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Preparing for a Workshop with Jane

You'll have a far better experience in my workshops if you do a little bit of prep work ahead of time. Below is the information you'll need; you can read it here or use the links to download it to your computer.

Review the supply list for your particular workshop to make sure you have everything.

E-mail me if you have questions about supplies.

My Favorite Materials page is a good reference for sources.

Bring all of your paint colors. Essentials are:

* Primary red (cadmium, pyrrole, napthol, e.g.)

* Magenta red (quinacridone magenta or quinacridone red, e.g.)

* Orange (cadmium, pyrrole, vat, e.g.)

* TWO Yellows, at least (Hansa, Cadmium, Indian, Dairilyde)

* TWO Greens, at least, (pthalo, permanent, green-gold, sap, hooker, Jenkins)

* TWO Blues, at least, (pthalo, manganese, anthriquinone, ultramarine)

* Turquoise

* Purple of your choice (permanent violet dark, dioxazine)

*Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (if you know what’s good for you)

* White: either titanium white or Blick Matte Acrylic white.  NOT craft paint white. Not zinc white.

* Black is useful

Bring high-quality/artist-grade paints, supplemented with student grade if you like. Do not bring craft paints unless they are specified in the supply list.

If you are shipping supplies, I recommend using large Flat Rate Priority (USPS) boxes for the heavy stuff. Ship your work well ahead of time, whether using USPS or other carriers. If you are flying and checking a suitcase full of supplies, please include a note that says, “This bag contains water-based paints for an art retreat at _________________ (name of venue and location)”. Tape all of your paint lids shut if using fluid acrylics. Pack them in plastic bags, several to a bag. That way if one leaks, the spillage is contained. Do this for shipping and for flying.

Read the FAQ’s. It is short, and it saves time in the workshop and allows you to focus on the content.

Read the Workshop Etiquette, below, for the same reason.

You can download a copy of Preparing for a Workshop here.

Workshop Etiquette

Photos: You can take photos of anything I do, but please do not do so during demonstrations. If you need a photo of the demo, I’m happy to pose for it afterward. Photos during demos are distracting to the class, and I want all of your attention ON the demo. Please ask other participants before taking photos of their work.

Video: Please do not take video during the workshop.

Cell Phones: Please turn your cell phones off, or otherwise make them silent, during class time. If you must take a call or make a call, please do so outside of the studio.

Class starts on time: If you are late, please ask a fellow participant to catch you up on what you missed, after I have finished. If you need to leave early, or take a break during the workshop, just let me know.

Let me know if you need help: If you need more input or attention from me, please let me know early in the class. I try to check in on everyone, but I can’t read your mind. It may appear to me that you are doing brilliantly, when in fact you may want more direction or some kind of engagement with me. This is especially important if you are new to my workshops.

Supplies: In general, I don’t share my paints, mediums, or drawing materials. The supply list specifies what you are to bring and what I supply, which is usually cheap drawing paper.

Download Workshop Etiquette to your computer.