Sennelier maintains a tradition of artisanal fabrication, subject to strict and constant quality control. Each stage of production is rigorously tested in the laboratory.
With a texture that duplicates the rich, creamy working properties of Sennelier Artists’ Oils, Sennelier Extra-Fine Acryliques are ideal for working with layers or wash drawings; in combination with other techniques such as pastels, charcoal, or ink; in overlays; and for creating collages and inlays. They can be used outdoor as well as in the studio, and adhere well to non-oily surfaces, including paper, canvas, cardboard canvas, wood, fabric, cement, plaster, and some plastics and metals.
They can be worked with a brush, painting knife, metal spatula, fingers, or directly from the tube to obtain thick lines. Their excellent spreading properties make them easy to mix, allowing for an infinite number of shades without altering luminosity. They are excellent for coatings and can be mixed with Sennelier mediums and retarders to modify their texture, viscosity, transparency, or luminosity. They are low-odor and dry rapidly to create a permanent, insoluble, non-cracking, non-yellowing, water-resistant film.
Join us for a 2 hours demonstration and lecture on these amazing paints with Bay Area working artist Rick Kitagawa.
Rick Kitagawa is an award-winning visual artist, storyteller, and arts educator based in the foggy hills of San Francisco. With degrees from UC Berkeley and Academy of Art University, Rick is a multidisciplinary artist that weaves together digital with traditional media, text and imagery, abstract and figurative subjects, and painting and printmaking. What results is a visual journey into a dark world of his own that pays homage to the horror genre, identity politics, and pop culture all while examining the human condition and the darkness within us all.
A sponsored artist for Crescent, Savoir-Faire, and KRINK, Rick teaches demos at art supply stores in Northern California and beyond, and in art schools in the Bay Area. His work has hung in venues all over the SF Bay Area, including SPACE gallery, Big Umbrella Studios, and 111 Minna.
As an arts educator, he has taught workshops for Apple, the Museum of Craft and Design, and the Academy of Sciences, and teaches business courses for artists at the Academy of Art University. He also is the founder of Lift Off Art, a private arts education curriculum that teaches artists how to deal with both the business, practical, and emotional aspects of being a professional artist.
Additionally he co-owns and operates the t-shirt/screen printing business known as The Lords of Print and has live printed everywhere from small corner markets in the Mission to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to Moscone Center.