Alla Prima Speed Portraits with the Zorn Palette

Dominique Medici
Course Meets
03/08/2019 - 03/10/2019 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Fri Sat Sun
$365 + $55 model fee/ 3 days
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced
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The most efficient way to develop one’s observation and intuition simultaneously is to practice Alla Prima painting. The ability to work quickly, and with precision, is key in one’s development as a painter. The time restraint forces the artist to forego detail, focus on gesture and large masses. In this workshop, students will work with a systematic and disciplined technique. There will be frequent demos and personal attention given throughout the workshop. Since simplicity is one of the goals, students will be using a limited palette -a limited palette of only four colors; Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, and Ivory Black or Blue Black. This palette is very dynamic and will refine the understanding of color relationships. Students will focus on four main aspects of a portrait: Proportion, Value, Color, and Edge. The aim is to accurately capture a likeness within a limited time frame. Practicing this way sharpens observation and takes one’s skill to a new level.