Alla Prima Painting Workshop
with Christine Lafuente
April 22-23, 2017, 9:30-4:30

This two-day workshop with award-winning artist Christine Lafuente focuses on investigating materials and techniques in oil painting from observation.

More specifically, this workshop will cover palette organization, various limited palettes, control of color-mixing in tonal painting, alla prima oil painting technique, use of viscosity in direct painting, composition, and learning to see in abstract terms. Each day will consist of a 90-minute lecture and demonstration session, followed by painting time from provided still lifes with one-on-one instruction.

A materials list will be provided. The Art Guild has easels that you may use.

About Christine Lafuente: Award winning, Brooklyn-based painter Christine Lafuente considers her paintings “poetic responses to visual experience.”

Her work has been shown in countless solo and group exhibitions, juried shows and public galleries from San Francisco to London. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Lafuente has a Certificate of Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College, where she studied with Lennart Anderson and twice won the prestigious Charles C. Shaw Memorial Award. Her work was included in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at the American Academy of Arts & Letters. From 1997 – 2002, Lafuente was Artist in Residence at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. She teaches Fine Art at Pratt Institute and Western Connecticut State University. Her exhibitions have been written about in numerous publications and her paintings are in corporate and private collections. For more about Ms. Lafuente visit her website at