Drip, Splatter, Pour: Abstract Painting, Level One
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Drip, Splatter, Pour: Abstract Painting, Level One

Learn some new techniques and cover your Christmas shopping all at once in this weekend workshop!
This class is all about loosening up, letting the paint flow, and putting the brushes aside! Spend the weekend dripping, splattering, and pouring to your heart’s content, and creating six small abstract paintings that are perfect for gifts. Explore Golden’s liquid paint lines – the Fluid acrylics and High Flow acrylics – and discover how to use them for washes, splashes and pours. Play with mediums that allow your paint to flow, like the Clear Tar Gel that drips like honey, the Self-Levelling Gel that creates a resin-like surface, or the GAC 800 which flows like cream and gives a glass-smooth surface. 
Whether you want to drip like Pollock or pour like Lynda Benglis,this workshop will show you what products and techniques to use to get there. 
Cost: $225. All materials included. Space limited.

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Intro to Image Transfers
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Image Transfers

Discover how to turn your photos into paintings in this hands-on workshop, and create four mixed media pieces that are perfect for gifts! Learn the simple process of transferring laser and photocopied images onto your backgrounds using acrylic mediums, and learn tips and tricks to speed up the process and ensure a successful transfer each time. Explore different ways to build rich backgrounds with a variety of techniques, including collage, using products such as Crackle Paste, and creating the look of gold leaf with Fluid acrylics. Finally, finish off your pieces with acrylic gels such as the sparkling Glass Bead Gel and the resin-like gloss of Self Levelling Gel, and learn different recipes for creating the soft look of encaustic with just acrylic products. 

Cost: $95, all materials included - including four small wooden panels, acrylic paints, gels, mediums, pastes, and collage papers,.
Space limited.

Note: Feel free to bring your own laser-copied images to incorporate into your work - details/suggestions will be emailed after registration. 

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Intro to High Flow Acrylics
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to High Flow Acrylics

The newest of the Golden family, High Flows are a high intensity flowing acrylic with an ink-like consistency, designed for airbrushing, pen & ink, refillable markers, pouring, staining, glazing and painting.  Try them out for yourself, and discover the many ways they can be used in your own work.
Cost: $55. All materials included, with samples to take home. 

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All That Glitters
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

All That Glitters

Explore the shimmering world of iridescent and interference colors in this introductory workshop! Try out a full range of metallics, from the classic Copper to unique colors such as the dark and gritty Micaceous Iron Oxide and the textured Gold Mica Flakes. Discover the opalescent Interference colors and how to use them to full effect, working on light and dark surfaces, with other pigments, and mixed with gels. From using the Fluid Iridescent Bronze to get a patina effect to using metallic High Flow acrylics in calligraphy pens and refillable markers, learn tips and tricks for using the Iridescent and Interference colors to their full possibilities.
Discover these gorgeous candy colors for yourself, and go home with a sample set to start you off at home.
Cost: $55, all materials included

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Acrylic Mediums 101
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Acrylic Mediums 101

Confused by the vast array of acrylic mediums? Unsure which to use or how to use them to get the look you want? 
This workshop will demystify all those seemingly identical jars of white goop, and give you a clear outline of what all these acrylic mediums can do for you so you can confidently use them in your work. 
Try out the huge line of gels and mediums, and learn how to use them to create texture, make luminous color, change your paint's sheen/viscosity and extend your paints to save money. Explore molding pastes and grounds, and learn how to use them to create textured, unique painting surfaces and surfaces suitable for mixed media. From the marble-smooth Molding Paste to the honey-like drip of the Clear Tar Gel, learn what to use to get the look you’re going for. 
Cost: $85, all materials included – including product literature and samples to take home.

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Experimental Watercolors: Intro to QoR
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Experimental Watercolors: Intro to QoR

Discover Golden's newest paint line in this full day workshop!
This class will give you the opportunity to try out these rich, highly pigmented paints, and learn about six colors that can form the basis for a diverse color palette. Play with the new mediums, and discover how to use them to improve wetting and flow, increase liftability and transparency, and enhance saturation. Try out the new watercolor grounds that allow you to take your watercolors off paper, and instead work on substrates such as canvas and wooden panels, with unique and textured surfaces - plus how to protect your pieces after painting. Lastly, learn ways of printmaking with watercolors, and ways of using watercolors and acrylics in unique combinations, for a variety of effects.
Cost: $95, all materials included.

