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Alla Prima Portraits Using The Zorn Palette

  • ClearWater Artist Studios 223 Crowell Drive Northwest Concord, NC, 28025 United States (map)

3-day Intensive Workshop

with Robin Wellner

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – October 6, 7 and 8; 9:30am – 5pm

$375 – plus $50 model fee per person

Special Offer by teaching artist Robin Wellner-- those signing up prior to Sept. 15 will get the Model fee waived! (that's $50 off the total cost)

Register via; payment goes directly to the instructor

You are changing my way of looking at portrait models. I am ready to jump to the next level and I feel like I could do more with you. I want you to be a mentor and teacher.

Artist Robin Wellner has been working with the Zorn Palette for several years; and is offering a workshop to share what she has learned about this palette and other tips on creating a realistic portrait and likeness.

Painting portraits is challenging - but incredibly rewarding! Working Alla Prima, or “wet-on-wet,” when mastered, results in a sense of immediacy and movement to your portraits. Using a limited palette that we know works, makes the color choices so much easier. One look at Anders Zorn's paintings is proof that this palette can produce incredibly beautiful portraits. Using the Zorn Palette will give you freedom and versatility and allow you to concentrate on mastering other aspects of portrait work.

The workshop will start each morning with a demo and instruction. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to paint a live model. There is nothing like painting from life --- even if you choose to work from photos in the future. The insights you gain will transfer to your photo work. Instruction will include: learning to see values and color, painting shapes rather than lines, specifics on painting facial features, and measuring for an accurate likeness.

Students will need to bring their own paints, canvases and easels; 3-4 easels will be available for those without their own. (please call the instructor)

A supply list and more information will be available upon registration

Advance registration required- minimum 6 students

Tuition will be refunded if class is canceled; otherwise non-refundable

As an artist, Robin Wellner specializes in portrait and figure work, as well as plein air and landscapes. Her portraits have been featured in several national shows, such as: American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, & Richeson Portrait and Figure shows.

Lodging: If you are coming in from out of town, lodging is available at several Concord hotels within a 10-minute drive to ClearWater Artist Studios (Those closest to Exits 54, 55 or 58 off I-85 will be the closest) and there may be Air B&B places in the surrounding neighborhoods near Historic Downtown; use our address as a location reference on your online map.

Parking: Parking at ClearWater Artist Studios is free and plentiful, in three lots around the campus.  Two are on Crowell Drive NW, across the street; the third is in back (downhill) of our buildings along the Green, Off Kerr Street, with about 12 spaces.


Earlier Event: September 9
2nd Saturday Open Studios! (September 2017)
Later Event: October 7
Adopt-A-Stream Cleanup Day