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*Please note that Tessia Blackburn has unfortunately had to reschedule this workshop from January 28, to February 25. Those who have already signed up for this class will be contacted.
Please join us for this popular event hosted by well known artist and author Tesia Blackburn. The Golden lecture/demo is a two-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums with an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities.
Come learn about pigments, different viscosities and types of paints, grounds and color mixing. You will see how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Tesia will discuss how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. This lecture covers lightfastness for pigments, proper acrylic priming techniques, and health and safety concerns. Artists of all levels will come away from this lecture/demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression, and a free packet of literature and samples.
Tesia Blackburn has been a GOLDEN Certified Instructor since 2000. A working artist in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years, Tesia received her BFA from the Academy of Art in 1984, studied lithography at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990 and received her Master’s of Art in 1992 at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. Her work is collected both locally and internationally with patrons as far away as Tokyo. Learn more about Tesia at her website, acrylicdiva.com. Tesia's book Acrylic Paint with Passion was published by North Light books in 2014.
Please sign up for this popular FREE lecture as seats are limited.
"Unlocking the Secrets of Painting" with Kristen Olson Stone.
Contemporary impressionist painter Kristen Olson Stone, will give a two-hour painting demonstration from start to finish. She will enlighten attendees about the science and performance of Cobra Solvent Free oil painting.
This class is a rain check for the cancelled class on January 14th.
Please sign up for this free demo
Screen Printing with Jacquard - March 11, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store
Crochet Jam with Ramekon O'Arwisters - March 12, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store
Liquitex Lecture and Demo - March 18, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store
Lascaux Acrylics Demo - March 25, 1pm - 3pm, Fort Mason Center Store
Book Arts with the Friends of Montclair Library - March 25, 1pm - 3pm, Oakland Store
Golden Water Media Classroom - April 1, 1pm - 5pm, Oakland Store
Sennelier Pastels Demo - February 18, 2017, Oakland Store
We Paint: An Evening with Bobby Arte - February 11, 2017, Oakland Store
Daniel Smith Watercolor Demo - February 11, 2017, Oakland Store
Kids-Craft Day - February 10, 2017, Oakland Store; February 12, 2017, Fort Mason Center Store
Cobra Water Mixable Oils Painting Classroom - February 4, 2017, Fort Mason Center Store
Photo Transferring with Michelle - February 4, 2017, Oakland Store
Sennelier Pastels with Camille LaPointe-Lyons - January 21, 2017