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:  July 17-18, 2014

 

 

July Workshops:

 

Workshop: Hands-on

Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Time: 10 - 12 PM

Cost:  $20 registration fee and $10 (cash) for the supplies on the day of the workshop.  (Non-students pay $30 for registration fee and $10 cash for the supplies on the day of the workshop.)

Instructor:  John Scott (from Delta Art & Drafting)

Description: Students will get hands-on instruction on how to prepare their own canvas and how to varnish a painting.  If you would like to varnish a finished painting, it must have dried for at least 4 - 6 months and be no larger than a 16 x 20.

Materials:  Please bring a notebook, pen, a hairdryer and a finished painting if you are going to try varnishing.

Please pre-pay and pre-register.  Call Ann at 780-481-7953 for more information.

Workshop: Hands-on

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Time: 10 - 12 PM

Cost:  $20 registration fee and $10 (cash) for the supplies on the day of the workshop.  (Non-students pay $30 for registration fee and $10 cash for the supplies on the day of the workshop.)

Instructor:  John Scott (from Delta Art & Drafting)

Description: Students will get hands-on instruction on how to prepare their own canvas and how to varnish a painting.  If you would like to varnish a finished painting, it must have dried for at least 4 - 6 months and be no larger than a 16 x 20.

Materials:  Please bring a notebook, pen, a hairdryer and a finished painting if you are going to try varnishing.

Please pre-pay and pre-register.  Call Ann at 780-481-7953 for more information.

 

Workshop: Fabric & Figure

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Time: 10 - 3:30 PM

Cost:  $50 ($75 for non-students)

Substrate:  12 x 16 stretched canvas

Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will use the styling of Alberto Boldini to teach students about painting fabric.

Special InstructionsPre-paint your canvas with a blue-grey background and make sure it is dry prior to   the workshop!

Materials:  Please make sure to bring all your regular painting supplies and your own artist quality paints.

Please pre-pay and pre-register.  Call Gene or Ann at 780-486-6661 for more information.

Workshop: Fabric & Figure

Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Time: 10 - 3:30 PM

Cost:  $50 ($75 for non-students)

Substrate:  12 x 16 stretched canvas

Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will use the styling of Alberto Boldini to teach students about painting fabric.

Special InstructionsPre-paint your canvas with a blue-grey background and make sure it is dry prior to   the workshop!

Materials:  Please make sure to bring all your regular painting supplies and your own artist quality paints.

Please pre-pay and pre-register.  Call Gene or Ann at 780-486-6661 for more information.