Erase the Rules
Mixed Media Corel Painter 2018 Workshop
January 16 – 19, 2018

Inspired by the works of Robert Rauschenberg, immerse yourself in creative freedom with Corel Painter 2018 and mixed media
Level: Beginner to Advanced
$1,800 including tuition, museum field trip, lunches, one year membership of PaintboxTV, 30×40 canvas print and more
To register for this workshop click here.

The Journey

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    DAY 1 – INSPIRATION, IDEATION & CAPTURE

    FIELD TRIP – A day at SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). Jeremy will lead an artist’s tour of the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules. Lunch in the museum’s rooftop Cafe 5. We will collect / capture / acquire ideas, textures, images, papers and other materials for use in our mixed media artwork.

    Wednesday, January 17th
    DAY 2 – PUSHING PAINT ON THE DIGITAL CANVAS

    STUDIO – A day immersed painting in Corel Painter 2018, developing and working with ideas and photos from the field trip, with and without photo reference. Explore the mark-making and rich textural possibilities of Painter’s amazing brushes, customizing them as needed. Experiment with color combinations and schemes. Boldness and variation are the themes of the day.

    Thursday, January 18th
    DAY 3 – EXPERIMENTING WITH DIGITAL COLLAGE

    STUDIO – Time to dig deep into Corel Painter 2018’s amazing power as a digital collage tool. Explore the photo-compositing possibilities of playing with layer composite methods and masks. Continue to develop your visual story / theme with digital collage technique.

    Friday, January 19th
    DAY 4 – GETTING MESSY WITH MIXED MEDIA ON THE CANVAS PRINT

    STUDIO – This is the day for completely erasing the rules! You’ll be working on a pigment inkjet canvas print of the digital artwork you developed over the previous two days. Anything goes. Now is time to experiment and explore and push the boundaries with acrylic medium, paint, objects, collage, pasting, other art media, and so on, applied directly onto your canvas print.

Who This Workshop is For

This workshop is for anyone who wishes to push themselves creatively, to paint outside the box, to learn an expressive creative approach to painting and photo-compositing on the digital canvas with Corel Painter 2018 as well as working into and onto the digital print. The material covered will range from fundamentals to advanced level topics. The small class size means that a relative newcomer to Painter will still gain a lot, while I will ensure there is sufficiently advanced and challenging material for the more advanced Painter user also. Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, a fine artist, illustrator, designer, or simply ready to explore, expand and develop your creativity in digital and mixed media paint, this class will provide you with a solid foundation and skill-set from which to grow and develop, plus a huge dose of creative excitement, energy and enthusiasm!

The Studio Venue

The studio venue for the last three days of this workshop, besides the SFMOMA museum location of the field trip on day 1, is Jeremy Sutton Studios, 1890 Bryant Street, Studio 306, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Hours

9am – 5pm

Workshop Fee

The workshop fee is $1,800 which includes tuition; lunches; PaintboxTV membership from the time of registration to the end of 2018; entry to the museum; exhibition catalog (hardback); a canvas print of a painting you create in class, up to 30″ x 40″, for use in the mixed media portion of the workshop. Travel, food other than lunches, and accommodation are extra, at the student’s own expense. To register for this workshop click here. By Registering for this class you are agreeing to the PaintboxTV Terms & Conditions.

How to Prepare & What to Bring

This is a hands-on workshop in which you will work with your own computer (Mac or PC) and a Wacom pen-tablet (Intuos Pro or Cintiq recommended). You’ll be expected to be familiar with how to use your computer and have some experience within Corel Painter 2018. Please ensure you have the latest version of Corel Painter 2018 and the latest Wacom driver installed and working. Basic familiarity with Corel Painter 2018 is recommended. Please ensure you have imported my latest Painter workspace from PaintboxTV (Painter Extras), ahead of arriving in class. You will also need a digital camera and a means to get your digital images from your camera to your computer hard drive. As mentioned above, no prior art experience is needed.

You do not need to have any formal art training or art background, or know how to paint or draw, to take this workshop. Naturally if you do have art training and experience that will reflect in how you use the tools and what you create. I encourage all my students to take traditional drawing classes since this helps train your eye as an artist and empowers you in every aspect of image making. However such training is not required. No matter what your background, in this class you will enjoy an unforgettable educational and inspiring experience that will bring you pleasure for years to come.

The material covered will range from fundamentals to advanced level topics. The small class size means that a relative newcomer to Painter will still gain a lot, while I will ensure there is sufficiently advanced and challenging material for the more advanced Painter user also.

You do not need to have any formal art training or art background, or know how to paint or draw, to take this workshop. Naturally if you do have art training and experience that will reflect in how you use the tools and what you create. I encourage all my students to take traditional drawing classes since this helps train your eye as an artist and empowers you in every aspect of image making. However such training is not required. No matter what your background, in this class you will enjoy an unforgettable educational and inspiring experience that will bring you pleasure for years to come.

Small Class Size

This class will be limited to a maximum of six students. The small class size ensures every student receives individual one-on-one attention.

Accommodation Suggestions for Out of Town Visitors

Here are a few downtown hotels to consider. Always ask for their best rates – sometimes they have special rates and discounts. Also I recommend checking to see how much they are on Expedia and then, before booking through Expedia, call the hotel directly and see if they’ll match the rate (you always have more flexibility if you book directly through the hotel rather than a third party like Expedia, and many hotels now will match online pricing). I recommend first seeing what is available when booking through the app HotelTonight – they have great rooms at great deals. If you book through HotelTonight use coupon code JESUTTON6 to get $25 off your booking.

Hotel Rex (great 1920s style lounge)

Hotel Griffon (great location opposite the Ferry Building – try to get a room with a view looking out at the Bay Bridge)

The Marker Hotel (formerly Monaco Hotel)

Hotel Beresford (above English style pub)

Villa Florence (on busy street near Union Square)

Sir Francis Drake (bustling, near Union Square, with it’s own London-style Beefeater doormen)

Sheraton Palace (grand old classic)

Hotel Whitcomb (near the Civic Center)

If you are not familiar with San Francisco please feel free to ask my opinion before you commit to a booking – I can advise you whether it is in a neighborhood I’d recommend or not. Please note that airbnb cancellation and change terms are frequently much more restrictive than booking a regular hotel room, and their prices sometimes not that much different – so I would suggest always seeing what is available in hotels first.