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Alla-Prima Portraits

Portrait painting
Portrait study by Lauri Meyer

Two-week portrait studies

This six-week course will have one model for every two weeks giving students the opportunity to work on studies or alla-prima paintings. Demonstrations by the instructor will show various ways to start a block-in. Topics such as accurate proportions, perspective, values, and capturing a likeness will be addressed. Students can draw or paint. Color and technique in oil will be covered for those who choose to paint. This is appropriate for all skill levels. Beginners can practice, and those who are advanced can create finished alla-prima portraits. This class may be taken by students age 13 and up.

Materials: medium vine charcoal, kneaded eraser, sandpaper block, 11" x 14" charcoal paper, and a drawing board. Painters: we will discuss what is needed, but bring the essentials (Gamsol, paper towels, brushes, palette, etc.) and at the minimum ultramarine blue and a neutral (raw umber, burnt sienna, transparent oxide red or brown). Supplies can be purchased in the school's store.

All sessions: 6 weeks, $160

Session Start Dates

Fall 2024

Day Starting Time Instructor
Sat. 1:00pm–3:30pm Lauri Meyer

Winter/Spring 2024

Day Starting Time Instructor
Sat. 1:00pm–3:30pm Lauri Meyer

Summer 2024

Day Starting Time Instructor
Sat. 1:00pm–3:30pm Lauri Meyer