The tradition of Trompe l’oeil painting has been around for hundreds of years and is still being practiced today. Artists’ have long been creating paintings with the idea to “fool the eye”. In this 3.5-day workshop we will take a deep dive into the practice of Trompe l’oeil painting. Through individual critiques, and various instructor demonstrations, artists will work alongside the instructor to create their own Trompe l’oeil painting. Some of the information covered over the three days will be the value/poster study, brush drawing, underpainting options, the final pass, and glazing/scumbling.
Dale Zinkowski attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he studied the Reilly method with both Marvin Mattelson and John F. Murray. He followed Murray to Tuscon, Arizona and focused his studies on the palettes, methods, and materials of artists such as Velazquez and Rembrandt.
In 2012, he attended the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, where he pushed his understanding of traditional techniques and materials even further. He then returned to New York, completing the 4 year core program at Grand Central Atelier(GCA) studying under Jacob Collins.
He currently teaches painting and drawing at the GCA, and teaches workshops across the United States and in Europe. To know more, go to his website at