I have some exciting news! My negative painting techniques are now available to you, no matter where you live, through online workshops and demonstrations.
Learn, socialize and share ideas from the comfort and safety of your own home and painting space! Technology is amazing, and I enthusiastically embrace the potential of virtual workshops and demonstrations! Learning how to provide you with an exceptional experience has been an exciting new challenge for me. I am pleased to let you know how you can take part and answer any concerns that you may have.
You can find a listing of all of my upcoming events on my schedule.
Most are offered through host organizations that welcome non-member participants. Programs are available in watercolour or acrylic and cover a range of subjects including floral, nature's patterns and landscape. All of my teachings focus on negative painting techniques and simplified colour and design concepts.
If you are thinking about taking online lessons but are concerned about how to attend and what to expect I have prepared some information for you.
The Virtual Workshop Experience For Painting Students
With Linda Kemp
How do I attend a virtual workshop?
I will present the program on my business Zoom account so you can participate from your home computer or tablet. You will receive the link from the workshop coordinator a few days before the event with instructions for connecting.
A supply list and handouts for the workshop will be sent to you by email.
Limited registration means that you will receive individual attention.
There will be a monitor for the workshop who will show you how use the Zoom platform effectively at the start of the first day. The monitor will control the waiting room, keep track of question and manage any video and audio controls/troubles with the least disturbance to the workshop.
You will speak to me through the microphone on your computer and also through the Chat feature on Zoom.
You will also be able to chat privately to your friends through the Zoom platform.
What happens during the workshop?
Each day begins with a welcome and overview of the schedule and program. You will know exactly how the day will unfold and the objectives. Every workshop program is unique. I prepare my demonstrations ahead of time, using professional quality recording equipment and editing tools. Then the videos are compressed so they will look their best on Zoom. By pre-recording the demonstration, I take the risk out of live demos to offer great lighting, focus, sound and output. You will have a better-than-front-row seat!
I will upload the daily recorded video demonstrations to my account on Vimeo. You will receive a private link so you can watch for 30 days. These links are available only to the students in this workshop. Even if your internet is uncooperative on the day of the workshop, you can watch the demonstration as often as you want and when your connection is good.
In addition to the demonstrations, the workshop lessons, teaching visuals, examples, product explanations, etc. are presented through a live Keynote presentation. Questions are monitored and answered live.
There will be lots of Q & A time scheduled throughout the day.
Student painting time is part of the program. You are welcome to check in with me for guidance during painting time.
Will there be a review or critique?
At the end of each day there will be time for questions and concerns. You may choose if and how you want to share your work. The simplest is to hold your paintings up to their camera, but this is not always the best approach. For a higher quality review, you may upload a .jpg to Zoom or email a picture of your painting to the monitor who will screen share for a critique. We will provide the instructions for this during the workshop.
Can we stay in-touch after the workshop?
Yes! I would like that!
I have set up a private Facebook group (Linda Kemp Workshops) for you to post your paintings and share with other students after the workshop.
You can re-watch the demonstrations and post questions on the FB group.
I will post my virtual workshops to my webpage: www.lindakemp.com If you complete the subscription pop-up when you visit, I will let you know about any new programs you might be interested in and you will be the first to know about my educational blog posts.
I will present the program by Zoom so you can take part from your home computer, tablet or phone. You will receive the meeting link from your host organization a few days before the event with instructions for connecting. You do not need a Zoom account, but it is best to download the Zoom app before the event. Here is a link for the Zoom Download Center.
About ten minutes before our start time, click on the link you have received and you will be taken directly to the meeting. There will be a monitor who will let you into the event and show you how to use the Zoom platform. The monitor will keep track of question and help you with any video and audio controls/troubles.
If you would like to speak to me, you can use the microphone on your computer and also through the Chat feature on Zoom. You will also be able to chat privately to your friends through the Zoom platform. It is easy and we will show you how!
What happens during the demonstration and chat?
Every program is unique! I prepare my demonstrations ahead of time, using professional quality recording equipment and editing tools. Then the videos are compressed so they will look their best on Zoom. By pre-recording the demonstration, I take the risk out of live demos to offer great lighting, focus, sound and output. You will have a better-than-front-row seat!
In addition to the demonstration, Linda will present teaching visuals, examples, product explanations etc. through a Keynote presentation. Questions will be welcome and answered live. Following the demo, we will have some time to visit!
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