Note from Dallas Art News: We talked with Grumbacher about their workshops. Grumbacher is looking for acrylic painting instructors all over Texas. We will provide more information about the workshops and locations at a later date. Read below for contact information for instructor positions.
Grumbacher Partners with Large Retailer to Bring Fine Art to Everyone
Grumbacher art supplies is excited to partner with a prominent retailer to offer fine art workshops in retail stores. These workshops will consist of two hours of instruction, during which time students will complete an acrylic painting. There are four curricula in the current line of acrylic workshops, including floral, still life, landscape, and seascape.
Scheduling of workshops will start in March 2010, and continue indefinitely. Traditional florals will be first in the rotation of curricula. Director of Education Sasha DeMarino says, “This is an exciting opportunity on many levels.” It benefits both new and veteran artists. For instructors, it presents an opportunity for steady income. “We are helping provide jobs to art instructors across Texas during a down economy.”
For the students, the beginners’ workshops are designed for the new artist to try their hand at painting, or for the veteran looking to brush up on their skills. They will provide a creative outlet for those wishing to learn to paint in a comfortable environment. “We are able to expose a whole new market of beginners to quality products in a non-intimidating environment, allowing their creativity to blossom,” DeMarino explains. Grumbacher is pleased to be able to both provide jobs and introduce new artists to painting with one program. “The combination of both helps the entire art industry grow and develop for the enjoyment of artists now and in the future,” says DeMarino.
Grumbacher is a brand of Chartpak, Inc. and has been serving the artists’ community for over a century. The Grumbacher brand of art materials has been developed by generations of artists and chemists who have mastered the techniques that produce one of a kind, high quality products. Some of Grumbacher’s most popular lines include Pre-tested® Oils, Max® Water-miscible Oils, and Finest® Watercolors.
To join the Grumbacher team of workshop artists, please contact Educational Coordinator Katie Blanchard.
Contact: Katie Blanchard
Phone: 1-800-628-1910 ext. 282