Online painting course ''Paint with Passion''
JENKINS ''PAINT WITH PASSION'' ONLINE FLORAL/STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING COURSE
Hello painting friends. We are very excited to tell you about our
NEW ONLINE PAINTING COURSE
This will be our first online painting course and it will be available worldwide to all subscribers that have high speed internet access,
and speak the English language. THE ONLINE COURSE IS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED PAINTERS.
As of September 2017, we are happy to say, we have finished the taping of all the lessons that will be offered in the course. Still to be completed is the EXTRA Technique/General Information video. That should be completed sometime around the first part of December. The editing of all the lessons is now in the process of being done. The course will be designed and ready to be downloaded from our special Internet server
in just a few months.
The complete online course is professionally filmed in (HD) HIGH DEFINITION, using some of the best camera and lighting equipment available. We are so fortunate to have a very talented guy named Mark Short who owns FOTO GRAPHFX CREATIVE STUDIO, working with us. Mark is formally from New York and now resides in Sedona. His company specializes in Advertising,Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration and Motion. He has produced videos for many well known musicians, and for large companies in New York, Los Angeles , Sedona and in the Phoenix area. He has also produced an online food course for a Internationally well known raw food chef. Mark is also a very excellent artist and creative jewelry designer. FOTO GRAPHFX Creative Studio- Sedona AZ. www.fotographfx.com email@example.com
DO YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO LEARN TO OIL PAINT ?
Have you ever seen the beautiful oil paintings in art shows, or in books, classes, or studios that your friends have done? Or seen the many nice paintings posted on artists websites or on social media, and said to yourself, I wish I could do that. I really would love to learn to paint, but I don't have any talent. Well I have to tell you, people are not born with talent. Very few people may have some incredible talent at a very young age, but that is extremely rare. Talent comes from the ability and desire to want to learn and the long term dedication and PASSION for whatever it is that you want to learn. People that are successful at their careers just had the strong desire to start and the tenacity to stick to it for the long term.
What if you have the desire, but maybe you do not know where to start, or you have just been too busy, ''just living life'' and didn't have any time to start learning to paint. Once you make the decision that you want to try learning to paint, a good place to start may be to take some lessons from a very good local art teacher or maybe take a 2-day or a weeklong seminar that is offered by many nationally known teachers. But what if there are not any teachers in your area and maybe you would like to travel out of state for a seminar, but you can't travel due to health problems, advanced age, family obligations, etc. Although out of state seminars with well known teachers can usually be very good, when you add up the costs of the seminar, the high costs of air or other travel expenses, food and lodging costs, etc., many times this is just not in a lot of peoples budget. In addition, the seminar dates might not fit into your schedule.
For many of these reasons, this is why an ONLINE PAINTING COURSE MIGHT BE JUST THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOU.
Imagine being able to stay home, in the privacy, comfort and convenience of your own studio or workspace ,with your easel and your computer ,and learn to paint beautiful Floral/Still Life oil paintings. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced painter, you can learn to paint at your own pace and not have to worry about pushing to finish at a certain time. Maybe you are a little shy about painting in a classroom enviornment ,then an ONLINE course may be just what you need. And think of the money you will save as opposed to traveling to an out of state seminar.
And for many of our students that are already teaching and just need to learn some new techniques or get some new painting/design ideas to teach to their students, the ONLINE course will be a good fit for you, without having the expense and take the time to travel to a seminar.
WHAT IS AN ONLINE PAINTING COURSE ?
Our online ''PAINT WITH PASSION'' is a Floral /Still Life course that is painted in oils. It will be made up of several full length painting videos ,plus an extra Technique/General Information video, that can all be accessed and downloaded from your computer. Color photos of each of the finished paintings ,a written supply list and full size pattens for each painting will also be available to download for people that register for the course. Because each painting instructed is a little long, each of the paintings will be broken down into segments/parts, for easier downloading. All of the course material will be ready for you to start downloading, once the registration period ends. All the instructional material will be held for you by our special server so you can download it any time you want, whenever it is convenient for you.
WHO CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THE ONLINE COURSE
Our ''PAINT WITH PASSION'' course is available to any persons WORLDWIDE that has high speed Internet access and is able to read the English language.
Downloading the items in the course will be easy and user friendly.
