Still Life Painting

Still life painting is an excellent opportunity to delve deeper into the craft of oil painting.  From the application of rich impastos to the scraping down with a palette knife, to charcoal studies, to color harmonies, this course is designed to welcome the beginner painter, and engage the advanced painter.

In this class, students will first work on designing still life arrangements in the studio, and will then progress to producing graphite or charcoal sketches of these arrangements.  Once the student has displayed a sufficient understanding of form, they will then proceed on to oil painting.  Great attention will be paid to draughtsmanship, relative values, and observing the flow of light over form.  While great emphasis is placed on the observation of three dimensional form, students are simultaneously encouraged to design in the two dimensional realm.  

 

 Register 

Spring ll Monday Morning Morning Class

Instructor: Kevin McEvoy

Times: Mondays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: April 30th, 2018

Class Length: 7 Weeks (no class May 28th, Memorial Day)

Price: $385

 

Spring ll Tuesday Morning Class

Instructor: Kevin McEvoy

Times: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: May 1st, 2018

Class Length: 8 Weeks

Price: $440

 

Spring ll Wednesday Morning Class

Instructor: Bill Graf

Times: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: May 2nd, 2018

Class Length: 8 Weeks

Price: $440

 

Spring Wednesday Night Class

Instructor: Bill Graf

Times: Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm

Start Date: May 2nd, 2018

Class Length: 8 Weeks

Price: $440

 

Spring ll Thursday Morning Class

Instructor: Kevin McEvoy

Times: Thursdays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: May 3rd, 2018

Class Length: 8 Weeks

Price: $440

 

Spring ll Saturday Morning Class

Instructor: Tyler Hughes

Times: Saturdays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: May 5th, 2018

Class Length: 8 Weeks

Price: $440

 

Summer Wednesday Morning Class

Instructor: Bill Graf

Times: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: July 11, 2018

Class Length: 6 Weeks

Price: $330

 

Summer Wednesday Evening Class

Instructor: Bill Graf

Times: Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm

Start Date: July 11th, 2018

Class Length: 8 Weeks

Price: $440

 

Summer Thursday Morning Class

Instructor: Kevin McEvoy

Times: Thursdays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: July 10th, 2018

Class Length: 6 Weeks

Price: $330

 

Summer Friday Morning Class

Instructor: Tyler Hughes

Times: Fridays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: July 13th, 2018

Class Length: 5 Weeks

Price: $275

 

 

Level: Beginner-Advanced

Class size: 4-10

Be sure to check the Class Calendar for closings, holidays and room numbers.


 

Materials

 

Canvas:

Paints:

  • Regular sized Light Red (not Bright red, not Cadmium Red Light), Yellow Ochre or Roman Ochre, English Red, Ultramarine Blue Paint (suggested brand: Old Holland)

  • Large sized Ivory Black, Titanium White oil paint (suggested brand: Old Holland)

Brushes:

  • Hog Bristle Brushes, Filbert, sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, more or fewer as needed (suggested brand: Renaissance, Silver, and/or Richter)

  • Sable Brushes, Filbert, sizes 00, 2, 4, 6, 8, 16, more or fewer as needed (suggested brand: Renaissance, Silver, and/or Richter)

Misc. Supplies:

  • Palette: a varnished, wooden palette is preferable

  • Paper Towel roll

  • Odorless turpentine

  • Regular turpentine (specifically artists turp, never hardware store turp!)

  • Sun thickened linseed oil

  • A couple small jars, such as baby jars, for storage

  • Roll of artist tape

  • Some clothes that can get paint on them