Workshops and Classes

Hands on Creativity Demonstrations

Photo courtesy of Hands on Creativity.

Photo courtesy of Hands on Creativity.

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Demonstrations: Saturday and Sunday, May 16 – 17 from 11am to 4pm

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Want to expand your art skills and take home free samples of high-quality artist supplies? On Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th we will be giving away product samples and offering free art demos at Plaza Artist Materials Rockville. Expert artists will demonstrate everything from airbrushing to encaustics, acrylic mediums, oil painting and more! This is an event for artists of all ages and skill levels. There will be fun hands-on activities for kids and families, door prizes, and other surprises throughout both days of the event.

Sponsors and product samples include: Richeson, Global Art, Golden Acrylics, Liquitex, Rembrandt, Williamsburg Oils, Speedball, Jacquard, R&F Encaustics, Ampersand Panels, Princeton Brushes, Pentel Pens, Faber-Castell, New Wave Fine Art Products, Strathmore, Canson, Daler-Rowney, Iwata-Medea, Logan Graphic Products, Montana Spray Paint, Artist Chalk Ink Markers and more!
Hands on Creativity

Golden Acrylic Demonstration
Amy Shawley, local artist and author of Acrylic Texture Techniques: Rock, Metal & Wood, will demonstrate the versatility of Golden brand acrylic paints. Discover how to create new effects with these gorgeous acrylics.

Screen Printing With Dye and Paste
Sponsored by Jacquard
Learn how to screen print using dyes and discharge paste instead of traditional inks. This fun and unusual twist on screen printing is an activity that will intrigue artists of all ages.

Liquitex Mediums, Winsor Newton Oils
Learn new techniques and uses for acrylic mediums and oil colors. Explore how Liquitex acrylic mediums and Winsor Newton oils can take your painting to the next level.

R&F Encaustic Painting with Ampersand Panels
Sponsored by R&F and Ampersand
Encaustic painting is unlike any other method of painting. The paint contains beeswax and it must be applied in a molten state. Instructor Jackie Hoystead will demonstrate how to use encaustic paints, pigment sticks and encausticbord.

Mat’s So Easy!
Sponsored by Logan
Framing specialist Carolyn Wilkinson will demonstrate how to mat and frame an 11 x 14” photograph or original artwork on paper. Select your own mat, mount your work and take it home. This is a great learning experience if you want to learn how to mat your art yourself. Please bring your own picture and $25 for the matboard and ready-made frame.

T-Shirt Screen Printing
Sponsored by Speedball
Want to learn how to make your own T-shirts? Speedball representative Art Arnold will show you how to create your own designs using the screen-printing process.

Plaza Artist Materials Rockville is located at 1776 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD. For more information call 301.770.0500.

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