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.
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."
ABC's of Acrylic: For the Beginner Painter
Cameron Art Museum
Tuesday-Friday, March 5th-8th
2 - 5 PM
CAM Member $256 / Not-yet member $320
By far, this is one of my most popular classes!
We'll dive into the amazing, versatile, and forgiving world of acrylic! Starting with the basics,
this adult "art camp" is a rich kickstart for the beginner painter. It can also be a refresher in
fundamentals for the more seasoned student-artist, as well. Through instructor demos,
handouts, historical context and guided painting techniques, students will have a foundation
in color, value, composition, brush-handling and acrylic painting.
Skill Level: Adult: Beginner
Gel Printing Journals & Zines
Cameron Art Museum
Sunday, April 14, 2024
10 - 4 PM Pancoe Studio
CAM member: $112; Non-yet member: $140
With gel printing as our medium, students will explore multiple handmade journal and zine
designs. Students will use a variety of fold patterns, as well as adding ephemera and layered
design. Mixed media/art journaling techniques include drawing, collaging, stencils, painting and
adding texture. This is a fun introduction to gel printing for the beginner and anyone who loves
the creative freedom of working with mono printing with the Gelli Arts gel plate.
Adult: All Levels
2024 ART + TRAVEL WORKSHOPS
46th Annual Spring Plein Air Artist Week
Friday, April 19 - Friday, April 26, 20024
Sea View Inn
414 Myrtle Avenue
Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585
Join Kirah for this 46th year of combining great painting locations in the South Carolina low country and a charming, beachfront, shabby chic inn. Each day, artists visit area gardens, historic plantations sites, nature preserves and coastal locales for plein air sketching and painting. All mediums welcome. Includes daily instruction, demos, on site guidance, evening programming and includes low country breakfast, mid-day dinner and evening charcuterie. The workshop will fill quickly. Call 843-237-4253 for registration details and reserve your spot.
2025 ART + TRAVEL WORKSHOPS
Caves of Painted Dreams Workshop
Stay tuned for September - 2025 Dates!
Dreams, Symbolism and ART in the Painted Caves of France
with Carol Aalbers PhD & Artist Kirah Van Sickle
Nestled in the Dordogne Region we find some of our oldest and most notable
cave art sties in the world. Paleolithic art, which likely functioned as sacred
spaces for early humans, is our focus. Our artist-ancestors maintained a
sophisticated art and crafts practice that mystifies and inspires. By exploring
through art the archetypal images in the caves, in our dreams, and in the
landscape and villages of the Dordogne Valley, we connect to creativity,
personal iconography, and to what makes us human. Utilizing active imagination
and recording our own dream images with various art mediums, will enhance
our experience and aid in our inner journey.
Contact Kirah at email@example.com for 2025 registration, itinerary, and pricing details.