Workshops 2018-2019


In direct painting, also known as alla prima, a work is completed in a single session while the paint is still wet. Direct 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. Felicia will challenge you to correctly observe and record the fundamentals: shapes, values, edges and color.

  “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”










-3 Day Alla Prima

Ashburn, VA

October 5, 6, 7, 2018

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-3 Day Alla Prima

Berkeley, CA

October 12-14, 2018

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-2 Day Still Life & 4 Day Portrait Alla Prima 

London, UK (SOLD OUT)

February 18-19 & 21-24, 2019

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-3 Day Charcoal Drawing, Figure and Portrait

Bainbridge Island, Washington

 March 22-24, 2019

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-3 Day Alla Prima

Austin, TX

April 26-28, 2019

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-3 Day Alla Prima Portrait

Detroit, MI (SOLD OUT)

May 17-19, 2019 10am-5pm

Hosted by the artist, studio location to be announced. 

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Scheduled and soon to be announced with details:


Santa Ana, CA September 20-22, 2019 email:

Rome, Italy early October, 2019 email: 

Seville, Spain late October, 2019 email: 




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To schedule a workshop with Felicia, email, Next availability 2020.