Online Workshops



All online painting classes will meet using Zoom the video conferencing system. The online class will have slideshow presentations, painting demos, paint along with Wayne, and critiques. Students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace.

Class structure
The classes will have slideshow presentations, painting demos, paint along with Wayne, and critiques.

Painting demos and paint along
Painting demos will illustrate practical applications of concepts from slideshow presentations. Painting demos will be recorded. Students can choose to either paint along with Wayne during the Zoom class session or sit back and watch the demo and take notes. Then later, they can paint along the recorded painting demo video at their own pace.

Painting demo recordings will be available for download approximately 1 hour after the demo ends. Wayne will send an email with the link to the video. Because of Zoom’s space limitations, each video will be deleted in 48 hours in order to make room for new painting demo recordings. If a student wants to paint along with the video, he/she is responsible for downloading the video before it’s deleted.

While the painting demo is being recorded, students’ images and voices may be recorded if a student asks a question. If a student does not want his or her image to be recorded, the student needs to turn off his or her video when asking a question. If a student does not want his or her voice to be recorded, the student needs to ask questions using the chat feature.


Condensed video of the painting demo from a online class recorded by Zoom. All recorded painting demos videos contain painting and palette view.

Painting critique
For students who want a critique, they need to email a photo of their painting to Wayne at least 12 hours before the critique class begins.

Slideshow presentations topics
• Applying color theory
• Composition
• Developing the eyes of a painter in you
• Painting strategies and concepts
• Art history that relates to color and painting
• Painting styles

Class assignments
Class assignments will be based on concepts explained during the painting demos and slideshow presentations. If it’s required, Wayne will send photo references and concept handouts via email before a painting demo or slideshow presentation.

One-on-one feedback
Students will receive feedback from Wayne via email of their paintings in progress anytime for the duration of the class.

Students are responsible for knowing how to:
• Log into Zoom. Be sure to test this before the first class session.
• Send email file attachments of photos of their painting to Wayne for feedback.



Online Workshop Short Descriptions

 

Essential Acrylic Techniques
(online workshop for all beginner levels)



Acrylic is an incredibly versatile medium. It can be used in illustrated journals, texture abstract paintings, or traditional portrait paintings. Learn the essential techniques of acrylic painting to improve any art project.

This workshop is offered online once or twice a year.


 

Explore Your Potential in Acrylic Painting
(online & in-person workshop for mid-beginners to intermediate through Oregon Society of Artists)



Learn acrylic painting in the comfort of your own home. We’ll use the Zoom videoconferencing system for this 5-week online painting class. The online class will have slideshow presentations, painting demos, paint along with Wayne, and critiques. Students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace. This class is designed to help build confidence while learning new techniques that take advantage of this versatile, practical, and non-toxic painting medium. Wayne will offer lots of individual coaching and step-by-step instructions to help students take their painting to the next level. We’ll be exploring diverse subjects using acrylic: portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. Students will also learn color theory, painting strategies, and composition so the painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, students will complete artworks suitable for framing.

Register for this class with Oregon Society of Artists


 

Learn Tricks of the Trade to Advance Your Acrylic Painting
(online workshop for upper-beginners to intermediate)

Upcoming workshop:

5/11- 6/5, Mondays and Thursdays, 3pm-4:30pm, (8 sessions $125 max of 25 students) register



Through painting demos, slideshow presentations, and painting assignments, this workshop is designed to help you learn concepts and techniques to improve your acrylic painting.

Techniques such as:
• How to create subtle hues with saturated and mute colors
• Smooth blending over multiple layers
• Right brush strokes in the right place

Painting concepts such as:
• Soft and hard edges
• Focal points
• Lines and grids

This online workshop is offered once a year.



Applying Practical Color Theory to Advance Your Acrylic Painting
(online workshop for upper-beginners to intermediate)

Upcoming workshop:

7/13-8/7 2020, Mondays and Thursdays, 3pm-4:30pm, (8 sessions $125 max of 25 students) register




The art of blending and applying colors is not that mysterious. We’ll take a deep dive into the color wheel and learn practical ways to create color combinations in your paintings that are just right. The slideshow presentation and painting assignments in this workshop have been designed to enable you to learn to harmonize colors in a more logical and simplified way. You will never see colors the same way after this class!

This online workshop is offered once a year.

 



Apply Color Recipes to Advance Your Acrylic Painting
(online workshop for upper-beginners to intermediate)

Upcoming workshop:

9/7-10/1 2020, Mondays and Thursdays, 3pm-4:30pm,
(8 sessions $125 max of 25 students) ♦ register



In cooking, a recipe is a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of suggested ingredients. In painting, there are also recipes for particular subject matters and painting styles. Except the ingredients are the color combinations and the set of instructions is how to mix and apply these colors together to achieve the right effect. The slideshows, color exercises, and painting assignments have been designed to help you learn how to apply the color recipes from some of your favorite painters and art periods.

This online workshop is offered once a year.



Student artworks from past online workshops