Live Painting with McKenna Prather

Inspired by the exhibition Interiors by Margaux Williamson, in this workshop participants will learn to paint quickly, and intuitively. Williamson considers what is real and what has value by painting the objects in her immediate surroundings. Taking a similar approach, local artist McKenna Prather will lead us in creating a live painting that represents how we see the world around us.

Bring with you a photo, or physical objects from your home, or get inspired by what you see in the Esker workshop studio. McKenna will take participants through the painting process in stages, acknowledging that everyone has different skill levels and styles. She will encourage you to personalize your painting, and will offer advice on technique with acrylics throughout the workshop.

For attendees 18+. All materials will be provided. Registration is essential.

McKenna Prather is a Calgary-based artist creating paintings in her home studio. She lives with her poodle puppy, and young family. Her work focuses on paintings of plants, animals, and landscapes with acrylic paint and embroidery on stretched canvas. McKenna’s work is whimsical with an influence of folk art and textile pattern. McKenna has exhibited at the 2019 Homes by Avi Stampede Dream Home, Maillot Homes, Red Door Home Living, FivePoint Gallery, Sparrow Artspace, the Curated Art Market, the Wedding Fair Alberta, and Amanail Boutique. Along with accepting custom commissions through social media and her website, McKenna performs Live Paintings at events.

March 17th, 2023 at 6-8pm