Painting webinar: UNERECTED
LIVE on Friday, June 19 2020, 11 am Pacific. Watch anytime thereafter.
Registration to this webinar gives you access to our post webinar conversation on Tuesday June 23.
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.
In August 2017, in response to the shocking white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, supposedly organized to protest the removal of a confederate monument, but turning into a nazi hate fest that horrified the entire world, anti-racist protestors in Durham, NC toppled a confederate monument of their own. The image of the grotesque pile of metal after the toppling inspired contemporary artist Celeste Dupuy-Spencer to create a painting documenting the moment.
Fast forward to June 2020. The infamous Statue in Charlottesville, VA IS STILL STANDING, albeit the announcement made to remove it since becoming one of the epicenters of protests in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing. The reckoning this time is gripping half the world. Anti-racist protesters have vandalized, toppled, and advocated for the removal of the leaders of the Confederacy in the United States, as well as colonialists, slave traders, and imperialists in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Inspired by Celeste Dupuy-Spencer’s painting, and since we have plenty of unerected images to choose from, we’ll select one and use it as subject for our paintings.
• Painting premise: "paint-journalism".
• Props: digital or printed image of a toppled monument (we’ll provide a selection to choose from).
• 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.