Thursday, September 8, 2016

An Evening with the Escoda Family - Brush Makers





On Wednesday, August 31st our representatives from Global Art Supplies
joined the Escoda Family - to present a hand made brush demonstration.

IT WAS FANTASTIC!

We started with a movie that told us the history of this
remarkable family of artisans. We also learned about the
factory in Spain and their staff.



Our guest of honor (the Senior) Ricard - in the wings...


  
(Nephew) Ricard gave us so much information about
the brush hair and handle.  We learned about their
exclusive TRIPLE CRIMP on the brush ferrule and
how the different hairs of brushes and their different
shapes - hold water differently.


Working and chatting Ricard was so charming!


Different "heads" on different brushes.


This was shaping a flat brush.


We had a large group of very interested and pleased customers
that sat around with our guests and had quite interesting conversation.

THE ESCODA COMPANY KINDLY GAVE 2 RAFFLES TO
GUESTS CHOSEN FROM THEIR AUDIENCE.

Thank you to Pat R, Stan, Ricard and Ricard and of course...
THANK YOU OUR CUSTOMERS








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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CANSON Mi-Teintes Sanded Paper - Acrylic & Pastel





Anne Kullaf
Sunday, August 18th


   




Some introductory info - as Anne sketches on the 
Mi-Teintes Sanded Paper

First strokes - using a foam brush to encourage a lose effect

At one point I counted 38 customers at this demo!

Hum... getting in there with the soft pastels

Making the palette "cool."

Stepping back and moving back in...


Don't blend the pastels... LAYER THEM!


This is the finished product after only 3 hours!
We will have it on display in the store - soon.
Thank you, Anne!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Meet the Artist - Franz Spohn




FRANZ SPOHN
Saturday, July 16th

Franz Spohn spent the afternoon sharing 
his talents with all of us!
Sponsored by
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Introduction to Franz and his table full of fun supplies.


Transferring an image by shading the back of your paper
with a graphite pencil and then creating your image.


So many fun products to play with!


  
Layering techniques with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils on Canson Paper.


We always get a large turnout of interesting and interested customers.


  
Lots of great Qs & As!

Some of Franz Spohn's images that were discussed (used
as examples) as he explained his techniques.

Thank you Franz, Canson, Faber Castell 
and our terrific customers!













Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers



GREAT NEW MARKERS
from




This is the new Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker.  It is made of the highest grade, lightfast, fine art pigments.  Not dyes - PIGMENTS!  There are over 100 colors that include 24 shades of gray - across 4 scales.  These markers are non-fade and will keep your art fresh and vibrant.  They are compatible with the "White Blender" which will allow you to mix tones and create a zillion colors!


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Akua Printmaking with Stencils




Printmaking with Stencils
Saturday, June 18th
Artist Christina Pumo

 
Setting up for another FULL HOUSE!

Applying color with the brayer - transparent vs opaque

Working with stencils

  
Placement of the plate and using the Pin Press to make a print

And - rooolllll - there it is!

Our customers at work

We had some great prints made in this class!
Special thanks to Christina Pumo, Greg Brandt
Speedball & Akua for their generosity and support!
















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