Painting in the Moment

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Painting in the Moment

19 October, 2017 to 19 October, 2017


Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art
340 N 12th St, Suite 500 , Philadelphia, PA 19107

Alla Prima (Italian for “at first attempt”), in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous wet paint layers, is challenging and satisfying for the artist and the viewer. Learn about its glorious history and watch professional artists demonstrate its power.

At this special event, Studio Incamminati artists show you how and why. The artists - instructors Katya Held, Christopher Nixon, Peter Kelsey and Rob Goodman - each bring a personal creative stamp while expert commentary from Instructor Alisyn Blake explains the nuances of the Alla Prima painting process. Their work brings to life a companion presentation by noted artist/scholar Patrick Connors who explains how artists from van Eyck to Monet have used the technique as a way to inform their work in a intuitive and spontaneous manner.

In addition, visitors can discover the story behind Studio Incamminati artists’ skills with informal studio tours and conversations with alumni and students.

Free admission
6 - 9 p.m.