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Alla Prima Still Life
by  Dale Zinkowski

May 26th – 29th


6pm - 9pm



9.30am - 4.30pm


Fee: 390€ (Early Bird: 350€)



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


Wet-on-wet, or alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), is a painting technique, used mostly in oil painting, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers. Starting with a demonstration on Friday-evening, each of the three following days, artists will complete a still life painting from start to finish. The class will examine how to combine the right color, values, edges, and paint handling, to accomplish the goal of completing an aesthetic and naturalistic painting. There will be a strong focus on sound drawing, composition, and shape design. Through individual critiques, daily demonstrations and thorough explanations, Dale will guide each artist in meeting their individual goals. All levels are welcome. 

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