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Jun 10 2019 - Jun 12 2019


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Still Life in Oil with Viktoria Majestic

Experienced Beginner – Advanced
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Participants of this workshop will be guided through the fundamentals of oil painting, including canvas preparation, design, value, color and will also learn the secrets of how to create a beautiful still life painting from start to finish. Viktoria will start with a step by step demonstration, and she will provide specific, actionable methods tailored to each students skill level. Although still life will be the main focus of this workshop, everything the students will learn can be applied to other subjects as well. Come to have a relaxing and fun time in this workshop.

List of materials that will be provided: canvases, oil paints, palette knives, mediums, solvents, paper towels, palettes, cups, jars, rags, lamps, set ups
Tools students need to bring: – three flat bristle brushes made for oil paints, size #2, #4, #8

Workshop Teacher

  • Viktoria Majestic

    Viktoria K. Majestic is a classically trained, Hungarian-American fine artist, currently living in North Carolina. She studied art both in Europe and in the United States. Her work can be found in collections throughout the US and abroad as well.  As an artist she has been largely influenced by the works of  Zorn, Sorolla, Sargent, Levitan and a few contemporary masters.

    Majestic grew up in a small European town, where her interest in art and nature was formed at an early age.
    During her childhood, most of the time she could either be found in the countryside exploring nature, or indoors occupied by creating art.

    It wasn’t until graduating from college with a business degree, that she has come to realize how much she misses art and decided to  pursue it as a career.
    Following this life changing decision, Viktoria established her own mural painting business, and worked as a mural artist for nearly a decade. Eventually, an  incapacitating back problem forced her to change course.
    She couldn’t imagine giving up painting, so she set out to search for an alternative. Traditional oil painting seemed to be the best fit, which lead her to dedicate several years to formal training in classical oil painting.She spent 4 years at the Ridgewood Art Institute, receiving instructions from John Phillip Osborne & Danielle Wexler master artists, and took portrait painting classes at the prestigious Art Students League of New York with Leonid Gervits and Jordan Sokol.

    Over the years, Viktoria started to teach representational painting herself, passionately passing on her knowledge to her students.
    She is a member of  Oil Painters of America, Muddy River Art Association and she is an elected member of the American Artists Professional League, where she also serves as a director on the national board.


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