Alla Prima, Basic Oil Painting by Galvez Atelier Classical Art Workshops - SpeedyCourse Philippines
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Alla Prima, Basic Oil Painting

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In-Person / Workshop
Ended last Dec 08, 2018
PHP  8,500.00 (VAT inclusive)


"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 of wet paint." (

In this three-day course you will learn the basics of oil painting by using the technique "alla prima" or painting layers of paint while it is wet. For beginners, the instructor will teach you the essentials of creating a good drawing, working on construction lines and shadow shapes.  The student also learns processes in achieving color harmony and balance by identifying color groupings, distinguishing color temperatures, and understanding contrasts. This will help the student in gaining control over his/her color mixing.
At the last day the student will attempt to paint a portrait of a live model using all the techniques of speed painting learned in the previous sessions. 


Day One (6 hrs)-
Drawing review based on the methods of the Classical Masters,
Introduction to the Materials and Medium used for Oil Painting,
Working on your Underpainting and Imprimatura

Day Two (6 hrs)-
Color Temperature,
Tonal Values in Color,
Creating your Limited Palette,
Mixing Colors,
Copy the Master photo reference

Day Three (6 hrs)-
Life Painting, Portrait


Rudolph 'Olops' Barredo 
Graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts, major Visual Arts and Univeristy of the Philippines College of Fine Arts major Studio Arts
Galvez Atelier, Head Instructor on Classical Drawing and Traditional Oil Painting
Art Instructor North Western Visayan Colleges Summer Art Workshop
 Art Instructor Visual arts workshop at Whiz Minds

Participated and contributed in different art exhibitions :

-The Salle de Pas Perdus in UNESCO Paris, France November 4, 2008
-3 EXHIBITIONS Hubog Et Nos Gallery, Angelicum School Iloilo City, Philippines
July 2017 Pet Project a fund raising exhibit by Artinformal to help sustain the goals of CARA White Space, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati, Philippines
-November 2012 3 X 3 = 9 a group show of 3X3 works by 9 artists The Wallery, Mag:net Cafe Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, Philippines
-May - June 2010 P.M.S. (Print Making Show) a print making exhibition curated by Professor Rey Conception UP Theatre lobby, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines March 2010 Monochromed Memories UP Landmarks Centennial Exhibition
-UP Landmarks a permanent exhibit produced by the UP College of Fine Arts Foundation UP Theater, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
-August 2008 Lingon, Hamon, Tugon a group exhibition of PHSA Visual Arts Alumni Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
-January 2008 Conspiracy, Quezon City, Philippines February 2008 Portfolio exhibition --UP College of Fine Arts corridor May 2006 Philippine High School for the Arts Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition Vargas Studio Gallery, Mt. Makiling, Laguna, Philippines
-March 2004 Ingress Egress a senior visual arts exhibition of Philippine High School for the Arts G.S.I.S. Museum April 2004 Summer art workshop exhibit 

UP Alumni Crew (UPAC) Dragonboat Team 2017-present
Visual Arts Room (VAroom) 2007 - present UP Anino Shadowplay Collective Inc. Founding member, Artist, and Puppeteer 2004-2009 

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No. of Days: 3
Total Hours: 18
No. of Participants: 10
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