workshop options in the studio and out and about

workshop options in the studio and out and about


  “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.




"OPEN Acrylics"  Glaze, Layer and 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. 


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“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.


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“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. 


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“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.


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“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.