LEARN TO PAINT PORTRAITS ALLA PRIMA! from the live model! (Single Session)


LEARN TO PAINT PORTRAITS ALLA PRIMA! from the live model! workshop @ Visual Arts Centre Singapore!

Dates & Time: 26 Oct & 2 Nov 2020 | 7.30pm – 10pm // Register now! 

Painting Portraits Alla Prima with a Live Model is back to Visual Arts Centre! Sign up now for an oil portrait painting workshop with step-to-step guidance from international master artist Michael Britton!


What you will learn:

The Introduction to  provides concrete stepping stones in utilising oil paint to compose your portrait painting. With reference from a Portrait photograph of your choice, learn how to create a realistic and professional Portrait Oil Painting. This workshop is suitable to both beginners and experienced art practitioners!

For beginners, you are looking forward to achieved:

  • Foundation Understanding in Oil Colour, Oil Painting Materials, Oil Painting techniques;
  • Basics knowledge in observing live model and construct human portrait accurately.

If you are an experienced learners, this workshop is exactly what you need!

  • Advance Alla Prima oil technique;
  • Creative use and mixing techniques to achieve unique paint colour;
  • Intensive study of skin tones and lighting.

Join us and let your skill be seen!

A fascinate way of making oil portrait painting – Alla Prima!

Alla Prima (wet on wet) is a direct painting style where paint is applied wet on wet without letting earlier layer dries. In Italian, the “alla prima” term means “at first attempt”. Originally, Alla Prima is a technique used to paint in one session only to give out a spontaneous and fresh result.

This techniques will not only groom the painter to have fascinate use of oil painting but also build up great understanding of human face’s anatomy. Fret not! This workshop is open to both beginners and experienced practitioners.

As a master in Alla Prima painting, teacher Michael Britton will be the best lead for you to kickstart your Alla Prima learning journey!

Oil Portrait Painting from Photographs workshop – rare commodity in Singapore only offered at Visual Arts Centre! 

Beside learning foundation techniques in creating oil portrait, you will groom your skills effectively by studying with live model! Each workshop will feature a different model with different postures in order to maximise the learning capability of the lesson.

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What’s more is Michael will go through all process of making a portrait painting:

  • composing face structure,
  • identify facial characteristic,
  • mixing colour, and
  • ways to apply paint on your canvas!

Furthermore, Michael will also demonstrate the techniques in three mediums in successive lessons.


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What are you waiting for? Join our Oil Portrait Painting workshop to learn the magnificent art of using oil colour, and how to paint the portrait of your favourite person!

Only up to seven seats are available. All art materials, canvas 40x50cm, brushes are provided. More comfortable to use your own materials? Feel free to bring your own materials.

Interested? Sign up NOW for Early Bird price at only $220/Sessions (U.P. $130/session)! Check it out!

Please do not hesitate to drop us an email at [email protected] or give us a phone call at 6255 0711 for more information regarding this course!

Course description:

Learn to Paint Portrait Alla Prima from live model with artist guidance only at Visual Arts Centre! This three session workshop will help you learn how to paint portraits step-by-step from a live model with international master artist Michael Britton. This wet-on-wet oil painting techniques resulting in a fresh and spontaneous artwork.

Each session will featured a different model. All art materials are provided.

Early Bird price is available NOW at only $330/3 Sessions (U.P. $380/3 Sessions)! Single session is available at $140/1 session.

Date: Monday, 19, 26 Oct & 2 Nov, 2020

Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm

Sign up before 14 Oct for Early Bird price at only $330nett/3 sessions! (U.P $380)

Enquiries / Reserve:

Location: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, #01-02, Dhoby Ghaut Green, S(238469)
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B, turn left 30m. The studio is located near the grass field.


Every Monday, from 26 October 2020 - 2 November 2020


7.30PM - 10.30PM

Number of Sessions:

1 Session

Course Fees:

S$ 130


Visual Arts Centre Studio

Terms and conditions:

All sessions are to be completed within the course duration stated.

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