Painting webinar: MASKIES
LIVE on Friday, July 3 2020, 11 am Pacific. Watch anytime thereafter.
Registration to this webinar gives you access to our post webinar conversation on Tuesday July 7.
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.
Please watch the Inspiration Presentation behind this webinar here:
At the onset of the pandemic in the US, when people started to use masks to protect others and themselves, we noticed in social media how our friends and the people we follow would share selfies wearing masks and doing it with an understated sense of pride. We sensed a positive intention behind the “maskies.” In addition, we realized masks became creative mediums onto themselves, and when mainstream designers caught on that trend, masks became the most popular fashion accessory in the world.
But this is not a happy-ending tale. Stoked by fear, anti-masker groups burst onto the stage. They took the spotlight with their angry outbursts and toxic actions, deceitfully flipping science into political demagoguery, and endangering everyone’s safety. Wearing a mask has now become a political statement amid a new culture battle.
And so we deemed opportune right now to show which side of history we want to be associated with by making a maskie the subject of our paintings, because we believe in science, and we care for others.
• Painting premise: self-portrait wearing a mask.
• Props: take a pic of yourself wearing a mask and use the image as reference for the painting.
• 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.