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SCG National – Workshop l with Ruth Ellen Hoag | The Art of the 20-Minute Painting

Breaking through creator's block, twenty minutes at at time


August 10 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

“At a time when I was experiencing painter’s block, I kept myself going by painting 20 minutes at a time. Every day. Timed. Then twice a day. After 50 of these small paintings, I went on to do hundreds. I’ve convinced my students, and even two professional groups, the value in this liberating method. ” ~Ruth Ellen Hoag

In this workshop we’ll work with the 20-minute format. We’ll dive into developing ways to boost skills; learn how to see and find the essence of a painting; create self-assignments as a way to teach oneself techniques; use 20-minute paintings as a springboard for larger work.

A two-day acrylic painting workshop building skills in composition, simplification, problem solving, painting techniques, confidence, tenacity, patience, idea generating, and seeing – All at once!

Participants will leave with a library of work for reference in their own studio practice.

Workshop is open to acrylic (and watercolor) painters with some proficiency and understanding of the medium, and to intermediate and advanced artists. Demonstrations will be in acrylic, but can demo in watercolor as well.

All materials included.

Teaching Artist: Ruth Ellen Hoag

Date: 08/10/24 – 08/11/24

Day: Saturday – Sunday

Duration: 2-Day Workshop

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Member Price: $180

Non-member Price: $220

Suggested Age: 18+

*Due to safety and consideration of other participants, children are not permitted to attend adult classes. We appreciate your understanding.

**In need of financial assistance? The SCG Residency has a stipend opportunity. Click here to learn more. 

Date & Time

August 10 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville, CA 95678
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