Bernard Dellario - Alla Prima Still Life (Online); Thursdays, February 9-March 2, 2023

Date: Thursdays, February 9-March 2, 2023
Time: 12:15-2:15 PM Pacific Time, 3:15-5:15 PM Eastern Time, 8:15-10:15 PM London Time
Level: All – A good working knowledge of the medium of choice required
Medium: Oil, acrylic or gouache – class will primarily focus on oil painting and some gouache media

Alla prima meaning ‘at first attempt’ is used mainly in oil painting and involves finishing the picture while the paint is still wet. It is suited to subjects that need to be painted quickly, such as this perishable still life. Participants will have the opportunity to focus on the fundamentals of oil painting.  Strong emphasis will be placed on seeing basic abstract shapes, understanding values, observation of the play of light on the subject and composition.  Participants may work in the medium of their choice. There will also be discussion on methods for setting up your reference and lighting. The instructor will be using oil and perhaps gouache in his demonstrations.  There is not a specific material list for this class so you can use your usual painting setup. Students should have a good working knowledge of their materials.

Bernard Dellario earned a Bachelor’s degree from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with emphasis on finance and art history.  He studied Art at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and attended several workshops with nationally known artists.  He has been a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters since 2003. Fondly known as WSLP, one of the oldest active artist organizations in the Washington area, Bernard currently serves as President. He teaches painting classes through several venues, has won national awards and exhibits throughout the Maryland Eastern Shore and Washington, DC region.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.