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.

 

 

 

 

 

May Workshops

 

Workshop:  Free Roaming Cows  (Two Part Workshop)

Date: Sunday, May 29  and  Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time: 10 - 3 PM

Cost:  $80 ($100 for non-students)

Substrate: 16 x 20 stretched canvas

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will guide students through the creation of a pastoral scene that includes cows.

Materials:  all paints, brushes and regular painting supplies.

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

 

June Workshops

 

Workshop:   Portrait

Date: Thursday, June 2, 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:  Free Roaming Cows  (Two Part Workshop)

Date: Sunday, May 29  and  Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time: 10 - 3 PM

Cost:  $80 ($100 for non-students)

Substrate: 16 x 20 stretched canvas

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: Gene will guide students through the creation of a pastoral scene that includes cows.

Materials:  all paints, brushes and regular painting supplies.

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

Workshop:    Live Model Drawing

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time: 2-4 PM

Cost:  $20 ($430 for non-students)

Substrate: 18 x 24 newsprint

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: This is a live model drawing workshop.

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

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

Workshop:   Advanced Live Model Painting

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time: 10 AM - 1 PM

Cost:  $30 ($45 for non-students)

Substrate: 16 x 20 Stretched canvas or canvas sheet

 Instructor:  Gene Prokop

Description: This is an advanced level workshop for those who have been attending the model drawing workshops.

Materials:  all paints, brushes and painting supplies

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

Workshop:   Accurate Proportional Divider

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016

Time: 10 AM - 1 PM

Cost:  $30 ($40 for non-students)

Substrate: newsprint or drawing pad

 Instructor:  Adrian Zorzut

Description: Adrian will assist students in learning how to use the proportional divider to draw.

Materials:  all drawing supplies and a proportional divider (available at Delta Art & Drafting Supply (currently on sale for $14.50)

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