates, from traditional stretched canvas to wood panels in a wide range of sizes and dimensions.
The lecture was held in conjunction with Art Slope, Park Slope’s Multi-Arts Festival that took place September 17th-25th, 2016. Lou invited local artists to show their work in the store. All in all it was a great experience and I look forward to returning.
Topics included color mixing, extending acrylic paint using gels and mediums, and using different paint thicknesses and textures to achieve varying effects.
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply
Address: 307 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
When: Monday, Sept 19, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM ET