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Still Life Plus with Jill

All levels welcome!

  • Started Mar 21
  • 325 US dollars
  • Village Center 756 Walker Rd


Still Life Oil Painting with Jill Banks! Six sessions First day of class: Demo at 9:30am. Class ends at 1:30pm Personal Painting Projects other than Still Life also Welcomed (for Continuing or More Experienced Students) Still life provides a great tool to hone skills (drawing, composition, seeing the big shapes, assessing values, color mixing, paint handling) that apply to painting any subject. All levels welcome. Personal Painting Projects other than Still Life also welcomed (for continuing or more experienced students) Beginners will learn the fundamentals including seeing the big shapes, assessing and controlling values, laying in lights/darks (grisaille), color mixing, materials and form and will work from life. More advanced students will apply skills to increasingly challenging subject matter (metals, textures, water, flowers), and push their use of color, values, edges, paint texture, compositions, style, brushstrokes, and mood. Emphasis will be on teaching you how to be in charge of your paintings instead of studiously copying reality. Continuing or more experienced students interested in working in other representational (vs. abstract) genres: maritime, landscape, portrait, animal art, etc. are also welcome to this class — but they will need to supply their own copyright free source material — photos or field studies. All new students should work from life — painting the still lifes set up in class. Tuesdays 10:30 - 1:30 (Note that first class session is longer; from 9:30 - 1:30pm. Jill will demo from 9:30 - 11am that day with students painting after that until the end of class at 1:30pm) See Jill's supply list on her classes page at: If class is cancelled due to inclement weather or teacher illness, a make up class will be scheduled for 5/23.

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The Arts of Great Falls, Walker Road, Great Falls, VA, USA

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