DATE: March 27 – 29, 2020
TIME: 10:00am to 5:00pm
FEE: $535 (fee includes daily catered lunch by Sucre&Sel)
LOCATION: 1401 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27610
SUPPLIES LIST: Keep reading, you’ll find it below Cancellation Policy
LEVEL: Beginning/Intermediate | STUDENTS: max. 15, minimum 12
Paint looser, and more confidently during this three-day workshop with Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick! Take 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, get a new perspective on the still life, and learn tips for bringing inspiration to your home studio practice.
We’ll also delve into the fundamentals of good design, creating black and white oil studies to plan compositions that work. Emphasis will be placed on working from the general to the specific – big value shapes first, small details later. Using a split-primary palette as our color foundation – two reds, two yellows, and two blues – we’ll do quick, fun exercises to focus on loosening up our 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. (Ages 15 and above.)
Sarah Sedwick is a prolific painter of still lifes inspired by color combinations and perceptual effects. All are painted from life.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah earned a BFA in Illustration from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2001. Based in Oregon, she has been teaching workshops around the US on alla prima still life and portrait since 2013, and also conducts an online art mentorship program.
Her teaching philosophy is simple: the more you paint, the more you improve – so removing the blocks that keep us from the canvas is key. Loosen up, let go of perfectionism, and watch the results unfold.
Facebook and Instagram are great ways to follow Sarah’s work!
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
2 glass jars with tight-fitting lids, for solvent
Paint – I use M. Graham brand.
- Titanium white
- Alizarin Crimson
- Cadmium red (light or medium)
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cerulean blue
- Cadmium yellow (medium)
- Hansa yellow
Optional colors: yellow ochre, ivory black, dioxazine purple
Viewfinder – I like the ViewCatcher.
Brushes – I use Princeton summit series white taklon and Rosemary
Ultimate bristle, but I encourage you to use what you’re comfortable with. A good starter kit is a #2 round, a #4 and #6 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.
- Sketchbook and pencil
Easel and side table
Painting Miles will provide a standing studio easel and a side table for you palette