Studio Drawing and Painting Workshop ~ Creating a Still Life
October 16th, 17th and 18th ~2017
9-12 ~break~ 1-4
Join me, with Jim Ostlund, as we take students through a step-by-step process of creating and realizing a still life on canvas. We will begin by drawing in charcoal demonstrating the use of the sight size method. Next, we will show you how to approach your still life using the proper steps, including transferring the drawing (cartoon) to canvas or board. As you proceed you will learn what to look for as we apply the "block-in" stage in oil paint.
We will be covering a lot of ground in a short period of time, but feel these important lessons learned can be applied to projects of your own choosing at home or in your studio.
Still lifes' should consist of no more than two to three items, due to time restrictions. We will have some still life objects for you to choose from or you may consider bringing some simple items of your own to set up. (example: one apple and a pear on simple drapery).
Break for lunch from 12- 1 p.m. Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee and danish will be provided to assist getting our day underway.
If you would like, you have two options~ You may register on line through my site or go to jimostlund.com/Classes and Workshops to print out the registration form and material list which allows you to mail the form in.
Note: If you'd like you may sign up for our "regular" class sessions, beginning in September! These classes,will provide our guiding a small group of students through a painting project, of your choice, from the beginning which involves drawing to the final stages of a realized work of art on canvas.
Still Life Workshop Material List
approximately 19" x 10" masonite board (or clip board)
Large sheet white (Strathmore or comparable) drawing paper (several)
9" x 12" bristol pad - smooth surface
Sand paper block
Charcoal- several Hard, Mdium, Soft (Vine - "Nitram Fusain" is the best)
Masking tapeKneaded eraser
Paper Towels (Viva)
Oil Painting Supplies / Studio Paints:
Flake White Yellow Ochre Cadmium Yellow (optional) Raw Umber Cadmium Red Light Viridian Light Red Indian Red Alizarin Crimson Ivory Black
Preferable brands are Windsor Newton or Rembrandt. Do not purchase the Windsor Newton Winton Series~ you will find they have a very poor tinting strength. .
Brushes: Bristol Rounds (2 of ea.) #2, #4, #6, ,,#8, #10 Sable #2, #4 (Rounds or Filbert)