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."
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
2023 ART + TRAVEL WORKSHOPS
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.
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.