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BAA – 4-Day Workshop with Artist David Shevlino / “Alla Prima Still-Life and Figure Painting”

March 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am - March 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

4-Day Workshop with Artist David Shevlino / “Alla Prima Still-Life and Figure Painting”

This class is about painting alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, painterly response to our subjects.  Be prepared to use large brushes for big, bold strokes of paint. Students will learn to look at a subject, still-life and the figure, and see it in terms of large  basic shapes.  Working on a toned ground, we’ll start by sketching and placing the subject on the canvas and determining a composition.  For the figure we begin by blocking in a mid-tone on a gray canvas, then add darks, highlights and different color temperatures.  We’ll use a similar approach when painting still- life. By using large brushes and strokes of paint, we learn to simplify form, values and color.  We also learn to interpret and break down planes into large swathes of color instead of becoming distracted by small details.  This helps us to paint our subjects with greater clarity, tonal harmony, and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.

Wednesday – Saturday, March 1 – 4, 2023
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $500 for Booth Museum Members, $575 for not-yet-members
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March 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am
March 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


The Booth Art Academy @ TRC
1 N. Gilmer ST
Cartersville, GA 30120 United States
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