Workshops By Gene Prokop

Following the post-secondary schooling, my greatest push in development or inspiration was seeing the works from the Russian Hermitage collection. They inspired me. The skill of the artist's brushstrokes, the bold layers of paint and the well-orchestrated compositions were prolific. Viewing a Repin painting, one could feel the blood run through the figure in the painting, which led me to sit for hours and marvel at the talent of the artist. After returning to Edmonton, I felt cheated by some Art Schools disregarding academic techniques. I knew my job was to teach others the skills and techniques I had acquired, towards classical realism and naturalism. My own works of art focus on creating mood & drama using romantic brushstrokes of the Old Masters.

 

 

 

Travel Teaching Schedule 2016

Gene will be teaching figurative and portraiture methods. He teaches extensively throughout the world, including Buenos Aires, Argentina; Kelowna, British Columbia; Prince George, British Columbia and Quesnel, British Columbia.  For information on these Workshops please contact Gene Prokop at (780)486-6661.

 

 

 

July Workshops

 

Workshop:   Portrait

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 2 - 5:15 PM

Cost:  $30 ($45 for non-students)

Substrate:  new canvas in size of your choice or continue on a portrait already in progress

 Instructor:  Deanne Jackson

Description: Deanne will be hosting a protrait workshop .  No sign up is required. 

Materials:  All regular painting supplies.

Payment is expected upon registration.  Call Gene or Ann at 780-486-6661 for more information.

Workshop:    Model Drawing from a Photocopy

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time: 2-4 PM

Cost:  $10 (15 for non-students)

Substrate: 18 x 24 newsprint

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: This is a model drawing workshop using a photo.

Materials:  all drawing supplies(pencils, gum eraser).

Payment is expected upon registration.  Call Gene or Ann at 780-486-6661 for more information.

THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED!!!

Workshop:    Live Model Drawing

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 2 - 4 PM

Cost:  $20 ($30 for non-students)

Substrate: 18 x 24 newsprint

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will lead students through timed drawing exercises.

Materials:  all drawing supplies (pencils, gum erasers).

Payment is expected upon registration.  Call Gene or Ann at 780-486-6661 for more information.
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Workshop:   Landscape painting

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2016

Time: 10 AM - 3 PM

Cost:  $50 ($75 for non-students)

Substrate: 16 x 20 stretched canvas or canvas sheet

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will have students create a landscape painting from start to finish.

Materials:  all regular painting supplies including your own paints.

Payment is expected upon registration.  Call Gene or Ann at 780-486-6661 for more information.
   

August Workshops

 
   

Workshop:   Street Scene Painting

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016

Time: 10 AM - 6 PM (LUNCH IS INCLUDED)

Cost:  $100 ($150 for non-students)

Substrate: 16 x 20 stretched canvas or canvas sheet which must be prepainted with a sky blue (see Gene or Ann for more information)

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Students will paint a street scene.

Materials:  all regular painting supplies including your own paints.

Payment is expected upon registration.  Call Gene or Ann at 780-486-6661 for more information.