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Hollis Dunlap

Alla Prima Figure Painting

This is a 3-day oil painting workshop designed to merge realist painting techniques with modern color and paint application. We will work from live models in long poses and learn about composition, color, drawing, and how to make the paint surface interesting. The fundamental theme will be to explore the relationships between realist and abstract painting, in order to paint interesting paintings that will stand the test of time. All levels welcome but some experience with oil paints is preferred. We will work for 6 hours per day with a lunch break in between. Students are welcome to do several quicker sketches, or focus on 1 or 2 more detailed works. During the workshop the instructor will paint along with the group to demonstrate color mixing, revising the drawing, and application of paint to create a convincing image.


Hollis Dunlap was born in 1977 in Northern Vermont in the USA, and has been painting since the age of 14. After beginning his study of realist painting in high school, he went on to study at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, graduating in 1999 after painting and drawing the figure extensively for four years. While at the Academy, he was the first painter to be awarded First Prize at New York's National Arts Club student exhibition for two consecutive years. Hollis was the recipient of the John Stobart Fellowship, awarded each year to a graduating student in recognition of outstanding work, and he is also a 2 time grantee of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. He has had numerous solo shows in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Miami, and currently paints and teaches painting in Southeastern CT.

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: May 19
Joshua LaRock
Later Event: September 18
Candice Bohannon & Julio Reyes