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 2015

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.


Buenos Aires April 14-26th         



April Workshops




Workshop: Live Model Pose

Date: Saturday,April 11, 2015

Time: 2 - 4 PM

Cost:  $20 ($40 for non-students)

Substrate:  newsprint or canvas sheet

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Students will draw or paint live model poses .

Materials:  all usual painting and drawing supplies.

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

Workshop: Palette Knife

Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015

Time: 10 - 3 PM

Cost:  $50 ($75 for non-students)

Substrate:  12 x 16 stretched canvas

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop, Adrian Zorzut

Description: Gene and Adrian will walk students through a step-by-step process using a large palette knife to create a scene to be announced.

Materials:  Please bring a long 7" palette knife, small palette knives as well as original liquin, resin gel, paints, brushes, rangs and all usual painting supplies.  Paints will not be supplied..

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



Within regular classes  $20

Thursday, April 16, 8-10pm  Wipe-out with Ann

Monday, April 20, 8-10pm  Flesh Tones with Deanne

Saturday, April 25, 12 noon-2pm  Backgrounds with palette knife with Adrian

PLEASE NOTE: If one of these falls during your regular painting class, your are welcome to attend at no extra charge.  Everyone is welcome.  Please see sign-up sheet for supply list.