Painting webinar: POTTED VEGETABLE
LIVE on Friday, June 26 2020, 11 am Pacific. Watch anytime thereafter.
Registration to this webinar gives you access to our post webinar conversation on Tuesday June 30.
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.
And on Monday, the breathtaking opera house in Barcelona, the Liceu, reopened its doors with a grand event: a concert for 2,292 plants. Each seat of the theater was occupied by a potted plant. A quartet played Puccini’s Crisantemi to the vegetable audience. The event was live-streamed and the plants donated afterward to 2,292 health workers as thanks for being at the front line of the war on Covid-19 .
The concept behind the stunning art project in Barcelona, per the curator words, focused on merging ecological ethics and esthetics symbolizing that the only path forward is to create alliances between human and non-human identities, recognizing the interdependence between species in the new era of ecosocial compromise.
The visuals are STUNNING, and the concept is brilliant. Who could possible not be on board with the whole thing? But oh, wait until the event ends. We CRINGED! You’ll have to watch to find out, but that ending ruined the whole thing for us. It’s so cheesy.
Maybe we should point out here that we have had our own, and truly genuine, Biocene concert. Back in 2018, we celebrated Earth Day at @orchidfeverlosangeles hosting a special vibroacoustic orchid painting immersion workshop. We collaborated with Dr. Steven J. Schwartz, an expert in bio-energy and medicinal sound frequencies, who conducted a live orchid concert using advanced biofeedback technology that interprets the bio fields of plants and translates them into music. The orchids literally played music for us as we painted them. It was as inter-species as you can imagine.
Anyhow, Monday’s brilliant project with botched ending (in our opinion) gave us the idea of using a single potted plant in our house as subject for our paintings, because a POTTED VEGETABLE is precisely how we feel during this pandemic nightmare. Go ahead, slow-clap at the analogy. The plants will most likely enjoy the spectacle.
• Painting premise: Still life with potted plant.
• Props: get a potted plant in your environment and paint it from life.
• 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.