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Paint Alla Prima

Join me for 3 exciting days of painting in Sunny Florida! We will be inside the lovely Beach Arts Center (just a few blocks from the beach.)   

Indian Rocks Beach is known for it's gorgeous Gulf of Mexico sunsets, peaceful beaches, calm clear waters, a family-friendly atmosphere, pristine shorelines and less crowds than the other tourist-centered beaches.

My demos will be in oil, but this workshop is open to Acrylic and water soluble oil painters as well!

Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings. During the demo portion, nothing is held back as I tell you each color I am using and mixing together.

We will be painting in the “Alla Prima”method (working wet into wet).

Here’s what you will learn:

  • to layer with transparent and opaque paints to get vibrant, clean color

  • to take an ordinary photo, and use artistic license to paint from the heart using expressive, loose brush strokes

  • how to infuse beautiful lighting into your work

  • color mixing

  • how to arrange an eye-catching composition

  • how to see Impressionistically, and explore the ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject.

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting, from beginners to advanced. It’s designed to help take your painting to the next level.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

April 19 - 21, 2024


Level: All Levels

Age 18+

Workshop Fee: $495 ($450 "Early Bird" price for the first 5 students to register)

Supplies: Student Supply List available from Instructor.

For all the information and to register, please visit Chris Brandley's Website by clicking the Sign Up button below...

Student Supply List

Meet your Instructor...

Chris Brandley

In 1989 I graduated with a BFA in Art Education from Baylor University, and taught art in the public school system in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for 11 years. I loved teaching, but had a deep desire to do more of my own art.

I decided to take a leap of faith and step down from teaching so that I could establish my own art business. This included everything from decorative finishing and painting murals, to painting oil on canvas.

After demand for my paintings grew, I decided to make another transition in 2012 and relinquish the faux and mural side of my business to focus on my oils. Several years ago I was asked to teach an adult oil painting workshop. In this I found a deep passion in helping others to further their own artistic goals.

My oils embrace a range of subjects, with the main focus being on using expressive brushstrokes, intense lighting, and vivid color.

My goal is to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart.

Workshop Policy

All fees associated with classes and workshops are non-refundable.  In the event a registrant needs to change or cancel their registration, the registrant should contact the Beach Art Center as far in advance as possible. Any agreement to change, cancel or transfer a registration after the class/workshop date has taken place is made at the sole discretion of the instructor.  

Beach Art Center reserves the right to cancel workshops if minimums are not met or for any other reason relevant to business needs. In the event of a cancellation initiated by Beach Art Center, the registrant will receive a full refund.  Beach Art Center does not hold credits on account for future use.

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