Art Supply Showcase: Bi-Weekly Product Demos – Princeton Catalyst Tools – June 22, 2024

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June 22 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Join us for a dynamic series of Art Supply Showcase, featuring bi-weekly product demonstrations at our art supply store. Immerse yourself in the world of creative possibilities as we highlight and explore a diverse range of art materials, tools, and techniques. Each session is designed to provide hands-on experience, valuable insights, and inspiration for artists of all levels.

Upcoming Demos:

  • January 20, 2024 starting at 11:00am: R&F Pigments Sticks
    R&F Pigment Sticks® are oil paint manufactured with enough wax for the paint to be molded into stick form. They allow the painter to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, palettes, paint tubes, or solvents. We use only the basic traditional materials: natural wax (beeswax & plant wax), linseed oil, and pigment. The result is an oil stick with a lipstick soft consistency.
    Explore firsthand how R&F Pigment Sticks can elevate your artistic practice.
  • February 3, 2024 starting at 11:00am: Derwent Inktense Blocks & Pencils
    Permanent when dry – doesn’t washout like watercolour. Layer up intense vibrant colours. Inktense blocks and pencils deliver vibrant and versatile colour. Perfect for a variety of projects, the water-soluble Inktense blocks can be used on their edge or side for different techniques.
    Dive into the creative potential of Derwent Inktense through live demonstrations.
  • February 17, 2024 starting at 11:00am: StencilGirl Stencils
    StencilGirl Products’ stencils are a perfect companion for paper crafters, fibre artists, art journalers, mixed-media artists but most importantly the artist in you.
    Learn tips and tricks for maximizing your artistic expression with StencilGirl stencils.
  • March 2, 2024 starting at 11:00am: Gamblin Cold Wax Medium
    Gamblin Cold Wax Medium a mixture of natural beeswax (wax pastilles), Gamsol and a small amount of alkyd resin. Cold Wax medium is a dense paste, it is excellent in creating a variety of textures within a painting. It has a “short” characteristic and gives a clean break off of the brush or knife, retaining the sharp peaks of impasto. These working properties allow for expressive brush marks and the ability to carve into paint layers with palette knives.
    Unlike other Gamblin painting mediums, which increase the flow and gloss of oil colours to varying degrees, Cold Wax Medium makes oil colours thicker and more matte.
    Discover the secrets to achieving stunning textures and depth with Gamblin Cold Wax Medium.
  • March 16, 2024 starting at 11:00am: Golden Fluid Acrylics
    Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints are highly intense, permanent colours with a consistency similar to heavy cream. Produced from lightfast pigments, not dyes, they offer very strong colors with very thin consistencies, and contain no fillers or extenders. Golden Fluid Acrylics are ideal for spraying, brushing, staining, and pouring techniques.
    Discover the versatility of Golden Fluid Acrylics and its creative applications in your artwork.
  • April 13, 2024 starting at 11:00am: PanPastels
    PanPastel is the world’s first range of pastel colours that can be mixed and applied like paint. They are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colours in a unique pan format (cake-like). Each colour is loaded with the finest quality artists’ pigments for the most concentrated colours possible. The unique qualities of PanPastel make them ideal for exploring new creative techniques for painting, drawing and mixed media.
    Explore new artistic horizons with PanPastels and unlock a world of possibilities.
  • April 27, 2024 starting at 11:00am: Liquitex Gessoes
    Prime your surfaces and add tooth, ready for paint application. Liquitex professional gessoes create the perfect absorbency, texture and archival ground on supports of all types – from canvas to metal. You have the choice of five specialized formulas: clear, white, grey and black if you want to select by colour, while Super Heavy Gesso gives texture and acts as a stronger foundation for structural work.
    Learn valuable techniques for incorporating Liquitex Gessoes into your unique artistic style.
  • May 11, 2024 starting at 11:00am: Tri-Art Re-Harvested Mediums
    Tri-Art Re-harvested mediums utilize waste products to create beautiful texture mediums. Made with re-ground materials from manufacturing our packaging. See the different options in this new environmental friendly product line. All Tri-Art products are made in Canada.
    Dive into the exciting features of Tri-Art and elevate your creative process.
  • May 25, 2024 starting at 11:00am: Enkaustikos Aluminum Printing Plates
    Interest in encaustic monoprinting has grown at a phenomenal rate. These affordable plates from Enkaustikos allow you to convert any pancake griddle into a printing plate. Enkaustikos aluminum printing plates have a clear anodized coating to eliminate colour reaction to the aluminum surface.
    When using Hot Sticks or Wax Snaps against the plate you will find that they melt with ease. The plates can also serve as a colour mixing palette. Enkaustikos offers anodized aluminum plates in a variety of sizes.
    Immerse yourself in the artistic potential of Enkaustikos Aluminium Printing Plates and see how it can enhance your work.
  • June 8, 2024 starting at 11:00am: Gamblin Oil Artist Grade vs. 1980 Paints
    Gamblin’s colors are highly pigmented and permanent. The paint has a wonderful consistency, it’s smooth but it’s not too runny. Due to the archival properties and the strength of the paint film that the linseed binder provides, this is the go-to brand of oil paint for artists!
    Experience the innovative qualities of Gamblin Oils and their impact on your artistic expression.
  • June 22, 2024 starting at 11:00am: Princeton Catalyst Tools
    Not quite a brush. Not quite a palette knife. Catalyst™ tools are crafted from flexible silicone to allow artists a new form of expression. Available in two unique styles: Catalyst™ Wedges are ergonomically designed to fit in your hand allowing a direct interaction with your work. Catalyst™ Blades are mounted on artist brush handles offering a blend of tradition and innovation. Designed for use with heavy-bodied paints, Catalyst™ is at home with oils, acrylics, and water-miscible oils. Because they are heat-resistant, they excel with encaustics.
    Learn practical tips for using Princeton Catalyst Tools to achieve captivating effects in your art.
  • July 6, 2024 starting at 11:00am: R&F Encaustic Paints
    The fine quality and exquisite visual properties of R&F Encaustic Paints are owed to the dedicated labour process. R&F carefully mixes pigment, pure beeswax, and damar resin. Each colour is heavily pigmented and carefully milled. Because no solvents are used, many health hazards associated with other art materials are eliminated. The beeswax contained in R&F Encaustic Paints makes them impervious to moisture, and thus highly durable. Over time, your art retains all the freshness of a newly finished work.Discover the dynamic possibilities of R&F Encaustic Paints and how it can transform your creative journey.

RSVP Details:

Spaces are limited, and RSVPs are encouraged to ensure an intimate and engaging experience. Reserve your spot now to secure a front-row seat to discover the latest and most innovative art supplies.

Why Join:

  • Hands-On Experience: Engage with featured products through live demonstrations.
  • Expert Guidance: Learn from experienced artists and product specialists.
  • Exclusive Offers: Enjoy special discounts and promotions on showcased products.
  • Community Connection: Connect with fellow artists in a creative and inspiring environment.

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to explore, create, and enhance your artistic journey. RSVP today to join us for our upcoming Art Supply Showcase sessions!


June 22
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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