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Alla Prima
Portrait in Oil
Painting Workshop
with Zin Lim

Explore the World of Expressive Portrait Painting!

Are you yearning to break free from the confines of tight and controlled portrait painting? Experience the exhilarating world of unpredictable textures and vibrant color blends created by expressive brush strokes in our upcoming portrait painting workshop! Guided by the accomplished instructor, Zin Lim, this immersive workshop is tailored for artists of all levels seeking to master the captivating art of creating loose and expressive portraits with a distinctive personal touch.


Attention Young and Emerging Artists:


The M&M Carbins Trust is offering the opportunity for three artists to  receive full workshop tuition coverage.

If you are a young and emerging artist seeking to enhance your skills and broaden your artistic horizons, we encourage you to apply for this valuable opportunity.

To be considered, please submit your one-page CV to by February 15, 2024.

Don't miss this chance to invest in your artistic journey and take your skills to the next level.


Zin Lim

Teaching & Lecture

  • 12 years at The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • 75+ lectures at schools, companies, and organizations across the globe. 

  • 120+ online art classes and workshops.​


  • 7 'Best of Show' awards at international and US-national competitions.


  • 50+ solo & group exhibitions at galleries and Museums in the USA, South Korea, & UAE.​


  • MFA in Fine Art, Academy of Art Univ. San Francisco, CA, US

  • BFA in Industrial Design, Hong Ik Univ. Seoul, South Korea








•            In-Depth Exploration: Delve into the foundational elements of head painting, including proportion, gesture, and value systems.

•            Creative Process: Uncover the secrets of making intriguing brush marks, selecting a limited yet impactful color palette, and crafting a compelling composition that reflects your artistic voice.

•            Hands-On Experience: Engage in a series of activities where you'll create three Alla Prima paintings from carefully chosen photo references. These sessions will utilize expressive application techniques and stage breakdowns to breathe life into your portraits.


Why Join:

•            Expert Guidance: Benefit from Zin Lim's wealth of experience and expertise in guiding artists towards achieving expressive and dynamic portraits.

•            Skill Enhancement: Whether you're a seasoned portrait artist looking to expand your skills or a beginner aiming to cultivate a fresh style, this workshop caters to a diverse range of skill levels.

•            Unique Learning Opportunity: Don't miss this incredible chance to elevate your portrait painting under the mentorship of Zin Lim. Seize the opportunity to enhance your techniques and bring a new dimension to your artistic repertoire.

Join us on a journey of artistic discovery and elevate your portrait painting skills to new heights. Reserve your spot now and embark on an enriching experience that promises to redefine your approach to portraiture!



          "I enjoyed it. I'm frankly very tired of doing hyper-realistic drawings - it's just not that relaxing. I think I will stick with the expressive figure drawing for a while and see if I can improve. I would be very interested in taking another class, especially expressive portraits." - Michael M.

      "Thank you so much for teaching this class! The majority of my drawing classes in the past have focused very much on representative. Getting to learn more expressive techniques and getting to learn from you has been so enlightening and just truly a joy. I really appreciate your time and the thoughtfulness you put into this course. - Katie K.

       "This was amazing, I learned so much. Most of all, that drawing in this way is much more a state of mind than I realised. Thank you Zin!” - Nathan A.


  • Workshop date: Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April 2024

  • Workshop time: from 10am-4pm, lunch break from 12:30pm-1:30pm

  • Workshop Cost $1,200.00 for 3 days

  • Early Bird $1,100.00 if paid in full by 15 January 2024

  • Art materials are not included in the price. List of materials will be sent to Attendees.

  • Lunch is included in the price –vegetarian and gluten free options will be available

Register for "Alla Prima Painting Portrait in Oil" workshop with Zin Lim




Please read the Terms and Conditions below.

By Registering you agree with Terms and Conditions

Thanks for registering .

Gallery One Mitcham (G1) is offering the opportunity to participate in a  3 day Art workshop “Alla Prima Portrait Painting in Oil “, to be tutored by international artist Zin Lim.Korean born Zin Lim has been providing workshops around the world and this is a unique opportunity to be tutored by him in Adelaide.





