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Acrylics A to Z: Color, Texture, & Layers

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  • with Amy Shawley Paquette
  • August 23-25, 2019
  • Lincolnton, NC

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    * A GOLDEN Certified Workshop *

    Acrylics A to Z: Color, Texture, & Layers


    During this three-day painting intensive, students will have fun exploring the breadth of acrylic color and mediums made by Golden Artist Colors!  

    On day one, students will learn about color properties, pigment behavior, and color mixing recipes while working with a range of paint formulations including Heavybody, Fluid, High Flow, and OPEN Acrylics!  

    Day two will have us working with pastes and gels to achieve unique textures. Discover toothy and absorbent materials to use for painting grounds, see how to change the feel and viscosity of acrylic color by mixing texture recipes, and dabble with other techniques like wet carving and mold making.

    For our final day, we will combine techniques and elements from day one and two along with transparent and translucent mediums to create stunning layers!  

    Students of all painting levels are welcome and all workshop-use paint, surfaces, and tools will be supplies by the instructor.


    * NOTE : Students staying with us in our on-site accommodations will also receive continental breakfast, Chef prepared dinner, unlimited access to studios & art supplies, and on-site amenities. To inquire about on-site lodging contact donna@donnadowney.com or call 704.240.8076 for availability and pricing.   


    Artist Bio:

    Amy Shawley Paquette is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by the natural world.  Her work incorporates fauna, flora, landscapes, and textures she has encountered during her travels and daily adventures in the countryside.

    After earning her Art History degree, developing her love of paint, and exhibiting her work in New York and LA, Amy was selected and trained in 2008 by Golden Artist Colors for their Working Artist Program.  She taught and lectured in southern California before relocating back east in 2014 to offer painting lectures in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.  In addition to her work with GOLDEN, Amy was selected and trained in 2016 to be an Artist Lecturer for Williamsburg Oils.   

    Amy teaches art workshops nationally, offers online education, and published her first book Acrylic Texture Techniques: Rock, Metal & Wood in 2015.  Her art, videos, and tutorials can be found at www.amyshawley.com

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What airport do I fly into?

    Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

    Do I need to rent a car?

    We offer complimentary rides (at specified times) to and from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio. For more info, click here.

    Where do I stay?

    You can either book a room at our new studio or get a special rate with one of our hotel partners.

    To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or donna@donnadowney.com. For more info on rooms, click here.

    To book a room with a special rate with our hotel partner, see below:

    Quality Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
    1550 E Main St, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
    Phone: +1-623-432-0782
    Book Here

    Hampton Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
    129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
    Phone: +1-704-736-2000
    To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code 0002759994

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Purchased class spots are non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend, and the workshop is sold out, please email kelli@donnadowney.com to be put in contact with the first person on the waiting list. From there, the payment must be worked out between both parties. If there is no waiting list, we are unfortunately unable to provide any refund or credit.

    If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
    please send an email to donna@donnadowney.com and you will be put on a waiting list.
    Questions? Contact donna@donnadowney.com