Quick, gestural, and full of vibrant energy, Alla Prima Painting Technique captures the essence of the subject matter with just a few well-placed strokes. Though a seasoned artist can make it look easy, it requires confidence that can only be achieved with many years of practice, trials, and errors. This workshop will provide the building blocks allowing students to paint with bravura! Technical issues such as drawing, value modeling, and color choices will be discussed as students work towards realizing multiple paintings with this refreshingly liberating approach. While students do not need to have prior experience with the Alla Prima Painting Technique, this is not an introductory painting class and students should already be comfortable painting with oils. This workshop will be held on March 3rd, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for a fee of $70.
Julian Tejera, instructor for both the Alla Prima workshop, received his BFA in Illustration from the Art Institute of Boston in 2008. After graduation he began working at the Montclair Art Museum where he continues to teach teen and adult classes. He has also taught at the Visual Art Center in Summit, Riverdale Art Center, and summer camp at his alma mater in Boston. To see examples of his work, visit http://painterification.blogspot.com