Painting webinar: NATURE MORTE, NATURE VIVANT
LIVE on Friday, August 7 2020, 11 am Pacific. Register to watch anytime thereafter.
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Watch the inspiration video here: https://youtu.be/UP5UOroG_2c
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.
NATURE MORTE, NATURE VIVANT
For this webinar, we’re looking for inspiration in the work of Austrian painters Rudolf Wacker (1893-1939). Wacker started as an expressionist painter but then moved to create work in the style of The New Objectivity, which was formed to protest the individualistic nature of expressionism. The main theme of The New Objectivity was to show a ‘hidden reality’ behind the real.
His still lifes with dolls and figurines, the Puppenbuilder, are our favorite work of his. In fact, Wacker moved to paint in the style of a sub-genre under The New Objectivity, Magical Realism, and this particular series of paintings are an example of that style. Magical Realism focuses on depicting the mundane realistically with the intent of revealing an “interior” mystery, deeper meaning, and enigmatic narrative that hoped to unsettle the tranquility of everyday existence.
“Somebody told me, I showed the debris of bourgeois culture - this statement actually grasps the essence of my work,” Rudolf Wacker.
• Painting premise: still life with two elements: a human-made anthropomorphic figure (doll, sculpture, toy figurine) and a living organism (plant, flower).
• Props: the objects or a digital image of them if painting from life not possible.
• 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.