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GROUP COURSE: Painting from Life I

Begins: May 20


7 Weeks


Saturdays from 10:00AM-2:00PM

Experience Level




Enrollment Deadline

May 10, 2023

About the Course

Alison Stinely, MFA


Students will learn how to paint from direct observation through a series of increasingly demanding projects, using either acrylic or oil paint. Students will engage in a comprehensive study of color theory while expected to view, study and describe three-dimensional objects, such as still life arrangements, the figure, interior and/or exterior spaces analytically on a two-dimensional surface. Various painting techniques such as direct painting, planar analysis, glazing & scumbling, and working alla prima, are employed. Students should enter the course with an interest in the craft of materials and will successfully complete the course with the ability to creatively develop pictorial space with paint.

*Tuition Fee Structure:
7 Week (28 hour) Enrollment: $750

*FAA Supply Kit Price: $265 (plus applicable sales tax)

About the Instructor:
Alison Stinely was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from Edinboro University of
Pennsylvania and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is an adjunct instructor of art and design and and founder of Foundation Art Academy in Erie, PA. Alison’s work has been in many juried and
invitational exhibits nationally. She has received many awards and honors and is a two time winner of the
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. Her solo exhibition “Nocturnal Emissions” was featured on Hi- and her work “Rib Meat” was featured in Juxtapoz Magazine. Alison’s work has recently been showcased in solo exhibitions at Ghost Gallery in Brooklyn, New York as well as “Gilded Splinters” at Linda Matney Gallery in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her work is in many private collections both domestically and abroad.

Course Schedule:
The class takes place on Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Saturday 5/20
Saturday 5/27
Saturday 6/3
Saturday 6/10
Saturday 6/17
Saturday 6/24
Saturday 7/1

*If a student chooses to enroll with materials included, ALL materials needed to complete the workshop or course will be provided by the Academy. Provided materials are professional, artist grade, and of excellent quality. ALL provided materials remain the property of the student at the conclusion of the term. Students who choose to enroll at the lower tuition rate, without materials provided, will be given a material supply list, and some advice regarding sourcing the items, so they may purchase their own supplies which may be more economical.

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