Saturday, September 7, 2013

Plutonium Spray Paint Demo!

This past Saturday (August 31, 2013) we were lucky enough to host a Plutonium Spray Paint demonstration with visiting artist Sloan (a.k.a. LIFE).
Aritsts’ Mediums provided Sloan with 40”x60” foam core panels, a 30”x60” stretched canvas and a few dozen cans of Plutonium Spray Paint. He hand-cuts his stencils from a thick paper (similar to posterboard) and then layers different colors to add depth to the intricate designs.
About Sloan ( LIFE ):  Sloan was born in Florida, but currently resides in California. He is a self-taught artist who uses DIY techniques to bring new life to the ancient craft of stenciling. Based in downtown Los Angeles, Sloan has been painting public murals since 2010. His work is focused in L.A.’s urban areas desperately in need of color, hope, and joy.http://www.Lifestreetla.blogspot.com
Here are some photos from the event:

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mandala Drawing Class

MANDALA DRAWING CLASSES:
     In Sanskrit Mandala literally means circle or center.  Its traditional design
often utilizes the circle--symbol of the cosmos in its entirety--and the square--symbol
of the earth or of the man-made world.
     The universality of the Mandala is in its one constant--the principle of the center.
It can represent the Mind of God or Eternal Potential or the Source from which all
proceeds.  Very simple, very profound.
     Drawing mandalas can be a very relaxing, therapeutic vehicle for self-expression;
a good way to get to know yourself better! It's all done with circles, symbols and shapes.
     No specific artistic talent is needed to create a mandala!  If you can write your name,
you can create a mandala.


 
     Each session will start with a short meditation to "get you in the mood".  There will be
some discussion of participant's mandalas, but only as you feel comfortable in doing so. There will be group projects and more individualized ones as we move along. 
  I have been known to give small amounts of "homework" for subjects that take more quiet reflection!





ADULT MANDALA CLASS: Ages 17 and up.
Creating our own personal Mandalas from scratch, we'll use colored pencils and pens for the most part, but for anyone wanting to try other media we will discuss that as well.

Instructor:  Sabina Evarts, Certified Art Teacher    
Cost: $120. per person
Materials: 9x9 Deluxe Bee or similar square sketch book, sketch paper for testing ideas.
HB or 2B pencils, Prismacolor pencils, markers: black and colored markers, rulers 12" and shorter. (compass optional)
Six 2 hour sessions- for six weeks on Saturdays - September 14th, 21st,28th, Oct 5th, 12th, and 19th 2013 - from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

 





CHILDREN'S MANDALA CLASS: Ages 5-8
     This class will teach children about "drawing in a circle or mandala".  Projects will be
chosen that best fit the personalities of the class.  Each one is different and special!
    Using colored pencils, markers, stencils, IDEAS and WORDS, we'll explore both our
personal world and the BIG world out there! 
   Classes will begin with a short meditation to help everyone focus on what the mandala
wants to say.

Instructor:  Sabina Evarts, Certified Art Teacher   
Cost: $60.  per person
Materials: Crayons, Colored Pencils, Markers Graphite pencil and eraser, and sketchbook
Four sessions 1 1/2  hours long, weekly - Tuesday's after school - September 10th, 17th, 24th and Oct. 1st from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

 If you have further questions about what this class will entail: please call Sabina at (802) -985-4099.
To register call us at Artists' Mediums at 1-802-879-1236

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Watercolors


Watercolor


Friday, February 15, 2013

Acrylics




Acrylics, well, actually, we do have a few of these!

Artists' Mediums Garage Sale



In conjunction with our Spring cleaning we will be having a huge garage sale here at Artists Mediums on Friday, March 15th (9-6) and Saturday, March 16th (10-5).
This huge sale will include special deals on original artworks,  a variety of art supplies,  and even some unexpected garage sale items.
If you've attended our tag sales before, you know it is a great opportunity. 
For just those two days ALL our IN-STOCK PAPER:
 Sheets, Pads and Rolls, 
will be 20% off of our lowest price marked. 
(This special is not to be combined with any other offer.)

