Q. Can I take photos or videos in the class or workshop?
A. Rob is fine with people taking photos of his demos. No videos please unless permission is given. Students must have permission to take photos of the models and generally are charged $10 to take a photo of the pose. Make sure to discuss this with the model ahead of time. Please do not post photos of the class online unless it is cleared through Rob. In most cases he will not have a problem with it. Photos of the models should never be posted unless permission is clearly given by the model.
Q. Can I use turpentine as my solvent in class.
A. Only odorless mineral spirits such as Gamsol is allowed in class. Be advised that a few schools do not allow any mineral spirits at all; they will use an oil such as walnut instead. Rob will specify this on the supply list.
Q. Is it possible for me to use a medium other than what Rob is teaching the class?
A. Yes, any medium is fine. Rob will tailor his advice to whatever medium is being used.
Q. On average, how many students are there per class?
A. It all depends on the workshop host and the space in which the workshop is held. Rob usually has 20 at most and often less (except for classes at The Art League of Virginia, where he has two assistants who help out with the class).
Q. What level of experience do I need to take one of Rob's workshops?
A. Rob has been teaching for over 25 years and has experience with all different levels. He will challenge each student to improve their skills at every level.
Q. Can I bring my paints and art supplies on an airplane?
A. For the answer to this and more suggestions on traveling with art supplies, please see info near the bottom of the workshop supply lists page.