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"Exploring Still Life through
the alla-prima approach"

April 12-14, 2023
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuition: $550

Still life painting is an exceptional way for students and advanced painters alike to explore the fundamentals of paint and painting, especially for those who enjoy the meditative quiet of the studio. 

The focus of this workshop will be direct observation and response to nature in the studio. Appreciation of and sensitivity to materials:  oil paint, grounds, and paint handling will be stressed. The alla-prima approach will be encouraged as a way to strengthen tonal and chromatic development.

This workshop is full. Add your name to Stanley's waitlist by emailing

Stanley Bielen

Stanley Bielen was born in the Podkarpackie region of Poland. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and is influenced by the long regional realist tradition called the Philadelphia School.  He exhibits nationally and is represented in public and private collections including the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.  Stanley lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Bridgton, Maine.

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TO REGISTER for Stanley's 3-day oil painting workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan please use the link above or email for the registration form. 

Full payment is due at the time of registration (refundable until March 1, 2023) by Zelle, check, or m.o. 

DO NOT purchase non-refundable flights/hotel prior to being notified the workshop has made up on March 2, 2023.

If the workshop does not make up with the minimum number of students, ALL MONIES will be refunded.

QUESTIONS? Please email Debra at


Hoping you can join us!

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