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Bjorklund & Neubert: Color and Edge

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on February 24, 2019 at 9:00 am


Instructors: Benjamin Bjorklund & Blake Neubert

Location: Please note that this workshop will be at Toolbox LA in Chatsworth (about 15 min. away from our primary location). Accessible by the Metro Orange Line and ample parking.

Max: 75 students

February 23-24, 9am-4pm (Please arrive 20 minutes early.)

Benjamin Bjorklund and Blake Neubert have hammered out portfolios from the very structure of the human head. With very different sensibilities, these two painters beautify, destroy, mute, skin, evaporate, and obscure faces, real and imagined. Jumping off from that central artistic tension, this workshop invites students deep into an exploration of color and edges, using watercolor, acrylic, and oil. Technically, students will learn how to approach blending and edges through color choice and paint handling. Ben and Blake will demo oil techniques on the first day and water-media techniques on the second day. All skill levels welcome – although some previous experience in any of these mediums will be helpful. Students will have time to watch demos and work on their own paintings. Please bring any previous work that you would like to discuss with the instructors.

Original works will be available for purchase, on site.

The workshop will include:

Day 1 – Oil Demos

9:00- 9:30 Introduction to Materials
9:30-11:00 Blake Demo in Oil and Q&A
11:00-12:00 Students working

12:00-12:45pm Lunch Break (light refreshments provided)

12:45-1:00 Return To Setup
1:00-2:00 Ben Demo in Oil and Q&A
2:00-3:30 Students working
3:30-4:00 Recap Days Lesson/Wrapping up class

Day 2 – Water Media Demos

9:00-9:30 Day 1 Recap and Goal-Setting
9:30-11:00 Blake Acrylic Demo and Q&A
11:00-12:00 Students working

12:00-12:45pm Lunch (light refreshments provided)

12:45-1:00 Return to Setup
1:00-2:00 Ben Watercolor Demo and Q&A
2:00-3:30 Students working
3:30-4:00 Recap Days Lesson/Wrapping up class

Materials to bring:

  • 2+ Canvas or panel (no larger than 16” x 20”)
  • Basic drawing materials (pencil, charcoal, ink)
  • Oil painting setup (your own traveling kit and palette)
  • Acrylic paints and brushes (optional)
  • Watercolor paints, brushes, and paper (optional)
  • Traveling Easel (optional)

Any questions? Call Miles at 818-390-2215

If you need to cancel – Please contact us at least 3 days beforehand.



February 23
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Valley Art Workshop
(818) 390-2215


ToolBox LA
9410 Owensmouth Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311
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(818) 743-9617