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Acrylic Like Encaustic and Resin
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Like Encaustic and Resin

Love the soft, translucent glow of encaustics but don't have the studio set up?  Love the smooth glass-like gloss of resin, but want something non-yellowing and non-toxic?
Learn how to get these looks using just acrylic gels and paints in this afternoon class.  Discover different formulas and recipes for various wax and resin looks, tips for successful application, and techniques to emulate these mediums.  
Cost: $55.  All materials included, with samples to get you started at home.  

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Intro to Fluid Acrylics
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Fluid Acrylics

This introductory workshop will give you the opportunity to try Golden's beautiful Fluid acrylic paints, and learn ways to use them to best effect.  Liquid in nature, these paints carry as much pigment as Heavy Body acrylics, but allow for a myriad of techniques not possible with a thicker paint.  
In this intro class, we'll explore:
- using them to drip, splatter, and spray- on their own and with mediums and gels  
- bulking them up with heavier gels for texture, and using them to tint mediums for glazing
- using them for staining, washes and watercolour-like effects, taking advantage of their permanent nature to create rich, glowing colour through multiple layers
 - working with them on various surfaces such as canvas (raw and primed), wood and cloth, and the additives and mediums that assist these processes
Whether you're brand new to painting or a pro looking for another option for your artistic tool box, this workshop will open you up to all the creative possibilities that working with Fluid acrylics bring.  .  
 
Cost: $55.  All materials included, with samples to take home.    

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Intro to Gelli Plate Printing
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Gelli Plate Printing

This day long workshop will teach you the fun, easy and addictive process of printmaking without a press, using Golden acrylics and Gelli Plates - with immediate results. Learn to create beautiful, unique prints in minutes using a variety of materials - including palette knives and painting tools, stencils, string, natural and found objects, kitchen tools, and more. Learn the basics, and experiment with different materials and techniques. Create a stack of your own gorgeous hand-printed paper- perfect for collage, mixed media work and other creative projects - as well as prints that are ready to frame and hang.
Cost: $85, all materials included- including paints, mediums, rice paper, printmaking paper, mixed media materials, and printmaking tools for use in class. 

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Printmaking with Watercolors
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Printmaking with Watercolors

No printing press or fancy equipment needed to create gorgeous prints using watercolors! In this afternoon class, learn the basics in materials and techniques, create your own images and designs using QoR watercolors, and learn the simple and easy method for printing your designs on paper. Explore a range of the beautiful new QoR watercolors, gain a new technique for your artistic tool belt, and go home with a pile of lovely watercolor prints, ready to frame and hang! 
Cost: $85, all materials included.

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Art House Paint Party: Marbling Techniques with Acrylic
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Art House Paint Party: Marbling Techniques with Acrylic

Spend a night with your friends, sipping drinks and making art at this paint night offered by The Art House Cafe and Andrea Warren!

Learn how to create fun marbled effects with acrylics, using Golden mediums, High Flow and Fluid acrylics. Learn all about which mediums work best, effective color combos, pouring techniques, and how to use different tools for different designs. Create two mini masterpieces on wooden panels, ready to hang, and go home with free Golden samples and how-to handouts !
Cost: $55. All materials included.

Beverages available at the Art House Cafe, or bring your own wine (with a corking fee)!

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Traditional Marbling Techniques on Paper and Fabric
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Traditional Marbling Techniques on Paper and Fabric

Learn traditional marbling techniques in this full day workshop!  Discover how to float Fluid and High Flow color on top of a carageenan bath, create designs with combs and tools, and transfers those designs to paper and cloth.  Learn all about the materials,  preparing your paper, and fabric, mixing and storing your carageenan bath, how to balance colors for different pigment weights, how to create  different patterns - even how to make your own combs and tools at home.   Go home with another skill for your artistic toolbox, and a stack of beautiful paper and cloth,- perfect for sewing projects and mixed media pieces.

Cost: $125, all materials included- including all paint, paper, carageenan, alum, and marbling tools for use in class.  Golden samples to take home.  

