Acrylic Methods and Materials Seminar

A free Acrylic Methods and Materials Seminar will be held in room 211 of the Vancouver Island University Visual Art building (325) from 10 to 11:30 am on Friday, March 13, 2009. It will be presented by Oakland-based artist and educator Michele Theberge and will cover blending and glazing strategies, history of paints and pigments, health and safety with art materials, overview of acrylic mediums, how to make acrylic image transfers and acrylic sheets, surface preparation and non-traditional supports for acrylics and oils, achieving textural effects, archival strategies for mixed media, how to keep colours rich and brilliant, the four different paint viscosities, and pouring, dripping, and threading with paint. Michele will be working with Liquitex products and free samples and books will be made available to participants. A minimum of twenty must be in attendance. To register or for more information please contact Pamela Speight

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