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Alla Prima Portraiture Workshop

  • Time

    January 15 @ 9:00 am – January 15 @ 4:00 pm
  • Location

    White Bear Center for the Arts
    4971 Long Avenue
    White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
    (651) 407-0597 whitebeararts.org
  • FEE

    $135 – $169
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This workshop will help students learn to paint a realism-style “alla prima” or “all at once” portrait in roughly three hours, using value and color to communicate the light and shadow that gives dimension and drama to a portrait.

This workshop will teach students:
• How to draw an underpainting in oil that guides your subsequent color work.
• How to mix the basic values of skin tone color and build on your underpainting.
• The finishing touches that bring life to a painting.
In the morning session Suzann will explain her approach to alla prima portraiture and demonstrate painting a full-color portrait from a live model. The afternoon session features hands-on practice painting from a live model and one-on-one guidance.

Ages 14 and up. Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Email: wbca@whitebeararts.org
Phone: 651.407.0597
Fax: 651.429.1569

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