Painting webinar: WEAR ORANGE
LIVE on Friday, June 12 2020, 11 am Pacific. Watch anytime thereafter.
Registration to this webinar gives you access to our post webinar conversation on Tuesday June 16.
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.
𝐖𝐄𝐀𝐑 = The Troxler Effect is an optical illusion that happens when we fixate our eyes on a particular point for a continued period of time, creating a series of distortions and shifts in visual stimuli.
𝐎𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄 = June 5th was National Gun Violence Awareness Day —also known as Wear Orange—a day when gun violence prevention supporters and advocates across the country wear orange to honor the victims and survivors of gun violence.
𝐖𝐄𝐀𝐑+𝐎𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄 = This week we’re proposing to create a self-portrait from life (using a mirror) painted with a limited palette consisting of Orange.
Self-Portraits from life are qualitatively different than using a static image (photo). For starters, our reflection is flipped, or “backwards”. We associate our reflection on a mirror with that we really look like, but in reality people don’t see us that way. In addition to that, staring at a mirror for just a few minutes causes our faces to shape-shift into unknown features and forms due to the Troxler Effect. The more we look, the more unrecognizable we find ourselves.
At a moment in history that demands of us to look inside in reflection rather than express what our reflection looks like, a self-portrait from life painted in Orange presents a learning experience in personal observation amplified by the symbolism of the the color color.
• Painting premise: Self Portrait (closeup) from life using a mirror and an orange-based palette.
• Props: a small handheld mirror and a surface or a method to secure it.
Color Palette: Orange (or Yellow and Red), Ecru, Burnt Sienna, Gray, and White.
• 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.