The Golden Feast – a Sampling of Gritty Grounds, Seductive Surfaces and Luminous Glazes

This experience begins Friday evening with an optional two-hour product lecture and overview of the Golden acrylic painting line.  Learn a brief history of acrylic paints from both a historic and a scientific perspective. We will discuss kinds of paints, the difference between historic and modern colors, as well as a demo of the full range of products.  This program presents the opportunity to really work with the Golden product line from start to finish and create a variety of painting.

Saturday focuses on grounds and gels –  inscribing, extruding, laying down "knockdown" finishes- the textural underpinnings of acrylic paints. Prepare surfaces from drawing grounds (micaceous iron oxide, fine pumice gel) to coarse pumice gel, crackle, and molding pastes, as well as working with direct and indirect transfers. and surface coats.

On Sunday, we’ll focus on creating layers, digital transfers, sampling the new "open" line of paints and working with glazes, shading, blending. . . the weekend promises to be an amazing chance to really learn to work with all these products from start to finish.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Friday, January 16, 2009: Optional Evening Lecture – 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2009: Open Studio Program – 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2009: Open Studio Program – 9:30 AM-4:30 PM