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The GOLDEN "A to Z" of Acrylics • Lecture & Demo

Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

Sunday, 6 May 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)

The GOLDEN "A to Z" of Acrylics • Lecture & Demo

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GOLDEN Acrylic Lecture 6 May 2018 Free  

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Date: Sunday May 6, 2018
Time: 10am-12pm

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media.

Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting! The lecture also includes a brief introduction to our non-acrylic products, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors and QoR Watercolor.

On this day, for registered attendees, all GOLDEN products will be 25% Off

The GOLDEN Acrylic Lecture & Demo is a fun, fast-paced informative lecture covering a technical review of acrylics and their varied application possibilities. The lecture demo will present information on pigments, viscosities, gels, mediums and more. Learn how acrylics can be used as grounds for other media, such as watercolor or colored pencil; get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time; and 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 demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression. All participants will receive free product samples and a literature packet, including hand-painted color charts.

Space is limited, so register today!

Presenter: Samantha Williams-Chapelsky was trained by GOLDEN for the Working Artists Program in 2014. For the past ten years, he has been offering hands-on workshops around the province of Alberta in acrylic, oil and fabric arts. Samantha is a graduate of the University of Alberta where she received her B.F.A. in painting and art history. She has been exhibiting her work professionally since 2008, in both solo and group shows. Her paintings are included in numerous corporate and private collections and are represented in both Calgary and Edmonton commercial art galleries.

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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing
7160 Fisher St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 0W5

Sunday, 6 May 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)

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Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing is Alberta's largest, privately owned art facility. With over 10,000 products, having a working knowledge of these items is very important. It has been our practice to hire working artists in the store thus giving our customers leading advice on what materials to use and how best to use them.


All of the instructors at Swinton's are gallery showing artists. Whether you make art as a hobby or are wanting to become a professional artist, our teachers can lead you in the right direction. From the technical side of painting to achieving pure creativity, they will be there to guide you.

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