Art of the Still-Life

WIllem Claez Heda, "Still-Life," 1640, oil on canvas
Bryan Robertson, "What's On The Table and The Carnival Below," 2016, oil

 Art of the Still-Life 

with Bryan Robertson
8- weeks
Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm
March 14 - May 2
 
Members: $140.00 

Non Members: $170.00
  
Price includes supply fee
 
Still-life has been an integral tool of the artist used to convey metaphor
since at least the early Renaissance when Northern European Painters like
Jan Van Eyck included fruits, mirrors, textiles, and animals to symbolize
social status. In this class, we will discover the process of these
Northern European painters who used an indirect painting method that
relied on drawing with white tempera paint on top of oscillating glazes of
color. Students will study still-life to learn the proper and practical use of
artist’s materials and techniques and to develop a basic set of painting
skills that will help to understand and analyze visual problems.
Students will be encouraged to bring materials to set up a personal
still-life, and we will discuss a proper compositional arrangement. This
course is for beginners and advanced students who would like to learn a
new technique.  Additionally, this class serves as an introduction to
water mixable oil paints and will use them throughout the course.
Students will leave the class with a complete still life painting.
 
*Paint will be supplied by St. Louis Artists' Guild. *Students will be responsible for their own
canvas.
 
 

Instructor: 
Bryan Robertson
Cost: 
Members: $140.00 Non-Members: $170.00
Location: 
St. Louis Artists' Guild
Phone: 
314-727-6266