STILL LIFE IN CHIAROSCURO All Levels
Dates: Thursdays (All Day) NEW LESSONS monthly!
Pre-Sign-up. Assures seat in the class.
Ongoing Color Classes with special focus each month. All classes include various exercises, group as well
as individual instruction, and a goal of completing a painting each month. Still life will mostly be utilized,
although we will also learn how to use references.
Thursdays 9:30am to 4:00pm
January Special Color Focus – Would you like to expanded your color palette? Learn to mix any color
and apply your knowledge to make your still life painting sing. We will learn what colors we need for the
most expanded palette including learning to use those tricky pthalos, and then we will learn to make
color harmonies. We will use our notans (thumbnails) to make a plan for strong unified color statements
for out painting.
February Special Color Focus – Would you like to master Light and color keys? – Learn how to use them
to create mood and unify your painting. We will explore light keys, dark keys, high contrast keys, low
contrast keys, and how choosing these and various color keys make your painting calm or exciting, and
every emotion in between. We also introduce iridescence, luminosity, luster, and translucence.
March Special Color Focus – Would you like to master Using color to fix common painting mistakes?
We will use color to create focal points and supporting areas of rest. You can set up a still life to
compare painting from reference versus painting from life, or bring in an old painting (portrait, still life
or landscape) and the reference, in order to learn from our mistakes and take any painting to the next
level. This is usually one of the most fun classes during which we see much progress! We will introduce
some key issues when working from reference.
April Special Color Focus – Would you like to know The colors of all things Shiny! Learn to make sense of
how to paint things such as any color glass, gold necklace, jewels, silver, satin, water, textures, grapes,
wood, porcelain, and any other item that has eluded you in the past. We will also further explore
iridescence, luminosity, luster, and translucence.