Alla Prima Portrait Painting
Alla Prima Portrait Painting
Instructor: Katya Held
September 20 — November 29, 2017
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuition: $399

In this class the emphasis is on exploring in-depth concepts essential to mastering the technique of a direct (wet-on-wet) painting. Although the class is geared towards a portrait painting, the methodologies taught can be successfully utilized with any subject matter, style and medium. Students study all the stages of a painting process executing quick-sketch heads (one to two per class) and longer studies.

The course begins with duotone exercises. The focus is on studying structure and planes of the head in order to recognize and locate abstract shapes quickly and efficiently as students navigate the human head. The next set of exercises is done with use of a limited-color palette. Students build up special relationships of lights and darks and mid values, learn to recognize soft and hard edges and how to bring attention to the most important areas of the painting. As the class progresses, students utilize a full-color palette and search for abstract color shifts of a flesh and an environment under warm, cool and combined lighting. They also learn how to enhance colors of setups utilizing color gels and bring a painting to a complete statement with a painterly approach.

Instructions are given at the students' easels and through demonstrations. This class is designed for painters of all levels of experience.

Katya Held, a Studio Incamminati alumus and teaching fellow, has had her work displayed worldwide in galleries and exhibition halls including Newman Galleries in Philadelphia, the National Arts Club in New York, the League of Artists of Russia and the Baron Stiglitz Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Due to limited class space, tuition is non-refundable. A credit for tuition may be issued up to
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Due to limited class space, tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. A $100 fee is applied for cancellation up to the first class. No refunds will be issued after the first class.
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