Events & Demos Calendar

Worbla Demo

June 22 3:00PM-5:00PM
Hosted by Amanda
Space is limited! Pre-registration for all demos is required.

This class will be taught by Amanda, known online as Elemental Photography and Design, who is the content manager for and head of outreach for Worbla North America. She's been a cosplayer and cosplay photographer for more than a decade and has been working with and teaching thermoplastics since 2005.

You can find Amanda's work on her personal Instagram, her photography Instagram, or her Facebook.

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Gamblin Demo

October 19 3:00PM-4:30PM
Hosted by Phil Irish
Space is limited! Pre-registration for all demos is required.

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials Since our founding, Gamblin Artists Colors has handcrafted luscious oil colors and contemporary mediums true to the working properties of traditional materials, yet safer and more permanent. Gamblin's dedication to today's oil painters extends ... beyond offering the finest possible materials – we believe in sharing our knowledge so painters can choose those materials that best support their own artistic visions.

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials, a 90 minute Lecture Demonstration will cover the following:
• Artist’s Oil Colors – Gamblin’s approach to color making
• Color Theory – 2-dimensional vs 3-dimensional Color Space
• Color Mixing – Navigating Color Space: Gamblin’s practical approach to color mixing
• Mineral vs Modern Pigments – How to create a personalized palette of colors
• Indirect vs Direct Techniques – Historical application of opaque and transparent colors
• FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors – Benefits and uses of fast-drying, matte oil colors
• Galkyd Painting Mediums – Focus on working properties and choosing the right medium
• Building Permanent Paintings – Understanding Fat Over Lean approaches
• Supports, Sizing and Grounds – How they affect color and permanence
• Studio Safety - How to create a safe studio environment using Gamsol OMS
• Gamvar Picture Varnish – Understanding contemporary varnishes and controlling surface quality

About the Presenter
Phil Irish, art professor at Redeemer University College, holds a MFA from York University, and a BA (Fine Art and English Lit.) from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited extensively across Canada and the United States, including the National Gallery of Canada, the KitchenerWaterloo Art Gallery, and the Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto. Phil developed new projects at residencies at Alberta’s Banff Centre, in Newfoundland and Quebec, and with the City of Kitchener and Oakville Galleries. He has been teaching painting since 1999.