9:00 am-4:00 pm

Hull Art Academy

1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100,

Carrollton, Texas 75010

Mary Hull,  972-394-6111


$495    - More information coming soon!

All levels of painters with life drawing experience



Sign-up Deadline:

Scott Conary

Friday, March 6th - Sunday, March 8th, 2020

TBA - More information coming soon!


The Inspired Still Life, The Inspired Painting.


Why we make something, how we see, and how both can guide our eyes and hands can be fundamental to making stronger and more personal work. Using the still life, we will explore the process—from inspiration, to lighting and arranging a subject, to how we perceive and handle value and color, to the language of mark making and composition. We will draw, paint, discuss, and critique. Walking the line between technique and intuition, the aim, always, is to equip ourselves to make work that best shares that inspiration and our point of view.


This workshop will focus specifically on oil painting but all traditional paint mediums are welcome.





The Inspired Still Life,
The Inspired Painting

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Workshop Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued within 30 Days of workshop date, unless canceled by Hull Art Academy. In order to avoid payment loss, It is strongly advised that participants purchase trip insurance.





○ Purchase artist grade instead of student grade paint

○ Suggested Palette:

■ White (Titanium or Titanium/Zinc White)

■ Black (Ivory or Mars/Ivory)

■ Yellow Ochre or Gold Ochre

■ Burnt Sienna

■ Burnt Umber

■ Ultramarine Blue

■ Cadmium Red (medium) or Naphthol Red

■ Quinacridone Magenta and/or Alizarin Crimson Permanent

■ Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Hansa Yellow (or Winsor Yellow, produced by Winsor & Newton), or Cadmium Yellow Hue

● Please note that hues are substitutes that are much less toxic and less expensive, but often not as saturated and rich.

○ Suggested Additional Colors:

■ Phthalo Blue (green shade if indicated)

■ Dioxazine Purple

■ Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Pryolle Orange, or Gamblin’s Permanent Orange

■ Raw Umber

Paint Medium

○ You are not obligated to use a medium; however, for a workshop or class, an alkyd medium that dries faster can be ideal. One of the following (a small bottle is fine) or your favorite:

■ Gamblin Galkyd. Either the gel or liquid (regular or lite)

● This is Scott’s preferred medium!

■ Winsor Newton Liquin



○ Due to the sensitivity some have for many solvents, please bring either Turpenoid (regular Turpenoid, not Turpenoid Natural) or Gamsol.

■ For managing fumes, Gamsol is amongst the best available.



○ Brushes: a selection of brushes best suitable for oil paint, bristle or synthetic.

■ A mixture of sizes, at least three or four brushes, ranging from 3/16” to at least 1” in width

■ Brights or flats preferred

■ Plus any of your favorites!

○ Painting Knife:

■ Metal and small with a head no more than 2” in total length.

■ Examples: Dick Blick #44, #46, or #6; Liquitex #5 or #16; Loew Cornell #12



○ A disposable, wooden, or glass, or one suitable for travel, large enough for days of painting.

○ Medium or large size.

○ Disposable palettes are ideal for workshop setting

Painting Supports

○ You need something to paint on. For our purposes, smaller is often ideal. From 5”x7” to 11”x14” or so. Commercially available panels such as Ampersand Gessoboard can work well.

○ If you have a favorite surface to paint on, feel free to bring it. Please bring at least a few different sizes.

○ Avoid the cheapest pre-stretched canvases. They have a strong and intrusive texture that is especially troublesome in smaller sizes.


○ Pencil

○ Vine Charcoal (medium or soft)

○ Eraser (even an old fashioned pink eraser works well)

○ Sketch or drawing pad

■ Lighter weight (60lbs paper) is fine

○ Two containers with lids for solvents (glass or metal)

○ One smaller container for painting medium (e.g. baby food jar)

○ Messy clothing! Paint goes places you don’t mean it to go.


○ Please bring at least a few subjects that you might find interesting and are of modest size. Glass items (jars, wine glasses, etc.) and botanicals (a flower, piece of produce, etc.) can be ideal. Unless you’re really excited about a particular subject, resist the urge to choose something overly complicated or bizarre. And please be willing to share. Remember, even something as simple as an egg can be absorbing and challenging.





FALL Semester II:  NOV 4 - Dec 21, 2019

Winter Semester:  Jan 6 - Feb 22, 2020

Spring I:   Feb. 24 - April 18, 2020

Spring II:   April 20 - June 6, 2020

Summer:   June 8 - Aug. 1, 2020

Fall I:    Aug. 3 - Sept. 19, 2020

Fall II:   Sept. 21 - Nov 7, 2020

Mini Winter session: Nov 9 - Dec. 19, 2020

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1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100, Carrollton, Texas 75010