may, 2022

13may(may 13)4:00 pm15(may 15)4:30 pmPainting in Miniature: A Friday + Sunday Workshop with Beth de Loiselle PLUS a Special Tour with the Gibbes Museum!


Event Details

Day: *Friday & Sunday, May 13 & 15, 2022 
Friday: 4:00-5:00pm at The Gibbes Museum of Art
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 pm at Redux Contemporary Art Center
Teaching Artist:Beth de Loiselle
Cost: $185 for Redux Members / $230 for NonMembers
JOIN NOW! Membership discount applied with sign-in during registration. 

*You may register for either Saturday, Sunday, or double up with both! 

Learn the history and techniques of miniature painting alongside artist Beth de Loiselle. During this workshop
participants will have a private tour of the Gibbes museum’s prestigious American portrait miniature collection.

Beth will then spend a full day following to demonstrate and work with students to start and finish a miniature while providing insights on composition, materials, and more! Following the demonstration, participants will begin their own work of art with Beth’s guidance.

Students are responsible for providing their own materials. Please see list provided below, or email for a printable document.

COVID-vaccinated participants only please. 



Surfaces, 2 or more of the following depending on skill level and difficulty of the composition:
Recommended resource:
-Ivorine (no larger than 3” in any direction to avoid buckling)
-Gesso board
-Piano key
*If you are painting to fit a particular frame please bring the frame with you

-When choosing your brushes keep in mind the subject matter that you will be working on as well as the size of
the painting surface. The smaller and more detailed the piece the more likely you will need more precise
brushes for that given area. Feel free to bring your collection of brushes and Beth will guide you on selecting
the appropriate sizes for your painting
-Your set should include an assortment of filberts and rounds ranging from sizes 1 to 4 (Monarch, synthetic,
sable and bristles brushes) If using ivorine as your painting surface avoid bristle brushes.
-An assortment of detail brushes in sizes 20/0 up to 0, both in round and filbert tips
-Blending brushes in various sizes (should have the softness of a blush brush)

An example of what a starter brush set would include:
Resource MiniArt Supply (
-Silvewhite Synthetic Brushes size 5/0, 2/0, 0, Filberts size 1 and 2
-Golden Natural Synthetic Brushes sizes
-Silver Wee Mops size 3/8”, 3/16” and 1/8”
-Princeton 3750 Select Brush Synthetic Short Liner 18/0
-Princeton 3750 Select Brush Synthetic Short Liner 10/0

Artist Grade Paints:
White (Utrecht or Titanium)
Holbeins Jaune Brilliant No. 2 (optional)
Titanium Yellow or Nickel Yellow
Cadmium Yellow light or lemon yellow
Cadmium Yellow medium
Cadmium Orange (optional)
Yellow Ochre
Raw Sienna (optional)
Burnt Sienna or Transparent Brown Oxide
Raw Umber and/or Burnt Umber
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Chrome Green Oxide or Holbeins Grey Green
Sap Green
Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue or Holbeins Compose Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Ivory Black
Other optional colors: Raw Umber Light, Pthalo/Thalo Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Permanent Rose, Cobalt
Turquoise Light

Fine grit sandpaper: 400 grit or higher
Mechanical pencil:
.05 or smaller
Eraser, one of the following: Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Round 2.3 mm OR Factis BM-2 Mechanical Eraser
Double sided tape: Scotch Permanent Double Sided Tape
Larger surface to tape your miniature to such as a board or thick cardboard approximately 8×10
Clean Rags: Painters Rags, Viva Paper Towels, or cut up cotton shirts
Palette (if you are using palette paper the grey toned is preferred)

No solvents please due to a sensitivity (this includes turpentine, gamsol, any odorless mineral spirits, turpenoid,
paint thinners etc…) Beth will explain how to work without them for those who have never done so before.

Painting medium, one of the following:
Maroger Italian medium from the Schuler School of Fine Arts (this version is solvent free)
Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel
*If you’d like to order Maroger medium for the workshop please email Beth by May 1 at
References Photos:
All subject matter is welcome. When selecting your image(s) it’s preferred to have a directional light source



13 (Friday) 4:00 pm - 15 (Sunday) 4:30 pm