Painting by Faye Kinsella
STILL-LIFE PAINTING COURSE
This 3 day still-life painting course will go beyond a set of predictable objects such as green wine bottle or peeled onion. Any surface or object can make up a still-life. It comes with a vast repertoire and rich history. Some would argue that some of the greatest advances in modernist painting were made through still-life. You only need to consider its importance to Cezanne, Cubism, and the development of many other modern and contemporary artists. During the course we will look at its history and works by well-known artists such as, Cezanne . Picasso , Braque , Gris , Paul Nash, Ivon Hitchens, Mary Fedden, Richard Diebenkorn , Giorgio Morandi, William Scott, William, Ben and Winfred Nicholson and others.
Still-Life painting is a kind of visual poetry offering endless opportunities to experiment with forms and symbolism and to explore the world closely using surfaces, natural forms, objects and light. Some artists have painted and worked from nothing else. The idiom has so much to offer. The course aims to reveal some of these approaches and possibilities with the purpose of helping you find your own way.
Visit Gallery to see a wide range of course work
There will be a large selection of made made objects and natural forms including spring flowers. You will be asked to bring things of your choice as well. We will aim to develop at least 3 pieces of work each. These could be a mix of drawings, paintings or collages.
The course will take six