Any persons that fills out the required registration form to subscribe to the course, and pays the fee for the full course. Once you register for the course and pay for the subscription fee, you will need to fill out a form on your computer stating the specific information that is required. Each subscriber will be assigned their own special password/code, which will allow you to log onto the course so you can start downloading all the material. All subscribers names and passwords will be kept on fil in our Jenkins Art Studio master list.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THE ONLINE COURSE
All material for the course will be instructed by Gary and myself. We both have been working as full time professional artists/teachers for well over 40 years. We have been involved in almost every phase of the art business that there is. In our "PAINT WITH PASSION" online course we will show you the many painting techniques that we have developed and made popular to students around the world through our many HOW-TO books, videos,DVDS, teaching seminars and the airing of our long time weekly International PBS Television series,''THE BEAUTY OF OIL PAINTING''
Students will learn about brush stroke techniques, composition and design , setting up a still life., lighting your set- up, mixing colors, what brushes to use and their different styles and when to use them. What mediums to use and when or when not to use them. Each video lesson will show you how to paint a beautiful completed Floral/Still Life painting.In addition to to learning to paint several types of decorative vases and pots, you will learn to paint some realistic, yet simple to do ,fruit. You will learn how to use simple fabric swatches to enhance the backgrounds of your Still Life set up. We will also teach you how to paint many different types of flowers and foliage, using easy to follow, slow ,detailed strokes. We will show you how and what to use to prepare the background of your canvas using acrylic, before you start to use the oil paint. Different quick and easy background and foreground techniques will also be demonstrated.
All of the paintings are taught in the well known Jenkins style, which is a semi-loose, but a very realistic style. They are NOT real loose impressionism ,nor are they really tight photo realism. Each of the paintings are taught very slowly and detailed and in an easily understandable manner
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES/GENERAL INFORMATION VIDEO
In addition to the individual painting videos ,we have added a special feature for you that will be a Technique /General Information video. This will talk about supplies needed for the course, what brands we recommend ,setting up your painting space, care and cleaning of your brushes, mediums and their uses.Varnishing your paintings. Why do you need to varnish, what we use and how to apply it. What is Graphite paper.? How to use it to transfer the patterns onto the canvas.
We will also show you how to apply some decorative borders to your paintings. Simple accent borders using Gold Leaf, Embossed Gold Leaf and the use of Stencils.
And most important, on this Technique video, I will demonstrate many of the elements that are in each of the individual painting videos.For example,I will demonstrate in very slow detail, how to paint several of the flowers and foliage, that are in each painting.in each painting. I will show directional brush stroke lines, the push down- lift up and sweep away stroke, when to use the paint in a thin, watercolor like consistency and when to use it in a thicker or dry consistency. More information will be shown how to paint and blend the many different kinds of brush strokes for the backgrounds, such as vertical, horizontal , and criss-cross strokes.There will also be more detailed information about mixing the oil colors. The Technique video will be a long play lesson so it will be broken down into several segments/chapters for easier downloading. So if you wish to skip over some of the general information material, you can do so, or if you wish to view some of the painting demos multiple times, then the different segments will make that easy for you.
MORE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE ONLINE COURSE
FACEBOOK PAGE: There will be a PRIVATE Facebook page set up for all subscribers of the course.On this FB page,if students wish to, they can post pictures of the paintings they are doing in the course. They can post their paintings in the work in progress or the finished stage, so that other students in the course can see and comment on each others work. Students can share their special thoughts about their painting experiences and ideas ,and talk about their love of painting with other students that have the same interest.
PERSONAL CRITIQUES: On the Private Facebook page, and for the students that request it, we will be happy to give you good, constructive critiques/comments on your paintings as you progress through the course. That way, other students can also learn from each other and how some of the comments can help them with their own work. NOTE; Since all critiques will be given by Gary or myself, this will be done on a ''as time allows'' basis.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Once the students complete all the paintings in the course, they can EMAIL us photos of their paintings. Once we have seen all of your finished paintings, you will be sent a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, stating that you have participated in the ''PAINT WITH PASSION'' online course and you have successfully completed all the paintings. The certificate will be personally signed by Gary and I, and will either be available to download or will be mailed to you.
WHAT THE COMPLETE ONLINE COURSE INCLUDES
*** 8 FULL LENGTH FLORAL/STILL LIFE PAINTING VIDEOS. 7 of the paintings will be INSTRUCTED by GARY JENKINS
1 of the paintings will be INSTRUCTED by KATHWREN JENKINS
Each of these long play painting videos will be between 2 to 3 hours in length. There is a total of 17 hours of painting instruction.
*** SPECIAL TECHNIQUE/GENERAL INFORMATION VIDEO
This is a separate long play video showing how to paint many of the elements in great detail that are in the 8 painting videos. Also, much more information on this video.It will be INSTRUCTED by Kathwren Jenkins.
This separate Technique video will be 3 to 4 hours in length.
*** COLOR PHOTO
A nice size color photo of each of the 8 paintings will be included.
*** FULL SIZE PATTERNS
A full size pattern that you can transfer onto your canvas will be included for each of the 8 paintings.
NOTE; You do not have to use the pattern if you don't wish to. If you are good at drawing , you may want to draw the compositions free hand. But if you are not very proficient at drawing, we recommend using the patterns. It is very convenient ,saves you a lot of time and you will be assured that your drawing is very accurate. ALL PATTERNS ARE SIZED FOR 14X18 AND 16X20 CANVAS.
