TAKE YOUR ART TO THE NEXT LEVEL with Two Free Workshops for Teens

TAKE YOUR ART TO THE NEXT LEVEL with Two Free Golden Artist Colors Workshops for Teens to Accompany the TeensART 2014 Exhibit –
To be rescheduled: TBA PAINT YOUR SELFIE! Learn acrylic painting and transfer techniques in a self portrait.
Sat, May 3, 10 am to 2 pm PAINT YOUR CAUSE! (BYOC)  Learn how to make an impact with your design…add some force to that idea!

We could use your help scheduling Paint Your Selfie!  Please take this survey to let us know best times and to sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8JWMYCR

Both classes are taught by artist super hero Mike Townsend Michael Townsend, an artist and employee of Golden Artist Colors for over 20 years.  He works with cutting edge technologies in the acrylic field at the Golden Artist Colors factory.  He’s very often the guy on the phone helping artists understand how to do what they want to do with the medium!  (That makes him a super hero to many because sometimes they work together to invent new ways to solve problems!)
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More info about the workshops and the exhibits to visit in the galleries:

The Class PAINT YOUR SELFIE! will be rescheduled in May!  

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Mike Townsend takes a selfie with his son and will show how the image can be transferred and transformed into a painted portrait on canvas.

A Free Golden Artist Colors Workshop for Teens:  (max 20)   Students will learn new techniques with image transfer to canvas and painting with acrylic paints and color glazes.  Students will take “selfies” and send them with their cell phones to the instructor who will get them printed while instruction continues (cell phone can be provided in class if needed).  When the prints are ready to go, the next step will be image transference to small canvases and then the fun begins!  Students can choose to take as much time as they like using new techniques to paint their Selfies on canvas or can choose a quick approach to make 4 prints like an Andy Warhol.

Sat, May 3, 10 am to 2 pm PAINT YOUR CAUSE! (BYOC)…bring your own cause!

A Free Golden Artist Colors Workshop for Teens:  (max 20)   Learn how to make an impact with your design…add some force to that idea! We’ll be teaching eye-catching poster and sign layout and design for maximum impact, and also teaching basic hand lettering by brush.  Teens should “BYOC” to class.  (Bring your own cause!).  Any images teens can provide (by cell phone or tablet or printed) will be helpful to make the most of the class.

The goal is to help artists that draw decently but are intimidated by the paintbrush with a fun, low key approach to learning about working with (acrylic) color and creating surfaces you can draw on.  For this workshop, we’ll provide poster stock or teens may bring in their own T-shirts if they prefer to WEAR THEIR CAUSE!.  Attendees would learn preparation of a surface for drawing, sealing and adding color to their work during and after creating a drawn outline. An introduction to new GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics that can be used by brush, airbrush, fiber tipped markers, and dip pen! Youth will work on poster projects and are empowered to create posters for themselves or for a favorite cause: (We could optionally collaborate with a teen chosen cause to make posters to expand outreach.)

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This Maxfield Parrish advertisement  shows how strong imagery and strong lettering combine to make a powerful statement to “sell” your cause.

The Earlville Galleries:  visit the galleries when you take a workshop!

The tenth annual TeensART Exhibit runs from April 12 through May 10, 2014.  This year nine area schools will be participating:  Hamilton, New Hartford, New Life Christian School, Morrisville-Eaton, Norwich, Oneida, Sherburne-Earlville, Unadilla Valley and Waterville. The show will feature work from teens from sixth grade through seniors, in a wide range of media. It presents a unique opportunity to view what is happening in the world of student art.

The Teens ART reception for the public will take place on Saturday, April 12 from 12 – 3 p.m.  Teen-approved snacks and home baked cookies will be served!

Two exhibits are on display concurrently with the TeensART exhibit through May 10 and provide insights into contemporary art for old and young alike.  See more about Lisa Iannello’s Conscious Landscapes and Patricia Coyle’s “Pennies, Bandaids, and Safety Pins: The Objects We Keep Hidden.”

The Earlville Opera House is at 18 East Main Street in Earlville, located near the intersection with NYS Route 12B.  The EOH Galleries are not-for-profit exhibit space and run year-round exhibits of local, regional, and national artwork.  For more information, please call (315) 691-3550.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

These workshops are funded, in part, with a grant from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Madison County Youth Bureau.

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