What are acrylic mediums and how do you use them? In this three-hour workshop, BC-based artist Kathryn Wadel will introduce you to the various uses of acrylic mediums, as well as demonstrate how to create different textures. Have fun planning your colour palette and mixing your paints during her colour mixing demonstration! From smoothly blended backgrounds to thick impasto, participants will use their customized colour palette to experiment with acrylic mediums and create a textured painting on canvas.
Open to beginners.
Part 1 :
Get to know your materials
To begin, Kathryn will provide an overview of the painting materials, as well as demonstrate how to customize your colour palette.
Part 2 :
Painting techniques & application
In part two, Kathryn will guide you through techniques for creating smooth and impasto textures using acrylic mediums.
Part 3 :
Eco-conscious clean-up procedures + Q & A
To end the workshop, Kathryn will demonstrate eco-conscious brush cleaning and maintenance tips to keep your tools in top shape. This will then be followed by a Q & A to answer all your acrylic medium painting questions.
List of materials to bring:
✓ Primed canvas or canvas board (between 9 x 12 in – 12 x 16 in)
✓ Acrylic paint (including naphthol or cadmium red, ultramarine blue, cadmium or bright yellow and titanium white)
✓ Acrylic medium: Soft Gel (gloss, semi-gloss or matte)
✓ Acrylic medium: Heavy Gel (gloss, semi-gloss or matte)
✓ Acrylic medium: Modelling Paste/Gel (light, regular or extra heavy)
✓ Acrylic paintbrushes
✓ Palette or palette paper
✓ Palette knife
✓ Painting rag or paper towel (Tip: upcycle an old cotton t-shirt!)
✓ Painter’s tape
✓ Glass jar with lid (recycled glass jar)
✓ Easel (optional)