WORKSHOPS

NEXT STUDIO PAINTING WORKSHOPS:

Rainbow Eucalyptus / or Birch – Saturday, March 28, 2020

“Rainbow Eucalyptus / Birch ” – Saturday, March 28, 2020

TIME: 1.00 – 4.30 pm

LOCATION: Anastasia Mak Art Studio, 5006 N Hermitage, Chicago IL
COST: $65 (all materials included)

For the third and final live studio workshop of the 2020 pre-summer season, let’s get back to painting beautiful tree trunks and their architecture of branches.

This time our muse will be Rainbow Eucalyptus or Birch (your choice).

Rainbow Eucalyptus is an incredible wonder of nature, with a colorful trunk that looks like a paint palette of reds, oranges, and greens. I also find branch structure of a eucalyptus to be very unique – they are elegant, wispy and decoratively angled, as if an art nouveau painting came to life and planted itself in a forest.

For people that weren’t able to get into our January Birch painting workshop – you’ll have an option of making a birch canvas creation instead. With this option, the focus will be on the texture of white trunks and black markings, with the crown of colorful leaves.

On my canvases, I will be painting one of each types of trees as well as walking around the room to help you make your creation pop!

In this 3.5 hour workshop we will interpret photos and practice depicting  those unique trunk markings on our canvases. The process will start by defining your composition and creating a sketch, then, layer by layer, making the trees “pop” from the background, while following artist’s instructions (that’s me!) as she paints in front of you. As it always goes with my classes, you will be encouraged to create your very own unique creation, instead of merely copying a demo painting.

Canvas size for this workshop will be 11×14

Maximum class size – 8 people

Wildflowers – Sunday, February 23, 2020

“Wildflowers” – Sunday, February 23, 2020

TIME: 1.00 – 4.30 pm

LOCATION: Anastasia Mak Art Studio, 5006 N Hermitage, Chicago IL
COST: $65 (all materials included)

Noticing varieties of wildflowers along hiking trails is one of my favorite travel rewards. They are so varied, and bright, and complex, yet happy – it’s almost as if they are all begging to be painted! Over the last few years I’ve collected a nice amount of reference wildflower photos from all kinds of different hikes and places, and I would love for you to go through this fun process of getting them on canvas! 

In this 3.5 hour workshop we will go through all the steps of expressive interpretation of reference images. The process will start by defining your composition and selecting elements from your flower photos to include in the painting. You will create your sketch, then grab a paintbrush and let the beauty “grow”, while following artist’s instructions (that’s me!) as she paints her example piece in front of you.

(The canvases for this class will be specially pre-primed with red-tinted gesso, which will allow you to skip the step of covering up all the white “holes” and transparent marks that normally happen during the first painting layer).  

As it goes with all of my studio classes, you will be very much encouraged to assemble your own composition and create your very unique piece, instead of merely copying the painting demo. We will work from dark to light colors, ending up with big “pop” of contrast, making your flowers and leaves come alive! 

This workshop is suitable for both first-timers and experienced painters. 

Canvas size for this workshop will be 11×14

Maximum class size – 8 people

UPDATE: The class is now sold out. Please contact Anastasia if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

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