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  “Essential Acrylic Techniques”

 Have you ever wanted to paint and not sure where to start? Do you paint in Acrylics but think you could have better control of your materials? This intense, 5 hour workshop is geared toward making sense of the technical aspects of acrylics and finding your groove. Learn tips to control the brush, palette, color mixing and drying times. We will explore a triad of Fluid Acrylics, mixing with polymer mediums to develop an understanding of Modern color mixing. Utilizing a series of exercises, we will discover the beautiful versatility of fluids as we pursue layers of washes and glazes. In the second session of the workshop we use Heavy Body acrylic to extend the color with Gels to develop textures and altar luminosity. With this thicker viscosity of paint we will explore the Mineral (inorganic pigments) to examine opacity, color mixing and impasto techniques. Expect loads of information, money saving tips and new reference for your work.  I recommend this hands-on event for any artists, needing a refresher or a full jump start into acrylic. 

All Paint Medium and Gels will be supplied by GOLDEN Artist Colors, creating a great opportunity to try it all to find your personal favorites!  Students bring a Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal (Series 400 / 9”x 12”) , paper towels and/or an old cotton rag.

 Warning:  Golden Acrylics can be infectious!   

Encarta Dictionary:  in*fec*tious (adjective)     

                1. communicable  2. affecting feelings of others

          

 

 “QoR Watercolor Workshop” - Creativity & Control

Are you a watercolor painter who desires a creative jumpstart, needs new definition or perhaps more control?
In this intensive 5-hour workshop you will learn about QoR - Golden Paints new line of beautiful, and rich watercolors! Experiment with seductive granulating and staining pigments! Explore the qualities of traditional watercolors while experiencing QoR’s incredible pigment strength, range and versatility. In this workshop the concept of watercolor painting does not end with wet washes of paint. Learn to extend and enhance the creative range and control of watercolors using the QoR Mediums. Unleash the flow of color with Synthetic Ox Gall, adjust the
highlights through lifting with Lift Aid™ and extend QoR with Watercolor Medium for more brilliant washes. 
This is an opportunity to investigate QoR Grounds to bring new expression to your painting. Watercolor Ground will quickly transform nearly any surface into an absorbent bright white painting surface similar to hot-press papers, while Cold Press Ground and Light Dimensional Ground transform surfaces with textures.  Paint fresh & experiment on old work…
Please bring a sheet of your favorite watercolor paper (be prepared to tear the full sheet into halves or quarters, your favorite watercolor brushes and an old painting that needs a new experimental surface!
 

 “OPEN Acrylics”  Glaze, Layer & Blend

Do you need an in-depth crash course on how OPEN Acrylic can be used in traditional and contemporary painting?

 This workshop introduces the incredible blending characteristics of this versatile acrylic paint.  Learn how to select pigments and mediums as you explore painting rich glazes!  OPEN Acrylics expand your painting options, as it stays wet much longer than traditional acrylics and handles beautifully for slower, wet into wet applications. You will also mix OPEN acrylics with traditional Heavy Body paint and Gels to manage drying time and develop textures!   OPEN Acrylic is an archival paint, suited for portraiture, pleine air and studio environs! You will have more time to think, more to paint and less wasted paint!            

All Paint, Mediums, & Gels, are supplied by GOLDEN Artist Colors. 


“GOLDEN Mix Media Mania”

Explore the Acrylic Mix-up with paint, mediums, gels, grounds and your drawing tools!

 

The versatile nature of acrylics are the secret to merging paint, pencil and so many other elements!  In this workshop you will create mixed media works on paper. Explore new surfaces and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils.  Discover  how to use Iridescent and Interference paints to add unique qualities to your work. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications. Lets investigate the unique possibilities with GOLDEN Working Artist- Corrine Loomis Dietz!  This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications!         *Please bring:  your favorite drawing tools (graphite, color pencil, etc…) scraps of collage papers and a 9x12 pad of Strathmore 400 series paper.  

