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Material Mastery

Live Cohort Group April 19th - 23rd

Just Five Days to Create Your Dream Studio & Get The Materials Needed to Work Like a Master

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Discover the essential materials that can elevate your painting practice from mediocre to master level.

Transform Your Studio

I Believe That High Quality Materials Matter


In a world where art supplies are abundant, choosing the right materials can be overwhelming. Yet, the masters knew that quality is non-negotiable. Inspired by the unparalleled works of Odd Nerdrum and the timeless techniques of Rembrandt and Titian, this workshop is your gateway to understanding why high-quality materials are not just a choice but a necessity for anyone aiming to achieve that life like quality in their work.

Low-quality materials may seem like a bargain, but they cost more in the long run—through wasted time, unnecessary frustration, and the lack of durability. This workshop emphasizes the importance of investing in high-quality materials that not only make your painting process more enjoyable but also ensure your work stands the test of time, just like the works of Nerdrum, Rembrandt, and Titian.

What You Will Learn:

  • Go From Stuck to Unstoppable: Learn how to beat common problems by choosing materials that make painting easier and more fun for you.

  • The Secrets of Classical Oil Painting Materials: The essential materials that will take you from mediocre to working on your next masterpiece. 

  • Brush Selection: Discover how to choose the right brushes that not only enhance the fluidity of your strokes but add depth and texture to your paintings.

  • The Oil Painting Palette Demystified: Simplify your approach to color with the four-color Apelles palette.

  • Canvas and Oil Ground 101: Get easy steps on picking the best canvas and preparing it to make sure your paintings are built on a solid foundation that serves you and your work for the long term. 

  • Creating Your Perfect Painting Space: Turn any spot into a great place to paint. We'll show you how to set up your space to spark your creativity, making sure everything you need is easy to reach, and inspiring you to make even better work. 

  • Studio Design Mastery: Embrace a mindset shift that sees high-quality materials and studio design as allies in your journey to mastery, reducing frustration and enhancing your overall painting experience.

 

Every part of this workshop is specially designed to teach you important skills and to help you deeply enjoy classical painting. This way, you'll have everything you need to start making your own masterpieces with confidence.

About Me

I'm a classical painter shaped by years of mentorship—from foundational teachings with Jeremy Caniglia in 2014 to the lessons on kitsch painting with Odd Nerdrum from 2018 to 2021. 

On the quest for a timeless masterpiece, my journey has taken my work across the USA, Sweden, and Norway. Now I'm here to share everything I’ve learned along the way. 

I’ll be sharing all of the strategies, insights, and techniques I learned firsthand - so you can quickly enhance your skills in a fun community - and jump past the common pitfalls, roadblocks, and frustrations that come with striving to make a timeless painting.  

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS METHODOLOGY:

“I have changed in my outlook, what I’m perceiving, the tools I’m going to use - all changed. Thank you deeply - I look forward to many more lessons.”

Why This Workshop Matters: 

A Clear Map to Mastery

 

Embarking on your journey in classical painting can often feel like navigating a labyrinth—full of trial and error, wasted time, and mounting frustration. That’s where this workshop comes in, offering you a meticulously crafted map to swiftly elevate your studio space and the quality of your work to new heights.

Save Time

In just five days, you'll be equipped with insights and strategies that aren’t just about painting; they’re about transforming how you paint. The practical tips and focused guidance provided are designed to streamline your process, cutting out hours of unnecessary struggle and confusion each week. Imagine saving not just hours but days or even weeks over the course of a year, time that can be invested back into your craft, allowing you to create more and create better work.

Improve Your Paintings

Beyond saving time, this workshop is about significantly improving the quality of your work. By understanding and utilizing high-quality materials correctly, optimizing your studio space for efficiency and inspiration, and overcoming the mental barriers that hold you back, you’ll find your work advancing more rapidly than ever before.

Intentional Approach 

This isn’t just about painting; it’s about revolutionizing how you approach your craft, enabling you to produce work more frequently and of a higher quality. If you're ready to stop the guesswork and start making meaningful progress, join us. Transform your painting journey from what feels like endless wandering into a purposeful path towards mastery.

Learn From My Mistakes

How do I know this will transform your approach to painting? Because every principle, technique, and piece of advice offered is something I've personally implemented. The outcome? Nothing short of revolutionary. Looking back, I regret every moment I chose to cut corners on costs. It wasn't just about the money wasted—it was about the unnecessary frustration and the compromise on quality.

The Cost of Cheap

Imagine deciding to DIY a desk to save money. Sounds fun! But, without the right tools or materials, you end up with a desk that's wobbly, not the right height, and frankly, an eyesore. But hey, at least you saved $150... Wait. Materials costed more than you expected. You actually only saved $45. And you lost a whole weekend. Not to mention that you were stressed instead of resting and now you’ve got a long work week ahead of you. You might have even said something regrettable to your spouse in your fit of frustration. And now you realize the true cost of “saving" with your DIY desk.

False Economy

This scenario mirrors the false economy of skimping on quality painting materials. You might think you're saving money upfront, but the real cost? Hours of your time, immense frustration, and ultimately, dissatisfaction with the end result.
 

The Hidden Cost


It's like choosing a flight to save $175. Seems like a lot of money saved, right? The only problem is that it comes with a 7 hour layover and an extra hour of flight time. Now the 7 hours at the airport, instead of the beach, will overshadow any “savings” you get! 

