Alla Prima Figure Painting
The definition of alla prima is to finish a painting in one sitting. This course will cover color and tonal harmonies, chromatic perspective, application of paint and composition using alla prima methods that will enable you to create a complete painting during each studio session. This workshop will help you develop concentration, intensity of working, and decision making, through specific exercises while you paint.
This Monday class is eight sessions in order to accommodate the two holidays that occur during the winter term: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21, and Presidents’ Day, February 18. The class will not be held on these days and there will not be no makeup sessions.
What you will learn:
Getting familiar with “Alla Prima Technique”
Learning how to compose a painting from start to finish
Learning the basics of color mixing
Learning how to see and paint color and value relationships
Learning the diverse methods to apply brush strokes
Medium: Liquin Original *
Pizza box (or other box to transport wet paintings)
Panel sizes: Bring 3 support to paint on prepared with gray gesso. No smaller than 8″x10″inches and no bigger that 14″x16″ inches *
Winton/Windsor & Newton Oil Paints (40 ml tube) suggested: Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, French Ultramarine, Titanium White (150 ml), Ivory Black, Permanent Green, Chromium Oxide Green, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Indian Red, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber *
The instructor will talk about brushes during the first class. Bring any brushes that you might already have.
If you already have a color palette that you are familiar with and that works for you, please bring your own colors.
Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10-percent discount on art supply purchases.