The 7 Week Painting Challenge
How Hard Will You Work To Make It Happen?
January 8 - February 19, 2018
What is The 7 Week Painting Challenge?
It's an opportunity for artists to deepen their painting practice by applying focus and commitment. This program of focused work can create breakthroughs in your practice.
- Immerse yourself in your work for 7 weeks.
- Learn to balance your creative work with your daily life.
- Further hone your skills in the technical aspects of your craft.
- Work harder than you thought possible.
Who is it for?
If you are committed to deepening your painting practice The 7 Week Painting Challenge is ideal for you. Be prepared to put aside time to do the work. You will get out of this program as much as you put into it. You should have at least five years of painting experience.
This program is not intended for beginning artists.
Are you committed to deepening your painting practice?
WEEK 1: AWAKEN - You will create your plan for the next 7 weeks. What you will paint. How you will paint it. You will be required to write out your plan, outlining what you will focus on during the 7 Week Painting Challenge. You'll begin painting during this week. This week includes one writing assignment and a private one hour, online meeting with Tesia as well as a one hour online meeting with the group. Two total online meetings.
WEEK 2: IMAGINE - Start the work. Commit to the time and space. During this week you will attend one group online meeting in which Tesia will discuss and demonstrate topics related to the work. This will include art history topics, technical painting exercises, writing exercises and reading exercises. Recorded and live painting demonstrations will be given by Tesia weekly. This week includes one private online meeting with Tesia, one group online meeting, one reading assignment and one writing assignment.
WEEK 3: CREATE - Continue working on the pieces that are underway. Practice the 90/30 rule. Continue reading and writing on the assignments. This week includes one private online meeting with Tesia, one group online meeting and one reading assignment.
Week 4: EXPLORE - Take stock of where you are. Practice the 30/90 rule. Continue reading and writing on the assignments. This week includes one private online meeting with Tesia, one group online meeting and one reading assignment.
Week 5: PROVOKE - Check in with the plan. Deepen your commitment to completing the Challenge. Prod yourself further. Dig deeper. This week includes one private online meeting with Tesia and one group online meeting.
Week 6: ACHIEVE - Finalizing the pieces. Pushing past the doubts. Practicing the 10/90 rule. Dig still deeper. This week includes one private online meeting with Tesia and one group online meeting.
Week 7: ASSESS - Finishing. Completing. Assessing the work. Final online critiques with Tesia. This week includes one private online meeting with Tesia and one group online meeting.
STUDIO MEETING with Tesia in her studio. March 3, 2017 from 11 am to 5pm. This meeting is included with your tuition but is not required. If you are traveling to the Bay Area or want to visit the studio, this day of "debriefing" is included. This meeting is only for members of this section of The 7 Week Painting Challenge.
Enrollment is by application only.
Applications close on December 1, 2017. There are limited spots available.
You will be notified by email if you are accepted into The Challenge. You will have 24 hours to pay the enrollment fee or you will forfeit your spot.
Tuition $795.00 includes all group online meetings, handouts and six private online meetings with Tesia. Additionally, the in-person studio meeting on March 3, 2018 at Tesia's studio is included in your tuition.
There are no refunds for enrollment fees. Please see my class policies page here.
Online meetings are held in a private online room.
There is no other online commitment but the private meeting room with Tesia and the group.
Do not miss scheduled meetings.
You should have a high speed Internet connection.
Laptop, smartphone or smart tablet with a camera are required.
Headset (smartphone headset is fine) is required.
You should be able to take good photos of your work and be able to upload them to Dropbox.