Painting webinar: DEAREST ONE
LIVE on Friday, July 24 2020, 11 am Pacific. Register to watch anytime thereafter.
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.
How is it possible that following 17 weeks into this historic global sequestration (be quiet, New Zealand), after relentlessly coming up with painting series after painting series, we overlooked our precious and resilient furry buddies as painting subjects? We’re almost embarrassed we’ve gone this far without proper recognition of their resilient companionship.
This past week, the Universe, with its ingenious morse-like signals, has been sending us coded messages that we certainly picked up loud and clear. We’ve serendipitously received texts and seen posts in the last few days telling us that it’s time for a painting to memorialize the existence and partnership of our beloved friends during this trying time.
• Painting premise: Pet Portrait, current or past, furry, feathery, slimy, whatever. If you’re not currently a pet parent, reach out to friends or family that are.
• Props: a digital image of the subject.
• Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
• Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.
(cover photo: Mickey Rourke and his beloved Beau Jack, because we have a very, very, soft spot for Mickey's love for his dogs)
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.