Tropical Paint with Gayle and Jennifer

Chase away the winter blues for a few hours with us
On Feb. 1, 1-3pm EST we will paint scenes from the tropics!
As always, it’s a donation-only class and this winter a % of our profits will continue to go to our local food banks. We will each paint for 40 minutes and do a short show and tell from our tropical travels in Morocco and Mexico. The recording of the class is offered to purchase as well if you can’t make it on Feb. 11. Everyone receives the replay within a week of the class.
During this workshop, we will begin with a brief show and tell, a short explanation of our materials, our process, and how we choose and mix colors. Then we will each paint for 40 minutes. You will have a chance to ask us questions in the chat. You’re welcome to either simply watch or you can paint along with us. After we’re finished painting we will each show you some of our work and what we are inspired by lately. At the end we will have time for some participants to show their work.
Once you sign up you will get our supply list. You do not have to buy anything from this list! You can use what you have around the house, no need to purchase anything!
Reference will be emailed to you the day before the class.
We want these classes to be accessible to anyone who’d like to take them, and we’re so happy that this donation-based model is working so well. Pay what you can! NOTE: whatever your donation, you will also be charged the Eventbrite fees. Do keep in mind that we work hard to give you great classes, so we appreciate that those of you who can afford to pay more will help those who can afford less!
If you can’t make it on Feb. 11, there is a video-only option. EVERYONE from the live class will also get the video. It takes about a week for us to have the video edited after the class. You can purchase the video on Eventbrite, and it is also ‘pay what you can’! NOTE: whatever your donation, you will also be charged the Eventbrite fees.
For this class we’re donating a % of our profit to our local food banks. Please remember to adjust for your time zone. Tickets are non-refundable. The attached supply list is the materials we use. You do NOT have to buy anything from our list! While you are welcome to use any materials you want, we will be painting with acryla gouache and gouache during the class. We do suggest that you get a sketchbook, but otherwise please use whatever materials you want! We hope to see you there! Gayle & Jennifer

Here are a few reviews from previous classes.

This was such a fun class! Gayle and Jennifer are the best teachers when it comes to being easy going, supportive, encouraging and responsive. I love how different interpretations of a picture are encouraged. It does move pretty fast but I love that there is a replay available. I love how they emphasized to not treat our art as “precious”. DB

“Gayle and Jennifer make painting joyful. They share so much. Mistakes become lessons learned. Sign me up again!”
“Discovering “Paint with Jennifer & Gayle” online workshops is definitely in my top 3 best things of 2022! Thank you for the inspiration, encouragement & beautiful art.” — Linda
“It is such a treat to be part of Gayle and Jennifer’s classes. They make their craft accessible and generously share their struggles and successes. The result is always magical. Thank you, ladies!” Aurélie
Gayle Kabaker
Gayle Kabaker is an award-winning illustrator, writer, and visual storyteller. She graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and began her career as a freelance fashion illustrator. After moving to Western Massachusetts she expanded from fashion illustration and this led to projects for a variety of major clients in advertising, editorial and animation. She had her first New Yorker magazine cover ‘June Brides’ celebrating gay marriage in 2012 and has had a total of eight covers since then. Her work tends to be very feminine, exploring beauty in all forms. Gayle uses her sketchbook to document her life and her current favorite muse is her granddaughter Mona. She had an ongoing column in the Washington post Called ‘Sketching My Way Through Crisis’ showing how keeping a sketchbook practice can be therapeutic for anyone even if you’re not an artist. Gayle illustrated 100 portraits for the book Vital Voices – 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower and it came out last year to rave reviews. The companion exhibition was the longest-running show in the history of the Kennedy Center. Gayle lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, artist Peter Kitchell and their dog Charlie.

Jennifer Orkin Lewis / Augustwren
A deep love of color, pattern and nature is the foundation of Jennifer’s work as an artist, illustrator, author and teacher. Her joyful gouache paintings of flowers, random objects, people and occasional meditative abstract musings open a colorful and enticing window onto a detail of the day one might ordinarily overlook. In 2010 she made the move to switch careers from textile design to illustration, to fulfill a long-held goal, and began a rigorous daily sketchbook project, doing a 30-minute painting every day. The looseness and intuitiveness of those paintings became her signature style and they are the source of much inspiration to herself and others. She is endlessly amazed and satisfied to see her shelf filling up with completed sketchbooks. Jennifer’s work has been featured on many products and brands worldwide, including Anthropologie, Abrams Books, Chronicle Books, Eeboo, Kate Spade Home, Tocca, Seattle Chocolate Company, Roger LaBorde as well as many others. Her books include two inspirational sketchbook journals published by Abrams that encourage and inspire people to develop their own daily drawing practice. Jennifer studied at Rhode Island School of Design and spent the first half of her career as a textile designer and stylist in NYC. /

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