8th Annual Winter Challenge via Zoom! — A Painting A Day for 30 Days

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January 14 @ 10:00 am - February 11 @ 12:00 pm

8th Annual Winter Challenge via Zoom! — A Painting A Day for 30 Days

Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
5 weeks: January 14–February 11
Thursdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: $95 Members, $114 Non-members

Now, no matter where you live, you can enroll and join us! All mediums, all levels of experience. Based on the philosophy of the Daily Painting movement; creating one small artwork each day is a great way to loosen up, improve quickly, discover new concepts, and develop the discipline to get into the studio every day. The depths of winter are a great time to take on this challenge! Paintings are typically 6”x 6” or 5”x 7” and can be any subject, painted from life or from photos. The instructor will email a handout and Zoom link to each enrolled student the day before class begins. The first class introduces the concept and suggests a variety of approaches to it; then the instructor and students all paint together virtually via Zoom and share what they painted. Over the following four weeks, each enrolled artist independently paints one painting a day in their home studio; then on Thursday shows that week’s work on Zoom for an individual critique and group discussion. The last week, ALL paintings are reviewed, and the painters are able to see their personal growth and progress. The instructor will take on this exciting Winter Challenge alongside the enrolled artists and offer her insight and tips along the way. Don’t miss it!
Minimum 4, Maximum 20


Materials List 


  • Notebook and Pen
  • An open mind, your creative spirit, and your sense of wonder. There is no pressure! Be ready to relax, get in touch with the painter inside you, think good thoughts, and have a lot of fun!



If working in Graphite, Colored Pencil or Pastel:

  • Use the pencils and pastels, erasers, shaders, and other tools you normally use. Your finished work should be 6×6 or 5×7. A Strathmore 3 or 4 ply paper is good for pencils. Pastels, use your preferred paper. Also read below list for what applies to you.

If working in Watercolor or Gouache:

  • Use the pigments, brushes, panels or papers and other tools you normally use. Your finished work should be 6×6 or 5×7. Also read below list for what applies to you.

If working in Oil or Acrylic:

  • Paint – Use the colors you normally use. Be sure to have a yellow, a true red, Ultramarine Blue and white.
  • Medium – None needed for oil. Acrylic painters might consider a retarder to slow drying.
  • Brushes – An assortment, including flats in various sizes and one smaller round.
  • Painting Knives —Painting knives (aka palette knives) shaped like a trowel, one or a variety. I like Creative Mark brand #-25.
  • Palette – Use whatever you have. Paper is fine. To cover and save palette with paint on it: Masterson Palette Seal – blue lid for oil, yellow lid (with sponge inside) for acrylic.
  • Panels – 30 panels. Size 6×6 or 5×7. Ampersand Gessoboard or Multimedia Art board work well. You can also paint on gessoed paper or mat board.
  • How to carry wet paintings — If you want to save money and recycle, use empty pizza boxes to transport your wet paintings. Or buy Guerilla Painter Handy Porter online.
  • Brush Washer — or tank with a tight cover. You can use a glass jar with a lid that seals tight, the size of a spaghetti sauce or mayo jar. Or a Silicoil has a coil in the bottom on which to wipe bristles.
  • Solvent – For oil painters to clean your brushes and palette knives, and thin your paint: ODORLESS Turpenoid or Gamsol. Do not use any solvent with an odor!
  • Spray bottle – Acrylic painters, to keep your paint from drying too fast.
  • Paper Towels — Viva brand, several rolls.


Online suppliers: Jerry’s Artorama, Dick Blick, Cheap Joes. All are reliable & fair with similar prices.


January 14


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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