Expressive Techniques in Painting

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Online Hybrid (Zoom) Painting 1-Day Workshop


Expressive Techniques in Painting

This hybrid LIVE ONLINE workshop focuses on techniques & processes for artists looking to grow and better develop their skills as expressive painters. 


This course includes: 

  • 5 hours of LIVE class instruction with demos and real-time student/teacher feedback 
  • An additional Private 30 minute one-on-one Zoom mentor session
  • 12 instructional videos
  • ALL lessons done in both OIL & ACRYLIC
  • Full linkable Supplies List .pdf including suggested substitutions
  • 10 downloadable jpg images

  • Techniques taught:

    • Paint mixing: choosing colors for success
    • Develop monochromatic understanding of color and value
    • Working with tools that create loose expressive marks
    • Mediums for making acrylics look more like the texture of oils
    • Using a Sta-wet palette to extend the life of your paint mixes
    • Using value to intensify depth of color
    • Using stroke to create visual textures
    • Techniques for creating vibration and movement in your strokes
    • Catalyst Wedge vs. Paintbrush demos
    • Learn to be looser for bolder strokes
    • Develop contrast using warm and cool colors
    • Ditch the inner critic for the freedom of artistic expression

    Once registered you will have immediate access to:

    Advance Prep before workshop

      • Supplies list
    • IMAGE: paint tubes
          • VIDEO: Supplies 
          • Sketch downloads
            • IMAGE:Oil Demo (finished art)
      • IMAGE:Acrylic Demo (finished art)
      • IMAGE:Line Sketch (cardinal)
      • IMAGE:Color Sketch (cardinal)
      • IMAGE:Sketch Overlay
          • VIDEO: Using a Projector to Sketch 
          • Paint mixing video tutorials 
            • VIDEO:Acrylic paint mixing/p1 
            • VIDEO: Acrylic paint mixing/p2 
            • VIDEO: Oil paint mixing 

          First Session

          • Zoom (Live and session will be recorded)/ Welcome 
            • Introductions
            • Overview
            • Process instruction/Demos
              • Mapping in value
              • Shadow and light
              • Thin vs. thick applications
              • Using direction and size for more compelling marks
            • Developing shadow and light color
            • Make painting easier by mapping out value
            • Developing your stroke as an expressive tool
            • Using the catalyst wedge vs. paintbrush
            • Live one-on-one interaction and questions
            • Instructional videos
              • VIDEO: Mapping in Oil 
              • VIDEO:Mapping in Acrylic 

          Lunch Break


          Second Session

            • Zoom (LIVE and session will be recorded)/Blurring the lines
              • Insight into the Artist’s Creative Narrative
                • Beauty in the broken
                • Finding your “Why?”
              • Commit to your marks
              • Make your marks bolder
              • Making marks that impact movement
              • Strokes deliberate
              • Paint thicker using the mapped-in layer below as a guide
              • Make marks in different directions so that they vibrate off of each other
                • VIDEO: Building up layers in OIL 
                • VIDEO: Building up layers in ACRYLIC
                • Blur the line between the subject and the background
              • Be fearless!
              • Learn to correct marks that do not make you happy
              • "Destroy" the line between the red and the white
              • Live share 
              • Group Discussion
              • Individual Critiques
          • VIDEO: Blurring the lines in OIL 
          • VIDEO: Blurring the lines in ACRYLIC 

          •  Bonus Session/Independent Study

              • Bonus Lesson - Using up extra paint
                • Students will complete this assignment on their own
                • Making the most of your leftover paint
                  • VIDEO:Using leftover paint to create another painting 
                  • Example downloads
                    • IMAGE:Leftover OIL Painting 1
          • IMAGE:Leftover OIL Painting 2
          • IMAGE:Leftover ACRYLIC Painting 1
          • IMAGE:Leftover ACRYLIC Painting 2

          • Private one-on-one Follow-up 

            • Zoom (LIVE) one-on-one call
              • Everyone needs a little feedback and support. This private one-on-one mentor conversation is just for you the student and is personalized to what you need. Whether it is a follow-up check in, personal critique and/or feedback, this time is for you!
              • I know that schedules are all different. I will work to get each student locked into their mentor session shortly thereafter our live class sessions.
            • Online Hybrid (Zoom) Painting 1-Day Workshop


              Expressive Techniques in Painting

              This hybrid LIVE ONLINE workshop focuses on techniques & processes for artists looking to grow and better develop their skills as expressive painters. 


