October 2019 – Tesia Blackburn
Join us on Tuesday, October 15, for Tesia Blackburn’s artist demo – The GOLDEN “A to Z” of Acrylics.
This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more.
The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media.Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting! The lecture also includes a brief introduction to our non-acrylic products, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors and QoR Watercolor.
Tesia was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and went to elementary school in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. She attended high school in New Mexico and then moved to San Francisco.
Tesia has been a working artist in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. In 2000, she was hired by Golden Artist Colors, as the Golden Working Artist in San Francisco. In 2002, NextMonet Inc. signed Tesia to produce prints of several of her paintings. In 2014, her first book “Acrylic Painting with Passion” was published by Northlight Books. Her work is collected both locally and internationally with patrons as far away as Tokyo. In 2018, her next two books were published.
She received her BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, studied lithography at the San Francisco Art Institute and received her Master’s of Art from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California.
Join us and meet Tesia on Tuesday, October 15
The Gallery at 48 Natoma has other classes scheduled on Tuesday evenings. We kindly ask that you park in the back of the building for the demos. The back door will be open for you to come and go.