ART EXPO 2017 WORKSHOPS

Friday, March 31 & Saturday March 1, 2017

TO SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THESE WORKSHOPS PLEASE CLICK HERE  Or call Vikki at (713) 652-5028 and she will take your credit card information and get you signed up! You can also send her an e-mail at artsuply@swbell.net and she will respond to your request.

FRIDAY WORKSHOPS

Gelli Plate Printing and Beyond:
A Mixed Media Approach
Lucy Riggs

Friday, March 31
9:00am – 11:00am
Limit 15
$45 (includes your very own 5×7 Gelli plate)

Lucy has been creating even more art works using Gelli plate printing. With each work she has discovered something new to incorporate into her art. She now gets to share these discoveries with you in this workshop full of new techniques for both beginners and experienced creative people. By incorporating a multi-media approach you will be able to create one of a kind prints, collages, mixed media drawings & paintings, journal pages, and more. You will learn to utilize the unique qualities of Gelli Plate printing including its playful immediacy and versatility. The possibilities are endless and the discovery boundless, allowing your imagination to lead you where YOU want to go.

As part of our explorations you will be using Golden Open Acrylics, texturing tools, templates, stamps, watercolor, collage materials, ink and more. Gelli plates are an artist friendly product which invites many different styles of exploration in the creative process. Come join the revolution and discover your own style!

About the Presenter
Lucy Riggs received her BFA from The University of Texas. She has been an artist, illustrator, and teacher for over 30 years. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. She receives rave reviews from everyone who have taken her workshops.

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials
Gamblin Oil Color
Dana Brown

Friday, March 31
11:45am – 1:15pm
Limit 15
$10 (Beginner to Professional)

Dana Brown, Artist Representative for Gamblin Artist’s Colors, will present a practical, hands-on educational presentation on Gamblin Oil Colors. This 90 minute presentation will cover aspects of oil mediums and solvents including the new non-toxic mediums. You will learn the color properties of oil paint and the differences between Artists Grade paints and Student Grade Paints (1980). You will learn more about FastMatte paints and where they fit in the artists palette. You will also learn more about varnishes.

The goal of the presentation is not only educate participants on oil paints but to provide information that will enable attendees to create their own personalized palette. Dana will be at a table demonstrating during our two day EXPO.

All attendees will receive FREE Gamblin Product & Literature Samples.

About the Presenter
Dana Brown is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. His artwork addresses issues of family and community through the use of discarded materials. After receiving a Bachelors degree in painting from the University of Northern Iowa, he has shown in exhibits across the U.S. Dana has worked in various capacities in the arts and art materials industry, including five years at the Gamblin Artists Colors factory in Portland, Oregon.

Pools, Puddles, And Drips With Pouring Medium And New Special Release Muted Paint Colors
Liquitex
Ken Eastman

Friday, March 31
1:45pm – 3:00pm
Limit 15
$10 (Beginner to Professional)

Liquitex Pouring Medium can be used in combination with Acrylic Colors to create seamless surfaces and puddles of color. Liquitex Pouring Medium is formulated to create a smooth, seamless, and strong body of paint when poured or dripped onto a surface. Suspend Acrylic Colors in Liquitex Pouring Medium for sculptural effects and surface treatments. In this workshop you will be mixing the new muted colors with the pouring medium and learning the benefits to using this medium to create new and interesting works of art.

Discover the New Special Release Muted Colors from Liquitex. You will be using Muted Green, Muted Grey, Muted Pink, Muted Turquois and Muted Violet. Discover the intriguing mysterious qualities of these new quiet colors.  Ken will be at a table demonstrating during our two day EXPO.

Face Painting with
Derivan Face and Body Paint
Ryan Weber

Friday, March 31
3:30pm – 5:15pm
Limit 10
$25 (Beginner to Professional)

Face Painting is fun anytime, from colorful festival celebrations to children’s birthday parties, from fun fairs to grown-ups weddings, from sport matches to stage make up, or just for pretend play.., be a superhero, a princess, a zombie, a tiger, just about anything is possible.

In this mini work shop you will be using professional face painting/makeup heads to apply the Derivan Face & Body Paint. This should be a fun and informative workshop for all those who attend.

Derivan Face & Body Paint is a safe, non-toxic paint which is designed as a drama and theatre paint which can also be used for face and body painting. It is made to the highest standards. You can rest assured that there are no hidden nasties or toxic. pigments in Derivan face paint and body paint. Included in the range are face paint markers.

Ryan will be at a table demonstrating during our two day EXPO

About the Presenter
Ryan Weber is a national demonstrator for several manufacturers of art products. He has been featured in national art supply catalogs and has illustrated children’s books. Ryan has made instructional painting videos and had his works published as examples in art books. He is very personable and entertaining.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

Mixed Media Collage with Faux Encaustic Finish
Lecture Demo
Barbara Jackson, MFA

Saturday, April 1
9:00am – 11:00am
Limit 25
$10

Learn about GOLDEN PAINTS’ 4 different paint formulations plus the new QOR Watercolors in this Mixed Media workshop. Where we will experiment with refillable paint markers, collage techniques, stencils, pastels, and pencils.

