kirah van sickle : the workshops 

"I learned more in a week with Kirah than ten years of classes."

Kirah offers a variety of educational opportunities. As a certified Golden Artist-Educator, Marabu USA Artist-Educator, and Silver Brush Educator, Kirah has tremendous insight and experience with materials, and professional history in both traditional and contemporary processes. She teaches acrylics, watercolors, oils, pastel, mixed media, monoprinting (gelli arts), and creates custom programming and mentorship for the individual or small groups. 

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Interested in a critique or consulting session? Perhaps a painting session to work on a specific issue or technique. The punchcard is $60, can be used to get insights/advice on up to three works in progress, or a painting session, juried show submissions, grant proposals, art biz advice, materials questions, or push past blocks. 

This can be in person or virtual. Available in the art "store."

Purchase a card! 



Dreaming in Color: Color Theory with a Twist

Museum School at Cameron Art Museum

Wilmington, NC

Tuesdays, October 25 - November 15

1 - 4 pm

Pancoe Studio

$288/$360 non-members


What are ways we can enhance our paintings' color story? Color theory and capturing bold, emotional color can be challenging. This course is a fun study in color fundamentals with a twist. We will explore how we can enhance the characteristics of value, temperature and saturation, along with experimental color combos, to build confidence and more dynamic paintings. We will pull inspiration from art history and modern masters, to create array of color studies in still life, landscape and abstraction. Great for seasoned beginners to advanced leevels, and your preferred painting medium. 

Nature's Sketchbook: En Plein Air

Museum School at Cameron Art Museum

Wilmington, NC

Location: NH Co. Arboretum and Burgwin-Wright House gardens

Saturday, October 29

9 - 4 pm

Sunday, October 30,

11 - 3 pm 


$248/$310 non-members


Let's enjoy time in nature and all the inspiration of sketching and informal watercolor quick studies. This two-day intensive is a fun introduction to working en plein air as well as refresher for building a painting reference library. Students wil learn an array of drawing and watercolor techniques, with graphite, water-soluble colored pencils, markers, watercolor, and gouache. This is the perfect primer for buidig a sketchbook/journal practice for travel and artist on the go. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Instructor will provide meeting locations priorr to the class. 

Jammin' Gellis and Journals: Virtual Workshop

Live via Zoom 

Thursday, October 20,  9:30 - 4 pm

Friday, October 21,  10 - 1 pm 



Have you always wanted to try gelli printing? Welcome to my intro worrkhso on all the basic techniques for gelli printing, along with making our own custom journals. This is a two-day intensive, via Zoom, with full day on Thursday and half day on Friday. We will cover monprinting basics, layering, stenciling, making, image transfer, uing acrylic paint, paint pens, collaging and create several fun, custom journals. Beware, it's addictive! You'll make a lot of prints that can be stand-alone works of art, art journal and collage fodder, and used to make fun journals and booklets. All levels welcome. Supply list provided upon registration. 





Jewels of the Adriatic:

Croatia with Kirah

September 27 - October 8, 2022


Few Spots Left!!

12 Days Land + Sea (18 cabin luxury yacht)

Zagreb to Dubrovnik 



Join Golden Artist-Educator, Kirah Van Sickle as we explore, sketch and paint the jewels of the Adriatic, Croatia and its islands. This 12-day adventure starts in Zagreb with our 3 day land portion, picking up our yacht in beautiful Split for 7 nights of island-hopping, ends in Dubrovnik. Both Kirah and our personal journey host will guide us through inspiring natural and cultural resources for the plein air artist, photo-grapher or companion traveler, . Optional 2-night Dubrovnik add-on available. 

W/Air from ILM:    Artist/Companion:

Upper deck                US$ 6149/5849

Lower deck                US$ 5649/5349


Land Only:

Upper deck                US$ 4499/4199

Lower deck                US$ 3999/3699

Rates per person based on double occupancy, including air from ILM. Land only pricing available. For more information and registration, contact: Kirah @ 910.233.7507 or, or Jenifer Roser  @ 704.877.3443 or

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