Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for our Guild meeting. We meet at the Arts Warehouse beside the Farmers Market on Murray Ave. We have demos or programs at each meeting by artists to give us tips and techniques on different mediums of art and other things of interest to artists. You can always pick up tips to incorporate into your own work and learn things to increase your skills.
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The Artist Guild hosts a juried membership show at the Anderson Arts Center every year and there are other exhibition and sales opportunities throughout the year.
Our next Guild meeting will be on August 14th from 6:30-9:30 at the Anderson Arts Center. We will be hearing from Phil Garrett on the following topics:
The GOLDEN Lecture/demo will cover Williamsburg oils, the new watercolor QOR, and the acrylic paints, gels, and mediums that Golden has been well known for since it started making paint in the 1980's. It will cover info about the different types of pigments, different viscosities and types of paints, grounds and color mixing, and demo various gels and mediums. You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. You will learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels, as well as techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints. The lecture will also cover the lightfastness of pigments, proper acrylic priming, digital mixed media applications, correct varnishing tips, and health and safety concerns. A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be available for those who attend.
This will be a wonderful intro to Phil's workshop coming up in September! Anyone may attend this free lecture.