We will discover the shimmer and shine of interference paints, and the many textures created with gels and pastes, including how to create encaustic-like surfaces.

There will be many samples of acrylic and watercolor paints.

About the Presenter

BARBARA JACKSON is a Houston based artist who born in New York and has lived in Europe, California, and Hawaii. She received her Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii and took post-graduate training in Florence, Italy where she studied classical painting techniques and conservation methodology. Her work is held in public, corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe.

Barbara is a dedicated teacher with over twenty-five years of experience as a studio arts instructor at museums, art schools and universities in Hawaii and California. She continues to teach art and present lectures as the GOLDEN Certified Working Artist for Texas. www.BarbaraJacksonArtist.com

Understanding Contemporary Oil Paint Mediums and More
Gamblin Oil Color
Dana Brown

Saturday, April 1
11:30am – 1:00pm
Limit 15
$10.00 (Beginner to Professional)

Dana Brown, Artist Representative for Gamblin Artist’s Colors, will present a practical, hands-on educational presentation on Gamblin Oil Colors. This 90 minute presentation will cover all aspects of oil mediums, supports, sizings and varnishes, including.

Color Theory – 2-dimensional vs. 3-dimensional color space
Color Space & Color Mixing – Navigating Color Space: Gamblin’s practical approach to color mixing
Mineral vs. Modern Pigments – How to create a personalized palette of color
Artists’ Quality Oil Colors – Gamblin’s approach to color mixing
Indirect vs. Direct Techniques – Historical application of opaque and transparent colors
FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors – For under painting techniques and permanence
The goal of the presentation is not only educate participants on oil paints but to provide information that will enable attendees to create their own personalized palette. Dana will be at a table demonstrating during our two day EXPO

All attendees will receive FREE Gamblin Product & Literature Samples.

About the Presenter
Dana Brown is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. His artwork addresses issues of family and community through the use of discarded materials. After receiving a Bachelors degree in painting from the University of Northern Iowa, he has shown in exhibits across the U.S. Dana has worked in various capacities in the arts and art materials industry, including five years at the Gamblin Artists Colors factory in Portland, Oregon.

Mixed Media with New Marabu Products
Marabu Creative Products
Cellia Buchanan

Saturday, April 1
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Limit 15
$20.00 (Beginner to Professional)

Discover how you can create unique artwork and art journals layer by layer using the Marabu “Mixed Media” product range. Spray effects onto a variety of surfaces and fibers types are effortless using non-aerosol Marabu Fashion and Art Sprays. Find endless mixed media possibilities with our Art Crayon and work on porous and non-porous surfaces, such as glass, Styrofoam, Polypropylene and papier-mâché using Marabu Glass and Porcelain paints and Easy Marble. Marabu has a paint for every surface. In this information filled workshop. This is your opportunity to try some of these fabulous mixed media products.

You can mix it!

About the Presenter
CELIA BUCHANAN is the Marabu National Artist Educator. She is a mixed media artist and holds a B.A. in 2-D surface design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland, and an M.A. in arts management in education from the City University, London. Celia’s work has been featured in galleries notably the Institute of Education, London, National Exhibition Center, U.K. and The London Design Center. The author of several books and magazine articles on surface design and fiber arts, Celia has been working in her field for over two decades. She now works for Marabu North America and lives in SE FL, and teaches throughout the USA  www.celiabuchanan.com

Painting With Dry Color
Pan Pastels
Ryan Weber

Saturday, April,1
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Limit 15
$20

Pan Pastels are like nothing you have used before. Although they are top quality pastels, they are in a paint form and are applied with soft tools, which give you the effect of painting with dry color. Very little color is wasted and there is very little dust. There are no solvents or other liquids used and no messy cleanup. They are quick to put away. Yet the painting achieved is dynamic. If you do not like using pastels because you wish they were more like paint, you will love painting with Pan Pastels. If you already use pastels, this is a new way to achieve dynamic results using very little color with no dust, or pastel waste. Come learn an exciting new way to paint. This is a hands-on workshop and products will be supplied for your use in the workshop. You will take your painting with you, but the supplies will be left behind. Ryan will be at a table demonstrating during our two day EXPO.
New Uses for Pan Pastels include Encaustic Techniques. Wow, this product is just beginning to show its muscle in the art world.

About the Presenter
Ryan Weber is a national demonstrator for several manufacturers of art products. He has been featured in national art supply catalogs and has illustrated children’s books. Ryan has made instructional painting videos and had his works published as examples in art books. He is very personable and entertaining