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Mastering Acrylics with David Langevin B.F.A. M.ed SFCA

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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This is a weekend workshop from May 10th to 12th.  Friday May 10th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 9:30am to 4:30pm, and Sunday 10am to 1:30pm. If this class is full, you may phone us at 306 653 1900 to add your name to a wait list. Lunch is included. 

In this workshop you will learn the lost principles of brilliant, luminous, color effects followed by the greatest painters for 5 centuries, from Van Eyck to Van Gogh.  Almost everything you have been taught about how to put your paintings together is surprisingly different from how these master artists constructed their work.  Moreover, with today’s superior paints and mediums, including the newer acrylics, we are able to create effects that would be the envy of all those famous artists.

This workshop is designed for artists with some painting experience in oils, acrylics, or even watercolors.  Acrylic paints are relatively new and how to use them effectively is still a challenge for many artists.  Techniques that are successful when using oil paints or watercolors do not often yield good results when applied to acrylic paints.  This is because the physical and chemical properties of the synthetic acrylic paints are unique.

Learn everything you need to know to master acrylic painting:  Do you have questions about the differences between oils and acrylics; which mediums to use; what quality or brand of paints are best; how to create great texture effects using gel mediums; which brushes are best for acrylics?,…

In this workshop the focus will be on learning the specific properties of acrylics and how you can use them to achieve fantastic results.  Emphasis will be on mastering the materials and skills to help you be a better painter.  You will learn to master the medium and effectively apply glazes, veils, and impasto layers of paint.  Painting demos will also be featured.

Supplies List:

-Acrylic Gloss Medium (not ‘gel’), or Golden GAC 500

-Slow drying medium: Retarder, Golden Glazing Liquid, Tri-Art Retarder Medium

-Dark pencil (3B-6B) or India Ink pen.

-Large water container and rags

-paint brushes and palette

-4 inexpensive painting supports, approx. 16×20 (canvas or painting board)

-Acrylic paints, do not bring Golden Open acrylic paints.

-I recommend heavy body acrylics for opaque colors and fluid acrylics for transparent colors, and only the best quality paints.

-Table top easel

-Lighting with extension cord


May 12
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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