Alla Prima Still Life Oil Painting

Alla prima means to finish a painting in one sitting, and in each session, over the course of three hours, you will learn about color and tonal harmonies, perspective, application of paint and composition. You will also develop concentration, the intensity of working, and decision making through specific exercises while painting.

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.

Required supplies for this class:

  • Terpenoid*

  • Medium: Liquin Original*

  • Paper towels

  • Pizza box (or other box to transport wet paintings)

  • Panel sizes: Bring three supports to paint on prepared with grey gesso. No smaller than 8″x10″inches and no bigger that 14″x16″ inches.

  • Oil paints*: Giovanni suggests Winton/Windsor & Newton colors (40 ml tube): 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

  • If you already have a color palette that you are familiar and works for you, Giovanni suggests you 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.