The Alla Prima Still Life

Todd M. Casey

Todd M. Casey

Workshop Description

Monday –Friday, APRIL 20-24
9:00 am –12:30 pm
Fee: $425

Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of how to create a still life painting from direct observation. During the course of 5 sessions, each student will do a still life painting of their setup using a direct method of painting (alla prima). Some topics that will be discussed will be: composition, drawing, light, color theory, form, depth, edges and how to work a narrative into your work. Materials will be discussed as needed (paints, brushes and board/canvas).

Please bring your own materials and also a setup that interests you. Also, keep the setups simple, 2-4 objects max. The instructor will mostly give individual critiques working one on one with each student. Students of all levels are welcome.


About the Instructor

Todd M. Casey is a fine artist, author, and teacher. He has written several books, including the Art of Still Life, and the Oil Painters Color Handbook. His paintings have been honored with awards, several times in recent years. Most recently, he won first place 3 years in a row in the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, and first place (Gold Medal) in oil painting from the Allied Artists of America, in 2015. His work can be found in collections throughout the United States; and exclusively on the East Coast, at Rehs Contemporary.

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