Painting webinar: FRONT PAGE
LIVE on Friday, June 5 2020, 11 am Pacific. Watch anytime thereafter.
Registration to this webinar gives you access to our post webinar conversation on Tuesday June 9.
After purchase, we will send you access link to the webinar (before session starts) or recorded links if you purchase thereafter. We'll also send you the link to the shared photo folder specific for this webinar.
We're using ZOOM as video platform. Video and audio for participants will be muted by default during the live webinar. You'll be able to view and listen presentation, and interact via chat. Session will be recorded and up for replay anytime after live webinar ends.
As we witness this week's historic and unfolding expression of collective anger, we caught ourselves at times feeling uncomfortable in our quietness, somewhat disqualified. Black lives matter, and rather than waiting for something or someone to hold a safe space for us during this time to process our own feelings about why and how that affects us, we started to listen and learn from those who have been screaming about it for generations.
A few of the fragmented pieces of information we received this week come from reading the local papers. Unfortunately, most sources of news, as imperfect as they may be in claiming to be unbiased, are not easily accessible. Most of them hide content behind paywalls, and the ones printed are ephemeral when they are even accessible. And that’s without mentioning what we’re still under quarantine, on top of periods of curfew.
We’re asking you to make use of a very essential public service that’s available to us during this time and that allows us to be informed: our public libraries. Despite being closed, public libraries offer access to local and national papers online.
Learn how to use access to local papers through public libraries online services. Take a look at the papers form May 30th to today. Pick an image that resonates with you. That’s the subject matter of your painting.
As an example, we have been using PRESSREADER to read the papers remotely. The LA Public Library allows access to Pressreader for free using your library card. If you don’t have a library card you can get an e-one for free on their website: https://www.lapl.org/newspapers
• Painting premise: "paint-journalism".
• Props: Screenshot of an image you have found on a local newspaper this week.
• Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
• Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.
Do I have to talk, present something, be on camera, or show what I'm doing?
A webinar is different than a video conference. You watch the presentation and instruction but you're not sharing voice or video.
What if I don't have the right materials for the session?
Here is the list of materials we use and a video on how to put them together. But you can definitely use any materials you may have at hand. We provide guidance and instruction that can be adapted to any setup you may have.
What if I can't make it at the time of the webinar?
Webinars are automatically recorded and become become available to replay. You can watch it anytime, as many times as you'd like. You can also register to view at any time thereafter.
Can I interact during the webinar?
Yes, you can do it in 2 ways: there is a chat box you can use and we have a shared photo album to share your process.
Can I interact if I don't watch the webinar live?
Yes, you still can. We have the shared folder as our point of contact after the webinar, where you can upload your work and get personalized feedback. You can also email us with any questions at any time.
What's the shared photo album for?
The shared album is our own social media space where we can upload images of our work. It's a convenient way to receive personalized feedback. It's easy to upload, share, and view.
What's the post-webinar video chat and how is it different from the webinar?
A few days after we host the webinar, we reconvene via video-conference to chat about our process, challenges, expectations vs results, and discoveries. It's an informal conversation, an add-on to the webinar, free and only available to people registered.