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February 14-April 25, Wednesday 1:00PM-4:00PM
In this course we will paint create paintings that range in complexity from single objects to bunches of flowers to everything but the kitchen sink! We will cover the nuts and bolts of composition, color, value, form, paint handling techniques and drawing. Students will work on small-format, narrow-focus still life (6”x6”, single session paintings) as well as broad-focus large-format still life (up to 18”x24”, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink paintings). The course is rooted in still life painting but includes interiors and the figure. We will use two model sessions to incorporate the figure into our still life/interior paintings. In addition we will refine your at-home/anywhere artistic practice with two at-home sessions followed by checkin and my response via email.
There will be group and individual instruction, demonstrations in oil. This course meets in my providence, RI studio 9 times, students will have an at-home assignment with online check-in for the weeks of February 21 and April 18.
Limited to 5 participants.
New to this course are the figure sessions which I'm especially excited about. We will incorporate the model into our still lives. How? We will have the opportunity to use multiple classes on one painting, if you like. First a still life/interior session in the studio or kitchen, then a week with the model sitting at the table/on the couch to add the existing composition, then a third week to work with the same still life/interior set up further. Some of you will choose to make different paintings each week and create one large composition, some may work on a single painting.
A note about oil painting and toxicity: we do not use solvents in the studio, instead we thin our paint with linseed oil and wash our brushes with soap.
Attendance Policy: Attendance is not mandatory, feel free to attend the classes that work with your schedule. However, due to the intimate class size, there are no refunds for missed classes.