Friday, January 20, 2017

The A -to- Z of Acrylics @ Silvermine Art Center

Have you ever wondered about the mystery of perfecting the artistic technique of working with acrylics?  If you have, don't miss the lecture hosted by the Silvermine Arts Center located on 1037 Silvermine Road in New Canaan on Sunday, January 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  This lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in the school's auditorium.

This lecture, "The A-to-Z of Acrylics: Educational Lecture Golden Paints" is a fun, fast-paced informative two-hours covering a technical review of acrylics and their varied application possibilities. The lecture includes live demos that will present information on pigment types, characteristics, heavy body, fluids, open paints, gels, mediums, pastes, iridescent and much more. Learn how acrylics can be used as grounds for other media, such as oil, watercolor, pastel or colored pencil.
Attendees of this lecture will get key information on color mixing for brilliant hues, blending and controlling drying time.  You will see how gels can be used to modify paint properties or create unique textural surfaces. From traditional to contemporary to mixed media, acrylics are infinitely versatile.
Artists of all levels will come away from this lecture with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression. All participants who register in advance will receive free products sample and an extensive literature packet, including hand-painted color charts and creative ideas using Golden products. Attending this lecture and learn many creative ways acrylics can be used. Advanced registration is required to receive free paint and product samples.

The guest lecturer, Patti Mollica delights in painting the world around her in a bold, confident style, with hues that are vibrant, energetic and contemporary. Patti has been commissioned by, and is included in the private collections of American Express, Sheraton Hotels, CBS & RCA Records, Penguin Press and many others. Additionally, she is a Certified Teacher for Golden Paints and conducts workshops throughout the U.S. Patti's original artwork is represented in several galleries throughout the US. Published prints and posters can be found in retail chains worldwide. Patti is the author of 3 books, "Modern Acrylics ", "Color Theory", and "Acrylics - Getting Started", as well as 3 instructional painting DVD's, "Value, Brushwork, and Color Techniques", published by Northlight Books.
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