The Golden Acrylic FREE Lecture and Demonstration



Free Talks / Demos on Painting Materials
Presented by Phil Garrett

March 9, 2022 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Theatre Studio | Space is limited

The Golden Acrylic Lecture & Demonstration is a two-hour free educational presentation that covers in depth , the acrylic paints, gels and mediums that Golden has been well known for since it started making paint in the 1980 ‘s. It covers information about the different types of pigments, different viscosities and types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated. You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. The lecture covers the lightfastness of pigments, proper acrylic priming techniques, digital mixed media applications , correct varnishing tips and health and safety concerns. A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be available for all those who attend.

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Phil Garrett

Phil Garrett

Phil Garrett did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, and the Honolulu Academy, studying under Gabor Peterdi.  He received his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974.  His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the SC State Museum, Greenville County Museum and the State Collections of South Carolina and Hawaii. He has completed numerous artists’ residencies, taught painting, mural painting, printmaking, and watercolor, in Museum Schools and educational programs in the Southeast.

He joined the Golden Artist Colors Working Artist Program in 1998, and teaches acrylic painting in numerous venues. His prints and paintings are in public and Private collections in the USA, Europe and Japan . In October 2005,  2006 and 2007 he lectured and taught workshops on Acrylic Painting Methods in Art Schools in the cities  of Osaka, Tokyo ,Nagoya , Kyoto and Fukuoka Japan sponsored by Golden Acrylic and Turner company of Osaka. He is the author of  the book INSIDE ACRYLICS published by North Light  in August of  2013 .

Artist’s Statement:  My Work is informed by nature, a kind of mythical nature. The power of storms, the spiritual quality of the elements, the beauty, grace and ferocity of plants and animals…. Something greater than myself, something I can’t comprehend. Painting and making monotypes is my search for the mystery within the subject, within myself.