Alla Prima Painting

from Life & Photos

David Shevlino workshop










9:00 am-4:00 pm

Hull Art Academy

1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100,

Carrollton, Texas 75010

Mary Hull,  972-394-6111


All levels of painters with life drawing experience



Sign-up Deadline:

David Shevlino

Friday, January 24th - Sunday, January 26th, 2020

January 10th, 2020 !!!


Alla Prima Painting from Life and Photos


In this class David will instruct students in painting alla prima (wet into wet) and exploring different subjects, including the figure and portrait. Students will work from a model on the first day and then use photos of other subjects, such as people, children, and landscape. David will discuss techniques for simplifying the subject and learning to paint with directness and economy.  In addition, he will also talk about the basics of form, value, color and how we use our painting knowledge to interpret, rather than copy, photos so that they can become successful paintings.





About David Shevlino:


Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92).  His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his work and taught workshops throughout the U.S and Europe.  He has also produced a series of videos and DVDs about his artwork and painting methods.


“My exposure to art began as a teenager growing up in NJ near NYC.  I began making trips to art museums in NYC when I was 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting. As a youth I found myself especially drawn to the old masters. Those early trips to the museum instilled in me a love of craft and a sense of where painting comes from.  For most of my artistic career I’ve tried to take what I’ve learned about traditional painting and mold it into something I can call my own, which presently means exploring the place between traditional figurative painting and abstraction.”




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Workshop Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued within 30 Days of workshop date, unless canceled by Hull Art Academy. In order to avoid payment loss, It is strongly advised that participants purchase trip insurance.





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__Brushes:  filberts, flats of varying sizes.

Avoid soft synthetic brushes and brights. For stiff synthetics I recommend Rosemary Ivory series. For a natural bristle, any good quality manufacturer will do. (Robert Simmons, Silver brush, Windsor Newton etc.)’

NOTE:  Bring  at least 2 brushes which are ¾” and 1” wide



__Refined linseed oil, but not cold pressed (NO STAND OIL)

__Odorless paint thinner for rinsing/cleaning brushes

__Rags or paper towels


__Palette AT LEAST 11 x 14" or bigger.


__Neutrally toned gray canvas or panel. Panel/canvas size range:  14 x 18 to 16 x 20 inches. Use Liquitex neutral gray #5. Students need 1-2 canvas/panels for each day of the workshop.


__Paint cups or old cans. NOTE: Bring jars or cans for your thinner at least 3” in diameter


__Jar with lid for used paint thinner.


__Oil colors:

__Titanium White

__Cadmium Red Light

__Cadmium Orange or equivalent

__Burnt Sienna

__Yellow Ochre

__Alizarin Crimson

__Ultramarine Blue


__Cadmium Yellow Light

__Viridian Green

__Olive Green (Gamblin recommended)

__Raw Umber



FALL Semester II:  NOV 4 - Dec 21, 2019

Winter Semester:  Jan 6 - Feb 22, 2020

Spring I:   Feb. 24 - April 18, 2020

Spring II:   April 20 - June 6, 2020

Summer:   June 8 - Aug. 1, 2020

Fall I:    Aug. 3 - Sept. 19, 2020

Fall II:   Sept. 21 - Nov 7, 2020

Mini Winter session: Nov 9 - Dec. 19, 2020

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1404 W. Hebron Parkway #100, Carrollton, Texas 75010