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ELIZABETH ZANZINGER (click here to go to her web site)

Portrait & Figure Painting Deconstructed

October 6 - 9
Tuition: $750 (does not include model fee)
Sill level: all levels


workshop is full; email to be placed on the waitlist


Alla prima portrait painting from life is a tough challenge for any level of artist! It is a practice that refines and hones your skills under a serious time crunch.

In this workshop, Elizabeth will break down a series of practical objectives to focus on when working in alla prima from life.  Through the special challenge of alla prima portraiture, your approach will be strengthened to create better work in still life, portraiture, figurative work, etc. Elizabeth’s specialized approach to drawing, value, color, background, & light assist in quicker decision making; allowing for more control and certainty in your aesthetic choices. After many years of working and teaching alla prima, Elizabeth has tons of advice to make your work as pain-free as possible!


This 4-day workshop will include presentations that break down complex painting ideas, hands-on painting work with live models, and plenty of conversation throughout our time together.

Daily emphasis:

Day 1- Accurate Portrait Drawing

Day 2- Values in Contrast

Day 3- Controlling Color

Day 4- The Figure


A delightful and engaging instructor, Elizabeth is able to accommodate a range of abilities from advanced professionals to beginners just starting out. Other media is welcome, but primary instruction is in the practice of oil painting. 



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