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Oct 10

Alla Prima Portrait Painting – 5 Sessions – Live Models

October 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT-0400

This class will focus on the fundamental principles and techniques of painting the head from life. No prior experience is required as we will cover everything from the basic uses of materials and paint handling to the biggest concepts behind learning to see and work from life.

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**Class dates** are Oct 10th, 17th, (25th no class) 31st (halloween), and Nov 7th, 14th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

The great masters never stopped returning to these foundational principles of drawing, value, edge, and color. We will study and practice how these ideas can help us build the skills to paint better portraits. We will learn how to pose and light our subject and work efficiently at achieving the effect of our model in the limited time provided by alla prima portrait painting.

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**Instructor’s Biography** Mattie Ree Neal is a native Nashvillian and attended Lipscomb Academy from K-12th grade where she was chosen as Fine Arts Student of the Year in 2020. Following her graduation from high school that same year, and driven to be an artist, she embarked on an internship with her father, artist Michael Shane Neal. Having spent most of her life in his studio and in the studio of his mentor, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Mattie Ree is devoted to continuing her artistic journey through the study of history, great museums, travel, and study directly with living master artists around the world. She recently established a studio on the grounds of her home where she paints, studies, and teaches art to children and adults alike. Mattie has also taught with Drawing New York in Manhattan.


October 10, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT-0400
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Drawing New York
15 Gramercy Pk S
New York, NY 10003 us