Painting Webinar: FRIES
LIVE on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 11 am Pacific.
The session's recording will be available anytime thereafter.
- 3-hour session (2h painting; 1h critique).
- Remote. Join from anywhere.
- Open to all abilities and experience.
- Guided instruction and feedback provided.
- Feature your artwork in our Roofless Gallery.
Inspiration video: https://youtu.be/ENdaprSgg3E
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After purchase, we will send you an access link to the webinar (before the session starts) or the links to the recorded session if you purchase thereafter.
Both video and audio for participants will be muted by default during the live webinar. You'll be able to view and listen to the presentation and interact via chat. The session will be recorded and up for replay anytime after the live webinar ends.
FRIES - Collection Essay
A 2015 study divided volunteers into two groups. One group was identified as having a secure attachment style (the ability to form strong, healthy emotional bonds with others and to view their relationships positively). The other group had an insecure attachment style (the inability to form strong, healthy emotional bonds with others, tending to view their relationships negatively).
When confronted with feelings of sadness, anxiety, and isolation, and after being offered fries, the group with secure attachment style craved more of them and found them tastier compared to the group with insecure attachment style, which found no difference in cravings or taste.
In recent months, we have eaten fries like there’s no tomorrow, perhaps as a symptom of feeling that tomorrow is getting less and less promising. During the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, we also saw the most beautiful painting: it had lots and lots of fries.
The idea is to paint a still life with fries, based on research that shows people who have positive relationships with family and friends are more likely to reach for reminders of those relationships during stressful times.
- Painting premise: Still Life.
- Props: real french fries or an image of them.
- Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
- Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.