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Alla Prima Figure Painting

Visual Art

Mar 9, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
10 AM - 5 PM
$550 + $50 model fee
David Shevlino

Course Description

This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  On the first morning there will be a demonstration, then the class will paint from the model.  Students will learn to look at the nude figure and see it in terms of large, overall basic shapes.  Working on a toned ground, we’ll start by sketching and placing the subject on the canvas.  Then we block in three simple values: light, dark and mid tone.  By learning to simplify form, values and color, we begin to interpret and break down the figure into more understandable tones and shapes instead of becoming distracted by details.  This helps us to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.

Workshop Inclusions

Malibu Creative Arts Studio will provide a continental breakfast each morning of the workshop. We will host a reception dinner for the artist during one evening during the workshop. We look forward to seeing you!