Classes will resume on September 9, 2019

Still Life in Oil - Alla Prima

Monday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00PM

We explore the different possibilities of Oils and its application to start and finish a painting (Alla Prima). Each week has a new still life with its own challenges. We explore brush vs. palette knife, learn to see and mix colours, all valuable exercises for larger work you might want to work on. These classes are good for beginner painters.

If you are a Total beginner to art it would help to do a few classes with just paper and pencil, learning to translate  three dimensional elements to a two dimensional form. As I work with each individual student where they are at in their creative journey, don't feel intimidated by the painting part of the class, but join us with just paper and pencil. 

Students are required to bring the following to class:

• sketchbook or pad & pencil and if painting:
• pre-stretched canvas or painting boards, no larger than 12x18” - no smaller than 8x10” 
• variety of brushes for oil paints (not too soft) - flat, round, small, big... 
• palette, rags, Odorless! solvents
• oil paints in the following colours: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow light (lemon yellow), Ocre, Rose Madder (Permanent Rose), Ultramarine or Prussian Blue, Cerelean Blue (Manganese blue), and Burnt Umber. You can bring other colours, but save yourself some money, buy quality paint, and learn your colours. Mixing your colours is a joy and will help to get a better understanding of what colours can do for you.

Classes in my studio are $25.00 per class or $160 for a term of 8 classes. (Missed classes can be tagged on at the back, but need to be taken within three months). They are suitable for beginners and advanced students, and for those 14 years or older.

If you want to sign up for either of these classes, please send me an email at

No classes on holiday Mondays.

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    In Studio Class

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