Update March 27, 2020: Due to the Coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak, Scottsdale Artists’ School has cancelled the April 2020 workshop. The workshop has been rescheduled for November 2020. Please visit their website for more information: https://scottsdaleartschool.org/coronavirus-covid-19/ .
Dates & Pricing
11/2/2020 – 11/6/2020
Scottsdale Artists’ School
3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Painting still life has long been a way to learn the fundamentals of painting as it is perhaps the most convenient way to study values, color relationships, form and drawing. This is the first step, but what comes after that? How does one transition from student work to artist? Kelli’s teaching style truly reaches both the beginning and the seasoned painter. She strives to reach the beginner by breaking down artistic language into clear terms that are easily understood. Her experience with still life painting also reaches students who have a grasp on the fundamentals, but are looking for ways to take their still life from great exercises or studies to a higher level of art. Conundrums like what goes together, what to do with the background, how to not overwork the painting and how to set up a still life that tells a story with impact will be solved. Students will gain independent skills by setting up their own still life with relative feedback so they can go back to their own studios with new critical thinking skills. Each student will work at their own pace and at their own skill level. Daily demonstrations, critiques and discussions will be given.