All paint, mediums and grounds are provided by GOLDEN Artist Colors.


“Working Wet and Wild” with  QoR & GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics                    

Explore your options in this "wet & wild" workshop with GOLDEN's Working Artist!  Fluid Acrylics can be used like traditional, transparent watercolors - but that is just the beginning!  Develop techniques on watercolor paper and prepare unique grounds to render unusual effects on canvas, board and more!   Discover the secrets to "clean" Color Mixing.   Mix it up with GOLDEN mediums and Gels for transparent glazes:  beautifully thin or "thick & juicy"!    All Fluid Acrylics, Mediums and Gels are provided by GOLDEN Artist Colors   Please bring a Strathmore Watercolor Pad- 9”x12” and an old cotton hand towel. 

 


“Seductive Surfaces & Persuasive Pigments”


This workshop is two part:  Painting Ground and Color Theory!  Students can expect to take acrylic paintings to a new level as they explore the relationship of paint on a selection  of Golden’s most seductive surfaces.  Examine the absorbency and lift of hues from the gritty to the most gracious of grounds.  We will wet our brushes in three very different color palettes to experience the richest of color interactions.  Corrine introduces the Mineral, Modern and Historical Hues in exercises developed to clarify the characteristics of Pigments, enabling you to get the most out of the palette you paint with.  Join in this physical act of painting as you focus on your personal style and develop new ways of seeing surface and color.

All Paints, Mediums, Gels and Grounds are provided by GOLDEN Artist Colors.      Please bring a Strathmore Visual Journal for Mix Media - 9”x12” and an old cotton hand towel.

 


“Photo Image Transfer” with GOLDEN Acrylics            2 day workshop                 

This workshop is very experimental!  Acrylics are quick drying, incredibly flexible and allow for foolproof experimentation. Discover various ways to incorporate your photos and found images to develop strong, personal artwork.  You will create a flexible, translucent photo image using GOLDENs' Soft Gel Gloss and place it into the composition, with tips and techniques to develop new environs.  Investigate acrylic Mediums and Grounds that allow for Direct Photocopy Transfer as well as controlling the texture and sheen! This is an opportunity to explore a beautiful selection of Fluid Acrylic colors to develop your subject. Each person will be assisted as they investigate the imagery and its emergence with the media! These methods employ a Black & White photo copies from a laser printer.  Transfers are applicable to paper, canvas, wood and more! Don't miss this chance to mix with artists of all levels in this intriguing new process.  All Paint, Gels & Mediums are provided by GOLDEN.           
Materials:  Bring a  9x12 wood or canvas panel, an old hand towel + 2 or 3 snapshots or pictures of simple subjects you would like to work from.

 

 

“GOLDEN’s Grand and Glorious Grounds”

Exploring New Foundations for Painting & Drawing

Are you tired of white flat surfaces? Bored with Paper?  Would you like the option to paint and draw in unison?  Explore New Terrain, from Crackle Paste to a smooth Silver Point Drawing Ground.  In this workshop you will discover SIX  incredible acrylic surfaces varying hardness, tooth and transparency.   The surface possibilities are endless -- accepting tints, washes and layers of paint, plus marks, and scribbles to fine drawings.   This play may add another layer of depth to your artistic voice.  Don’t miss this opportunity to try a range of grounds with unique qualities are excellent for most dry media;  pencil, charcoal, chalk, oil pastel, etc..    All paints, mediums, gels and grounds supplied by GOLDEN Artist Colors.   Please bring Strathmore Visual Journal for Mix Media (9x12) and your favorite dry media - pencil, prisma, oil pastel, soft pastel.