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FREE GOLDEN DEMO: PRINTMAKING
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

FREE GOLDEN DEMO: PRINTMAKING

Join us for an in-depth conversation and demonstration of simple printmaking techniques with Golden Acrylics. Don’t have a fancy press at home? We will show you many stress free variations on the theme of repeated images. Expand your creative ideas and gain a better understanding of what Golden paints are suited to making multiples – such as OPEN, the new acrylic that stays wet for extended periods, and QoR Watercolors,which can be used for unique monoprinting techniques. Discover the beautiful new High Flow acrylics and the wild Fluorescents for printing and enhancing finished prints, both in paint form and through refillable markers and applicators. Learn about additive and subtractive printmaking techniques, as well as working with a variety of textures and stencils. Discover how to use GOLDEN grounds to create a layer on your prints for drawing, watercolor washes and calligraphy, and how to use gels to make your own relief prints and collagraphs. No matter what your level of experience with printmaking is, come away with ideas for everything from greeting cards and art journalling to techniques for larger professional applications, collage options and more.

Bring your questions and go home a ton of new ideas, a product information kit and free samples!
 

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DIY Stamps: Intro to Block Printing
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

DIY Stamps: Intro to Block Printing

This full day workshop will teach you the fun and easy way to create your own stamps using lino and block printing tools. Learn tips on designing, carving and printing your very own unique creations which you can use over and over again, in paintings, cards, on fabric, and more. Create and carve three designs, and use them to create stand-alone prints, 10 cards with envelopes, two gift bags and one sheet of wrapping paper.

Cost: $95, all materials included- including lino blocks, tools for use in class, paint, printmaking paper, greeting cards and envelopes, gift bags, and kraft paper.

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Acrylic Like Gold Leaf
Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

Acrylic Like Gold Leaf

Learn how to get the look of gold, silver and copper leafing using Golden acrylics. Learn the step-by-steps, apply it over a variety of textured surfaces to create luminous backgrounds for painting, and use Open acrylics to creative images subtractively with a variety of painting tools such as cotton rags and color shapers. Cost: $55, all materials included.

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Watermedia Demo
Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

Watermedia Demo

This free lecture explores all of Golden’s paint lines that are fluid in motion: Golden High Flow acrylics, Fluid acrylics, and the new QoR Watercolor.  Learn unique ways of using the Fluid acrylics, and the ink-like High Flows including staining, pouring, calligraphy, pen and ink drawing, and in empty paint markers and needle-nosed Fineline Applicators.  Explore traditional watercolor techniques with QoR, and extend that into more contemporary applications: pouring, staining, granulation techniques, blooms, “white-out” tricks (for saving that uncooperative watercolor painting), washes, layering, and using watercolors for monoprinting. We will cover QoR and Golden acrylics in unique combinations, working with the resoluability of watercolor and the permanency of acrylic. Learn how to take advantage of QoR and Golden grounds to create a myriad of surface options: paperlike surfaces from a Hot Press, Rough and Cold Press watercolor surface to a range of color, tooth and grit. Receive information on working on unique substrates, such as wood panel, fabrics, plastics and more.  Finally, learn options for protecting your watercolor surfaces without putting them behind glass, using Golden archival varnishes. 

All participants receive product information booklets and resources, as well as samples to take home.

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Intro to Varnishing
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Varnishing

Want to learn how to protect your masterpieces once they're finished?  Confused about the different options and applications?
This workshop will teach you all about the different kinds of varnishes, show you which ones to use for a variety of applications, show you best practices for varnishing, and give you an opportunity to ask questions and troubleshoot.  We will also cover varnishing mixed media pieces, watercolors and dry media.  
Learn to varnish your work like a pro, and give your work the protection it deserves.   
Cost: $35.
Note: This class is mostly demo-style, but you will have the opportunity to try out a varnish for yourself.  

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Abstract Landscapes
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Abstract Landscapes

Explore a range of acrylic materials while creating four dreamy abstract landscapes in this weekend workshop.
Build up rich acrylic surfaces using molding pastes, grounds and collage materials. Work with diferent types of acrylics, from the buttery Heavy Body to the ink-like High Flow, using a variety of traditional and non-traditional painting tools. Use acrylic mediums to create translucent layers and luminous color, and top it off with acrylic gels for unique finishes.

$225. All materials included, including four canvases, Golden paint and products, and mixed media materials.

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