Archive for November, 2013

Back in late October, I spent a week in The Big Easy, training with Patti Brady, director of Golden Artist Colors Working Artist Program, and 17 fellow working artists from around the country in what was one of the most intense, rich training programs I could have imagined. We were selected by Golden to be a part of a program that builds relationships, enhances the art making process, and expands the educational tools available to art instructors. This approach builds awareness for art students and practitioners to the amazing array of Golden acrylic products and mediums and their potential uses in art making.

I first worked with Golden paints years ago, appreciating their quality and diverse offerings in mediums immediately. While this program has many benefits for both students and us
GAEP instructors, I am not a paid rep, this is not the same as the Golden Working Artist Program, and I am not beholden to sell or push one brand of product over another. What I do hope to do is provide innovative ways to help students to express their stories in ways that pushes their process beyond the traditional envelope, experimenting with new mediums in contemporary, creative ways.

I have a lot of plans for workshops, classes, lectures, as well as enriching my own body of paintings, prints and mixed media pieces. I am thrilled to be leading a plein air workshop in May 11-18 of 2015 to Costa Brava, Spain. I will demo Golden’s Open slow-drying line of acrylics as well as share journaling techniques and fundamentals and joy of painting en plein air. Registration is open, check out the itinerary here:

2015 Plein Air Painting in Spain

As always, follow me on Facebook (Kirah Fine Art), LinkedIn (Kirah Van Sickle), Twitter (@kirahfineart) and my website (www.kirahfineart.com) for the latest in workshops and paintings fresh off the easel. The Golden website is a fantastic resource for product info, technical info and videos on techniques and proper usage for their paints, gels and pastes.

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E-mail me with any questions about the Golden Artist Educator Program or to schedule a class or workshop!!!

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