PainterLab is an informal monthly virtual Q & A session, open to all current PaintboxTV Premium Members, where you can get help with your technical and artistic questions, feedback and advice on projects, learn more about Painter and pick up useful tips and techniques. You need to be a current member at the time of the PainterLab – it is included in your subscription. Currently on the third Wednesdays of the month (unless otherwise stated), it is focused on the use of Corel Painter. Please click here to register for the PainterLab. Once you register once you may use the same unique link your are sent to join any future PainterLabs (while you remain a PaintboxTV Premium member). Please note all sessions are recorded and by attending you give permission for your video and audio to be recorded.
If you are new to joining Zoom meetings please visit the Zoom 101 page for details on how to prepare for a Zoom session and what to expect. Please note that you don’t have to have or use a webcam or mic. If you can’t make it in person, or you wish to review what was covered, I post the recording on PaintboxTV for members to see later.
If you have any questions and topics you’d like me to address at the next PainterLab please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to attach images if there’s a project you’d like help with, feedback on or you wish to share some of the “homework” you’ve done since the last PainterLab. Whenever you send me attachments for a PainterLab, please start all the image file names with your first and last name, and please include in the file name the stage or version number and brief description. Also please ensure that your email subject line is “Next PainterLab”. I will endeavor to include any material and questions you send me in the next PainterLab but cannot guarantee it. I generally only show and talk about images when the creator of the images is present at the PainterLab. I encourage PaintboxTV Premium Members to take advantage of this special and valuable opportunity for real time virtual interaction which comes with your PaintboxTV subscription. I enjoy the chance to get to know you better and help you with your technical and artistic questions. This is your time to pick my brain about anything Painter or art-related. The structure is relaxed, informal and interactive. The agenda is up to you!
PainterLabs are run using the Zoom virtual meeting system which works on any Mac, PC, iOS, Android or Windows device. You will need to download the Zoom app to join the session (preferred, though there is an option for web browser attendance) so please arrive a few minutes earlier the first time you attend a PainterLab. As I mention at the top of this page, if you are new to joining Zoom meetings please visit the Zoom 101 page for details on how to prepare for a session and what to expect. Besides your computer or device, other technical requirements are:
1. Speakers/Headset: you will need to use either speakers or a headset to listen in to the PainterLab.
2. Microphone: while a microphone is not necessary to listen in, it is useful to have one since now and then I un-mute attendees so we can have a voice conversation as part of the PainterLab. Therefore is preferred if you can arrange for a microphone to be available, which may be integrated into your computer or could be a third party microphone. Some webcams include a microphone.
3. Webcam: a webcam is not necessary for participating but if you have one that allows me as the meeting organizer to turn on webcam sharing so you can be seen, for instance, when asking a question. See Recommended Tools for my webcam recommendation if you need one.
The equivalent of 11 AM Pacific Daylight Time in other parts of the world are:
8 AM Hawaii Daylight Time (HDT)
11 AM Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT)
11 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
12 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
1 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT)
2 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
7 PM British Summer Time (BST)
8 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Midnight India Standard Time (IST)
If You Miss the Session
PainterLab sessions are generally recorded and the recordings, or portions of them, are usually posted on PaintboxTV so you can benefit from what is covered even if you can’t make it to the session in real time. Please note that recordings are subject to technical conditions and are not guaranteed – it is always best to attend in person if you can. The recordings are minimally edited and will include all the back and forth banter and conversation – they are not intended to be substitutes for focused edited tutorials. If you prefer learning one-to-one, you are welcome to arrange for One-to-One individual training, an hour of which is included with all Annual Subscriptions.
I look forward to hopefully seeing you at the next PainterLab!