 “Drip, Draw, and Paint”  

   From the line to a PUMICE IMPASTO"

This is a contemporary workshop about methods and materials! As a Certified Working Artist I will introduce the latest, innovative media from GOLDEN Artist Colors and explain the paint characteristics as we develop a series of visual exercises. We will explore Fluid Acrylics, the new "High Flow" and a variety of surfaces on which we will drip, draw and paint.
High Flow is a lightfast pigmented paint that integrates with the entire GOLDEN line of acrylics, yet is the consistency of Ink and is easily used in markers, pens, brushes and the air brush. This is an opportunity to investigate the new techniques, as well as, acrylic paints, gels, grounds and molding pastes. We will tint the grounds with gorgeous color and add layers; thin and thick, expressive lines, wet washes, paint and impasto!
All levels welcome! Most tools and materials are supplied!
Bring:  an "investigative spirit", a blank Montana Marker (fine tip), Strathmore 400 series Mix Media pad (with the spiral binder).

 

 “Extreme Wet Paint in Motion” - Creativity, Control & the Wash                        

 Do you love the flow of color off your brush? Are you a watercolor painter who desires a creative jumpstart or needs new definition?  This workshop will explore rich and textured grounds 
and3 paints well suited for washes: GOLDEN High Flow, Fluid Acrylics and QoR Watercolors. Come and experiment with seductive granulating and staining pig
ments!  In this wet media workshop you will unleash the flow of color and method
s to extend and enhance the surface action. Learn techniques for brilliant washes, pours and splatters.  Lifting color and media resists will be employed for unusual techniques. This is an opportunity to investigate a range of paints, mediums, gels and grounds to paint fresh! 






Color Study In The Studio
"the Palette of Matisse"



In this workshop you will investigate the palette of Henri Matisse using a group of Modern pigments to replace Historical hues.  Matisse was known for using complementary pairs in this period. We will explore color mixing through a variety of exercises aimed at developing a color journal.  These will include building a color wheel, following Henri's brush strokes of "Madame Matisse" and reproducing an abstract painting using your creative license.
     These color notes will guide you in future work  and are part of the Golden Teaching Triad series-    "the Color Journal "







































Investigating your Identity" 
as a Painter

fee  $195.00 

Four  sessions    (2 1/2 hours each)

We live in a complex culture that influences us as artists. Some of us work in impulse, while others direct their actions methodically. A conscious understanding of our tools, process and the underlying motivations can help us cultivate our path.   In this workshop I present a series of steps to help you define your voice in paint.  We will begin by exploring the concept of “home” by building a personal word dictionary, images, thoughts and stories.  These elements will be used to consciously define and map your migration.  

Session 1: Defining Home and engaging in the Action Painting

Session 2: Exploring personal use of color, shape & pattern to strengthen your voice

Session 3:  Portraying personal Archetypes & Associations

Session 4:  Constructing Gender and the Alter Ego

 $10 Materials Fee -  All tools, Acrylic Paints and surfaces will be supplied.

Please bring a sketchbook or drawing pad.




“Acrylic Bootcamp"              (
Four 2 hour sessions)   Workshop Fee $195

 Have you ever wanted to paint with Acrylic and not sure where to start? Are you a painter who thinks you could have better control of your materials? This intense, 4 Session Class  is geared toward making sense of the technical aspects of acrylics and finding your groove. Learn tips to control the brush, palette, color mixing and drying times. Each week we will explore the unique options of Acrylics -  from the Fluids, High Flow, OPEN and Heavy Body.  Learn to extend paint with mediums and gels as you develop textures, altar luminosity and opacity.  Expect loads of information, money saving tips and new reference for your work.  I recommend this hands-on event for any artists, needing a refresher or a full jump start into acrylic. 

All Paint Medium and Gels will be supplied by GOLDEN Artist Colors, creating a great opportunity to try it all to find your personal favorites!  Students bring a pencil & a Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal (Series 400 / 9”x 12”).


