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King – Wednesdays, Jan 5 – Feb 2, 5-8pm (In-Person)

Students will learn how to paint a still life with oil paint in the alla prima method (wet on wet). This type of oil painting can be completed in one day, while all the paint is wet, by carefully and accurately drawing enclosed shapes for light and shadow areas, and building the painting methodically from there. The five week course is perfect as an intro to oil paint, or for any oil painter who wants to practice alla prima or still life. Once learned, the alla prima method can be practiced independently and applied to any subject (not just still life). Students will also learn more about color mixing and composition.


Instructor Bio: 

Christy is known for both her representational oil paintings and whimsical cut paper collages.  She finds inspiration in North Carolina nature, when drawing and painting from life, and through the process of painting itself which provides a constant opportunity for learning and new experiences.  Now in Chapel Hill, Christy grew up in eastern North Carolina and has also lived in DC and Nashville.  She is an art educator with experience designing curriculum and teaching at Montessori schools and art museums including the National Portrait Gallery and Frist Art Museum.  She majored in studio art and elementary education at UNC Chapel Hill and also has a master of education from Vanderbilt University.  Her art is represented by Well+Wonder, Serena & Lily, and G. Grace Gallery, and you can view her work at christymking.com or on Instagram @christymking. 


In-person classes offered during the pandemic are conducted at a low maximum capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to show instructors a proof of vaccination before attending in-person classes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for in-person classes offered during the pandemic.

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!

All ArtSchool classes are 15 years old and up unless otherwise specified.