Golden A-Z with Sara Robichaud
August 29, 2019
Thursday, August 29 1:00PM – 3:00PM
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 colour mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colours. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of colour, used for sculptural effects and more. The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. 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! The lecture also includes a brief introduction to our non-acrylic products, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors and QoR Watercolor.
Sara Robichaud completed her Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Victoria in 2009 after receiving her BFA at Queen’s University in 1995. She currently lives in Nanaimo, BC and teaches on Vancouver Island. She has taught at the Surrey Art Gallery, the Vancouver Island School of Art and during her Masters at the University of Victoria. Sara has been the GOLDEN Working Artist for Vancouver Mainland and Vancouver Island since 2006. Robichaud’s work is rooted in formalist painting, engaging the viewer in an inquiry between the atmospheric and lyrical qualities of the form and the hard physicality of their material. Her process includes: staining, layering from chalky opaque paints to transparent saturated colours, taping / scraping viscous layers of heavy gel and using lace as a stencil. Enmeshed with personal life experiences, Sara explores generational feminine themes using an alluring and original visual language. Sara is represented in Calgary at the Herringer Kiss Gallery and in Vancouver at Gallery Jones. Sara’s work been exhibited nationally and at international art fairs in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles. It is also part of numerous private and public collections in North America and the Middle East.