Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts

Filter by Subcategory


Alla-Prima Portraits


with Lauri Meyer

Calendar Nov 4, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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.

 Class meets 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16 (no class 11/11).

Will run

Forgot password?
Staff Log In