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The GOLDEN Certified Working Artists are independent,
professional artists who have undergone an extensive,
GOLDEN-directed six month, three phase acrylic product
education. The training consists of an in-depth study
of the technical aspects of acrylic, recommended archival
painting practices, and a vast exposure to teaching
tools for artists ranging from beginner watercolorists,
mixed media artists to accomplished professionals.
The GOLDEN Certified Working Artists are contracted with
GOLDEN to conduct lectures on GOLDEN Acrylic products.
The GOLDEN Certified Working Artists present lectures at
universities, colleges, art organizations and partner
retail locations. The lectures are educational, technicaly
informative and inspirational, covering the range of
GOLDEN acrylic products and their uses. Each GOLDEN
Certified Working Artist offers a wide range of Hands-on
workshops where the possibilities of acrylics are explored.
Openings for new positions in the GOLDEN Certified Working
Artist Program are reviewed in December of each year. When
openings become available, the geographical locations will
be posted on the Web site, along with a link for applications.
Free Lecture Demonstrations
The GOLDEN "A to Z" of Acrylics
Innovation and new
technology are changing the options for ACRYLIC art
This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about
acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening
up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and
modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing,
glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the
unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and the OPEN acrylics.
Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects.
Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change
texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural
effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare
truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel,
digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can
simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely
Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials
put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore
the extensive potential of acrylic painting!
Hands-on workshops introduce participants to several acrylic product lines
with in-depth exploration of the effects achievable with each. These
workshops are designed to give artists the tools and techniques that
need to fully embrace the vast possibilities of acrylic. Workshops target
a range of techniques and levels of experience such as:
-Essential Acrylic Techniques
-Mixed Media Techniques
-Water Media Techniques with Fluids,
Grounds and Gels
-Color Mixing with Acrylics
-Digital Mixed Media Techniques
-Using OPEN for Traditional Painting Techniques
-Plein Air Acrylic Painting Techniques
-Gels & Mediums: The Secret to Acrylic Painting
Find out if there is a class near you