Acrylic Painting Using Photo References (Beginners)

Ended - Wednesday 31 August 2022

Alonsa Guevara is a New York-based artist originally from Rancagua, Chile. Her paintings are a window to an imaginary universe where the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred. Guevara’s work explores questions of womanhood, identity and belonging while celebrating the connection between humankind and nature.
Her main inspiration derives from the experiences of living in three different countries, and is especially impacted by the formative memories of her childhood spent living in the Ecuadorian rainforest with her family.
After living in Ecuador for seven years, Alonsa moved back to Chile to receive her BFA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 2009. In 2011, she moved to New York to complete the MFA Program at the New York Academy of Art. She was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2013 and received the Academy's Fellowship award in 2015.
Alonsa's work has been published in Forbes Magazine, Time Out NYC Magazine, VICE, among others and has been exhibited internationally, including China, Mexico, Denmark, Argentina and Chile. Her most recent solo show Apparitions was in February 2021 at Anna Zorina Gallery in NYC.


Date: 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31 August (Mondays and Wednesdays)
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm


14 spaces left


Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba


AED 1,500.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Acrylic painting using photo references

Enhance your painting skills in this intensive acrylic painting course with our resident artist Alonsa Guevara! This six-session course will take participants through a step-by-step process of understanding the necessary fundamentals to take your painting skills to the next level. Alonsa will be sharing different acrylic painting techniques while exploring the use of photographs as reference to create paintings. During the course, participants will learn about preparing their surface and techniques such as ‘Alla Prima’ and ‘Glazing’, which offer varying results and uses. Under the guidance of Alonsa, the painters will also learn the basics of colour theory, colour mixing, value structure, composition and the use of different acrylic media, with both demonstrations and individual instruction.

Session 1: Surface preparation and introduction to image-making.
Session 2: Image-making and composition.
Session 3: Alla Prima - Direct painting in black and white.
Session 4: First layer of Glazing - Indirect painting.
Session 5: Working on details, light and texture with white.
Session 6: Second layer of Glazing.

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