Spring Painting Workshop

September 16-18, 2022

Instructor: Michael Orwick

Fundamentals of Good Painting

Skill Level: All

Media: Oils and Acrylics

We are thankful to present this workshop in partnership with the Oregon Society of Artists.

Registration will open at noon today.

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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Having an idea of what to paint is one thing, but translating that idea onto the canvas is accomplished through your individual technique and process.

Join award-winning artist and popular instructor Michael Orwick for this 3-day painting class, designed for oil and acrylics. Michael's painting classes are open to all levels of painting experience. In it, we will focus on the fundamentals of good painting.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Composition
  • Value
  • Design
  • Choosing a subject
  • Identifying and mixing accurate warm and cool colors
  • Establishing a focal point
  • Tips and do's/don'ts for the studio and outdoor painter to consider
  • Focusing on a simplification process, the step-by-step method to creating a successful painting

The workshop will be complete with informal lectures, instructor demos, group critiques as well as individual advice.

Michael Orwick will mix in process demonstrations with individual work time both in-studio time indoors and weather-permitting, outside for a little Plein Air painting.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT AND WEBSITE

"I think there are many, many ways to communicate what you want to say through a painting. I will show you some of the techniques and processes that work for me, but more importantly, I will show you how to develop and adapt your own techniques and processes which suit you." 

www.michaelorwick.com

SUPPLY LIST SUGGESTIONS*

*Student are not required to get everything that is on this list, just the basic essentials are good enough.

For the full supply list please visit https://www.michaelorwick.com/workshop/8756/supply-list 

 

Artist's Statement and Website

"I think there are many, many ways to communicate what you want to say through a painting. I will show you some of the techniques and processes that work for me, but more importantly, I will show you how to develop and adapt your own techniques and processes which suit you." 

www.michaelorwick.com

Supply List Suggestions*

*Student are not required to get everything that is on this list, just the basic essentials are good enough.

For the full supply list please visit https://www.michaelorwick.com/workshop/8756/supply-list 

Cost

All inclusive of 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, and instruction. Limited to a maximum of 16 participants.

Cost is dependent on the choice of room.

  • Shared Room $700
  • Single Room $822 (3 available)
  • Couple (one class participant and their spouse/partner who doesn't take the class) $924
  • Commuter (eats lunches/dinners at Menucha but does not stay overnight) $641 (4 available)

Schedule

Friday

5:00 pm Check-in

6:00 pm Welcome, orientation and intro session

7:00 pm Dinner

Saturday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Studio Session

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Studio Session

4:00 pm Free time

6:00 pm Dinner

Evening - painting, talking, resting

Sunday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Studio Session

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Closing Session

4:00 pm Check-out

Accommodations

Painting and housing will be in Wright Hall.  If you have any mobility concerns, please let us know so we may assign you an appropriate room. Wright Hall has 10 unique rooms. During registration you can name a roommate, or let us know later, or let us decide.

Does your spouse/partner want to come but not take the class? Choose the "Couple" and you get to take the class and they get to enjoy Menucha (and no one has to cook or do dishes).

For Everyone's Health and Safety

All participants must show proof of vaccination (including boosters) All health precautions will be in place following the latest CDC guidelines and Multnomah County requirements.  Masks must be worn inside all Menucha buildings. There is more detailed information on our how we host guest groups during the pandemic webpage.

Dining

Menucha's kitchen prepares excellent, plentiful, cooked-from-scratch meals. If you have any dietary restrictions, we'll ask you to fill out a form ahead of time so we may prepare to feed you properly. At this time, the kitchen prepares plates of food that participants pick up and take to their table in our dining hall. Seating is more spread out.

 

Paintings by Michael Orwick