DATE/TIME: Feb 26 / 6:30-9pm & Feb. 27-28 / 10:30-4:30pm
When you google the definition for still life this is what you get: “A still life is a painting featuring an arrangement of inanimate, everyday objects, whether natural objects (flowers, food, wine, etc.) or manufactured items (books, bottles, crockery, etc.).”
Hmmm, that’s nice… but a little hum drum, right? But – when you attach the word “whimsical” to that definition, it opens up a whole world of fun and fantastical possibilities! In this workshop we’re going to literally play with our still life! With a collection of your favorite fun items you will bring from home, each of you will build a composition that sparks the imagination, brings a smile, or creates a visual pun on words.
Friday night kicks off with an exploration of whimsy through discussion and examples of some of the best whimsical artists out there today - artists such as Richard Hall, Scott Fraser, Eileen Sorg , and Robert Laduke. Then we’ll dive in and create our still life set up, experimenting with lighting and backgrounds. Next we’ll get a sketch on canvas and prep for painting first thing Saturday morning.
The second day is all about modeling convincing forms, color and light, beginning with a painting demo first thing in the morning. Finally on Sunday we’ll refine the painting, add details and talk about using glazes to tweak colors, value, and add some glow to the overall painting.
Above all this workshop is all about having fun with your art!
You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class. Artspot's Web Site
All students will need one of the following acrylic paint colors for toning their canvas: Raw umber, yellow ochre, transparent red oxide. You will also need one large-ish brush for use with water based paints for the toning layer.
Note: If you have brushes you work with and feel comfortable with you may substitute those for the ones on the list.
Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio the day of class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. (To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.) We also have a variety of art supplies relevant to your class here at Cole Art Studio.