These Free demonstrations will be presented on the Expo 2012 floor. Limited seating provided. A wealth of information will be presented by the industry's top manufacturers and distributors.
FRIDAY, September 14
10:00-10:45am No Demo
11:00-11:45am Jacquard: The Magic of Indigo: Alex Preston
See the ancient and mystical process of dyeing with indigo. Indigo is a plant-based dye that gives the beautiful shades of “indigo blue.” It has been used for thousands of years throughout many cultures in the world. Indigo dyeing is a unique process. It’s fun to watch the dye change from a translucent yellow/green to a deep indigo blue, right before your eyes! Results have a sophisticated ethnic look that is popular in the fashion world today.
12:00-12:45pm General Pencil: You Want Me To Do WHAT With That Pencil? Kathi Hanson
General Pencil is known for their wide range of quality artist pencils. Join their artist Kathi Hanson for an informative overlay of the special properties of each of their pencil lines and then watch her demonstrate unique special effect techniques such as rocking, grating, buffing, and wet pigment effects to create exciting "unexpected” markings in your work.
1:00-1:45pm Savoir Faire: Camille La Pointe Lyons
2:00-2:45pm F&W Publishing: How to Get Published: Jamie Markle
Have you ever wondered how an artist’s work is selected for feature in a magazine? Are you interested in authoring a book? Curious about the publishing business in general? This seminar will answer these questions and more! Jamie Markle has worked in the art publishing industry for over 12 years, overseeing the management and editorial direction of many beloved art publications such as The Artist’s Magazine and North Light Books. You’ll learn how to connect with editors, discover what they are looking for and gain an understanding of the editorial process. A technical review of how to submit material is also provided. You’ll learn what it takes to get noticed and how you can improve your chances of getting published.
3:00-3:45pm Silver Brush: Floral demonstration in Oils: Earline Padgett
Explore color transitions and reflected light in wet-in-wet backgrounds. Learn how value gradation creates shape and form of flowers. Discover easy techniques for painting leaves and blending colors.
4:00-4:45pm Canson: Oil Painting on Paper: Ed Brickler
Introducing Arches Oil Paper. Oil paint on paper without a gesso or a ground.
Saturday, Sept 15
10:00-10:45am Golden: Golden Acrylics: New Products, Ideas and Techniques: Nancy Reyner
Nancy Reyner presents a FREE lecture/demonstration, presenting what’s new at Golden. The demo includes: Color Mixing Clean with new Modern Color Kit, Digital Mixed Media, and the slow drying “Open Acrylics. Free product samples and information packets are available to all participants.
11:00-11:45am Jack Richeson : Painting Dramatic Landscapes in Oils: Maggie Price
This demonstration of painting landscape from photographic reference will show you ways to bring excitement and drama to your landscapes. Create dynamic compositions from photographic reference and build from strong colors for lively results.
12:00-12:45pm C2F: M.Graham Oils: Mixing Chromatic Grays with a Limited Palette
Don Finkeldei Don will demonstrate the control and precision one can achieve with a limited palette and premixed grays using high quality M. Graham oil paints. Thinking in terms of the properties of hue, value and chromatic intensity in relation to planes, light and recession, he will demonstrate how he works most things out on the palette first before starting to paint on the canvas. The result is an accurate, vibrant, harmonious painting done with very few adjustments on the canvas.
1:00-1:45pm Enkaustikos: Expanding on Encaustic: Kathryn Bevier
Kathryn Bevier will briefly describe the basics of working with encaustic and then quickly move into expanding your knowledge of different ways to incorporate encaustic into your work. She will demonstrate printmaking techniques as well as show the use of Enkaustikos Hot Tools. You will also see a variety of mixed media applications with encaustic at the core.
2:00-2:45pm Holbein: Holbein Watercolor Mediums: Matt Hopper
The Holbein Artist Educator Program is designed to inform artists of the Holbein color lines, their attributes and functional capabilities. This is a program intended to help artists better understand the physical applications of a particular medium and how to manipulate them in their own creative and unique way. Throughout the demo artists will discover not how to paint, but how to USE the paint. This talk in particular will discuss and demonstrate all six of the Holbein Watercolor Mediums along with Holbein Watercolor on watercolor paper.
3:00-3:45pm MacPhersons: Montana Gold Acrylic Spray Paint and Markers: Unek
The demo will feature Montana Gold which is a specially developed low-pressure acrylic spray paint that guarantees maximum accuracy and professional results. The demo will also include the new Montana acrylic markers. The markers are light-fast, high covering, water proof, and abrasion proof allowing application to almost any surface. Unek will demonstrate the various attributes and techniques of the Montana acrylic system and its multimedia applications.
4:00-4:45pm U-Art: Working in Pastel on U-Art Paper: Lee McVey, PSA
Lee will do a pastel demo on Uart sanded paper with an alcohol and pastel underpainting. She will discuss her painting process including what to look for when choosing a photo reference to work from. Questions from the audience are welcome.
Sunday, Sept 16