Christine Lafuente – Alla Prima Oil Painting Techniques (Online); Wednesdays, March 6-27, 2024

Date: Wednesdays, March 6-27, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-9:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil

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This workshop focuses on how principles of viscosity allow the oil painter to layer wet-into-wet and complete a painting in a single session. We will be exploring various oil painting mediums and how they affect paint handling. Other topics covered will be palette organization, limited color palettes, mixing, white pigments, tonal design of a painting, and toned grounds. Put on your lab coat and join me for some experiments!

A native of Poughkeepsie NY, Christine Lafuente received an A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr College in 1991. She then moved to downtown Philadelphia to earn a Certificate in Painting and Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There she was awarded a Louis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship for European Travel. While Artist-in-Residence at the Fleisher Art Memorial from 1997 to 2002, she began teaching and studied at the Barnes Foundation. In 2003 she moved to Brooklyn NY, where she earned a Masters in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College. Christine currently lives and works in Brooklyn throughout the year and spends summers painting in Maine.

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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.
  • You will have access to a private class message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • 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 or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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