***A COMPLETE SUPPLY LIST
A complete written supply list for all the supplies needed for the course will be included. Oil paint list, mediums ,brushes ,and other miscellaneous supplies. Names, sizes and styles of brushes will be listed. Also ,what oil paint brands we recommend. We will also include some names and contact information on where to find many of the materials listed.
***IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION PERIOD
There will be an EARLY BIRD PRICE for the first 2 months of registration, and a REGULAR PRICE after the Early Bird price expires.
We are hoping to start taking registration sign ups sometime in MARCH 2018. The exact date for this will be determined when we get closer to the launch of the course.
***SUBSCRIPTION COST FOR THE ''PAINT WITH PASSION'' ONLINE COURSE
$335.00 -EARLY BIRD SIGN UP - The first 2 months of registration.
$395.00-REGULAR SIGN UP - After the Early Bird registration time expires, the price will go up to the regular sign up fee.
BIG SAVINGS..........BY SIGNING UP EARLY FOR THE COURSE, IT WILL BE A SAVINGS OF $60.00
Be sure to sign our contact list and give us your name and email address so we can be sure to contact you when our registration period will open.
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Please email or call us at the JENKINS ART STUDIO if you have any questions about the course.
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Please follow us on FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE.
We very often do short live stream painting demos on our Facebook and Youtube channel. We often give updated information about the online course on Facebook.
Gary and I hope you can join us for our ''PAINT WITH PASSION'' ONLINE COURSE. We are sure it will be a fun, new painting experience for you.
With PATIENCE,PRACTICE,and PASSION, (PPP) you will be able to paint beautifull treasures for yourself, your family and others, that will be cherished for many years to come.
REMEMBER, where ever and what ever you paint................
Always ''PAINT WITH PASSION''
----------------ABOUT THE ARTISTS--------------------
GET TO KNOW GARY AND KATHWREN
Most people know us from our many years as hosts of our International television series and our many years of teaching national seminars, and from our books and DVDs.
First of all, so you can be assured that you will be receiving very good, quality artwork and instruction with our ''PAINT WITH PASSION'' online course , we would like to give you a brief history of our long professional art careers.
''BEAUTY OF OIL PAINTING'' and ''JENKINS ART STUDIO''
For the past thirty_three years, hundreds of thousands of people who love to paint,or want to learn to paint, have tuned in to watch the weekly PBS television series, which was broadcast on approximately 110 nationwide stations annually. The TV series was also seen by many people in Canada ,along the United States border..During the past ten years, the shows were also broadcast on television stations in European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands,Austria, and Great Britain.,to name a few.''THE BEAUTY OF OIL PAINTING'' and ''JENKINS ART STUDIO'' hosted by Gary Jenkins with guest artist Kathwren Jenkins ,has been the longest-running how-to art program on television, producing a new series every year.From 1983 to 2015 a total of 450 1/2 hour shows were produced.(28 full series) For nearly all the TV series , a companion art instruction book was written by Kathwren. The Jenkinses were the second artists ever to appeared on national television.
BEFORE THE TV SERIES
For many years ,before and during the television productions ,we traveled as a team ,extensively around the U.S. for up to three weeks of every month, ten month a year, to over thirty states, to teach our very popular oil painting seminars.Gary also traveled to Germany for the last ten years to teach the Jenkins Certified Art Teacher Training Courses.(J-CAT) Kathwren traveled to Germany with Gary to teach three weeks of the course the first year. ..For several years, we personally taught our Certification courses in the U.S. and as of 2017 they are still being taught in Germany. But these are now taught by our staff teachers. In addition to over three decades of travel teaching, we taught seminars in our five personal studios ,and in other venues in our local area.We also hosted and coordinated many seminars in our studios for other well -known national teachers.
VIDEOS AND DVDs
One of the other things we have done during our very long careers includes starting our art video production company , Jenkins Vision. As far as we know ,we were the first artists in the United States to produce our own VHS videos on art instruction. This was started in 1980,at the time when there were hardly any consumer video cameras on the market.
AT THE BEGINNING
ART SCHOOL AND FIRST JOBS
Going back a couple of decades ,before the television and video businesses,Gary graduated at the top of his class in 1962 ,from the four-year program at the school of art, Ringling , in Sarasota, Florida.Upon graduation, he worked as a key- line artist for a well-known greeting card company in Los Angelas,California.From threshe worked for a large national art store chain, Aaron Brothers,in Los Angelas.He worked for AB for fifteen years, first as a custom framer ,then as a store managersnd eventually ,he was painting wholesale for the store. For many years,Gary worked at the store during the daysnd painted at home most nights and weekends.Aaron Bros. bought as many paintings as Gary could produce, eventually marketing more then sixty of his paintings into Lithographic prints. Garys original paintings were sold to fine art galleries all over the U.S. by Aaron Bros. and his personal art agent. At times ,during the 1970s,,several of Gary's prints were used on sets of well- known television sitcoms and his prints were were also sold to hotels for decor for their rooms.
