Workshop with Svitlana Pimenov of white.c.a.n.v.a.s.

Workshop with Svitlana Pimenov of white.c.a.n.v.a.s.


Ack… all the feels! Indulge me in a little bit of history: I have been crushing on white.c.a.n.v.a.s. on instagram for the last couple of years… the photography, the lighting, the props, the food, and the photo surfaces (all drool worthy). I met Svitlana, the mastermind behind white.c.a.n.v.a.s., briefly at a CreativeMornings/Boston event over a year ago; and since she doesn’t live in Boston anymore, we took our friendship online as instagram friends. Over the last few months, that online friendship has come full circle and blossomed into an IRL one. So, here we come to it…

During a recent visit to Boston, Svitlana and I met up at the studio and she told me she wanted to challenge herself to teach an in person workshop. I had been plotting and planning for months to bring creative workshops for teens and adults to the studio. So, this was the perfect opportunity for us both to work together and challenge each other.

The workshop was a hands-on guided workshop on making a Faux Marble Photo Surface… altogether there were five of us engaged in the workshop. We got our hands dirty, learned a new skill, felt a deep appreciation for the complexity of something so seemingly simple, and bonded with one another.

So, the short of the long now is… I’m hooked. We’re bringing in more creative and fun workshops for the adults in our community… it’s a part of our mission to spark joy and inspire creativity that we are manifesting through adult programming. So stay tuned for future events!

Thank you to the ladies who made it out on a Saturday morning! Thank you, Svitlana for your heart forward approach to life and your work! And thanks to Alex for all of the great pictures of us in action.



Surface Making Workshop | White Canvas

Surface Making Workshop | White Canvas

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We are super excited to announce that we are hosting our first adult workshop with Svitlana Pimenov of White Canvas at Essem Art Studio for a three hour workshop where each participant will learn how to make, and walk away with, a LIGHTWEIGHT FAUX MARBLE PHOTO BACKGROUND. We have admired Svitlana’s work for a couple years and it is a dream to have her at the studio. We hope you will join us. Here’s what the workshop will entail:

  • 3 hours of hands on experience with a small break for refreshments
  • learn how to (and walk away with your own) lightweight and absolutely unique faux marble photo surface
  • acquire original surface making techniques from Svitlana Pimenov, the founder of WHITE.C.A.N.V.A.S
  • get your questions answered during the Q&A session
  • BONUS: a DIY photo background supplies kit to take home backed up with a video tutorial

There are only 10 spots available, for more information and to book your spot, go to WHITE.C.A.N.V.A.S.