"Exploring Still Life through
the alla-prima approach"

October 25-27, 2022
Ann Arbor, MI

Tues-Thurs 9:30am-4:30pm
Tuition: $545

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.

dates TBD

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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Stanley's October Workshop is being postponed
Dates TBD

QUESTIONS? Please email Debra at

TO REGISTER for Stanley's 3-day oil painting workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan please pay the $200 deposit or full tuition through the links above (refundable until Oct 1, 2022). You also have the option of paying in full without the fee by check, m.o. or Zelle

DO NOT purchase non-refundable flights/hotel prior to being notified the workshop has made up on Oct 1, 2022

Upon submission of payment a registration form will be sent to your email to be submitted by Oct 1, 2022  

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


Hoping you can join us!