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Felicia Forte (FULL)

Alla Prima Painting with a Focus on Abstraction

Still Life and Portrait

Alla Prima painting, or wet into wet, single session painting is a stimulating method which teaches you to be present in every brush stroke, focusing only on the essentials, ultimately giving you great dexterity and control. With demonstration and gentle critique, Felicia will challenge you to correctly observe and record the fundamentals: shapes, values, edges and color. 

In this workshop Felicia will combine portraiture, the subject that she was first interested in, and with which she gained her skill, with her current interests in still life, interiors and abstraction.

Felicia is an inspired and creative teacher with 10 years of teaching experience under her belt. She will interact with each student according to their experience and strengths. All levels welcome.


  • One 12"x16" pad of Arches Oil Paper. If you know this paper and do not like working on it, feel free to use a surface that you do like.

  • One Felicia Forte Set of Rosemary and Company Brushes or the equivalent.

  • Oil Paint

    • Basic Palette:

      • Titanium White

      • Yellow Ochre

      • Cadmium Red (NOT cadmium red hue or cadmium red light or cadmium red deep)

      • Ivory Black

    • Extras, if you like:

      • Ultramarine Blue

      • Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson

      • Cadmium Yellow

  • Palette: some suggestions — a sturdy rectangular glass palette which fits into a paint-saver box with the blue lid, or New Wave Palettes.

  • Palette Knife

  • Gamsol, to thin paint and clean brushes and palette.

  • Linseed oil

  • 2 Containers for Gamsol/medium: one large container for cleaning brushes wit just Gamsol and one smaller, for clean Gamsol/medium that you will use to thin your paint as you go.

  • Paper towels.

Atelier Dojo Workshop Policies

  • Upon request, a deposit of 50% can reserve your spot. Remaining balance will be due 45 days prior to event.

  • No refunds can be issued within 45 days of workshop date, unless canceled by Atelier Dojo.

Earlier Event: February 22
Nicolas Uribe (FULL)
Later Event: September 13
Zoey Frank (FULL)