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August 22-25 (4 days, Mon-Thurs)-Early bird Fee $500 ($550 after Feb. 28)

JAY SENETCHKO ~ Painting from Life in Oil

About the workshop

Medium: oils

Levels: all levels with basic drawing skills

Figurative artist Jay Senetchko has been teaching and exhibiting figurative artwork for over two decades. His workshop shares the knowledge and experience he has accrued over that time.

 Senetchko will demonstrate palette set-up for skin tones, mixing colour and colour theory, a variety of painting techniques, the methodology of paint application, as well as the necessary drawing and anatomical knowledge to make the painting process easier.  This information will be delivered through the development of two paintings: one portrait, and one full-figure. Both will have 2 full classes dedicated to their development and completion.  This course has great information for the novice and experienced painter alike, in their pursuit of painting the figure and painting from life in general.

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Supplies list

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About the artist

Jay Senetchko’s educational and professional path is as diverse as his work as an artist. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 1997, and a Diploma of Classical Animation from the Vancouver Film School in 2001. His career path has seen him spend time as a professional soccer player in Edmonton and Montreal, a hydroponic farmer in Hawaii, and since 2002 as a post-secondary professor of life-drawing, perspective, composition, painting, colour theory and art history.

He is the author of two published texts, and is currently working on a third. Primarily self-taught as an artist, his painting has been strongly influenced by apprenticeships with both Gideon Flitt and Odd Nerdrum.  His work has exhibited internationally since 2002, is in both public and private collections, and is the recipient of numerous awards.

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On the web

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Jay Senetchko