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Alla Prima Portrait Studies
with 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.