May 26 & 27, 2018.
Victorian-Themed Figurative MASTERCLASS with Costa Dvorezky.

Alla-Prima Oil-Painting with Costa Dvorezky.
May 26, 2018 (7hrs):
Demo - 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Masterclass - 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May 27, 2018 (8hrs):
Masterclass - 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

In this Masterclass we will carefully explore the classic method of Alla-Prima with an emphasis on modeling and finish. The model will be in Victorian-styled dress, and the focus of the painting will be on the figure, as well as the fabric.

Day 1 – A three-hour demonstration will be given, where student’s can watch the painting process, and hear the thought process which is involved to create a figurative work of art, quickly and with precision.

Day 1 – The latter portion of the first day will be devoted to creating an underpainting in one colour, focusing on composition, tonal-execution, anatomy and technique.

Day 2 - Will focus on an Alla-Prima painting approach which will allow students to compose a figurative painting with the inspiration of Tuscan Renaissance precision.

Though Alla-Prima (the direct manner of finishing a painting while it is wet) is often considered an impressionistic approach, it is also ideal for the careful and thorough modeling which is a hallmark of classical painting. This approach will allow students to thoroughly and efficiently complete a painting, without the laborious and time consuming classic approach of glazed layers.

Methods of drawing, paint manipulation and color arrangement will be included, and a thorough analysis of the anatomy and fabric will be stressed.

Costa will give a demonstration and primarily assist and critique students works throughout both days.

Note: Materials are not provided, but all necessary supplies are available for purchase from our art supply store (on site)

*Students are required to bring-

Stretched canvas: no larger than 30".

Brushes for oil: sizes #20-10-6-4,

Odorless solvent: (for oil) with the jar 100-200 ml for washing brushes,

Cotton rags,


Oil paints: titanium white, cadmium yellow medium, yellow ochre, burned sienna, cadmium red medium, permanent rose, ultramarine, phthalo blue.

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Cost: $ 445.00 (plus tax)
Spots available: 10 of 10