              This course includes: 

            • 5 hours of LIVE class instruction with demos and real-time student/teacher feedback 
            • An additional Private 30 minute one-on-one Zoom mentor session
            • 12 instructional videos
            • ALL lessons done in both OIL & ACRYLIC
            • Full linkable Supplies List .pdf including suggested substitutions
            • 10 downloadable jpg images

            • Techniques taught:

              • Paint mixing: choosing colors for success
              • Develop monochromatic understanding of color and value
              • Working with tools that create loose expressive marks
              • Mediums for making acrylics look more like the texture of oils
              • Using a Sta-wet palette to extend the life of your paint mixes
              • Using value to intensify depth of color
              • Using stroke to create visual textures
              • Techniques for creating vibration and movement in your strokes
              • Catalyst Wedge vs. Paintbrush demos
              • Learn to be looser for bolder strokes
              • Develop contrast using warm and cool colors
              • Ditch the inner critic for the freedom of artistic expression

              Once registered you will have immediate access to:

              Advance Prep before workshop

                • Supplies list
              • IMAGE: paint tubes
                    • VIDEO: Supplies 
                    • Sketch downloads
                      • IMAGE:Oil Demo (finished art)
                • IMAGE:Acrylic Demo (finished art)
                • IMAGE:Line Sketch (cardinal)
                • IMAGE:Color Sketch (cardinal)
                • IMAGE:Sketch Overlay
                    • VIDEO: Using a Projector to Sketch 
                    • Paint mixing video tutorials 
                      • VIDEO:Acrylic paint mixing/p1 
                      • VIDEO: Acrylic paint mixing/p2 
                      • VIDEO: Oil paint mixing 

                    First Session

                    • Zoom (Live and session will be recorded)/ Welcome 
                      • Introductions
                      • Overview
                      • Process instruction/Demos
                        • Mapping in value
                        • Shadow and light
                        • Thin vs. thick applications
                        • Using direction and size for more compelling marks
                      • Developing shadow and light color
                      • Make painting easier by mapping out value
                      • Developing your stroke as an expressive tool
                      • Using the catalyst wedge vs. paintbrush
                      • Live one-on-one interaction and questions
                      • Instructional videos
                        • VIDEO: Mapping in Oil 
                        • VIDEO:Mapping in Acrylic 

                    Lunch Break


                    Second Session

                      • Zoom (LIVE and session will be recorded)/Blurring the lines
                        • Insight into the Artist’s Creative Narrative
                          • Beauty in the broken
                          • Finding your “Why?”
                        • Commit to your marks
                        • Make your marks bolder
                        • Making marks that impact movement
                        • Strokes deliberate
                        • Paint thicker using the mapped-in layer below as a guide
                        • Make marks in different directions so that they vibrate off of each other
                          • VIDEO: Building up layers in OIL 
                          • VIDEO: Building up layers in ACRYLIC
                          • Blur the line between the subject and the background
                        • Be fearless!
                        • Learn to correct marks that do not make you happy
                        • "Destroy" the line between the red and the white
                        • Live share 
                        • Group Discussion
                        • Individual Critiques
                    • VIDEO: Blurring the lines in OIL 
                    • VIDEO: Blurring the lines in ACRYLIC 

                    •  Bonus Session/Independent Study

                        • Bonus Lesson - Using up extra paint
                          • Students will complete this assignment on their own
                          • Making the most of your leftover paint
                            • VIDEO:Using leftover paint to create another painting 
                            • Example downloads
                              • IMAGE:Leftover OIL Painting 1
                    • IMAGE:Leftover OIL Painting 2
                    • IMAGE:Leftover ACRYLIC Painting 1
                    • IMAGE:Leftover ACRYLIC Painting 2

                    • Private one-on-one Follow-up 

                      • Zoom (LIVE) one-on-one call
                        • Everyone needs a little feedback and support. This private one-on-one mentor conversation is just for you the student and is personalized to what you need. Whether it is a follow-up check in, personal critique and/or feedback, this time is for you!
                        • I know that schedules are all different. I will work to get each student locked into their mentor session shortly thereafter our live class sessions.
                    • Frequently Asked Questions