All About Teaching, Part 2: The Workshop Experience

Episode 9 · February 17th, 2018 · 32 mins 53 secs

About this Episode

Rebecca and Ross continue their discussion on teaching. This episode focuses more on workshops, and the intense and highly focused personal interaction that takes place during a workshop. Ross and Rebecca clash over minimalism. During the discussion they shockingly confuse the work of one color field minimalist with another. The piece Ross was thinking of was "Red, Yellow, Blue II" by Ellsworth Kelly which can be seen at the Milwaukee Art Museum (, and not "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue IV" by Barnett Newman. It hangs at the Berlin Nationalgalerie and sadly, Ross has never seen it in person.


The Messy Bulletin Board!


James Scherbarth:

James Edward Scherbarth will be at Peninsula School of Art in beautiful Door County, WI this June.

Jim will be offering an introduction to Abstract Painting with Oil & Cold Wax Medium utilizing his Process-Purpose-Passion approach to meaningful abstract painting.

The class is June 11 – 14, 2018. Complete details and registration are available through both Jim’s website: and the school’s website : see their workshop page.

Janice Mason Steeves:

Learn the principles of cold wax medium in a workshop with renowned Canadian artist Janice Mason Steeves. Translating her mastery of technique, composition, and design into an accessible format, Mason Steeves helps students nurture and develop their own creative voice.

She also accepts students for her online art mentoring program which offers honest, constructive, one-on-one feedback to help students and professional artists alike move their work forward.

Learn more at

Ross Ticknor:

Many of you have commented that you love Ross' voice. If you would like to hear more of his buttery smooth vocalizations, check out one of the audiobooks he has narrated. They are available on Amazaon, Audible, and iTunes. His favorite is "Headhunters From Outerspace" by Brett McCormick, a mind bending interdimensional sci-fi adventure set in Alvarado, Texas.

Find it here: