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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! 

2022 Spring Workshops


Let's Paint!

Beginner Painting in Acrylic

Tuesdays, May 2-23, 2 pm-5 pm

Cameron Art Museum: Pancoe Studio


Consider this course an adult painting camp for beginners or anyone

wanting a refresher on painting fundamentals. Acrylic is versatile,

forgiving and a fun medium to learn. With still lifes as our models, we will

learn the basics in value, color-mixing, brush-handling and steps to dynamic

still life studies. 


Adult: All Levels - 

CAM member: $288; Non-member: $360


Gelli Print Journal Book

Saturday, May 6, 10 am-4 pm

Cameron Art Museum: Pancoe Studio

This one-day gelli printing workshop will introduce a fun journal/book

project made with gelli prints. This is a fun introduction to gelli printing

or for those interested in creating unique, one-of-a kind personal journals.

Technique include basic gelli printing, layering, stenciling, collaging and

folding. Adult: All Levels - 

CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $10 material fee




Ciao, Italia!

Plein Air Sketching & Painting 

Rome and Umbria

October 19 - 28, 2023  

I am excited to offer this small group plein air travel-art adventure to Italy!

October is a beautiful time to visit. Our itinerary begins with two nights in Rome,

5 nights in Spello, in the heart of Umbria, with day trips to Assisi, Perugia,

and local wineries. We will visit rich cultural art sites including a night tour of the

Colosseum, private tour of the Borghese Gallery, private guided tours of Spello,

Assisi and the Basilica of St. Francis with the Giotto frescoes, and of Perugia,

including a visit to one of the last remaining Umbrian hand weaving studios,

and stained glass studios. 


Oct 19 Depart for Italy

Oct 20 Arrive Rome/Borghese Gallery tour/Group dinner

Oct 21 Sketching/painting Rome/Colosseum night tour

Oct 22 Depart for Spello/Welcome food and wine gathering

Oct 23 Spello art/walking tour/sketching/painting in town

Oct 24 Assisi tour and sketching/painting

Oct 25 Spello sketching/painting at Parc Villa Fidelia/Mosaic Site visit

Oct 26 Perugia studio visits/sketching/painting/dinner 

Oct 27 Check out/transfer to Rome airport hotel

Oct 28 Depart Italy

Limit 12 (non-painting companions welcome) For all levels. Sketching and painting in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, pastel and oil welcome. We will be working alla prima and with a limited landscape palette to build confidence in fundamentals, a focus on value systems, compositional design, loose quick studies. I will provide daily sketching and painting demos as well as work one on one to address personal goals. 

Pricing $3750 pp/double occupancy

$600 refundable deposit (less $100 cancel fee) due June 30

Includes 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, transfers, tours and daily art instruction and taxes.

Companion/non-artist fee $3150 pp/double occupancy

Does not include air or insurance.


Email me for detailed deposit and registration info as well as booking assistance.



2022 Art + Travel Workshops

 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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