Zin Lim

28 – 31 July 2025

Cours en anglais / course in English

Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop: A Journey Through Styles

Embrace the Vibrancy of Expressive Portrait Painting! Dive into the dynamic and spontaneous world of Alla Prima painting with our transformative workshop, designed to free you from the meticulous constraints of tight portrait painting. Under the expert guidance of renowned artist Zin Lim, this workshop welcomes artists of every skill level to explore the fascinating process of crafting vivid, expressive portraits imbued with a unique personal essence.

Workshop Breakdown:

Different theme each day. Need 1 canvas each day.

  • Day 1: Dive into the realm of Classic portraiture, where the elegance of traditional techniques meets the vibrancy of modern expression.
  • Day 2: Experience the fluidity and charm of the Impressionist style, focusing on the play of light and color.
  • Day 3: Unleash your creativity with the bold and emotive strokes of Expressionism, capturing the raw essence of your subject.
  • Day 4: Discover Personal Stylization, where you’ll integrate the techniques learned and develop your unique artistic voice.

What You Will Gain:

  • In-Depth Exploration: Master the core principles of portrait painting, from understanding proportion and gesture to unraveling complex value systems.
  • Creative Process: Learn the art of creating captivating brush marks, choosing a harmonious yet striking color palette, and designing compositions that speak volumes of your artistic identity.
  • Hands-On Experience: Bring your visions to life with direct guidance as you paint four Alla Prima portraits based on carefully selected photo references. Through expressive techniques and detailed stage breakdowns, you’ll witness your portraits come alive with emotion and depth.

Why This Workshop Is Unmissable:

  • Expert Guidance: Zin Lim brings his extensive experience and nuanced understanding of expressive portraiture to lead you on this artistic voyage.
  • Skill Enhancement: Tailored to accommodate and challenge artists at all levels, this workshop is a golden opportunity to refine your skills or develop a new, vibrant style.
  • Unique Learning Opportunity: This workshop is more than a learning experience; it’s a chance to transform your artistic perspective and technique under the mentorship of a master artist.

Embark on this enriching journey to expand your portrait painting skills beyond boundaries. Secure your spot today and step into a world where each brush stroke brings you closer to mastering the art of expressive portraiture.

To register, please click here.

About the Instructor: Zin Lim

Zin Lim is an internationally renowned Korean artist and educator, celebrated for his unique blend of realism, impressionism, and expressionism. With over 12 years of teaching experience at the prestigious Graduate School of Fine Art, The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Zin has honed his skills in guiding artists to discover and develop their creative voices.

His extensive teaching career includes over 100 workshops, masterclasses, and lectures worldwide, in countries such as the USA, South Korea, Japan, Europe, China, Australia, and Dubai. Zin’s workshops are known for their dynamic and spontaneous approach, encouraging artists to break free from traditional constraints and embrace expressive, emotive techniques.

Zin’s work has earned him seven ‘Best of Show’ awards at international and US national competitions, and his art has been showcased in over 50 solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums across the USA, South Korea, and UAE.

He holds an MFA in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a BFA in Industrial Design from Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea.

Zin Lim’s artistic journey is driven by a passion for capturing the essence of his subjects, blending technical skill with a deep emotional connection. His teaching philosophy focuses on helping artists not only improve their technical abilities but also find their unique artistic voice and express it boldly on the canvas.

This class is limited to 10 students.

The price for this course is CHF 700.-

For further information, please contact us at info@studiovaldus.com

To register, please click here.

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