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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
Emailinfo@kremerpigments.com / Sign up: workshop@kremerpigments.com

How to find us

 

Special Crash Course: Introduction to Gilding Techniques
with guest teacher Leah Beth Fishman

Saturday, January 12th, 2-4 pm $45 - SOLD OUT -

This Crash Course will cover the basics of gilding, gold leaf, and its history. Various techniques of both modern and traditional gilding will be explored, including traditional water gilding, gesso, oil gilding and verre eglomise (reverse glass gilding). Students will each have the opportunity to gild a small piece of work.  

Leah Beth Fishman is a Brooklyn-based artist specializing in gilding. Experienced in working on a large and small scale, Leah has done everything from the tops of skyscrapers to door and window signage, verre eglomise, traditional water-gilded frames and restorations, and commercial and residential art installations. Her work can be seen on three covers of Architectural Digest, in the Oval Office, Rockefeller Plaza, Union Station D.C, and other landmarks around the world. For more information please visit www.leahbethfishman.com and @whoisleahbeth on Instagram.
(Photo Credit: Leah Beth Fishman)

Special Crash Course: Introduction to Marbling Techniques
with guest teacher Sheryl Oppenheim

Saturday, January 19th, 12-2 pm $30 - SOLD OUT -

This Crash Course gives a short history of paper marbling from various traditons including Turkish, European, and Japanese suminagashi techniques. Sheryl Oppenheim will discuss materials, tools, and recipes for marbling, and give demonstrations in both western and suminagashi techniques. In addition, this class will include a discussion about selecting appropriate papers for marbling. 
Sheryl Oppenheim is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work integrates the fine craft of paper marbling. Sheryl has been teaching marbling, as well as collage and mixed-media to teens and adults at the 92Y, The Jewish Museum, and MoMa. To view some of Sheryl's marbling work, please visit: https://includingbutnotlimitedto.tv/marbling
(Photo Credit: Sheryl Oppenheim)

 

Registration Closed:
Make Your Own WATERCOLOR: Rare Earths, Minerals & Historic Pigments

Saturday, January 26th, 11-3 pm

*This class is already full. The next one will be on February 23rd.*

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.

Make Your Own WATERCOLOR: Classic

Saturday, February 9th, 12-4 pm $140

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. Experiment with custom color-mixing. Participants make a 14-color full pan set! Includes a metal palette that doubles as a carrying case.

 

Crash Course Part 1: Grounds, Gesso, and Pigment Classification

Saturday, February 23rd, 11am-1 pm $15

Find out why the ground is just as important as the paint you put on top of it. There’s more than one kind of gesso, and we show you how to make it yourself. Topics include: how to properly dissolve rabbit skin glue, the function of chalk, tinted grounds, PVA sizing, and customized absorbent grounds. We will also give an overview of pigment “families,’’ and their attributes in different paint binders. Find out where pigments come from and how they are processed. Learn proper storage, handling, and clean-up procedures for dry pigments.

 

Make Your Own WATERCOLOR: Rare Earths, Minerals & Historic Pigments

Saturday, February 23rd, 3-7 pm $180 - SOLD OUT -

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, Bister, 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.

 

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CRASH COURSE SERIES

*Classes are 2 hours long with a standard fee of $15.
Those enrolled will also receive a $15 credit toward any purchases made on the day of the Crash Course.

We started the Crash Course Series as a way to introduce our diverse products to people that want to work with raw materials. Each Crash Course segment focuses on a particular type of paint and they can be taken in any order. We demonstrate basic methods step-by-step,  discuss recipes and ratios, and empower paint-makers of all abilities. Not unlike cooking, making paint is a “simple” technique that gets refined with practice. Bring your notebook, camera, and all your technical questions!

 

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

Make your own paint in a fun, supportive environment. Each class begins with a demo explaining the materials and process. Go home with ready-to-use paint handmade by YOU.
Small class size of 12 participants means you won’t feel lost in the crowd. Make paint for yourself, or as a gift for someone else! It might even make you a better cook.
All materials are provided though you may wish to bring an apron or dust mask. Wear “studio” clothes and shoes that can get dirty.

Beginners welcome for all classes!

  • Your spot is not reserved until it has been paid for.

  • Due to high demand, we can only offer refunds on class cancellations made 3 days prior to the class date.

  • Cancellations within 3 days of the class date are for store credit only.

  • If you are scheduled to attend a class and do not show up or offer notice, your deposit cannot be refunded.

 

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Lecture Series on YouTube

How to Make Oil Paint (basics)

with Roger Carmona

Start with 30% oil to pigment by volume. Eyeball it. Slowly add as little oil as possible, enough to coat the pigment particles.

More in-depth videos on making oil paint and demonstrations on other possible additives for your paint, will soon follow.

 

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 (Part 3)

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.

XSL-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.