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Alla Prima Still Life Workshop

July 8, 2021, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Alla Prima Still Life Workshop | Virtual | July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021, 11am–1pm PT

Painting lesson with the artist


Award-winning Color Duets artist Erin Lee Gafill demonstrates her unique approach to painting color-rich still lifes in a single sitting. Over the course of this four-session workshop, Erin will cover subject choice, composition, lighting arrangements, paint management, and brush technique. Moreover, she will bring students in on her methods of creating volume, drama, and mood as well as her expert approach to color.


Students will watch a thoughtfully produced instructional video, followed by a live painting demonstration. Each session will end with a live question-and-answer session, throughout all of which Erin will provide one-on-one instruction, personal encouragement, and feedback.


Participants may use oils or acrylics; Erin will demonstrate in oil paints. Upon registration, a complete supplies list will be provided.


Recorded lessons followed by live virtual demonstrations and critique, supplemented with online feedback and support between sessions.


Non-member ticket: $350

Member ticket: $300

+ Signed Copy of the Color Duets book: $35


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Erin Lee Gafill

A fifth generation California artist, Erin is the recipient of the Jennifer Hill Prize from the Carmel Plein Air Festival, and has been elected Best Local Artist three times by the Monterey County Weekly. In 2001, she was honored as the first American artist-in-residence at the Hamada International Children’s Museum of Art in Hamada, Japan. In 2008, she was named a Champion of the Arts by the Arts Council for Monterey. She is the founder of the nonprofit arts education organization, The Big Sur Arts Initiative, creating award-winning programming serving the Big Sur Coast for over a decade and garnering recognition from the Turner Foundation, the Packard Foundation, First Night Monterey and the Arts Council for Monterey County.  She is a founding signature member of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA), and an artist member of the Carmel Art Association. Erin is the author of two books, Drinking from a Cold Spring, A Little Book of Hope and Color Duets.