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    Free Demo- Gamblin Artist's Colors- Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Since our founding, Gamblin Artist's 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 with 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
    * Indirect vs Direct Techniques - Historical applicaiton 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 - Houw 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

    All attendees will receive FREE Gamblin Product & Lecture Samples

    About the Presenter:
    Aaron Michael Thompson is a professional painter whose Paintings and Drawings have been exhibited in Samuel M. V. Hamilton Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum, and is represented by Artist House Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Aaron earned cum laude in his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design where he was honored with the Purchase Award and is currently in SCAD permanent collection. After being awarded the Merit Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he moved to Philadelphia where he earned magna cum laude on his Masters Degree in Painting. He is currently based in Philadelphia and works at the Mill Street Studios.

    Win a Mabef Revolving Painting Accessory with Easel Purchase! Normally $174.95!!

    Last updated 19 days ago

    This accessory upgrades any MABEF studio or lyre easel, into an easel that has a 360-degree painting capability. Constructed of oiled stain-resistant beechwood, this unique accessory attaches to the canvas mast of the easel, and can hold a canvas that measures up to 52.8"h and up to 22 lbs. in weight. It allows artists to rotate their painting into any vertical position desired, opening up many new painting possibilities. A special clamp attachment is included to give additional stability to the canvas mast on lyre-style easels.

    American Express Small Business Saturday November 29th- "Win the Window" Raffle

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Merion Art & Repro is a participating retailer!


    In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. 
    More than 200 organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company's small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

    Help the Ardmore Initiative and the Ardmore Business Association make Ardmore your holiday shopping destination!
    The Ardmore Initiative will display items and gift certificates donated by Small Businesses in Ardmore, in their front window. Visit stores on Small Business Saturday to make your holiday purchases. Fill out a raffle ticket and enter to "Win the Window" full of local prizes! 

    Free Block Printing Demo Saturday 11/29 @ 11am!

    Last updated 21 days ago

    The holidays are approaching fast! Get ready with our Block Printing Card Demo! Who says the holidays have to be overwhelming? 

    Learn to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind artisan cards worthy of framing. This workshop goes beyond standard card-making demos. We will be using a variety of printmaking techniques. After this workshop, students will have the ability to continue making artisan cards and other prints from home. Basic materials provided

    Gillian Pokalo is an artist from the Philadelphia area. Both her creative process and artwork address the issue of impermanence as reflected in deteriorating industrial landscapes, posing questions about past inhabitants and present conditions. Her process of working with photography, painting and printmaking is a reconstruction of that which has been deconstructed by time.

    'Tis the Season! Sale Begins Friday 11/28!

    Last updated 22 days ago

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