After a few years of painting for Aaron Bros. ,Gary was asked to teach classes on the showroom floor. Soon, word got around that he was teaching and he was asked to teach at several art studios all over California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. In 1980 ,while teaching in Nevada , that is when Gary and I met. I had been teaching at my local studio at the time. But thats a whole other story. Gary was one of the first art teachers to travel around and teach what is known as one and two-day seminars. Many new studios had never had traveling teachers before Gary started going to them. These seminars eventually grew into one week seminars.During these early teaching years ,Gary also began giving painting demonstrations at art associations around the West coast.Soon he was travel teaching so much, that he had to leave Aaron Brothers. Not long after that, the opportunity presented itself to become a television host.
NATIONAL SEMINARS/CONVENTIONS/JENKINS SIGNITURE PRODUCTS
Gary and I teamed up in 1980 a couple years before the start of the TV series. With the popularity of the television series, word soon spread and invitations were coming in from all over the country for us to teach at national studios. For the television series we had designed many Jenkins Signature products, which were manufactured by our TV sponsor at the time. These products were sold to large distributors nationwide during the Television years. We also appeared as guest artists and demonstrators at many large ,national trade conventions all over the U.S.
OTHER THINGS ALONG THE WAY
Around 1981, we started our own mail order business ,selling our first VSH videos, my first self published NON -TV books, and later selling our TV books and signature products. To this day ,we still conduct our mail order bussiness.We have participated in several outdoor juried fine art shows while living in Florida.
We ran an art retreat while living in Florida. For 2 weeks each month, 2 groups of 15 people a week lodged in our home, took week-long certification classes, and ate 3 meals a day. The Jenkins Art Retreat was very successful, and lasted 6 years, until it wore us out.
We have also owned our own art galleries, showed our work in juried fine art shows. We have also judged fine art shows. In the past ,our paintings have been shown in SIMICS FINE ART GALLERY in Carmel, California, as well as other galleries in CA. and NV. Gary's work can currently be seen in the SEDONA ARTS CENTER fine art gallery in Sedona,Az.
Several years ago, Gary was featured in American Artists magazine. Gary and Kathwren were also featured in Decorative Artist magazine
In 1997, Gary entered a Floral painting contest sponsored by North Light books.There were more then 2,000 entries from Floral painters that were living in the U.S. and were full time professional artists.Gary was one of the 200 winning artists chosen and were published in the hard cover North Light book ''THE BEST OF FLOWER PAINTERS''
RETIRED FROM TELEVISION
In 2015 Gary and I permanently retired from producing our PBS television series.,and as of summer 2017 ,we both have retired form travel teaching.
CURRENT SEMINARS OFFERED
Currently ,Gary and I are personally teaching our 4-DAY SEMI- PRIVATE seminars in our home studio in Sedona, Arizona. These are very special seminars for beginner through advanced students.We only accept 5 students per class at one time.This has been a welcome change for us, as opposed to constant travel teaching and having between 15- 20 students in class each day. For the past 4 years ,these classes have been very popular, with students attending from all over the United States, Canada, and Europe.Seminars fill over a year in advanced, but we do encourage students to go on our wait list
50 YEARS IN THE ART BUSSINESS
Gary and I have each been oil painting for more then 50 years . We specialize in FLORAL ,EXOTIC BIRDS and FISH.
We are excited to launch our first worldwide online course in 2018.
Gary is producing Giclee prints on canvas of many of his newest paintings.
We will continue to teach our Sedona semi private seminars.
We continue to conduct our online mail order business.
We occasionally will continue to do LIVE STREAM painting demonstrations on FACEBOOK.
Gary paints for the Sedona Arts Center fine art gallery in Sedona. He will be the featured artist for MARCH and APRIL 2018.
You can see, some of our past TV shows and other short painting demonstrations an YOUTUBE. Also on Youtube, there are some full, detailed painting demos that were originally live streams on Facebook.
Between Gary and I , we have 4 grown children, 6 Grand children, 2 Great Grand children.
So as you can seen, Gary and I have been involved in just about every facet of the art business.
We hope this background information will allow you to get to know us a little better, and will give you the confidence to join us ,and explore with us , our ''PAINT WITH PASSION'' online course.
'' REMEMBER TO ALWAYS PAINT WITH LOVE AND JOY IN YOUR HEART AND PAINT WITH PASSION.''
THIS PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED IN NOVEMBER 2017
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