DATE: March 22 – 24, 2019
TIME: 10:00am to 5:00pm
LOCATION: 1401 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27610
SUPPLIES LIST: Keep reading, you’ll find it below Cancellation Policy
LEVEL: All levels | STUDENTS: max. 15, minimum 12
Paint looser, and more confidently. During this three-day workshop with Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick, learn a step-by-step approach to alla prima oil painting, from black-and-white studies to brilliant color! Build a beautiful composition with life and movement, and pack your paintings with rich, harmonious color while simplifying your palette. Get a new perspective on the still life, and learn tips for bringing inspiration to your home studio
We will cover the basics of value and composition design, and do quick, fun exercises to focus on loose, energetic brushwork before creating a finished piece. Sarah will demonstrate, and work with each student individually. Painters of all levels are welcome. Instruction is in oils.
Sarah Sedwick was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in Eugene Oregon since 2007. In 2001, she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her oil paintings explore the simple beauty of everyday objects, and are most often inspired by color combinations and perceptual effects. All are painted from life.
Sarah has been teaching workshops on alla prima painting – still life, figure, and portrait – around the USA since 2013, and also offers an online art mentorship program. She is represented by Tvedten Gallery in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
Learn more about Sarah on Facebook and Instagram! (@sedwickstudio)
CANCELLATION POLICY (NEW!)
If a month before the workshop we haven’t reached the minimum amount of students for the workshop to happen the workshop will be canceled and students will receive a full refund.
If you cancel less than 60 DAYS prior to the start of a workshop you will receive half of your registration fee, If you cancel less than 30 DAYS prior the start of the workshop you will not receive a refund. If you must cancel in this time frame we encourage you to find a replacement, and your replacement can reimburse you for your course fee. If you cancel before the 60-day limit you will receive a full refund minus 3% processing fee. Unfortunately, students who start a multiple-day class and are unable to attend any portion will not receive a refund.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY (NEW!)
Workshop will be canceled or rescheduled if inclement weather (hurricanes, snow storm, tropical storm, black ice, flooding, etc.) is on the forecast. No one should take any unnecessary risks. If the workshop is canceled, all registration money will be returned to the students minus 3% processing fee. The workshop will be rescheduled if possible for both parties.
Palette – a 12×16 (or larger) disposable paper palette pad. Get white, not gray.
Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of
paint with it.
Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels, available at
Solvent: Gamsol or Turpenoid (ODORLESS)
2 glass jars with tight-fitting lids, for solvent
Paint – I use M. Graham brand. Please include a red, a blue, a yellow, and
a white. Here are some suggested colors:
Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium red, Pyrrol red
Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt blue, Pthalo blue
Cadmium yellow, Hansa yellow, Azo yellow
*Note: water-soluble oils are not recommended.
Brushes – I use taklon (synthetic, white bristles) and hog bristle, but I
encourage you to use what you’re comfortable with. A good starter kit is a #2 round
and a #4 flat and a #4 or #6 filbert.
Canvases or other painting surfaces:
Two 12×16” canvas boards, a pad of canvas paper, or Arches oil paper
Two canvases, minimum size 8×8” – or any size you’d like to work on for
about 3 hours.
Easel and side table
A standing travel easel. (A french easel or plein air easel)
A TV table or side table for your palette