Golden Artist Colors Series Workshop at EOH: Marbleizing Paper and Fabric

This sample board shows some of the different techniques of marbling with Golden Artists Colors paints

This sample board shows some of the different techniques of marbling with Golden Artists Colors paints

The Earlville Opera House presents the second the GOLDEN ARTIST COLORS SERIES WORKSHOPS this October. These classes are taught with Golden Artist Colors paints and expertise!  Sam Golden started local company in 1980; they now sell their products around the world. Their mission has been “To grow a sustainable company dedicated to creating and sharing the most imaginative and innovative tools of color, line and texture for inspiring those who turn their vision into reality”. Golden continually launches exciting new product lines and is well known for working with artists to produce excellent high quality acrylics and art materials that meet developing needs in the field.

“Marbleizing Paper and Fabric” will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1st and October 2nd from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  The process of hand marbling paper was a closely guarded secret, and even today, marbling can be frustrating to learn.  Thinned paints are floated on a thickened medium, manipulated to create patterns, and then the pattern is transferred to a prepared paper, cloth or other substrate.

Sample of a marbleized fan

Sample of a marbleized fan

This 5-hour class will show you how to prepare your materials, balance colors, and create intricate patterns.  Supplies, substrates and Golden Artist Colors Acrylics provided with the fee for marbleizing paper.  If you wish to work on fabric, please contact us so that the easy prep of your fabric can be done before the class.  The techniques are the same after the fabric is prepped.

The tuition for the workshop is  $55, $50 members includes $10 materials fee – all materials provided for working with paper.

Advance registration is required for all workshops; call 315-691-3550 to register.

Michael Townsend is an artist and employee of Golden Artist Colors, Inc. He has been with Golden over 20 years, working in the Quality Control, Research & Development, Custom Product Development, and Technical Support Departments. Michael has a BA of Studio Arts from Mansfield University, where he studied printmaking, silk-screening, sculpture and painting.

Michael has experience in mural painting, spraying, marbling, substrate preparation, varnishing and many other artist applications. In his own work he enjoys painting everything from abstracts to landscapes, using everything from paint and brushes, to airbrushes and digital tools. Michael enjoys demonstrating and teaching other artists how to use methods and materials in their own artwork.

The next class with Mike Townsend of Golden Artist Colors is Discovering Digital Mixed Media Tues-Wed, 11/5 and 11/6.  The evening classes will meet from 5:30 to 8 pm.

To sign up for any of the upcoming workshops, please e-mail  or call us at 315-691-3550. The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville.  For more information, visit .

The possibilities and palettes are endless!

The possibilities and palettes are endless!

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