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Oil Painting: Harps Alla Prima with Matt Kania

  • 11 Feb 2020
  • 25 Feb 2020
  • 3 sessions
  • 11 Feb 2020, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (CST)
  • 18 Feb 2020 (CST)
  • 25 Feb 2020 (CST)
  • The Lincoln Park Building- 2229 W 2nd St
  • 12


Oil Painting: Harps Alla Prima with Matt Kania

3 sessions Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm Feb 11th, 18th,25th

$125 members  $150 non-members

Enjoy the sounds of the beloved Harp and learn how to paint Alla Prima with acclaimed local artist, Matt Kania.  The first class will feature a live model who will play the harp while the class focuses on capturing the shapes and movements through oil sketches and photographs.  The next 2 class sessions you will be working from the oil sketches and photographs you captured on the first day to complete a large oil painting alla prima style.  Painting Alla Prima is an Italian term which means “at first” and is also known as “direct painting” or “wet on wet” oil painting.  Using this technique, you will complete an entire painting without waiting for the paint layers to dry completely; focusing on shapes, color value, Paint applications and brush strokes.  Whether you are a beginning or advanced oil painter, this class offers enough space to learn and grow with group and individual guidance.  Open to all levels. 

Materials List:

Oil Paints (Winsor Newton or Gamblin preferred)

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Yellow Pale

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Red Medium

Permanent Rose

Terre Verte

Prussian Green

Prussian Blue


White (Gamblin Quick Dry or Titanium)

Canvas Panels (cotton or linen mounted on board, not stretched)

5 or 6 -- 8x10

1 or 2 -- 16x20

Brushes (hog bristle oil brushes)

1 or 2 Flat, size no. 8

1 or 2 Flat, size no. 6

1 or 2 Flat, size no. 4

Mineral Spirits (oderless, like Gamsol or similar, must be odorless -- a small quantity is sufficient)

Palette Knife (long triangular shaped)

Sketch Pad and Graphite 

8x10 or similar size pad

soft graphic pencils, like 4B, 6B, 8B

Paper Towels

Camera (phone or traditional -- to capture live images that can be printed out in color, as reference)

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