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 2014

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.

 

Kelowna:  November   27-29, 2014
                

 

 

 

November Workshops:

 

            

Workshop: Brushes and Mediums

Date: Saturday, November 1 , 2014

Time: 2-4 PM

Cost:  $25

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will explain the uses of the different brushes and mediums needed to paint.

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

    

Workshop: Canvas Preparation and Varnish

Date: Saturday, November 8 , 2014

Time: 2-4 PM

Cost:  $20 Registration Fee + $10 on the workshop day for supplies

 Instructor:  John Scott from Delta Art

Description: John will explain how to prep your canvases for a better painting surface, as well as provide information on varnishing your paintings.

Materials:  bring a notepad to take notes.

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

 

Workshop: Palette Knife Project

Date: Thursday, November 20 , 2014

Time: 10-3:30 PM

Cost:  $50 ($75 for non-students)

Substrate:  12 x 16 stretched canvas

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will demonstrate the various palette knives and their uses, as well as how to use palette knife when painting a realistic scene.

Materials:  Palette knives, paints and all usual painting supplies.

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

 

Workshop: Palette Knife Project

Date: Sunday, November 23 , 2014

Time: 10-3:30 PM

Cost:  $50 ($75 for non-students)

Substrate:  12 x 16 stretched canvas

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will demonstrate the various palette knives and their uses, as well as how to use palette knife when painting a realistic scene.

Materials:  Palette knives, paints and all usual painting supplies.

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