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Oil Painting Landscapes “All Prima”

“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!

Saturday, 1 day workshop: October 18, 1:30 - 5:30pm
$65 members/$95 non-members
Ann Bianchi
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Current Exhibit

The Great Art Heist

September 11 - October 11

Member donated artwork fundraiser.

Art Heist event October 11th.

Donate an artwork, purchase a ticket, and enjoy an evening of fun.  Everyone goes home with an original work of art.  Get your choice of artwork when your name is drawn on the night of the Great Art Heist.




The Great Art Heist is on October 11th and festivities begin at 7 pm. Tickets are sold until the first drawing at 7:30 pm.

Artwork will be on view in the Helme House Gallery Beginning September 11th.

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