Alla Prima Still Life Oil Painting

With a focus on the art of still life, this class explores the Alla prima method, meaning to finish a painting in one sitting. Through this practice, 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. We’ll also cover how to set up your own still life at home, and you will paint from your own still life setups.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 23rd. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Tuesday, December 7th.

Required supplies for this class:

  • Turpenoid

  • Medium: Liquin Original

  • Paper towels

  • Panel sizes: Bring three supports to paint on prepared with grey gesso. No smaller than 8×10 inches and no bigger that 14×16 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, the instructor suggests you bring your own colors.

  • The instructor will talk about brushes during the first class. Use any brushes that you might already have.