The Alla Prima Portrait in Oil with Natalia Andreeva
Master painter Natalia Andreeva leads an intensive all-day workshop on wet-on-wet, or alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), direct painting. Alla prima is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint.
The workshop will begin at 9:30am when Natalia will go over painting supplies and tools followed by a 2 hour demonstration. Following lunch, participants (with the same model) will practice the technique under Natalia's tutelage. The class will conclude around 5pm with Natalia being available afterwards for additional questions.
Attendees may bring their lunch or will be able to visit the farm market located just 4 miles south of the gallery. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
As this class was added late in the season, we're offering it at an exceptional value. Don't miss this opportunity! This class alone is $175. For those attending the Artist Demo on Sunday, the class is $150.
Natalia Andreeva is a professional artist working with oil and watercolor media. Of Russian origin and presently residing in Tallahassee, Florida, Natalia traveled extensively through out the world, living many places abroad and in the United States, and was exposed to a wide range of artistic styles and traditions.
Among Natalia's favorite themes are exquisite plein air landscapes, depicting the subtlety of nature; still life, where vibrant shapes and internal dynamics are shown in contrast to the commonplace subjects; and finally, figures and portraits brimming with humanity, and giving testament to the beauty and harmony of the human condition. The possibility of extraordinarily free brushwork along with the transparency and freshness of the resulting paintings are, for her, the mediums strengths.
Natalia holds a diploma from Novosibirsk State Pedagogical Institute; her education includes postgraduate studies at the department of Painting and Composition at the Moscow Pedagogical University, and numerous workshops throughout Russia and the USA. Her work has been distinguished with honors and fellowships and can be found in private and corporate collections.
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2217 US31 South
Charlevoix, MI 49720
|Minimum Age: 14|
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