Alla Prima: A Painting A Day

DayTimeCourse NameInstructorTuition
604 - Saturday2:00 - 5:00pmAlla Prima: A Painting A DayDaniel daSilva$475 Fall
  • An excellent course for teens and adults who are interested in building their portfolios! All levels of experience are welcome.

    In this class we use time limits as a tool to make beautiful paintings. Students will observe from life, learning to make better and faster decisions by working within time constraints. By the end of the semester students will have made 5-8 paintings. Topics covered will be expanding the understanding of color, color temperature, and light on form. Special focus will be on a strategy for blocking in a painting quickly and accurately.

  • Drawing:

    Strathmore Assorted Tints Charcoal Paper pad, Series 500, 18 x 24
    Drawing paper pad- Strathmore, Series 400, 18 x 24
    Sandpaper block – to sharpen charcoal and pencils. Large nail file can be used as substitute.
    Graphite pencils – HB, 2B, F
    Rotary Pencil Sharpener
    Handheld Razor (like box cutter) – Found in hardware store, for sharpening charcoal
    Kneaded eraser
    Masonite drawing board and Bulldog clips
    14″ knitting needle or skewer (used to help see angles)
    Artist’s Tape

    Suggested painting supply list:

    REQUIRED Oil paints:
    -Titanium white
    -Blue black or cold black
    -Cad Lemon or Hanza Yellow or Cad Yellow Light
    -Quinacridone Magenta
    -Cobalt Teal

    RECOMMENDED:
    -Indian Yellow
    -Alizarin Crimson Permanent
    -Ultramarine Blue

    OPTIONAL:
    -Cad Yellow (sometimes called Cad Yellow Medium)
    -Ivory black
    -Nickel Titanium Yellow Light
    -Van Dyke Brown

    Other:
    roll of paper towels (Viva brand suggested)
    Gamsol Brand Mineral Spirits – no turpentine
    Stand Oil or Liquin Original
    Small leak-proof jars (2)
    Assortment of long-handled brushes, synthetic and bristle – filberts, flats, and rounds are okay, but no brights
    wooden palette – lightweight, around 12 x 16 inches
    palette knife

    miscellaneous: vine charcoal (soft), charcoal pencil (soft and extra-soft), kneaded eraser, chamois, workable fixative spray, 18 x 24 white drawing paper