19th Cent. Alla Prima Oil Painting Technique

 


Art Masterclass


 

19th Century Alla Prima Oil Painting Technique


Course Dates: August 10th - 12th 2020

Over three days, you will learn the 19th Century alla prima oil painting technique and the history of this celebrated method. Alla prima is a direct painting method favoured by great master landscape painters of this time such as John Singer Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla. These artists loved this fast-paced method which involved capturing a scene in one or two sittings. During the masterclass, our expert tutor will teach you this compelling technique through a step-by-step methodology.

You will experience a creative journey through demonstrations, exercises, copying a master’s 19th-century alla prima landscape and one-to-one guidance to master their painterly approach that focuses on capturing the colour of the light.   

You can attend this art masterclass both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform.

All of our masterclasses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Masterclass Structure:

  • Day one: Morning - Lecture on the history of the alla prima technique and artists who favoured this approach, followed by the introduction of painting materials and set-up. Afternoon - Explanation and demonstration of light theory, values and colour theory Students produce value and edges exercises, the colour wheel exercise and impressionist colour theory exercises.
  • Day two: Morning - Continuation of colour theory exercises followed by explanation and demonstrations about perspective in landscape paintings and how to achieve value studies. Afternoon - Students produce value exercises from selected master landscapes.
  • Day three: Explanation and demonstration of the alla prima landscape technique followed by students painting a master landscape copy for the rest of the day.

By the end of the art course, you will have learnt about light theory, value (Impressionist value range), colour theory, edges, perspective, brushes for specific techniques, specific medium for alla prima painting and mixing colour.

Making master copies is the best way to learn an approach, and this art masterclass will provide you with the necessary skills and confidence to create Impressionist landscapes that capture the shimmering beauty of light.

Key Techniques:

Our art tutors will provide you with booklets and manuals to aid your development. Content covered in this masterclass includes:

  • Learn impressionist value, colour theory and colour mixing
  • Learn to simplify and see abstractly
  • Learn the painterly brushwork of the wet-in-wet method

Suitability

Suitable for adults and teens with an interest in Impressionist landscape painting. All levels of oil painting abilities, including the complete beginner.

How to Book

1. Purchase the course below.
2. You will receive an email with instruction about how to attend the masterclass online or on-site at our central London art studio.

BOOK YOUR COURSE

Course Dates

August 10th - 12th

Mon to Wed, 10-3 (Lunch Break 12-12:30pm)

Booking Closes:

August 4th 2020

Time left to book

£390 + VAT

Available seats left: 10

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MATERIALS

Using the right art materials plays an essential role in an art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from the list below, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have also designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order the recommended pack for this masterclass here below.

Artists’ Oil Painting Materials Pack

  • 18 Winsor & Newton fine oil colours set, 10ml (Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Medium,Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Violet, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine,Permanent Green Light, Sap Green, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Payne’s Grey, Ivory Black)
  • Wooden Palette
  • 2 practice canvases (30 x 25cm)
  • 4 hog flat brushes of different sizes
  • Brush case
  • Oil colour wooden box
  • 6 palette knifes of different sizes (2 small, 2 mediums, 2 large)
  • Brush cleaner
  • Linseed oil
  • Turpentine
  • White spirit
  • Stainless steel oil brush-washer
  • Stainless steel oil container
  • Cotton tote bag in black & gold
  • Denim painting apron with adjustable leather waist ties and neck straps
  • A4 hard cover sketchbook
  • 5 graphic pencils with different levels of hardness
  • White charcoal pencil
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£290 | £198 + VAT

Artists’ Oil Painting Materials Pack

  • 18 Winsor & Newton fine oil colours set, 10ml (Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Medium,Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Violet, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine,Permanent Green Light, Sap Green, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Payne’s Grey, Ivory Black)
  • Wooden Palette
  • 2 practice canvases (30 x 25cm)
  • 4 hog flat brushes of different sizes
  • Brush case
  • Oil colour wooden box
  • 6 palette knifes of different sizes (2 small, 2 mediums, 2 large)
  • Brush cleaner
  • Linseed oil
  • Turpentine
  • White spirit
  • Stainless steel oil brush-washer
  • Stainless steel oil container
  • Cotton tote bag in black & gold
  • Denim painting apron with adjustable leather waist ties and neck straps
  • A4 hard cover sketchbook
  • 5 graphic pencils with different levels of hardness
  • White charcoal pencil
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£290 | £198 + VAT

OUR TEACHERS

Our Art Centre’s team of expert art tutors has an incredibly strong academic background - they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Athens Academy in Greece, and the Florence Academy of Art.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

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