"Exploring Still Life through
the alla-prima approach"
October 25-27, 2022
Ann Arbor, MI
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.
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.