Mixing Beautiful Blacks, Sumptuous Tones, Tints and a Secret Weapon with Sonya Iwasiuk

April 30, 2021


When: April 30th @ 11am

Mixing Beautiful Blacks, Sumptuous Tones, Tints and a Secret Weapon with Sonya Iwasiuk

Join Artist and Educator Sonya Iwasiuk as she walks us through the process of mixing beautiful blacks, sumptuous tones, and tints with GOLDEN Fluid acrylics! A secret colour weapon will also be revealed that makes the amazing tones. While this demo will use acrylic, the theory behind these colour mixing principles are applicable to, and very helpful for, use in all coloured paint mediums! This demo will be perfect for all creative individuals interested in expanding their knowledge of colour mixing, those who would like to learn about mixing blacks from your existing colours, or anyone who would like to see one of Vancouver’s brilliant art educators in action.

Materials Sonya will use:

GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Colours in…

Raw Umber

Acrylic Colours

Burnt Umber Light

Raw Sienna

Yellow Ochre

Indian Yellow

Red Oxide

Payne’s Gray

Dioxazine Purple

Cerulean Blue Chromium

Ultramarine Blue

Prussian Blue

Cobalt Blue


Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red

Vat Orange

Sap Green

Titan Buff

Titanium White

Iridescent Bronze

Tools :

#4 Flat Soft Acrylic Brush much as the Opus Arietta or Bravura Brush

Paper Towels/Rags

Water container for cleaning brushes


Any Heavy Paper (ie. mixed media paper, Stonehenge, watercolour paper)


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Artist Bio

Sonya is a self-taught mixed media artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She spent her childhood in small towns and on farms in Northern Alberta.

Though at times the figure is her focus, she is also drawn to abandoned places and buildings because they too speak of people. Disconcerted characters and lonely entities documented within her mixed media paintings, sculptures and translucent hangings, are partially exposed and brought back to being. 

She progressively explores and experiments with different materials and methods of rendering and presenting these portrayals. The hope is that the unusual and unique components and techniques will create interest and delight, causing viewers to pause longer and thus communicating the message in a more meaningful and successful way.






April 30, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm