Alisa Koch 1 day Workshop in Oil (odorless) Minimalistic Landscapes – Palette Knife and Brush

Alisa Koch 1-day Workshop in Oil (Odorless)

Moody Landscape Workshop – Palette Knife and brush

(Sponsored by Winsor & Newton, Arches)

October 2, 2018 (Tuesday)

Note: Lowe Mill is closed on Tuesdays. Please be at the door #3 located on the North Parking lot by about 8:45AM. Someone will be at the door #3 to let you in.)

9:00AM – 3:00PM
1 hour for lunch

$145 for HAL members
$160 for non-HAL members


$145 for HAL members

$160 for non-HAL members

The following Supplies are included in the cost:

  • Oil Paints in a limited palette
  • Odorless Mineral Spirits
  • Liquin Products
  • Palette Knives
  • Palette (paper palettes)
  • Photos – Alisa will have some photos to choose from or students may bring their own)
  • 1 size brush (students may bring additional brushes if they have them)


Students need to bring: 1 Canvas not larger than 16×20

We will be working on easels provided by HAL

Paper towels, snacks, water, coffee will be provided during the workshop.

Workshop description: Learn to harness the emotion and mood of your painting subject. This class is an intense look into composition and focal point to bring movement to your work. We will stress the importance of value to make an impact with lights and darks.

View samples of work

To Register:

Please contact Huntsville Art League (HAL)

PH: 256-534-3860 or stop by and sign up at the desk

You may sign up by check (best at the desk) or by phone with credit card

Wednesday – Saturday, 12 Noon – 6:00PM

Max. Student limit: 8-10 (Student needs to be 18 or older)

Workshop Location:
Huntsville Art League Gallery
at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr., Huntsville, AL 35805

Huntsville Art League (HAL): 256-534-3860

Huntsville Art League is a non-profit artist co-op and was organized October 1957

Artist Bio

 Alisa Koch’s work has been best described as moody and evocative landscapes in oil with the use of a palette knife. She is an Alabama native, where her love of nature was fostered in her youth. Growing up the in rural south, she was fascinated with the effects of weather and loved catching short glimpses of changes in the landscape over the course of several days. Still wanting to capture the essence of moments like these is what brings her to the canvas. She takes photos of the Montgomery skyline under many different conditions: in rainy weather, on sunny mornings, or on chilly afternoons. After visualizing various mixtures of oil paint that would best interpret her selected landscape, Alisa makes several sketches. From her drawings, she begins a series of paintings that may be similar in line, but never identical in color and emotion. Alisa strives to harness nature’s “movement” in her work. Each brush stroke pushes and pulls the color right to the edge of losing the color it needs to be. She focuses on the shapes and patterns of nature and the effect they have on the senses. She finds delight in the struggle and reconciliation between her mind’s ability to understand what is tugging at her soul and her artistic ability to communicate even the most minor revelations to others through her work. 

Her work has been juried into several local art exhibitions such as the Annual Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition, City Hall Gallery, and the Biennial Montgomery Art Guild Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition. Some of her miniature treasures can be found at B Barganier Interiors and larger current works are always on display at Stonehenge Gallery on East Fairview Avenue. 

Works can be viewed at