ASBURY PARK, NJ –Supported by leading art material brands Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté à Paris, The Collective Art Tank, a progressive arts collaborative seated in downtown Asbury Park, and The Fine Art Collective, a nationwide network of professional artists committed to educating artists of every ability on the proper use of art materials, today announced they will partner with the Monmouth Museum to present a technique-based art demonstration in coordination with the museum’s current exhibit, The Neo Outsider: The New Outsider Artist.  Kicking off at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, the two-hour workshop, aptly titled Contemporary Mixed Media Techniques with Liquitex Mediums, will be led by professional artist Marta Kepka, a coordinator at The Collective Art Tank and instructor of The Fine Art Collective, and examine contemporary methods of drawing, sculpting and painting that create an experimental aesthetic.

“The Collective Art Tank, The Fine Art Collective and Monmouth Museum aim to engage artists and art enthusiasts alike with hands-on, educational art opportunities.  Professional artist Marta Kepka, who works year-round to educate artists through classes at The Collective Art Tank as well as in demonstrations through The Fine Art Collective, will be the perfect instructor to teach artists of varying ability levels at the museum workshop.  With the generous support of art material brands Liquitex, Winsor & Newton andContéà Paris, the demonstration will help further strengthen the arts education initiatives at the Monmouth Museum,” commented Jimmy Leslie, resident artist of Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté à Paris, co-director of The Collective Art Tank and director of The Fine Art Collective.

Instructor Kepka will use Liquitex professional artist materials throughout Contemporary Mixed Media Techniques with Liquitex Mediums to obtain interesting mixed media results.   The class will demonstrate a variety of ways Liquitex products can be used to achieve mixed media effects while maintaining permanence, material integrity and professional quality.  Practices and materials used in the workshop include, but are not limited to:  pouring techniques to create translucent ‘skins’ which can be collaged, shaped, stitched and layered;  modeling paste to create sculptural elements as well as reliefs for stamping and printing; gel mediums for photo and drawing transfers; and more.

The Collective Art Tank offers a year-round schedule of art classes, product demonstrations, events and exhibitions.  Additionally, it aims to support the advancement of professional artists by offering artists the opportunity to work and teach classes in its storefront studio space free of charge.  Through The Fine Art Collective, professional artists are given the opportunity to inspire students nationwide with product demonstrations and technique-based workshops.

With a Masters of Fine Arts from Montclair State University, artist and workshop instructor Marta Kepka creates installed environments and two-dimensional work filtered through the language of contemporary feminist materialism.  The work explores material as possessing its own agency through constructed environments and has been exhibited throughout New York, New Jersey and overseas.

Contemporary Mixed Media Techniques with Liquitex Mediums will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 24 at the Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, NJ.   The demonstration is free to Monmouth Museum members; admission to the Monmouth Museum is $7 for non-museum members and includes the demonstration free of charge.  To learn more about the demonstration, please visit www.monmouthmuseum.org or call 732-747-2266.