Exploring Acrylics: Color, Gels, & Mediums with Amy Shawley Paquette

March 21 & 22, 2020

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

@ Vienna Art Society 

243 Church St. Suite 100 Lower Level, Vienna, Va

Cost: VAS Member: $230 

Non Member $240


Discover the excitement of using acrylic color and mediums during this two-day workshop!  Students will combine both traditional and contemporary painting techniques using a range of color applications (like washes, glazes, and blending) layered with gels, mediums, and pastes.  We will explore several color formulations, experiment with a variety of mark making tools, and create unique textures.  We will develop several small painting surfaces throughout the workshop, so students get working knowledge of the breadth of acrylic products available.  This workshop is designed for painters of all experience levels!

All supplies needed for this workshop, including GOLDEN paints/mediums, tools, and painting surfaces, will be provided by the instructor.  Students should bring an apron or wear “paint clothes” in case things get messy!  Also bring note-taking supplies and a trash bag to lay in your car for taking your projects home (in case they are tacky/wet) – we will have about 6-8 surfaces sized 6×6 up to 9×12 inches. 

Amy Shawley Paquette is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by the natural world.  Her paintings incorporate fauna, flora, landscapes, and textures she has experienced 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 their southern California territory for six years before relocating back east in to offer painting lectures in Virginia, Maryland, DC, and Delaware. In addition to her work with GOLDEN, Amy was trained in 2016 to be an Artist Lecturer for Williamsburg Oils.
Amy teaches art workshops nationally, offers online education, and published her first book in 2015.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT     (Fee DUE IN FULL at Registration*)

*(Cancellation Policy: A refund of 90% if cancel by February 20, 2020; thereafter 90% refund available ONLY if there is another artist to take your space).

Option 1: Mail your check made out to Vienna Arts Society with “Shawley/Acrylics” written in the memo line; include a note with your name and address/Phone #  to

Vienna Art Society Art Center

243 Church Street NW, Suite 100 LL, Vienna, VA 22180.    OR

Option 2, if you want to pay by credit card please call the Art Center to register: 703 319-3971.