Advanced Alla Prima Workshop

2 Day Workshop
Dates to be Announced
Saturday and Sunday
9.30am – 5.00pm

This workshop is recommended for students who have attended the Alla Prima Workshop.

The aim of the workshop is to build on the previous workshop. Applying the principles with a live model, working with proportion, measurements and the colour theory taught in the first workshop. Louis will be on hand to remind people and demonstrate each step in front of the class.

For this workshop we will be working with a live model. There will be a maximum of 10 people. With no more than 5 people per model so they can be nearer the subject for closer inspection.

We will be covering the steps taught in the first workshop.

  1. Wash Drawing
  2. Grouping the large areas of Colour
  3. Lightest light darkest dark
  4. Big Form Modeling
  5. Grouping the smaller areas of colour in the light and shadow
  6. Hierachy of Darks in the shadow
  7. Hierachy of highlights in the lights
  8. Hierachy of Dark halftones in the lights
  9. Finishing each piece starting with the eye

Click below for a free download PDF of the Alla Prima Steps.

Free Download

Sitting or Standing

Below is a diagram of the seating plan.  The overhead plan illustrates the circular seating arrangement. The stand up easels are on the outer perimeter and the sitting down donkey easels on the inner perimeter of the circle. Places are on a first come first served basis.


The studio is equipped with easels and work stations to make it more convenient for the students to organise their materials and focus on their work.  The studio is also lit with balanced lighting which can save a lot of problems when dealing with a colour palette.

Image shows the workstation, the Alla Prima painting it is for display purpose only.


Registration Deposit = £40

2 day Alla Prima Portrait Workshop = £120. To register for the workshop, pay the £40 deposit below. Then pay the balance on the day.

Materials deal = £20

Offer includes;

  • Palette
Medium holder
  • Medium
  • Prepared Canvas
Kitchen roll
  • Paints (cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, violet, phthalo blue, phthalo green, burnt umber and white)

OFFER DOES NOT INCLUDE BRUSHES. If you need affordable quality brushes then click the link below.
or better quality

NOTE choose the LONG HANDLED BRUSHES on the website
Sizes 0,1,2,4,6,8,10,12 are a good starting range.

Any queries please contact the organiser Louis