Class Dates: SATURDAY 10/16 and SUNDAY 10/17, 9:30am-4:30pm

Class Instructor: Sarah Sedwick

Instructor Email: sarahsedwick@gmail.com

Instructor Website: https://www.sarahsedwick.com/

Price: $150.00

    Availability: Sold Out

    Are you an oil painter who struggles with overworking your paintings? In this workshop, you’ll practice STOPPING SOONER to keep the freshness you crave in your work. Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll learn Sarah’s favorite painting exercises to warm up for a studio day, get back into the groove after some time away from the easel, or simply shake things up! Working from a simple still life you set up at home - or using the photo reference provided, you’ll explore how limitations can set you free, creating a painting in 20 brushstrokes, and another in 20 minutes! You will also walk step-by-step through Sarah’s alla prima process, creating a still life painting from start to finish! This two-day class will be 100% online, and will be conducted on Zoom. It is free to use Zoom, but you need to register with them prior to the class day. You’ll see a slideshow and a demo, and have plenty of painting time, with a virtual critique at the end of the class! To participate in the critique you must be able to take and submit clear non-blurry photos via email. All levels welcome (beginner+), ages 15 and above. Max 18 students Instructor: Sarah Sedwick

    For questions about class content, please email Sarah at: sarahsedwick@gmail.com (Please sign up no later than noon October 15th to insure time to receive class link)

    Materials List:

    Oregon Art Supply is generously offering a 20% discount on all materials for this class!

    Remember, they have curbside pickup - just call the store!

    • Palette - a 12x16 (or larger) disposable paper palette pad. Get white, not gray. (Any palette you currently have and enjoy using is also fine.)
    • Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of paint with it. I recommend the tip to be about 2 inches long, and flexible. I like the RGM softgrip no. 45 (blue handle)
    • Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels, available at hardware stores)
    • Solvent: Gamsol or Turpenoid
    • A glass jar with tight-fitting lid, or another container for Gamsol
    • Medium: Gamblin’s Solvent-Free Gel, walnut oil, linseed oil, liquin, or similar.

    Paint - I use M. Graham brand. Please include the following colors (or alternatives, in parentheses):

    • Titanium white
    • Cadmium Red (napthol red, pyrrole red, cadmium red light)
    • Alizarin Crimson (quinacridone red or quin magenta)
    • Ultramarine Blue (cobalt blue)
    • Ivory black
    • Hansa Yellow (Cadmium lemon, Azo yellow, Bismuth yellow)
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Brushes - I use Princeton Summit series taklon (synthetic, white bristles, green handles) for this course, but you may use whatever you prefer. A good starter set is a #2 round and a #4 flat.
    • Cleanup: Murphy’s oil soap or The Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver

    Canvases or other painting surfaces:

    • One 12 x 16” surface - canvas, canvas panel, or arches oil paper, for Stroke Economy
    • Three 9x12" surfaces - canvas, canvas panel, or arches oil paper for Twisted 20’s.
    • Both a square canvas and a rectangular canvas - any size you’d like to work on for about 2 hours. I recommend an 8x8 or an 8x10.
    • A standing travel easel. A "french easel" half or full-sized, or similar. *Note: I recommend standing up to paint, and we will discuss why during the class day. If your home studio only accommodates a table-top easel, then that is just fine.
    • A TV table or side table for your palette (optional)
    • A digital camera and an email account.