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Golden Workshop with Kevin Tobin

  • Old Hyde Park Art Center 705 West Swann Avenue Tampa, FL, 33606 United States (map)

About the Instructor:

K. D. Tobin


Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Filmmaker, Peace Activist, Designer of furniture, interiors, landscapes and for the last nine years you can add instructor for Golden Artist Colors to the list. K.D. (Kevin) brings a boundless enthusiasm to all things creative in this latest adventure. Born in Connecticut and painting for more than forty years in acrylics and mixed media, the last twenty-two years full time. He spent ten years painting and exhibiting in the Los Angeles area before relocating to Sarasota, Florida. He has also spent time painting in Paris, France and the Tuscany region of Italy. Kevin works snippets of newspaper text and headlines from around the world into each painting. These pieces of newsprint act as time-coding elements to root the individual piece to the period in which it was created, and while subtle, this process also helps contribute to the rich surface texture imparted upon every work. Vivid colors and primitive forms spread across often outsized canvases, are hallmarks of his work. One thing he doesn't do, being an avowed and original Luddite, is spend a lot of time updating his personal website, so you have his apologies for its lack of current imagery. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is currently represented by Art Dimensions, Inc. in Los Angeles, and in Europe by Paul Arellano of International Artists™ Agency, Munich.

About the Workshop:

OPEN! The Acrylic Paint That Thinks It’s an Oil Paint

Come and explore the wonderful possibilities of OPEN, Golden's Acrylic based paint that acts just like an oil paint but cleans up with soap and water.

Perfect for blending, plein aire, and a variety of oil like techniques without any of the nasty petroleum based clean up requirements. OPEN stays wet and workable 4 to 15 times longer than regular acrylics and we will take it to the max in this cutting edge class. 

New for this year's expanded OPEN Workshop will be the exploration of the wonders of mono-printing that are possible with this very versatile paint.  Workshop will include plexiglass and Gelli Plate mono-printing.

What to Bring:

Attendees should bring a Gelli Arts Gel plate and brayer if they have them, they are relatively inexpensive and worth the small investment. You will also need a small paint brush and palette knife or two, paper toweling, a small  container for water, notebook and pencil for notes. Something to drink and a bag lunch as we will likely break for 20 minutes or so to eat.

Workshop fee:

$70 for members, $80 for non members, materials provided


Click the button below or email Patti Kenney to register for this workshop. 

“OPEN, The Acrylic That Thinks it’s an Oil” Workshop with Golden Working Artist Kevin Tobin
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