Figure Painting Intensive

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Instructor Anna-Lisa Stardust van der Valk

Explore the properties of oil and acrylic paints and mediums while learning more about the human figure. This 6 hour intensive workshop with a nude model is suitable for those new to figure painting as well as experienced artists. Instructor will lead students with short lectures and demonstrations that include underpainting, glazing, impasto and scumbling painting techniques. There will be a model fee of between $20-30. The $5-10 materials fee is optional.

It's recommended that artists to bring whatever materials they have, and at least 2 painting surfaces (canvas, canvas board, Masonite) of different sizes (11""x14"", 18""x24"", etc) that, if needed, have already been primed for paint with gesso or even simple water-based house-paint.

$10.00 materials fee paid to the instructor
1 meeting
Fort Mason (2 Marina Blvd – Bldg B, San Francisco, CA 94123
Room 200


Materials List:

Paints (oils or acrylics): 
Unbleached or Buff Titanium, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Raw Umber, Dioxyzene Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Ivory Black 
Optional paints: 
Azo Yellow, Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Hookers Green, Viridian Green, Payne’s Grey, Burnt Umber, Napthol Red, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green 

2 Filberts, any two different sizes you like 
1 Round, any size you like 
1 Flat, any size you like 
Painting surfaces: 
Two different sizes of prepared/primed canvases, canvas boards, Masonite, or wood. 
General, All-purpose Painting medium for oil or acrylic 
Palette suitable for oils or acrylics, Palette knives: 1 crooked shank, 1 straight shank (oils = metal; acrylics = plastic), Rags (T-shirts work best, esp. for oils), Paper towels, Newspapers