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Kremer Pigments in New York

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

@ Kremer Pigments

247 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001
between 7th and 8th Ave

Phone (212) 219-2394, Fax (212) 219-2395
Email: info@kremerpigments.com

How to find us

Oct. 28th - In Pursuit of Nature: Landscape Painting and the Traditional Palette with Luis Nolan

$295 - Time: 10 - 5:30 pm

This is a hands-on workshop where students will learn historically traditional techniques of painting the landscape from a modern master, Luis Colan. Which pigments were used and how to properly mull the paint for this type of painting will be discussed. All materials including canvas, tools, and pigments for paint will be provided. 

Max. participants: 8

Flyer: In pursuit of nature

Please email to sign up soon! Contact us for further specifics.

Nov. 4th - Make Your Own Watercolors

 - Time: 10 - 3 pm

Learn how to transform pure pigments and gum arabic into highly-saturated watercolor paints. The ratio of gum arabic to pigment will be emphasized. The “Classic” version offers a selection of 25 - 30 pigments that vary in characteristics- gritty, fine, opaque, transparent, earth, synthetic, pearlescent, etc.
Participants make a 14-color full pan set! Includes a metal palette that doubles as a carrying case.


Nov. 15th - Crash Course: Water-based Paints from milk paint to acrylics

 - Time: 6 - 8 pm

Open up a world of paint possibilities by learning how to make your own paint. We will cover acrylic paint, but there is much more than that; there are several other water-based binders including: gum arabic watercolor, DIY acrylic mediums, PVA, cellulose, egg tempera, and Aquazol water-soluble wax. Additives for water-based paints will also be introduced: ox gall, defoamer, thickeners, and retarders. Learn how to bend rules and push boundaries with your materials without sacrificing quality. Having trouble with a water-based paint? Bring on the technical questions.


Dec. 2 - Acrylics: The Most Versatile Binder

 - Time: 10 - 3 pm

Acrylic emulsions deconstructed: Examine various additives that can be used to alter acrylic binders to make acrylic paint behave like all other paint. The first part of the workshop is a detailed explanation of additives suitable in acrylic paint. The second part of the workshop you will make: 1) two different kinds of impasto gel mediums--one thick and creamy, the other puffy and light. 500ml each. 2) Eight, 100ml acrylic paint jars ready-to-use, with your desired drying time and sheen. Acrylic emulsions are used to make paint, but you can also manufacturer acrylic molds and objects, paint skins for collage, or ultra-light but dense-looking impasto. We will try our best to have you leave with a different appreciation for liquid plastic.


Dec. 6 - Crash Course: Oils

 - Time: 6 - 8 pm

This class aims to demystify hand-made oil paint and related recipes. We will troubleshoot common mistakes for beginners. This class is for anyone who has ever asked: Can I make oil paint out of ANY kind of oil? What’s the point of making my own painting mediums if I can just buy one? How do I make oil paint dry as fast as acrylic? Why is Ultramarine blue stringy? What are water-soluble oil paints? Why are some of my paints drying matt and some glossy? Come with easy or complex questions.


Dec. 9 - Rare Earths, Minerals, and Historical Pigments Watercolor Workshop

 - Time: 10 - 3 pm

The “Rare Earths and Minerals” version offers a selection of Historic and Kremer-Made pigments. This selection includes pigments like Lapis Lazuli, Cote D’Azur Violet, Peach Black, Pinkcolor, Gold Ochre from Saxony, and Red Ochre from Andalusia. Watercolor paint preserves the individual traits of these very special pigments. See and feel the difference between a delicate sparkling Malachite and a smooth and fine Green Earth. Participants will choose their favorites and make a 14-color full pan set! Includes a metal palette that doubles as a carrying case.


Lecture Series on YouTube 

KP Lecture Series:

YouTube Video: Michael Price discussing his newly released two-volume book: "Renaissance Mysteries".

Lecture took place on 6.10.17

at Kremer Pigments, New York City.


Michael Price: "Renaissance Mysteries Volume I: Natural Colour"

240 pages, 22 x 28 cm

Volume I presents the artist as a painter-craftsman with the preparation of natural colour from rocks and crystals and their application in appropriate binding mediums. The difference in colour quality between natural mineral pigments and modern synthetic paint is examined. Chapters include comprehensive step-by-step instruction for the contemporary artist and conservation scientist on how to prepare and paint with the incomparably luminous colours of the Renaissance palette, as well as the preparation of historical painting supports and grounds.

Michael Price: "Renaissance Mysteries Volume II: Proportion and Composition"

260 pages, 22 x 28 cm

Volume II, the artist as a creative intellectual, links the painter’s craft with the creative process and elucidates the degree of compositional planning starting with the painting’s rectangular format. The demonstrated evidence for the application of Euclidean geometry is based upon exact measurements of painted surfaces on panels, X-radiographs, and infrared images from paintings. The final chapter concludes with the reasons for the demise of this painting tradition and how industrialization and the standardization of art materials led to a new painting tradition from the nineteenth century.


Crash Course - Oils

YouTube Video: Making your own paint can be fun and addictive. It is much easier than it seems. I want to show you how! Instructors like to talk about historical facts about processes and provide recipes with precise ratios to achieve an ideal medium or paint. Similar to cookbooks you read today, one should not take these steps so literally - you can come up with new "flavors" if you experiment a little. I believe this is the same with paint. I will provide historical processes and some modern ones as well. The following courses though, are meant to provide you with a firm grasp on the materials, so you can then manipulate paint the way you want -- for your own personal aesthetic.

I invite you to follow me on the investigation of raw materials and learn how to control them for your purpose.

Colorful regards,

Roger Danilo Carmona
General Manager Kremer Pigments NYC,
MFA, Bard College - Milton Avery School of Art, artist, teacher of raw materials and techniques.


XSL-Pigments, watersoluble

YouTube Video: Demonstration of our line of water-soluble pigments.


A group of pigments which are easily soluble in water.

Thanks to a special treatment with dispersing agents. The pigments can easily be stirred into water, and the particles will be perfectly dispersed, similar to color concentrates. The color intensity is reached easily and quickly.

Aqueous wood stains can be prepared because of its good solubility in water. XSL Pigments are very lightfast, unlike normal stains.