Mastering Acrylics w D. Langevin B.F.A. M.ed SFCA
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.
Please take note:
Hues Art Supply reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrolment. A full refund will be returned to you in that case.
As per Hues Art Supply cancellation guidelines- if you cancel your registration up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the class, a full refund will be issued to you. 14 days prior to the beginning of the class, should you wish to cancel your registration – we will issue a full in-store credit that you may use for future classes or art materials. 5 days prior to the class, should you decide to cancel, we will issue an in-store credit for 50% of the cost of the class. After the five day deadline, no further refunds will be issued unless the class has been canceled by Hues Art Supply.
David Langevin’s dramatic renditions of the Canadian wilderness and his bold ‘tree portraits’ have become almost as familiar as the subject they depict. His art is represented in galleries across the country and has inspired many nature lovers, artists, and of course, collectors. Moreover, his striking use of light and unique painting methods have creating a captivating vision of this country’s landscape that has even influenced the way many art lovers and collectors of his work view those same subjects; a hike in the forest or the mountains is never the same for those who have come to know Langevin’s imagery.
David Langevin is a modern day Old Master – an impeccable craftsman, an innate talent. “When I looked at the paintings of the Old Masters I saw in their work something that I did not see in modern art. Nothing in my education or experience as a painter could help me understand how they achieved the effects that they did. I wanted that. I wanted to know I could achieve any effect that I could imagine. I wanted complete expressive freedom…”
After finishing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa, David spent several years perfecting his painting skills. He pored over old texts, treatises, and manuscripts stored in the backrooms of art restoration departments and libraries reserved for conservationists. David obtained a Masters in Art Education degree from McGill University, specializing in methods and materials for the painter.
-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
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