Christina Mastrangelo: Still Life Workshopby Matthew Innis |
Still Life Workshop – Crash Course in the Academic Method – 2 Spots Left
August 7-18 (10 days, Limit 10 students)
9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Instructor: Christina Mastrangelo
Learn how to paint a realistic still-life in a supportive, academic, inspiring environment.
The goal of the course is to introduce artists to the representational painting world, understand the observational painting process, and come away with a beautiful painting. Working from life in the sight-size method, students will learn how to overcome the challenges of painting a variety of objects, including cloth, metal, wood, glass, or perishables, and how to push past visual limits to extend the illusion of depth and realism. We explore line, shape, form, color, texture, edges, composition, and a logical process that makes creating this type of work streamlined and obtainable. Relevant short demonstrations will be given each day, and as students work on their painting they will be guided and critiqued suited to their individual pace and needs. Besides watching, painting, lectures, and critiques, Christina’s much-loved handouts further enhance the learning experience. You will come away knowing how to confidently paint a still life from start to finish, including how to: use the sight-size method, draw and paint with accuracy, mix and match exact colors, use mediums in layers, deal with sinking-in, care for palettes and brushes, set up a still life, set up studio lighting, promote the archival nature of your painting, varnish, and more. Gain confidence no matter your prior experience, and feel satisfied knowing that everything learned here will translate well into drawing or painting any subject from life.
“By far the best workshop I have ever taken. Christina’s instruction was incredibly clear and the structure of the course was well thought out. The atmosphere was positive and helpful. I think each student was amazed by the work they created. ”
— Phyllis, 2014 Still Life Workshop with Christina Mastrangelo student