Date: Mondays, May 10-June 14, 2021 (no class May 31)
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00PM Pacific Time (1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time)
This workshop focuses on principles of viscosity in Alla Prima, or wet-into-wet, oil painting, and how this affects brush-work and paint handling. This workshop will also cover composition, studio set-up, closed-form and open-form approaches, and ways to establish proportion and accuracy of form in tonal painting.
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. https://christinelafuente.com