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TeaCHING Art From The Start - Art Class Patrick Ching

Two Day Comprehensive Workshop in Waimanalo, Oahu - Limited Space
  • January 21 and 22, 2012 - OPEN
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$250 includes paint, canvas and all supplies.

Four, three hour sessions:
  • Day 1, 10am-1pm - Color Basics and Painting Sky
  • Day 1, 2-5pm - Glazing Techniques
  • Day 2, 10am-1pm - Painting Mountains and Trees
  • Day 2, 2pm-5pm - Painting Oceans and Water

  • Learn art from the start and come away with a16"x20" painting that you did!
  • Oil painting techniques using Genesis Heat set Oils.
  • Weather you're beginner or professional you will boost your skills immensely. Besides, the best art teacher you'll ever have in your life will be there, and it's YOU!
  • Bring photos described in HOW TO PREPARE.
  • Bring a lunch or snack.
  • We will be painting flat on top of tables which is fine. Bring a table easel or stand easel if you really want to.
  • If you have an 11"x14" sheet of glass for a pallet that is the best surface to mix paint on. You can take home enough paint to finish your painting.
  • A flat box would be good to keep the dust off of any extra paint and pallet paper you may want to take home.
*All other materials will be provided. These materials will include an Fredrix brand primed canvass, enough GENESIS tm oil paints to complete your painting, a selection of oil painting brushes, odorless turpentine or equivalent, paper towels, paper pallet, pallet knife and foam sponge.


After this workshop you will know more than enough about oil painting to teach yourself as much as you can. I hope you will immediately continue painting, experimenting and learning. Memory is acquired by doing. Don't give yourself time to get rusty. The wet blending gradation technique I demonstrated is especially important to practice regularly. If you master that technique, you'll be able to paint anything.

Get to know the GENESIS paints and how they dry. They have more important qualities overall than any other paint.

Get to know all kinds of paints. Each kind of paint has unique characteristics. It is ignorant to think that any kind of paint will be the cure all for everything. As an artist that uses art as a means of survival I've taught myself to use every medium I can. When I have something I want to create I ask myself "What would be the best medium to use on this piece?" or "what kind of paint would best bring to life the mood of this painting?"
  • use oil paints like oil paints. People love oils for its richness and wet blends. If you want to work in thin washes you're probably better off using watercolors or thinned acrylics.
  • Remember anything you learn using GENESIS paints will translate into regular oil paints. When using regular oils just substitute linseed oil where we would use Thinning Medium or Glazing Medium with GENESIS paints.

"As a kindergartner all my friends asked me to teach them to paint horses. I've always had a knack for explaining things in the simplest terms. When I was 16 years old I took my first oil painting lessons from Jim Rayker. By the time I completed my first oil painting I had transformed from a high school level, to a professional painter. I attribute this to the patience of my teacher and the fact that I used paints that stayed wet while I was learning to use them. I spent the next few years of my life in search of instruction on painting skills. Even though I attended several schools I was not very successful finding the kind of instruction I was looking for and eventually I taught myself through experimentation. Now I teach the kind of lessons I tried so hard to find as a growing artist."


Twenty eight years of professional painting has taught me a lot; but nothing as valuable as a lesson I discovered while staring at a sea turtle at age nineteen. I was a volunteer biologist on a remote Hawaiian island and was trying to read a tag on the turtle's flipper through binoculars. Then I put the binos down and took a good look at the whole turtle as it lay sleeping at the shoreline. At that moment I decided to train myself to build a skill that most people in the world will never try to acquire; a better- than- photographic memory. Being able to understand how nature is constructed is the key to realistic painting. That understanding comes from intense observation and memory. I know, and can teach the key to having a better-than-photographic memory.

By teaching art for many years I know how to get to the important stuff fast and toss aside the noise. Our time on Earth is precious. I don't want you or I to waste it.

Our goal is to get the best results with the least effort cause that's what really looks the best.
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  • Denni Gaeth
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    Thank you so much for inviting me and my friends to the Patrick Ching event. His experience and knowledge about the North West Hawaiian Islands, (Papahanaumokuakea) was so enjoyable to listen to and his way of sharing his artistic insight that was inspired by different areas of the whole island chain by the sights and the creatures living there well, that was done with such humor and interest making the time just fly by!

    Also, having all of us participate in drawing techniques, affording us to step into an artists shoes even for one evening; that was not only awe inspiring but, maybe it will in fan a spark of courage into a full blown flame in someone that maybe was just toying with the idea of becoming an artist. It's obvious that he does not feel threatened by the off chance that he does create that spark in someone whom someday may become another successful artist. To me that shows not only does he have a good heart, is truly a really good guy and a successful leader but, is a true professional in every sense of the word! Thanks so much for having him come to the center!
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  • Anna
    Type: Hawaiian Art Class & Workshop
    Hi Patrick: Would like to thank you for the private painting lesson on Friday. I picked up quite a few tips from you and will apply all I learned to future paintings. I am sure it will improve my painting technique greatly. You are an excellent instructor. Thank you so much for your patience. I look forward to more lessons in the future. Please keep me posted on future workshops...
  • Grace
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    Thank you for the gifts you gave me ~ your precious time to teach, you guiding hand ~ but most of all your "Aloha" spirit and encouragement.

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