The demo is a fun, informative and interactive 2 ½ hour session, which covers acrylics A-Z, including:
- what acrylic paint is made of and how its makeup effects its behaviour in the studio; drying times and how to control them
- the difference between mineral and modern pigments and how this effects color mixing; using different primaries; hues; the difference between the blacks and whites; iridescent and interference colors
- the different lines of acrylic paint and where and how to each kind
– Heavy Body for texture, Fluids for a level flow or a watercolor-like look, High Flow for an ink consistency, and Open Slow drying for extended blending, glazing and printmaking
- the huge line of gels and mediums, the difference between them all, and how to use them to change your paint consistency, create texture, enhance transparency, and extend your paints to save money
- the different kinds of molding paste and grounds, and how to use them to create textured and unique painting surfaces
- how to use grounds to create your own watercolor canvas and turn surfaces other than paper into ones appropriate for dry media
- the basics of varnishing
- the new QoR watercolors and their unique binder and high pigment load ... and more!
Bring your questions, and go home with a product information folder, handpainted color chart, and free samples!
To register, contact Cheryl at 613-201-2989 or email@example.com
The demo is a fun, informative and interactive 2 ½ hour session, which covers acrylics A-Z, including:
This comprehensive lecture covers a wide variety of techniques and tools that fall into the wide open category of mixed media. Learn all about working with gels and molding pastes, creating washes and stains, acrylic transfers, combining imagery, working with stencils, creating encaustic and resin looks with acrylic, fabric applications, drawing with pencils and pastel on acrylic surfaces, using paint markers, pouring techniques, and more. Whether you are a traditionalist or lean towards abstraction, a beginner painter or an experienced artist, this lecture provides a ton of great technical information and inspiration for innovative creative applications.
Bring your questions, try some new products, learn some new techniques and go home with a sample selection of the products discussed during the demo
Discover how to turn your photos into paintings and create three mixed media pieces in this hands-on workshop. In the morning, learn the simple process of transferring laser and photocopied images onto your backgrounds using acrylic mediums. Learn tips and tricks for incorporating transfers into a piece, troubleshooting, layering techniques, useful tools and more.
In the afternoon, learn how to get the soft, translucent glow of encaustic and the smooth, high gloss look of resin using just acrylic gels and mediums. Discover different formulas and recipes for various wax and resin looks, and learn tips for successful application. Apply these finishes to your transfers, and go home with three small finished pieces!
Cost: $95, all materials included - including three small wooden panels, acrylic paints, gels, mediums, pastes, and collage papers - plus samples to take home
Note: Feel free to bring your own laser-copied images to incorporate into your work - details/suggestions will be emailed after registration.
Discover the fun world of acrylic pouring in this full day workshop! Learn all about working with GOLDEN's free flowing paints, mediums, and gels, playing with ratios and combinations to create different pouring consistencies, thicknesses and effects. Discover various techniques such as the 'dirty' pour, how to create marbled patterns and designs using a variety of tools, how to make your own DIY marbling combs, and tricks to both getting a glass-smooth surface and avoiding bubbles and 'crazing.' Explore different pigments and color combinations, including the gorgeous Iridescent and Interference colours, and the High Flow Flourescents. Whether you're brand new to acrylics or an old pro wanting another artistic tool for your toolbox, pick up some new ideas, spend a fun day getting loose and create four small abstract paintings.
Cost: $118.65, all materials included - including GOLDEN Fluid and High Flow paints, gels, mediums and gessoes, and four wooden panels. Go home with a product information folder, how-to instructions, and samples to take home!
10:00-4:00 both days.
Tired of mixing blue and red and getting mud? Frustrated with wasting paint trying to mix that perfect color?
This weekend workshop will give you a solid foundation in color that goes beyond theory into pigment reality. On Saturday, explore color concepts through a series of fun, experimental exercises. Learn all about the different kinds of pigments and how their differences effect saturation, transparency, and clean color mixing. Learn about pigment families, and their unique characteristics. Explore the differences between the white and black colors, working with different ones to create a range of tints and shades. Get a solid handle on color mixing, experiment with working with a variety of mineral and modern primary colors, and discover how to mix a huge variety of hues with just a few tubes of paint. Explore working with gels and mediums to achieve different transparencies, glazing, and to create rich layers, and experiment with the gorgeous Iridescent and Interference colors. And finally, put these concepts into practice by creating three abstract paintings.
Whether you’re brand new to acrylic or a professional who wants to get a better handle on creating luminous color, this workshop will leave you color confident.
Cost: $225. All materials included – including GOLDEN paints, gels, mediums, and grounds; three wooden panels; resources such as color wheels, mixing guides, worksheets and handouts; and a starter sample set to take home.
Note: If you have already taken Color Confidence Level One or Two, please note that while we will be covering many of the basics taught in these intro classes, advanced exercises will be offered in the weekend workshop for students further along in their color knowledge.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: This class is mostly demo-style, but you will have the opportunity to try out a varnish for yourself.
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.