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Disney's George Scribner Oil Painting Workshop
Art Institute of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
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Disney's George Scribner Oil Painting Workshop
To all who signed up, I'm excited to see you in the workshop!

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Get one of only ten spots in this three-day oil painting workshop. Learn from Disney master artist George Scribner, who has decades of training with the studio. In addition to being a master artist, he is also one of the rare few that has directed a feature film for Disney.

The focus of the workshop is drawing, painting and the concepts underlying all of them, leaving the artist with a solid foundation from a teacher that has the skill set Disney is famous for.

Scribner is also an internationally recognized painter, with work that includes beach scenes, landscapes and the unique capture of day-to-day city life from his childhood home of Panama.

He grew up in Panama, but got his start in the art world as a high school student at Bolles, where a teacher recognized all of his doodling and constant drawing as talent.

Known for his warm, patient teaching style, this intimate workshop will allow everyone to move at his or her own speed.

George has worked with a wide range of artists, from legends like Glen Keane to people just picking up a paint brush. Painting can be intimidating - he as well as the environment make this a fun workshop. All are welcome.


I'll review a simple step by step approach to oil painting, from simple drawing tips to using a limited palette of the three primary colors.

I'll be covering:
Materials: What you need and don't need to begin
What is the center interest of your painting
Tips for drawing on your canvas
The power of values - the underlying structure of every good painting
The advantages of a limited palette

We'll begin with Black and White using simple still life setups. There are two goals to the first session:

Simple drawing and composition tips - where to put your subject and help lead the viewer's eye.

I'll talk about picking your center of interest, WHO'S THE HERO of your painting.

We'll also discuss tips for drawing  how to MEASURE OBJECTS to get a likeness.

Get the correct proportion, not the detail.

Learning to see the relationships of lights to darks using Black and White paint only.

Most paintings fail or succeed because of the lights and darks in what are called VALUES.

Continue to do small studies in Black and White. We'll begin breaking the large simple blocks of paint into smaller shapes giving an object a feeling of having dimension.

I'll talk about any object you paint being broken down into SIMPLE PLANES or surfaces.

We will be working with THREE colors only (red, yellow, blue) and mixing all our colors from these.

Because the colors are all mixed from the three, they all relate to one another giving your painting COLOR HARMONY. You can mix all the colors you'll need from these. This also simplifies the color choices in front of you.

I'll talk about simple suggestion for helping LEAD THE VIEWERS EYE TO YOUR HERO  the focus of your painting.

We'll talk about the concept of color temperature and atmosphere using your paints to help make objects in your painting come forward or back in space.


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Use water mixable oil paints, I recommend Cobra brand but any brand will do.

Purchase only:
Titanium White
Mars Black (any black is ok)
Yellow Cadmium light
Red Cadmium light
Ultramarine blue

You only need three brushes. Princeton and Robert Simmons are both good brands:

3 Brushes, one of each:

#2 round
#4 hog bristle bright
#10 hog bristle bright

6  8x10 1/8" gessoed masonite panels (These work great with water mixable paints)

Small palette knife for scraping and mixing paint
Small sketch pad and pen


(in order):
The Painterly Approach by Bob Rohm
Great practical advice with clear simple examples from values to using a limited palette. One of my favorite books.

Landscape Painting Inside and Out by Kevin McPherson
Probably one of the best painting teachers. Does amazing work with a limited palette. Has several books  all of them are excellent guides.

Alla Prima by Richard Schmid
A lot more detail and information. Well worth it. Probably our foremost American painter.

REGISTER NOW for George Scribner's class.

Remember, only 10 spots total available.

Kaki Flynn



Art Institute of Jacksonville (View)
8775 Baypine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32034
United States

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