Artists learn a lesson on paint during Riverhead lecture

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Roy Kinzer during his lecture on artists’ paint during Saturday’s East End Arts program.

Golden Working Artists certified instructor and professional artist Roy Kinzer gave a members benefit educational lecture called ‘Acrylic Potential’ in the East End Arts Carriage House in Riverhead Saturday morning.

Mr. Kinzer, of Union City, New Jersey, said he wasn’t offering a “how to paint lecture, but how paints work. It’s all the stuff that they don’t teach you in art school.”

He told the 20 artists in attendance about the two families of pigments; dry, matte and opaque mineral pigments and modern pigments, which are transparent and shinier. Artist colors are designed to last for 500 years and are tested for light fastness, said Mr. Kinzer.

Golden Paint is an American paint company founded in 1980 in upstate New York. Golden Artist Colors, Inc. is known as a maker of premier acrylic artist paints.

East End Arts education director Steve Watson said the Saturday workshops are geared to draw in emerging, professional artists and hobby artists. He encouraged those in attendance to send him ideas and suggestions for the member benefit workshops and asked non-members to get involved with the East End Arts.