DATE: March 25 – 27, 2022
TIME: 10:00am to 5:00pm with 1 hour for lunch on your own at any of the nearby walking distance restaurants.
LOCATION: 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604
SUPPLIES LIST: Keep reading, you’ll find it below Cancellation Policy
MEDIUM: Instruction is in oils, and acrylics are welcome – particularly Open acrylics, that stay wet longer.
LEVEL: All levels | STUDENTS: max. 16, minimum 13
HEALTH SAFETY: Proof of full Covid vaccination at time of registration (photo of vaccination card must be sent be text to 919-6010284 within 1 day of registration) and wearing a mask when indoors are required to be able to participate in Painting Miles workshops and classes in person (we will update the mask requirement whenever the town of Raleigh does it). All NC Government health regulations will be followed.
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.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of good design, creating sketches and value
studies to plan a composition that works. Using a split-primary palette as your
color foundation – two reds, two yellows, and two blues – you’ll do quick, fun
exercises to focus on loosening up your brushwork before creating a finished
Sarah will demonstrate, and work with each student individually. Instruction is in oils, and acrylics are welcome – particularly Open acrylics, that stay wet longer.
All levels welcome, age 15 and above.
Sarah Sedwick is a prolific painter of still lifes inspired by color combinations
and perceptual e ects. 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 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!
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 AND GLOBAL HEALTH POLICY (NEW!)
Workshops or classes will be canceled or rescheduled if inclement weather (hurricanes, snow storm, tropical storm, black ice, flooding, etc.) is on the forecast, or if a global health issue (pandemic) prevents groups from gathering. No one should take any unnecessary risks. If the workshop is canceled because of these out of our control circumstances, all registration money will be returned to the students minus 3% processing fee. The workshop will be rescheduled if possible for both parties.
A proof of full Covid vaccination will be required to register for any in person Painting Miles workshop or class.
If you have covid symptoms before coming to the workshop, please stay home and a positive covid test result will be required in order to receive a full refund (minus the 3% processing fee).
- Palette – New Wave 11×16” white pad disposable palette, or similar
- Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of paint with it. I like the RGM softgrip no. 45 (blue handle)
- Rags or paper towels (blue shop towels are the best!)
- Solvent: Gamsol or Chelsea Classical Studio Lavender Spike Oil Essence
- Medium: walnut oil or Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel
- Can, jar, or other container for solvent
Paint – I use M. Graham brand. Here is my split-primary palette.
Substitutions are ok
○ Titanium white
○ Alizarin Crimson,
○ Cadmium red (medium or light)
○ Ultramarine Blue
○ Pthalo blue or Viridian
○ Cadmium yellow (medium)
○ Hansa yellow
○ Ivory black
Optional colors: yellow ochre, dioxazine purple
- Viewfinder – I like the ViewCatcher by The Color Wheel brand.
- Brushes – I use Princeton Summit Series 6100 white Taklon, Rosemary
Evergreen ats, and Rosemary Ultimate bristles, but please use what you’re
comfortable with. A good starter kit is a #2 round and a #4 flat
Canvases or other painting surfaces:
○ Two 12×16” canvases or canvas boards, or a pad of canvas paper, or
Arches oil paper
○ Both a square canvas and a rectangular canvas or panel – any size you’d
like to work on for about 3 hours. You’ll need at least 2. 8×8, 10×10, 8×10,
9×12 or larger. I use Raymar – their Arches oil paper panels, and their
smooth texture canvas panels.
○ Bringing a couple of extra canvases can be helpful
- Pencil, sketchbook, black sharpie, masking tape
- Easel and side table: Painting Miles will provide a standing studio easel and a side table for you palette.To view these products, and more of my favorites, visit my Amazon list: