Offered: One Sunday afternoon, 11/10/19, 12pm-5:30pm
Instructor: Laurel Bushman
Location: Studio 199 @ Tannery Arts Center
Join Laurel Bushman to create an alla prima oil painting. Alla prima painting is the art of painting wet on wet in oil to complete an artwork in one sitting. It literally means, “first attempt” in Italian. Working alla prima is a rewarding and fun process that helps artists develop their intuition about color, value and composition. Often first time painters surprise themselves from trusting their instincts in response to color and form. Students will learn the simple skills needed to use the palette to find the colors for each brush stroke. This thoughtful approach to organizing colors on the palette saves students years of confusion and helps build good practices. At the end of the workshop each student will have a beautiful painting to take home. Laurel is a well-practiced painter who enjoys working with any skill level. Students will learn to paint solvent free, working oil-only and cleaning up with soap and water.
Laurel Bushman is a Santa Cruz based artist whose love for drawing began as a teenager when she first encountered figurative realism. As a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Laurel studied painting, drawing and art history. Using her understanding of foundational drawing techniques has allowed Laurel to express her ideas across multiple platforms, including painting, murals and more recently, caricaturing. Laurel’s teaching philosophy is one of openness to innovative ideas. Both she art and her teaching are fueled by inspiration from a broad spectrum of influences, while being fundamentally rooted in the fine art tradition.