  • Workshop dates: Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April 2024.

  • Workshop times: 10am-4pm, lunch break from 12:30pm-1:30pm, lunch included.

  • Workshop Cost $1,200.00 for the 3 days, no partial registration. Early Bird registration of $1,100.00 if registration paid in full by 15 January 2024.

  • Only limited number of places are available.

  • Art materials are not included in the price. List of materials suggested by the tutor will be sent to Attendees prior to the workshop.

  • The included lunch will have vegetarian and gluten free options available.



  • To reserve a place at the workshop, the Attendee must complete the registration form and send a paid deposit bank receipt to .

A deposit of $500(which includes a $100 non-refundable ) is upon registration to G1 bank account. Please wait for the "registration confirmed" email from G1 before paying a deposit/full amount. The workshop has a limited number of available spots, and making a payment before receiving confirmation from G1 does not guarantee your place in the workshop.



BSB 065-140

ACCT 00901540

ACCOUNT NAME Mitcham Village Art and Crafts Assoc. Inc.

Reference: ZinLim Your initial and surnamee.g. Ref: ZinLimJSmith

  • The full balance for the workshop must be paid by 15 February 2024.

  • If full payment is not received by 15 February 2024, G1 reserves the right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled and $100 of the deposit will not be refunded.

  • If the Attendee cancels before 15 February 2024, the registration fee paid (minus the $100) will be refunded to the Attendee.

  • For cancellations made by the Attendee after 15 February 2024,the registration fee shall not be refunded due to travel and accommodation expenses committed to the tutor.

  • Workshop registration is transferable by the attendee to another person. The original registrant must notify G1 by email advising to whom the registration is being transferred and including a new registration form for the new attendee.

  • If for any reason, including unavailability of the tutor, the workshop is cancelled by G1, the full amount paid at the time will be 100% returned to the Attendee.



  • Any expenses to Attendee arising during the workshop period (e.g. taxis, shopping, medical etc.) will be the sole responsibility of the Attendee.

  • Attendees shall take all reasonable and proper care of the property and its furniture, pictures, fittings and effects in or on the property, and leave them in the same state of repair as they were found at the start of the workshop

  • Any damage to the property resulting from the Attendee’s negligence will be charged for by G1.

  • G1 shall not be liable to the Attendee for

  • any temporary defect in the supply of public services to the location of the workshop, nor in the respect of any equipment, machinery or appliance in the property or garden

  • any loss, damage, illness or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or other matters beyond G1 control

  • any accident, damage, loss or inconvenience the Attendee may suffer arising out of, or in connection with, the workshop or resulting from any cause whatsoever.

  • The use of amenities and equipment, where offered, is entirely at the user’s risk and no responsibility can be accepted by G1 for injury, loss or damage to persons or property.

  • No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to any motor vehicle or trailer belonging to or rented by the Attendee, or for loss of or damage to its contents.

  • Personal belongings are at the Attendee’s risk at all times.

  • The Attendees shall accept responsibility for the safety of their person at all times. G1 is not responsible for the safety of Attendees.

  • Under no circumstances shall G1’s liability to the Attendee exceed the amount paid to Gallery One for the workshop.



  • Photography and recording during the workshop may be subject to restrictions and will be advised by G1 and/or the tutor.

  • The G1 reserves the right to use photographs or recordings for promotional purposes.



  • Workshop materials and content are protected by intellectual property laws.

  • Attendees agree not to reproduce, distribute, or use workshop materials for commercial purposes without explicit consent.



  • Attendees are encouraged to provide constructive feedback for continuous improvement of future workshops.



  • Attendees are expected to conduct themselves respectfully and professionally.

  • Disruptive or inappropriate behaviour may result in removal from the workshop without a refund.


By registering for the workshop, attendees acknowledge and agree with these terms and conditions. G1 reserves the right to amend these terms as necessary. The G1 Committee may, at any time and without prior notice, amend, alter, or vary any conditions of entry or take any other action it deems fit.

This contract shall be governed by Australian law in every particular including information and interpretation, and shall be deemed to have been made in Australia.

 Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in the South Australia.

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