Alla Prima Painting with David Shevlino: Figure and Portrait


  • November 15, 2021 - November 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alla Prima Painting with David Shevlino: Figure and Portrait
Join tutor and alla prima artist David Shevlino for this 4-day course and learn the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. There will be painting demonstrations and lots of class time for students to work from a live figure and portrait model.

You will be painting ‘alla prima’ or wet into wet. This enables you to complete paintings quickly, and relatively straightforwardly, without waiting for paint layers to dry.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will work on a different painting/pose each day and learn to simplify and interpret the figure/portrait as a series of basic shapes and planes described by light and shadow.

In addition to discussing technical concepts like value, colour, paint application and basic proportions of the head and figure, we’ll also talk about some of the psychological aspects of learning to paint, such as giving ourselves permission to experiment and make mistakes so that we can learn and discover ways to become better, more creative artists.

This class will be particularly helpful for those who want to expand from a tight painting style, to a more loose, economical paint application.

Who is the tutor?

This course is taught by David Shevlino. David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of Pennsylvania and the Art Students’ League of NY. His work has been featured in publications internationally and he has exhibited his work and taught workshops throughout the North America and Europe. He has also produced a series of instructional videos showcasing his painting methods.

How many students will there be?

This class is limited to 12 participants and is suitable for all levels. David will tailor the course to your personal needs and you can expect intensive, customised tuition.

You can find the materials list for this course here. If you have any questions, please see our frequently asked questions or contact us.


16 Nelson Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HN, United Kingdom
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Full price £480.00*   Sold Out

* Includes VAT

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