Acrylic painting workshops are intensive hands-on sessions sponsored by Golden Artist Colors.
These workshops introduce artists to the various Golden product lines and offer an in-depth exploration of the effects achievable with each. Although the workshops are sponsored by Golden, the techniques discussed apply to any high quality acrylic paint products you might work with.
Workshops target a range of techniques and levels of experience such as:
- Essential Acrylic Techniques
- Mixed Media Techniques
- Water Media Techniques with Fluids, Grounds and Gels
- Color Mixing with Acrylics
- Digital Mixed Media Techniques
- Using OPEN for Traditional Painting Techniques
- Gels & Mediums: The Secret to Acrylic Painting
Current HAS Workshops
Grounds and Substrates: Expand Your Art by Covering More Ground!
What type of ground and substrate is right for your art? The answer might change with each painting. This workshop offers you the chance to explore different painting supports as well as a variety of acrylic grounds. We will use MDF, raw and primed canvas as substrates and use Acrylic Flow Release as an additive to increase saturation. We will also review other grounds such as micaceous iron oxide, pumice gel, light molding paste, glass bead gel and acrylic gesso.
Acrylic Collage: Layering Techniques
Acrylic paint is an excellent medium for adhering traditional and not-so-traditional collage materials. This in-depth, 4-hour workshop will explore a variety of techniques and mediums, gels and pastes that can be used in collage. We will also discuss Golden digital grounds and gel top coats, which allow you to print on nearly any surface that can be fed through an inkjet printer.
Color Mixing: Color Theory Meets Pigment Reality
Painting is all about mixing color, so why not have fun with it? This workshop takes the mystery out of color mixing. We experience color intuitively, and that’s how color mixing and color theory should be experienced as well. Learn how to blend colors and control drying time. Make your painting sessions more enjoyable by knowing just how far you can push your paint.
If you’re located in the metropolitan New York City area, contact me for information about bringing a free lecture to your school, organization, or art club.