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Fine Art Instruction for Teens, Grades 7-12th, 1/16/18 - 5/8/2018

  • Cultivate 7Twelve 712 Austin Avenue Waco, TX, 76701 United States (map)

Session 1- Drawing

  • 8 weeks of drawing from life

The classes will be held on: 

January 16, 4:00-6:00 pm

January 23, 4:00-6:00 pm

January 30, 4:00-6:00 pm

February 6, 4:00-6:00 pm

February 13, 4:00-6:00 pm

February 20, 4:00-6:00 pm

February 27, 4:00-6:00 pm

March 6th, 4:00-6:00 pm


Session 2- Painting

  • 8 weeks painting from life

The classes will be held on: 

March 20, 4:00-6:00 pm

March 27, 4:00-6:00 pm

April 3, 4:00-6:00 pm

April 10, 4:00-6:00 pm

April 17, 4:00-6:00 pm

April 24, 4:00-6:00 pm

May 1, 4:00-6:00 pm

May 8, 4:00-6:00 pm

Learn how to draw and paint from life through a method that synthesizes a classical and contemporary approach. You will learn how to think like an artist and learn the Alla Prima Method of painting.

This plan is designed to help the student learn how to draw accurately from life and then to have agency to paint from life as well. This is a course that will help the artist to develop a set of skills that can serve as a foundation, upon which to build and improve.

  • Learn how to draw and paint from life

  • Work from Master Copies, Plaster Casts, Still Life, the Landscape Outdoors, and the Live Model.


What is Alla Prima: Alla Prima painting, or wet into wet is the type of painting that I was trained to do. It means to paint the entire image in one sitting while the paint is still wet. It is a way to grapple with the challenges of drawing, color, form, and composition immediately. It trains the eye and hand to work in concert with one another and develops a confidence in the artist to communicate visually impactful images.