Painterly Printmaking

Mermaid Monotype:  creating two works of art at once!

Painterly Printmaking:  Monotype with slow-dry acrylics
Saturday 
May 18th   
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Using Golden Artist Color's slow-drying artists' acrylic, this printmaking technique is now possible without expensive equipment or toxic solvents. Subtract and add colors to create an image and transfer with pressure onto paper. It's that simple, but the results are unique each and every time. Anyone from the practiced painter to the very beginner will enjoy the surprise as the paper is lifted to reveal the print!

Instructor:  Kristin Richland
Pre-registration required by May 4th:   $65 per person
Early sign-ups save $10!  Sign up by April 12th and pay only $55.
Appropriate for ages 16+. 
Materials provided.

Presenting & protecting your artwork with matting & framing

Presenting and protecting your artwork with matting and framing

Saturday May 11th
11:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This is a workshop that mainly covers the basics of how to use a mat cutter, but also covers safe methods of mounting the art and things to consider when you choose a frame, plus how to properly fit your art into a frame.  
Students with mat cutters are encouraged to bring them for the best hands-on learning during the workshop.  We will provide materials for matting and mounting the sample artwork.  One mat cutter will be made available for students to try if they do not yet own one.


Instructor:  Kristin Richland
Pre-registration required by April 27th:   $85 per person (materials included) 
Early sign-ups save $10!  Sign up by April 5th and pay only $75.
Appropriate for ages 18+.  
Kristin showing a multiple opening mat she cut by hand

Monday, February 4, 2013

Erasers

You don't have to worry about making mistakes with this huge selection of Erasers:





 Of course almost the most important eraser of all is the kneaded eraser. These are great for lifting color, and you can snap them apart to clean out the graphite from them.
Kneaded Erasers



White plastic erasers, Gum erasers, Pink pearl erasers.






Artists' Mediums Inc. also carries Helix electric erasers and the refills that go with it.

This is a battery operated handheld eraser, much lighter than the old fashioned plug in ones. The advantage is that you can even use it to erase out highlights!


Sanford Eraser sticks are an old favorite for a lot of folks:



There is a wide selection of new detail oriented Erasers which give even more control and finesse:

We also always have a selection of fun, interesting, and unique erasers, this stock is constantly changing.



 These make great gifts for artists young or old.






Monday, January 28, 2013

Colored Pencils

Looking for a HUGE selection of Colored Pencils?

Artists' Mediums Inc. carries Open stock of all the Prismacolor Artist Grade Colored pencils.













We also carry Verithin Colored pencils for those on a budget,

and Col-Erase
Colored pencils, a more erasable pencils for the beginning artist.


 We even have red, white and Black China Markers.

If you are looking for Graphite pencils, click HERE.

Charcoals

 

 Rich creamy black charcoals come in a huge variety of products:

Of course there are Charcoal Pencils







Charcoal Pencils Black HB Hard 557-HB
Charcoal Pencils Black 2B Medium 557-2B
Charcoal Pencils Black 4B Soft 557-4B
Charcoal Pencils Black 6B Extra Soft 557-6B
Charcoal  Pencils White 558   


 and Compressed Charcoal

Compressed Charcoal - 2B (12 min) 957 2B
Compressed Charcoal - 4B (12 min) 957 4B
Compressed Charcoal - 6B (12 min) 957 6B
Compressed Charcoal - (White) (12 min) 958 
  Vine Charcoal in a variety of sizes and softness

We also usually have Powdered Charcoal and Charcoal Chunks.


But you are certainly not limited to just black charcoal, there are drawing materials like the Conte' Crayons which come in some nice earthy tones....

If you need more color you can move on to Pastels.
If you are looking for our selections of Graphite pencils click here.