Sunflowers – Saturday, February 12, 2022


Saturday, February 12, 2022
TIME: 12:00 noon – 3:30 pm

LOCATION: Anastasia Mak Art Studio, 5006 N Hermitage, Chicago IL
COST: $67 (all materials included)

This is the first (of just 2) in-person studio painting workshops for the year 2022. Many of you asked, and I listened – we are going to be creating a composition of sunflowers!

This acrylic painting class will explore ways of representing these happy vivid yellow plants on your canvas. It’s a favorite painting subject of many masters for a good reason: sunflowers can offer a variety of angles and textures – petals, seeds, stems are so satisfying to depict and define with a brush.

In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will first work from a reference image to sketch out your individual composition. (In preparation for this class, you will receive a variety of reference material to choose from). Then, layer by layer, you will define your object, giving it light and shadow and making “pop” from the background, and learn to add texture. You will create your piece while following artist’s instructions (that’s me!) as she paints in front of you, explaining the process step-by-step. But, as it always goes with my classes, you will be encouraged to develop your very own unique art piece, instead of merely copying the demo painting. Sunflower, as a subject, can be paired with SO many background hues, and will be a joy for you to work on!

(No previous painting experience is required to attend this workshop).

Canvas size for this workshop will be 11×14

Maximum class size – 8 people

Anastasia Mak Art studio follows current Covid-safety Chicago regulations. To attend, please be vaccinated and bring a facemask. By registering for this workshop, you acknowledge that you are comfortable creating your painting near other people. The seating arrangement is similar to 2 tables in a restaurant – with 4 (or less) persons per each table.