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goldenazworkshopatoz.jpgGolden A to Z Free Lecture

Oakland Store

*New date: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

*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.

tesia2014.jpgCome 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.


cobra-workshop-1.jpgCobra Water Mixable Oils

Oakland Store

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

"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


More Upcoming 2017 Workshops!

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


Past Workshops & Events

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

Raphael Soft Aqua & Sennelier Watercolor Table Top Demo December 17, 2016

Pixar Artists Mathew Luhn & Valerie LaPointe - Book Signing Event, Oakland Store December 10, 2016

Marabu Products Demo, Oakland Store December 7, 2016

Oakland Kids-Craft Day: Pinecone Critters, Oakland Store December 3, 2016

Seth Golden on Everything Golden & Williamsburg, Oakland Store November 20, 2016

FLAX Oakland Pen Faire & Sale, Oakland Store November 19, 2016

Rembrandt Soft Pastels Demo, Oakland Store November 12, 2016

FLAX Fort Mason One Year Anniversary Event, Fort Mason Store November 5, 2016

1st Friday ARC Youth Fest Art Tour Community Event, Oakland Store November 4, 2016

Jacquard Mixed Media Workshop with Rick Kitagawa, Oakland Store October 29, 2016

Mixed Media Holiday Card Making with Raven Iacono, Fort Mason Store - October 29, 2016

Kids Halloween Event: Pumpkin Painting, Oakland & Fort Mason Store - October 22nd and 23rd, 2016

Michael Harding on Michael Harding Oils & Mediums, Oakland Store - October 20th, 2016

18th Annual Self As Super Hero Exhibit, presented by Attitudinal Healing Connection, Oakland Store - October 1st, 2016

Mixed Media Workshop: Holiday Card Making with Raven Iacono, Oakland Store September 24th, 2016

The Art of Laurel Burch Coloring Book Event, Oakland Store September 17th, 2016

Sennelier Mixed Media Workshop with Cindy Shih, Oakland Store August 20th, 2016

Kids-Craft Day, San Francisco Store August 14th, 2016

Daniel Smith Watercolor Workshop, both Oakland and San Francisco Stores August 6th, 2016

Kidsfest, Oakland StoreJuly 30th, 2016

Flax Mural Event feat. artists  Natty Rebel, Oakland Store July 16th, 2016

The GOLDEN "A to Z" of Acylics, Oakland Store - July 9th, 2016

Liquitex Acrylics & Mediums Demo - July 2nd, 2016

Lascaux Acrylics Workshop - June 25th, 2016

Everything Liquitex Tabletop Demo - June 24th, 2016

W&N Watercolors Tabletop Demo - June 23rd, 2016

W&N Watercolors Lecture - June 18th, 2016

CAM Cartoonist-in-Residence: Ajuan Mance June 1st, 2016

Kids-Craft Day, Oakland June 1st, 2016

C&T Mixed Media Workshop June 4th, 2016

Kids-Craft Day - May 22nd, 2016

Flax semi-annual Pen Faire & Sale - May 21st, 2016

R&F Painting Sticks Workshop - May 21st, 2016

R&F Painting with Encaustics Workshop - May 14th, 2016

CAM Cartoonist-in-Residence - Melissa Pagluica - May 14th, 2016

Kuretake Lettering Workshop - May 7th, 2016

Oakland Kids-Craft Day - April 30th, 2016

Laurel Burch Coloring Book Event - March 26th, 2016

Rublev Oils: Secrets of the Old Masters - March 12th, 2016

Cartoonist-in-Residence - Matt Harding - February 13th, 2016

General Pencil Workshop - Utilizing Pencil Pigments in Mixed Media with Kathi Hanson - January 23rd, 2016

Cartoonist-in-Residence - Rachel Dukes - January 9th, 2016

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