Alla Prima Portrait Painting: 2 Day Workshop 


October 28th & 29th, 2023
School of Realist Art, Overland Park, KS


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Learn to paint in a loose but intentional style, with fresh brushwork and beautiful color.

Instructor: Lacey Swift (Lewis)

When: Saturday - Sunday October 28th & 29th, 2023

Time: 10am-5pm 

Location: School of Realist Art
7800 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite #17
Overland Park, KS 66202

Tuition: $250 includes all materials and model fees

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Workshop Details

Materials: $250 fee includes all materials. No need to purchase or haul supplies!

Models: The first day you'll practice from photo references. Work from two live models on the second day of the workshop.

Museum Visit: Optional Nelson-Atkins Museum visit Friday night featuring a tour of portraits, highlighting techniques to use in your paintings.

Lunches & Refreshments: Coffee, water, and snacks available in-studio. Lunches are available at nearby restaurants, can be ordered-in, or feel free to pack your own.

Tuition Refund Policy: Refunds available up to 30 days before the workshop. Due to limited class space, tuition is non-refundable after this time period.

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The Experience

Repetition of logical steps in the painting process builds your confidence and ability to make quick decisions. You will leave inspired and excited to tackle portraits in oil at home!

Your first day begins with a follow-along painting demonstration by Lacey outlining the exact steps to follow at each stage. You will work from one photo with Lacey in the morning, and then from a second photo in the afternoon as she focuses on helping students individually.

The second day you switch to working from a live model, with Lacey completing short demos explaining the differences in approach when working from live. Follow up with afternoon practice from a second model using the same techniques.

Concepts of Focus

Alla prima painting is associated with speed, loose brushwork, chromatic colors. However, the secret to that fresh, quickly painted feeling is focus, awareness, and intention. 

In this workshop, you'll learn 3 stages for building a portrait in a limited palette that will speed-up your process, while allowing you time to slow down and make clear, meaningful marks with your brush.

About the Instructor

Lacey Swift (formerly Lacey Lewis) is known and internationally recognized for her realistic figurative and portrait paintings. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and inspiring artists at every level, because she believes that developing an art practice can change your life by deepening your connection with your self and your environment.

Space is limited:

Reserve your spot now for Alla Prima Portrait Painting

When: October 28th & 29th, 2023
Where: School of Realist Art, Overland Park, KS
Instructor: Lacey Swift

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