Portrait Painting with the Zorn Palette with Felicia Forte


May 19, 20, 21
10 am-5 pm
Instructor:  Felicia Forte



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May 19, 20, 21
10 am-5 pm

We are thrilled to bring visiting instructor, Felicia Forte to Townsend Atelier.
In this three-day workshop, Felicia will teach Alla Prima painting, or wet into wet using the Zorn Palette.  This palette was made famous by Swedish painter, Anders Zorn (1860-1920) and who used only four colors to achieve a wide array of colors in his painting.   This single session painting is a stimulating method which teaches you to be present in every brush stroke, focusing on only the essentials, ultimately teaching 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. You will paint  with the Zorn Palette, a limited primary color palette that allows for easier color harmony by eliminating the need to choose between cool or warm versions of each primary. Students will work from a live model each day. Model fee included in cost of the workshop.  There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options nearby in our southside neighborhood.

“Do studies, not pictures. Know when you are licked – start another. Be alive, stop when your interest is lost. Put off finish – make a lot of starts. It is so hard and so long before a student comes to a realization that these few large simple spots in right relations are the most important things in the study of painting. They are the fundamentals of all painting. Paint the color tones as they come against each other, and make them sing, vibrate.”
—Charles W. Hawthorne , “Hawthorne on Painting”

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About the Instructor:FORTE DEMO
Felicia Forte is a representational oil painter based in Detroit, Michigan. Felicia is a sought after instructor of drawing and painting who has taught at various institutions including The de Young Museum of Fine Art, The Walt Disney Family Museum. In December, 2013 she was awarded a month-long residency at The de Young Museum of Fine Art in San Francisco. In 2014 she participated as faculty at the Plein Air Convention and Expo in Monterey, California. In 2015 Felica’s Self Portrait will exhibit at the National Portrait gallery in London for The BP Portrait Award. Felicia maintains a studio in Hamtramck where she works on commissioned portraiture, gallery work, and offers instruction in drawing and painting to private students. She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1979.  For more visit her website.

Refunds can not be given for this visiting artist workshop unless cancelled by Townsend Atelier.