Interactive Marabu Demo with Priscilla Houliston

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Where: Merion Art & Repro Center

Join Marabu Artist Educator, Priscilla Houliston in the store from 11am -1pm for an Interactive Marabu demonstration! Discover how to effectively use Marabu Fashion Spray, and Porcelain Glas markers while creating your own unique style.

Priscilla is inspired by nature and the blending of exciting techniques from one medium into another.
A Pennsylvania native, Priscilla spent several years in Scotland instructing a wide variety of art & craft genres  in various venues in the United Kingdom & Europe.

Decorative Painting Workshop with Sharon Hamilton

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Where: First Position Dance Arts

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Join us Sunday, April 22nd for a Decorative Painting workshop with Sharon Hamilton featuring DecoArt Traditions a professional grade artists’ acrylic.

Learn how to paint using the basic techniques fundamental to acrylics. These techniques are often used in decorative painting when depicting delicate flowers, fruits, still-lifes and more. These techniques can be used on canvas as well as nontraditional surfaces like baskets, trays, furniture and other household items. Sharon has been teaching painting classes for 30+ years and can guide you through how to develop your own unique painting using the skill taught in the class. No drawing skills are required for the class because you will be working from a line drawing of the design.

Ticket price is $100, which includes the intensive 9 AM - 5 PM workshop, and all the materials you'll need, including an array of artist quality brushes, paints, palette, palette knife and panels for painting. Workshop will be held at First Position dance studio, just next door at 19 W Lancaster Ave.

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Sharon Hamilton earned her Certified Decorative Artist (CDA) designations from the Society of Decorative Painters in 1990. She then successfully completed her Master Level in Floral, Still Life, and Strokework categories. The Master of Decorative Artist (MDA) designation is earned in progressive levels based on visual and technical competency. Sharon earned her MDA in 2001. She is published in numerous publications including PaintWorks, Craftworks, The Decorative Painter, Nihon Vogue, Paint Craft and JDPA's Decorative Painting. She has the honor of having her work selected for exhibition at the Nihon Vogue Decorative Painting Gallery of the World in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, she has authored eight books on decorative painting through Gretchen Cagle Publications and North Light.

Sharon has taught continually at the Society of Decorative Painters National Conferences since 1990 and has taught at NET, HOOT, and MAD mini-conventions. Sharon is a core teacher for the DecoArts' Traditions Art School, on-line, and a guest instructor for the the Art Apprentice On-Line (AAO) school. She currently travel teaches in the US, Canada and Europe.

Examples of her work can be found at:

Free Golden Demo by Roy Kinzer

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Where: Merion Art & Repro Center

This FREE lecture/demo will help demystify pigments. We will compare the slow drying OPEN Acrylic Colors with Heavy Body Acrylic Colors. We will also compare Fluid Acrylics Colors to High Flow Acrylics, which has an ink-like consistency. You will learn about controlling drying time, as well as techniques associated with oils, such as wet-into-wet and glazing.

** All REGISTERED participants receive a FREE packet of GOLDEN samples ** (send email to to RSVP or CALL by MAY 12TH)

Roy Kinzer has exhibited extensively and is currently represented by Falcon Power. He received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner award 2004. He was invited to be the 2017 Artist-in-Residency at the Newark Academy, the Academy purchased a painting for their school. He has completed numerous commissions, the most recent Grant Thornton LLC, San Jose, 2017; Providence Strategic Growth, Providence, 2016; Price Waterhouse Coopers, Boston, 2015, Grant Thornton LLC, Manhattan, 2014 and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, in 2011.

In 2013 after being included in "'Art and Science" at the Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks in Reading PA the University acquired four of his paintings for their new renovated science building. He has an M.F.A. (Vermont College) and a Certificate of Art (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art). His paintings are aerial landscapes derived from altered maps and satellite images.