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Sat, Jun 08


Art corner

[Dubai, UAE. 2024] Alla Prima Portrait Painting

*For any experienced-level artists who have been drawing or painting portraits in any medium. *Workshop runs in English.

[Dubai, UAE. 2024] Alla Prima Portrait Painting
[Dubai, UAE. 2024] Alla Prima Portrait Painting

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM GMT+4 – Jun 09, 2024, 4:00 PM GMT+4

Art corner, Al Waha St - Al Quoz - Al Quoz 4 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

About The Event


[Alla-Prima Portrait Painting]

For All Skill Levels:

  • Designed for artists or students with any level of experience in portrait drawing or painting.
  • Conducted in English.
  • Led by instructor Zin Lim, the workshop includes lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and critiques.

Key Workshop Elements:

  • Participants can ask questions and gain insights into materials, techniques, composition, and aesthetics during Zin's demonstrations.
  • Covers essential themes and techniques, such as materials, composition, visual elements, expressionist mindset, creating strokes and textures, designing portrait art, basic composition principles, and color schemes.

Hands-On Experience:

  • Engage in hands-on exercises, creating multiple portraits from live models or providing reference photos.
  • Participants may bring their own reference photos.

Individual Guidance:

  • Zin provides timely feedback, and individual demonstrations, and addresses questions while participants work on individual projects.

For Beginners:

  • Gain insights into expressionist techniques in oil painting.
  • Learn basic proportions for painting the human head.
  • Receive step-by-step guidance for efficient portrait construction.
  • Get advice on ongoing skill improvement after the workshop.

For Advanced/Intermediate Artists:

  • Broaden perspective in portrait art.
  • Explore a stylistic shift from realism to expressionism or impressionism.
  • Understand the keys to unique artwork stylization.
  • Learn effective initiation and conclusion of artworks.

Additional Information:


  • Oil Paint: Titanium white, Cad. yellow, Cad. red, Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine blue. (Optional: Burnt/law umber, Ivory black, Pthalo green, or any color you like to include)
  • Medium: Odorless mineral spirit + Oil (Pure/waterly textured linseed, sunflower)
  • Brush: Various sizes of long hair flat. (Zin will use low-price/synthetic flat brushes.)
  • Canvas: Boards, Paper pad, or Stretched canvas (for portrait, 12"x16"-16"x20", white gessoed, smooth surface)
  • Palette: Palette Pad or any wooden/plastic/glass palette
  • Palette knife (Sharp)
  • Paper towel or rag: To wipe out the oil from the brush and palette knife. (Zin use cut drop cloth)

This workshop will be hosted by Art Corner Dubai

+971 50646393

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