Call VAS: (703) 319-3971
HOURS: Tu-Sat, 10am-4pm

at Meeting on May 10– GOLDEN Acrylic demonstration

mixed media applications from GOLDEN

Amy Shawley showing her art piece with different media applications.


Golden Paints Mixed Media Lecture/Demonstration


VAS May Meeting guest artist, Amy Shawley showed many uses of Golden Paint products.  Amy was encouraging everyone to try some new approaches to creating art.  She had products that were useful for watercolor, acrylic and oil artists as well as media for pastel artists. VAS members and guests attendance saw a vibrant demonstration and received some of Golden’s artist media to take home.

Learn about the wide range of Golden acrylic paints and mediums, along with the new QoR Watercolors, and discover how they can enhance your mixed media projects.  You will come away with a better understanding of each product, their different attributes, and how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best-intended application.  Learn how to layer color, create water media effects, paint on fabrics, and use acrylics for alternative printmaking media. The demonstration will cover a variety of tools and techniques including the use of stencils, paint markers, dry media, and image transfers. This is a great opportunity for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.

Instructor Biography

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 experienced during her travels and everyday life.

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 then relocated back east to offer painting lectures in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

Amy teaches art workshops nationally, offers online education, and published her first book in 2015. When she is not painting, teaching, writing, or bird watching, Amy can be found exploring nature and looking for new inspiration! To learn more or check out Amy’s artwork, visit her website: