A series of 4 3-hour workshops with Oksana Zhelisko at Paintspot in Edmonton.  Thick, bold strokes with big brushes, not to get caught up with small details and each painting was supposed to be done within 3 hours.  Oil sticks and scraping methods were also introduced to add more texture.  Last day was with a live model which is always more challenging than painting from photos, but very fulfilling!