ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Alla Prima means all at once, or in one sitting. This is a fun approach to portraiture resulting in portraits with a fresh, appealing immediacy.
This weekend workshop features 4 distinct model sessions, with a different model for each one. Woolley demonstrates alla prima portrait painting in oil Saturday morning. She will discuss how to pose and light a model for portrait painting, color theory and palette. For the rest of the workshop, students will paint a total of 3 alla prima portraits, with Woolley teaching individually, easel-to-easel. There will be a group critique with refreshments at the end of each day.
Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced students. Open to all media, instruction is given in oil. Ages 15+
Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$302 ($262 tuition & $40 model fee)
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Lois Woolley is an award-winning painter who specializes in portraiture. She approaches every commission with warmth and sensitivity. She paints each person with the goal of revealing the things they like best about themselves. Her style combines traditional realism with rich, impressionistic color. Lois’s passion for art and portraiture began during her childhood, which was spent near Washington, DC. Her family encouraged her talent with frequent visits to the city’s art museums, and summer classes at the Corcoran Gallery. Lois moved to New York when she was eighteen to continue her education at the Art Students League. She has studied with Robert Beverly Hale, Robert Brackman, Daniel Greene, David Leffel, and Hongnian Zhang. These teachers have had the greatest influence on the development of her talent and style. In 2000, she co-authored The Yin-Yang of Painting, which presents Zhang’s color theory, palette and methods. For more information about Woolley, click here.