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Jenny Doh

Jenny Doh

Jenny Doh

Jenny Doh


Jenny Doh

Jenny Doh

Painting by Heart
{a workshop for beginners &
those who want to begin again}
with Jenny Doh

1-Day Workshop, offered on two different dates:

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
(Please note at time of purchase which date you'd like to enroll in. If you want to come both dates, please purchase this class two times.)

Location: Studio CRESCENDOh

207 N. Broadway St., Suite L, Santa Ana, CA 92701

How do you feel when you look at the canvas and consider the process of painting? Is it possible for you to conceive of a way for that feeling to change and evolve? If so, how might you go about getting your feelings about the painting process to evolve ... anywhere from slightly to radically different?

Just like I would never hand over a sewing machine to someone who has never sewn and say "follow your intuition and just sew," I also think that guidance with paints and related materials are needed to get a person to feel comfortable with the painting process, before we engage our intuitions.

I will demonstrate and teach numerous ways to help you manipulate and apply paint onto canvas so that you can build up layers, causing the canvas to transition from a "young" canvas to a "mature" canvas. The first part of this class will move quickly on purpose, to get you to stop over-thinking and simply try the methods out quickly, so that we don't develop emotional attachment to the marks prematurely, as we work with two canvases simultaneously.

As we digest the methods and as we potentially discover new ones together, we will rely more on our intuition as we each make decisions, solve problems, and wrestle with the resounding "what next?" when it comes to building layers on a canvas.

On the second day, we will embark on either leaving our canvases abstract or having them project a conceptual image. To do the latter, we will work on how to observe our canvases, and how to coax out concepts that the canvases may be projecting out to us through the marks that we have made. I will also demonstrate methods of how to deliberately place a concept onto the canvas, regardless of what the canvas might be saying. To leave a canvas abstract, I will demonstrate more fine-tuning methods that add polish and details that help an abstract work feel "done."

We will discuss many topics that will strengthen our fluency in the language of painting and art-making. We will discover the joy and power of expressing our unique perspectives through the wondrous world of painting.


  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time to arrive, and settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Jenny who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Deli, Chapter One, Paninoteca, Boldo, 4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Jenny who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Show & Tell, Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


  • 2 stretched canvases: 18 x 24 inches is a good size or something close to that size. If you are local, I also recommend making one of the canvases much larger, like 30 x 30 inches
  • 1 wood panel about the same size as one of your canvases: You can buy a cradled one like this or you can get someone you know to cut a piece of wood for you. A piece of found wood is ok too. It's just so you can experience what it feels like to paint on wood.
  • Acrylic paints in assorted colors (the more the better ... and make sure to bring colors that make you feel good). I favor Golden fluid acrylics, Golden heavy body acrylics, and Holbein heavy body acrylics. Make sure to include black, white, red, blue, and yellow.
  • Acrylic inks: my favorites are Golden High Flow acrylics. Black and white are great ones to start with.
  • Paint palette
  • Paintbrushes in assorted sizes (I like these. Filberts and flats for sure in several sizes)
  • Palate knife (or two or three): there are lots to choose from. This is a pretty standard one that lots of people start out with. Pick one that feels right to you. Eventually, you'll probably want to get several but you'll learn to use the one you get during class.
  • Baby wipes
  • Sketchpad or journal and pencil that you can write in and do practice drawings in
  • Fineline Precision Applicators (gauge 20)
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils (If you can just get one INK BLACK pencil, that's all you need.)

If the above supply list stresses you out because you just don't know where to get everything, not to worry. I can provide everything you need for the day including canvases, and paints and everything else you need for a kit fee of $30. These kits can be reserved by emailing me at


  • Jenny will have her art and her books for sale.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

Jenny Doh is a working artist, author, and constant learner.

Jenny Doh

SATURDAY, August 22, 2015 or MONDAY, August 24, 2015
(Please add a note at time of purchase which date you would like to attend.
You can also choose to purchase and attend both days. If you do, you can just continue practicing what you have learned the first day. To enroll in both days, please buy this item two times and send an email to me to let me know.)
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