Classical Oil Still Life Painting with Marisela Quiros
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10
Beginning - Advanced
Learn the principles and techniques developed by historical classical artists, used and adapted by contemporary realists.
In this 8-session class, students will learn how to create a traditional still life oil painting step by step from direct observation and using the principles and techniques developed by historical classical still life painters.
Students will learn the steps of creating a still life: creating a strong composition, lighting and drawing the setup, applying the comparative measurement method, transferring the drawing to a rigid support (canvas), the creation of an ‘underpainting’, color study, and finally the development of a finished painting. The class is on-going, one time students are encouraged to continue with lessons to develop their skills.
Beginner students will start by drawing and painting small, simple casts, and will then progress to paint larger casts and one to two object still life set-ups.
Advanced students will work on more involved and ambitious still life set-ups and eventually move on to other subject matters of their choice. Optional studies can be undertaken, like Bargue course plates copying, rendering form and paint application exercises.
Students of all levels are welcome although previous knowledge of oil painting is useful. Handouts and demonstrations will be utilized to cover a range of subjects including:
- Tools/ materials - how to handle and care for them
- Composition and lighting of Still Life set up
- Accurate drawing and proportion mastery
- Light and shadow: value studies and form modeling
- Underpainting and grisaille
- Indirect and direct painting methods
- Color theory and color mixing - achieving the correct hue, value and chroma
- Best painting techniques for a long lasting work of art
Members: $260  Non-members: $286  |  8 Classes 
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