Get a taste of our 2019, fat-free, fun-filled Golden nuggets!

Hi there, so finally a program for some 2019 demos is emerging! There will be a morning about watercolour brushes with Sharon Muir coming up but meanwhile, we already have dates (to be confirmed and you will receive an email each time) for five Golden nuggets. These will offer a free talk/hands-on testing of the products in the morning and a mini-workshop in the afternoon. The workshops will delve deeper and you’ll get more hands-on knowledge… (the best way to learn!) under the gentle guidance of Golden Artist Educator, Turiya Bruce. The afternoon sessions will need a firm booking and incur a little cost of $35 but ALL materials will be included!

All 5 days will be offered first in Mullumbimby and repeated in Ballina a little later… so please check location and date carefully when you book!

Pan pastel still life on black gesso…

DEMO 1: From the Grounds… up!

Saturday 29th June in Mullumbimby (for more information/bookings, please call 0413 357 307)

  • Morning free demo from 10 till 12.30:         From the Grounds… up! We start at the beginning with an intro into supports and the best practices to prepare them for painting. We will cover paper, canvas, wooden panels… and our latest baby available in the shop: aluminium panels. Then Turiya will introduce the fabulously flexible and integrated system of Drawing Grounds from Golden Artist Colours.
    Pencil (both Graphite and Coloured), Dry Pastel, Panpastel, Charcoal and Conté (or any of your own beloved drawing media), all shall be used over the wonderful Pastes, Gels and grounds that Golden offer to enrich and deepen your own drawing practice. You will be given samples to work upon and take home for your own studio reference.
  • Afternoon mini-workshop with Turiya Bruce, Golden Artist Educator: Still Life drawing ($35 including materials – 6 participants minimum) 1.30 till 4.30pm 
    We will be introducing the fabulous Panpastels and will further explore the latest innovation in Pastel making and the perfect ground of Golden’s Black Gesso with a mini Flower Still Life workshop of 3 hours.
    You will prep your substrate and work with Golden Artist Educator, Turiya Bruce who will gently guide you as you draw and render from a beautiful bouquet! You will be taking your Pastel and all the work you have generated in this day of Artmaking!
  • DEMO 1: Saturday 6th July in Ballina: same content as above (for more information/bookings, please call 0466 430 813)

Play with the 4 amigos!

DEMO 2 : The 4 amigos

Saturday 20th July in Mullumbimby (for more information/bookings, please call 0413 357 307) Please bring palette knives, paint brushes and rags for this demo/workshop

  • Morning free demo from 10 till 12.30: Pigments, binders and the 4 different types of acrylics available. After an introduction about pigments (the beautiful colour in ALL artists’ materials!) we will get into how these combine with different binders to give us oil paints, pastels, pencils, inks and… acrylics! Then onto the four different Acrylic Paints That Golden make: Heavy Body, OPEN, Fluid and High Flow and how they can seamlessly stitch together on a piece of art!
    They are all remarkably different and have strengths that can be valuable for creating an ease of finish, transparency, impasto, wetness, finesse and opacity.
    We will be using all the paints to create a small piece of still life art.

  • Afternoon mini-workshop with Turiya Bruce, Golden Artist Educator ($35 including materials – 6 participants minimum) 1.30 till 4.30pm – Deepen your understanding of the 4 paints:  In the afternoon session we will be further playing with the different paints and creating 3 or more miniature landscapes where we will be using the capabilities of the different paints and a few mediums to their creative best! Here Turiya will be inspiring you to explore a number of different approaches to a very traditional subject and (Spoiler alert!) one of the approaches will be using Gelli Plates and OPEN paint!)
  • DEMO 2 : Saturday 27th of July in Ballina: same content as above (for more information/bookings, please call 0466 430 813)

Collage, transfers and more…

DEMO 3: It’s all about the mediums…

Saturday 17th August in Ballina (for more information/bookings, please call 0466 430 813)

  • Morning free demo from 10 till 12.30: Mediums Galore and the GAC Family members.
    From Glazing liquids to Wetting Agent, Retarder + all the GAC special Purpose Acrylic Polymers, let’s have an in-depth look at the hidden capabilities of these tall (and maybe not so inspiring containers) and how they can add mileage to your acrylic paints and applications!

  • Afternoon mini-workshop with Turiya Bruce, Golden Artist Educator ($35 including materials – 6 participants minimum) 1.30 till 4.30pm – Matte medium image transfer and Collage:  In the afternoon session we will be creating mixed media transfer portraits…choose a family member or an old painted portrait and I will show you various approaches like using stencils, collaging and composition that will make your piece extraordinary.
  • DEMO 3: Saturday 24th of August in Mullumbimby: same content as above (for more information/bookings, please call 0413 357 307)

Did you say granular gel?

DEMO 4: Gels and… gritty gels!

Saturday 26th October in Mullumbimby (for more information/bookings, please call 0413 357 307)

  • Morning free demo from 10 till 12.30: 11 gels and all their options

    Discover what’s in some of those tubs… Golden produces 11 different gel mediums and all have varying abilities and surfaces that will provide you with textures and finishes your creative dreams are made from! You will creating a banner and some little pieces for your home studio as a reference for your acrylic painting needs.

  • Afternoon mini-workshop with Turiya Bruce, Golden Artist Educator ($35 including materials – 6 participants minimum) 1.30 till 4.30pm – Creating an abstraction with the Gels  In the afternoon session we will be creating a piece with different Gels and Golden’s Fluid and High Flow paints using a limited Palette, Palette knives and other non traditional tools!
  • DEMO 4 : Saturday 2nd November in Ballina: same content as above (for more information/bookings, please call 0466 430 813)

Crackle paste and… more!

DEMO 5: These pastes aren’t just glues

Saturday 16th November in Mullumbimby (for more information/bookings, please call 0413 357 307)

  • Morning free demo from 10 till 12.30: The Pastes and all their options  Open more tubs… this time discover  the Crackle, Fiber and all the different Molding pastes! Investigate more surfaces that will excite your creative imaginings and create some little pieces for your home studio as a reference for your acrylic painting needs. Introduction to Impasto painting with GOLDEN High Flow Colours and Light Molding Paste. Basic colours and principles and a small piece to practice on with a larger project for the workshop.

  • Afternoon mini-workshop with Turiya Bruce, Golden Artist Educator ($35 including materials – 6 participants minimum) 1.30 till 4.30pm – Impasto Animal Portrait featuring High Flow, Crackle Paste and Light Molding Paste
  • DEMO 5 : Saturday 23rd November in Ballina: same content as above (for more information/bookings, please call 0466 430 813)