Event date: September 27, 2017. A 2-hour lecture/demonstration at Moore College of Art and Design, sponsored by Golden Artist Colors.
I have the pleasure of returning to Philadelphia and visiting Moore College of Art and Design several times a year.
Founded in 1848, Moore is the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States.
I started the day early and arrived around 8:00 am so that I could have the huevos rancheros at Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too on Callowhill Street, my favorite place for breakfast in Philly. Next time I may try the Eggs Benedict.
As I got out of the car I noticed I had two different shoes on. Both shoes were comfortable dress shoes but it’s amazing how two different shoes can feel. Luckily the college has many fashion students, so they if they noticed, I hope they thought it was a fashion statement.
This talk focused on waterborne products. I discussed the versatility of acrylics, Golden Artist Colors products such as OPEN and QoR, and traditional and experimental techniques such as collaging, printmaking and mixed media.
A student asked a terrific question: “What was the biggest mistake you’ve ever made?” Without hesitation I said choosing to become an artist, and everyone laughed. But then I pointed out that it was a great question. I believe you should never be afraid to make mistakes because they are all learning opportunities. An artist who doesn’t make mistakes is one who doesn’t take chances. The creative process is all about taking risks and learning from them. Sometimes the medium will tell you ‘”on’t go that way, go this way”. You need to be receptive to the medium.
All in all it was a great day. I always enjoy returning to Philadelphia, where I studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I hope to return soon, preferably wearing matching shoes!
Where: Moore College of Art and Design
Address: 1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM ET
Cost: Free (open only to Moore students)