Join visual artist, Valerie Allen, for this fast moving presentation on acrylic paint. As a certified working artist for Golden Artist Colors, Valerie will explain and demonstrate the many acrylic gels and mediums that Golden has been well known for since it started making paint in the 1980‘s. She will cover information about the different types of pigments, different viscosities and types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums will be on display for you to experience ‘live". You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. She will also include a segment on what's new in the world of paint!
A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be available for all those who attend; recommended for artists and art-appreciators ages 15 and up.
Visiting the Science Paints Our World exhibit is highly encouraged; arrive early to visit the museum before and after the lecture!