Monotypes for a Painterly Print “           (without a press)   Workshop Fee $95

Monotype is a unique process in which you combine painting and printmaking techniques to create a “one of a kind” image.  Corrine will guide you in creating the painterly print using the new Golden OPEN acrylics and Gel Plates.  We'll explore additive techniques, registering the paper, to develop many layers.  This process does not require a press and these techniques can easily be repeated in a simple workspace.  Each Print will be hand-rubbed and pulled from the plate to reveal strokes and textures that are unlike anything you can do with a brush. This is a fun and exciting way to generate works on paper with a richness and diversity unlike any other method. OPEN Acrylics are archival and environmentally friendly, with the ease of water cleanup.
OPEN Acrylic paint and Mediums are provided by GOLDEN Artist Colors. 
All materials supplied by Corrine Loomis-Dietz

The “ACRYLIC Feast”  

 -Exploring the Mix-up:  GOLDEN paint, mediums and gels!

 

Acrylics do not need to be flat, matte, muddy and boring.  This is an opportunity to explore your possibilities and discover new tips!  Mediums and gels are the secret to painting.  We will investigate a range of techniques from the glaze to the impasto. Develop your color theory as you work with contrasting textures and sheen.  In this workshop you will explore transparent gels and opaque pastes to create incredible effects and develop new approaches to your painting.  



 

“Clean and Contemporary; Acrylic Transfer and Collage”     

 



Work with 'putting it all together’ in this FUN acrylic workshop. Learn techniques for directly transferring images onto a surface. We will explore a range of acrylic materials as you create your one of a kind piece of art. Discover the transparent & opaque pigments characteristics to define the image. You will explore the positive and negative space, assigning collage materials and an assortment of GOLDEN gels and pastes. I will bring everything except the kitchen sink! 

PLEASE BRING: 11" X 14" American Easel wood panel.




"RADICAL RECIPES AND ACRYLIC METHODS" 

Are you looking for a Rust Recipe? Does your heart patter when you think about Gold Leafing, Acrylic Patinas, Faux Encaustic Formulas, Tar Gel Marbling, Delicious Drips and Pours? In the last two decades I have experimented and explored these methods in acrylics and realized it is time to share tips and techniques! This workshop is for painters, mixed media, book arts artists and anyone who is fascinated with the concept of fooling the eye. Come join me in this four-hour investigation of acrylic materials and leave with your own sample boards of “Radical Recipes”.

All Materials Provided… Bring to class an old hand towel and a Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Pad 9” x 12"

Color Study In The Studio
"the Palette of Matisse"

In this workshop you will investigate the palette of Henri Matisse using a group of Modern pigments to replace Historical hues.  Matisse was known for using complementary pairs in this period. We will explore color mixing through a variety of exercises aimed at developing a color journal.  These will include building a color wheel, following Henri's brush strokes of "Madame Matisse" and reproducing an abstract painting using your creative license.

     These color notes will guide you in future work  and are part of the Golden Teaching Triad series-    "the Color Journal "




“Symbols, Images + Plexiglass Transfer”    

In this fun and fanatic workshop you will juxtapose symbolism with your personal imagery to discover applications of direct image transfer onto plexiglass plates.  Traveling at a fast pace, we will develop ideas in composition, explore color to support the images and tweak the connections you will make with surface, subject, paint, and symbols.  

 Please bring black and white photocopy images created on laser printers and an adventurous spirit.     [$5 materials fee]

 

"Clean Color Mixing for Acrylic Painter"         

     & How to achieve the Howling Hues

Come and discover the beauty secrets of color and learn about the pigment characteristics that allow the painter to skillfully mix clean color!  Learn the difference between the traditional mineral pigments and the new array to modern pigments.  Develop color notes as you explore pigment realities such as:  transparency / opacity, intensity and value.  We will define the properties required to master glazing and how to achieve opacity.  Compare matte and gloss mediums to control translucency and surface sheen.  Examine zinc and titanium white and their unique tinting options.  Iridescent and interference acrylics will be explored to create new shimmering hues.  This workshop will help you acquire the color knowledge to develop your
personal palette!  Begin to save time and money... solve your color mysteries 
and perhaps even avoid some of those painful creative blocks.
ALL Acrylic paint, mediums and gels are provided by GOLDEN Artist Colors.

 

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