From Painter to Storyteller: Magic of the Masters Workshop

April 9, 2022 @ 9:00AM — April 10, 2022 @ 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Workshop with Juror, Kirah Van Sickle April 9 - 10, 2022 9am - 4pm (with 45 min. lunch break)

From Painter to Storyteller: Magic of the Masters Workshop image

Workshop with the Juror!

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What are the characteristics of visual storytelling that distinguish the works of the masters? By drawing from their techniques and insights, breaking barriers and habits that hold us back as artists, we can build on fundamentals to enrich our painting process. This two-day workshop distills from both ancient and contemporary masters advanced approaches that enrich and build brush confidence. Through historical context, demos, art of the critique and plenty of time at the easel, we’ll dig into achieving next level process and elements of compelling visual storytelling. All painting media welcome, for seasoned beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

Supply List (participants bring their own)

Easels will be available, but you may want to bring a desktop easel if that is your preference.

12 canvas panels or canvas pad in square or rectangle aspect ratio.

Recommended: 8 x 8," 12 x 12," 9 x 12," 11 x 14, or if you want to work larger, 16 x 20."

Strong horizontal (landscape) sizes in 6 x 12" can be fun also.

For watercolorists, 9 x 12" watercolor pad 140# cold press.

Roll of artist tape to tape off canvas and/or paper

Recommended colors: Double primary palette of Titanium White, Cad Yellow Med, Cad Yellow Lt (or Lemon Yellow), Cad Red Med, Alizarin Crimson (or Quinacridone Magenta), Cerulean, Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber. Flesh, Yellow Ochre, Violet, Burnt Siena and Unbleached Titanium are fun additions but not necessary.

Synthetic flat and filbert brushes in 1/4", 1/2" and 1" widths for either acrylic or oil.

Watercolor brushes: #8 and #10 rounds, 1/4" and 1/2" flats (bring your favorites as well)

Palette pad or preferred palette surface

Apron/painting smock

Paper towels

Water cup or turpenoid natural for oil painters

Sketchbook or small drawing pad for warmups, quick thumbnail sketches and to take notes. I will have a compliment of handouts.

Sketch pen or pencil: I like a fine liner black sharpie and water soluble graphite pencil or small set of water soluble colored pencils for watercolor. Your preferred sketch tools, but have a black marker pen of some sort for notans.