Find Your Artistic Voice!

Formal lessons / paint togethers 2 Fridays every month
plus a lot more

Join Jessie and other dedicated artists twice a month throughout 2024. Through a series of engaging exercises, discover your authentic painting style. Explore areas for improvement and discover the elements that make your art uniquely yours.

$570

Payment plans available: Pay in 6 payments of $95.

12 month small group workshop with personal attention

When: Join Live two Fridays per month
from Jan – Dec 2024
10 am – 1 pm Chicago time
Or watch recordings any time

Painting medium: Any

  • Live workshop zooms twice a month (72 hours of live workshop time!)
  • access to 9 recorded lessons on core painting topics (paint mixing, seeing values, etc.)
  • get personalized feedback and email support between zooms

Skill level:
Strong beginners to advanced artists.

Painting medium:
Use any painting medium you enjoy! Demos will be in oil paints, acrylics, or watercolor, depending on the exercise – or by request. Contact Jessie for an individualized supply list to fit your personal needs.

Learn about

  • Explore your unique painting style in this fun, supportive workshop
  • Through a series of engaging exercises, we’ll delve into the joy of painting, helping you identify what resonates most with you in your work. Explore areas for improvement and discover the elements that make your art uniquely yours.
  • Topics will include subject matter, sketching and planning, composition, color, value, level of abstraction, and more!

Schedule

Jan – Purpose, productivity, motivation, priorities and subject matter

Feb 9 – Planning a painting series

Feb 23 – Color, feeling and voice

March and April – Find Your Color Palette

May, June, and July 12 – Composition and You

July 26 and August – Your Key to Value

September – Abstraction and You (Simplification, Detail, Lost and Found)

October – Your Unique Mark

November and December – Wrapping up

 

FAQ

Q What if I will miss some zooms?
A You can watch the recordings any time, or skip on to the next zoom.

Q Will I get feedback on my work, or help with a technique?
A Email Jessie between lessons for kudos, critiques, or technique demos.

More FAQ at the bottom.

 

🎨 Welcome to Jessie’s flagship year-long workshop for 2024! 

Are you ready to explore your unique painting style and discover your artistic voice?

This workshop is crafted to help you discover or refine your unique painting style through exploration, experimentation, and practice.

With twice-monthly Zoom sessions, optional student paint-together times, and email support, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

We all have different amounts of time. You are welcome to spend exactly the amount of time you want on this workshop!

  • If time is limited, join us for 3 hours twice a month, and make progress in your painting journey! What if you will be traveling or otherwise can’t join for part of the year? That’s ok! You will still get a lot out of the workshop, and catch up if you want to with the recordings.
  • If you want to invest more time in the workshop, that’s great. Start by preparing your own source materials (you’ll get direction). Then do the suggested homework – which can be expanded to become serious projects!

What to Expect:

Twice-Monthly Zoom Sessions: Jessie’s interactive Zoom sessions are the perfect opportunity to ask questions and connect with other artists. We meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, except when scheduling around holidays. There will be short presentations, exercises, and lots of exploration and painting time.

Recordings: Can’t make it live? No worries—all sessions will be recorded for your convenience.

Exploration and Exercises: Through a series of engaging exercises, we’ll delve into the joy of painting, helping you identify what resonates most with you in your work. Explore areas for improvement and discover the elements that make your art uniquely yours.

Painting Materials: A sketch book and pencil, and painting materials for small studies. Besides that, you are welcome to use any painting medium you enjoy in this workshop! This workshop is not medium-specific. Demos will be in oil paints, acrylics, or watercolor, depending on the exercise – or by request. Contact Jessie for an individualized supply list, to fit your personal needs.

✨ Everyone will have the opportunity (but not the obligation) to share and ask questions.

✨ Friendly Discussions: Enjoy open discussions of artwork in a friendly community where encouragement is plentiful, and unsolicited critiquing is avoided.

 

Extra opportunities:

🎨 Access to recorded lessons on fundamentals: Drawing, composition, understanding values, and color mixing. Whether you need a refresher or want to deepen your knowledge, these lessons are at your fingertips.

🎨 Email Support: Between Zoom sessions, connect with Jessie through email. Seek answers to your painting questions, request critiques, or even ask for technique demos. This personalized support is designed to keep you inspired and on track in your painting journey.

🎨 Optional Homework: Engage with optional and suggested homework to reinforce your learning and apply newfound skills in your artwork.

🎨 Optional Student Paint-Together Time

 

Let the Find Your Artistic Voice workshop guide you through a year of creativity, exploration, and growth! 🌟Sign up now to reserve your spot.

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Space is limited. Enroll now to secure your spot!

Guarantee

If for any reason you don’t feel like the workshop is right for you, contact me within 2 weeks of the start of the workshop for a refund.

FAQ

Q: What if I have questions or want feedback on my work? Will I get individual attention?

A: Yes, you’ll get lots of individual attention. You can ask questions during the weekly zooms or email me.

Q: Can I enroll my kid in the workshop? 

A: This is designed for adult artists. Teens with adult-level maturity would be welcome. For younger kids, sorry, this isn’t the right workshop.

Q: I’m an absolute beginning artist. Is this a good workshop for me? 

A: This workshop is designed for artists with some experience. Try Oil Painting Basics. Or contact me about my upcoming alla carte workshops on core painting topics.