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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January Workshops

 


Workshop:  Palette Knife Abstract

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Time: 10-3 PM

Cost:  $50 ($75 for non-students)

Substrate:  12 x 16 canvas pad or larger

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Students will practice their palette knife skills while creating an abstract painting.

Materials:  all usual drawing & painting supplies, as well as a few different palette knives.

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

Workshop:  Palette Knife Abstract

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016

Time: 10-3 PM

Cost:  $50 ($75 for non-students)

Substrate:  12 x 16 canvas pad or larger

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Students will practice their palette knife skills while creating an abstract painting.

Materials:  all usual drawing & painting supplies, as well as a few different palette knives.

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

Workshop:  Live Model Drawing

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016

Time: 2-4 PM

Cost:  $20 ($30 for non-students)

Substrate: 18 x 24 Newsprint

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: students will practice drawing drills with a live model.

Materials:  drawing pencils

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

 

February Workshops

 

 

Workshop:   Model Drawing From a Photo

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time: 2-4 PM

Cost:  $10 ($20 for non-students)

Substrate: 18 x 24 Newsprint

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will guide students through a step-by-step process of drawing a model from a photo.  This workshop is recommended for artists who may be unsure if they are ready to draw a live model.  (workshop photo may be different than the one provided)

Materials:  drawing pencils, charcoal.

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

Workshop:   Live Model Drawing (Advanced)

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Time: 10-1 PM

Cost:  $30 ($45 for non-students)

Substrate: 18 x 24 stretched canvas or canvas paper

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: A live model will provide artists with an opportunity to practice their skills under the supervision on Gene Prokop.  This workshop is open to artists who have advanced background skill development in live model drawing.

Materials:  all regular painting equipment including your own paints.

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