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“Alla Prima”, or direct painting, is a technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint. It requires quick working. In this class, working from a collection of retro European photographic sources, we will challenge ourselves with “Alla Prima” methods of painting texture, atmosphere and color in a “step-by-step” approach .We will begin with small contour drawing of the scene in pencil, with a focus on perspective and shapes, choosing composition, theme and color palette. Emphasis will be on perspective, values, color and mixing. Expect to complete two small or one large painting. Music is provided; a bag lunch is suggested. All skill levels welcome.
$15 materials fee payable to instructor
Instructor Ann Bianchi has been painting for more than 40 years and teaching art to students and adults for over 24 years. Her focus is on historical representation of landmarks, fashion, and culture; her philosophy is that art should be fun and relaxing!