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Get to know Holbein Artist Materials Lecture/Demo – Acryla Gouache + More

Holbein Acryla Gouache, Holbein Acrylics and Acrylic Mediums

This demonstration will introduce Holbein’s Acryla Gouache, Heavy Body & Fluid Acrylics as well as Holbein’s Acrylic Gel and Paste mediums. Holbein’s innovative Acryla Gouache is available in 107 highly pigmented colours and combines the working qualities of traditional gouache because they move, react, blend and feel like a traditional gum arabic gouache but with the permanence of acrylics. Holbein’s Heavy Body Acrylics are available in 113 colours and the Fluid Acrylics are available in 60 colours. Both paints are highly pigmented and offer superior covering power and enhanced lightfast ratings. Holbein’s acrylic gel and paste mediums are designed to meet the demands of today’s acrylic artist and with their exceptional quality they are sure to support all artistic creativity. Attendees will gain an understanding of how these products perform on their own as well as how they are intermixable. We will cover the properties of these paints and what techniques can be used together with the mediums to alter texture, sheen, transparency, viscosity and depth to your paintings.


Jamie-Lou Nicol was born in Kingston, Ontario and grew up in the small town of Verona located north of Kingston. Nicol graduated from Sheridan College in 2004 with a major in Advanced Glass Forming. Over the years, she has exhibited her artwork in Ontario at numerous galleries and arts and craft shows. Jamie-Lou has a passion for abstract art and has experience using various art mediums in her work such as acrylics, acrylic mediums, watercolour, pencil crayon, ink and glass. Since 2015 she has been working for Holbein Artist Materials Canada where she works in sales and marketing as well as teaching Holbein demonstrations.