The Irony With Painting Supplies

The ironic cherry on top? Buying high quality materials is actually cheaper in the long term! As long as you know the right type of materials to buy…

 

This Workshop is all About Spending More Time at "The Beach"

 

That's what this workshop is all about. Helping you to spend more of your time at the beach, metaphorically speaking, instead of dreading life in a dingy airport! So you can focus on what truly matters, making a masterpiece, and not dealing with the frustration of hidden costs, lost time, and mediocre results.

What's Included 

I’ll be covering everything you need to set up the ideal studio space including materials, strategies for setting up the space, and additional time saving tips and tricks I’ve learned through years of firsthand experience. 

Save Your Most Precious Resource

 

With a clear strategy you can save days or even weeks worth of time over the course of the year! 

Included in the Workshop:

  • Materials Master List: Quit the guesswork and find the materials that you actually need to start making masterpieces today.

  • Checklists: Simple checklists to help you get your studio set up, with the supplies and strategy that actually matter.

  • Actionable Steps to Redefine Your Studio: I'm not just going to tell you what works... You'll have homework to actually implement it! 

  • Live Q&A: Ask me any questions you have about the materials or studio set up so you can actually start painting.

  • Community: Join a community of likeminded painters for continued growth, accountability, and support.

  • Time Saving Tips & Tricks: Additional tips and tricks to save time and work more effectively so you can focus on what truly matters.

Are you ready to invest in your passion for painting and take your craft to the next level?

Join us in this comprehensive workshop and start your journey towards creating timeless masterpieces with confidence.

My Promise to You

If you go through this course, learn the strategies, do the homework, and you don't come out of it feeling more confident in your pursuit of painting... I'll give you a 100% refund. That's because I know how powerful it is. And that's how confident I am that this course can transform you and your studio. 

 

  • Who is this workshop for?
    This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in classical painting, whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your skills. If you love the works of masters like Odd Nerdrum, Rembrandt, and Titian and want to learn how to create paintings like theirs, this workshop is for you.
  • What materials will I need?
    You don’t need any materials to get started with this workshop! I will provide you with all of the info you need to help you choose the best materials and create a studio space you love.
  • Do I need a large studio space to participate?
    Not at all! We'll teach you how to set up an efficient and inspiring studio space, no matter how big or small your area is. The workshop includes tips on optimizing your existing space to enhance your painting experience. I’m aware that most people have fairly small spaces so that will be specifically addressed in the workshop!
  • I'm a complete beginner. Will I be able to keep up?
    Absolutely! This workshop is designed to be accessible for beginners while still offering valuable insights for more experienced painters. The goal is to help you get the ideal studio setup and supplies.
  • Is there a refund policy?
    We believe in the value of this workshop, but we understand that it's important for you to feel confident in your investment. We offer a satisfaction guarantee, so you can enroll with peace of mind.
  • What if I can't attend all the live sessions?
    While attending live is the best way to get the most out of this workshop, we understand that life can get in the way. All sessions will be recorded, so you can catch up on anything you miss at your convenience.
  • How will this workshop help me improve my painting skills?
    Through step-by-step guidance on selecting and using high-quality materials, setting up your studio space, and overcoming mental blocks, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to elevate your classical painting skills. Our goal is to help you create paintings that you're proud of.
  • Can I purchase materials through the workshop?
    We will provide a list of recommended supplies and where you can purchase them. We focus on recommending materials that will truly make a difference in your work.
  • Is there support available after the workshop ends?
    Yes! Participants will have access to an online community where you can continue to share your progress, ask questions, and get feedback from peers and instructors.
  • Will there be opportunities for one-on-one feedback?
    Group feedback sessions are part of the workshop, where you'll receive personalized advice based on your needs. For more in-depth one-on-one feedback, please check our additional offerings post-workshop.
  • Aren’t high-quality painting materials too expensive for beginners?
    It’s true that high-quality materials can be more of an investment, but they also make learning easier and more enjoyable, leading to better outcomes with less frustration. We'll guide you on how to choose materials that offer the best balance between quality and cost, ensuring you invest wisely as you grow in your craft.
  • I've tried painting before and didn’t do well. How will this workshop be different?
    This workshop is structured to build your skills from the ground up, focusing on understanding materials and techniques that align with classical painting practices. With personalized guidance and a supportive learning environment, you’ll find yourself making progress you can be proud of.
  • Can’t I learn all this from free resources online?
    While there are many free resources available, they can be overwhelming and inconsistent. This workshop offers curated, comprehensive content tailored to classical painting, combining technical knowledge with practical application, all in one coherent program. Plus, the live sessions and community support provide value that's impossible to find elsewhere.
  • Will I really see improvement in my painting after just one workshop?
    Yes, the focused nature of this workshop on materials and workspace optimization is designed to provide noticeable improvements in your approach and execution of classical painting. Consistent practice and applying what you learn will continue to drive your progress even after the workshop ends.
  • What if I don’t have a dedicated studio space?
    A dedicated space is ideal, but not necessary to begin with. We'll show you how to create a functional and inspiring painting area within the space you have, ensuring that your environment supports your painting journey, no matter the size.
  • How much time will I need to dedicate outside of the workshop sessions?
    The workshop is designed to be comprehensive within its scheduled time. However, applying the concepts outside of sessions will be essential to enhance your learning experience. The practical application is flexible based on your schedule and pace.

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