Demonstration: Friday June 14, 10 – 1pm (in the gallery)

Instructor: Sara Robichaud

workshop-3This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting! The lecture also includes a brief introduction to one of Golden’s non-acrylic products: QoR Watercolor.

Sara Robichaud has been the Golden Certified Working Artist for Vancouver Mainland and Vancouver Island since 2006. She lives in Nanaimo. She completed her Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Victoria in 2009 after receiving her BFA at Queen’s University in 1995. She has taught at the Surrey Art Gallery, the Vancouver Island School of Art and during her Masters, as a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria. Her work has been exhibited nationally and at international art fairs in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

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Fee: by donation, pre-registration required.
Pre-register by calling 604.885-5412 or send an email to
Location: Art Studio, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St., (corner of Medusa & Trail in Sechelt)