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Still Life Painting: An Introduction

  • Level All levels
  • Age 16 and older
  • Price $280
  • Location 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

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  • $280
  • Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St. 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this painting class:

Still-life paintings created today have the ability to provide a sense of what our time was like, what things we valued, what stories we choose to narrate as well as a testament to our technical proficiency. Having a solid foundation in the rudimentary language of painting can only make for a more formidable artist .   

Concerns about composition, juxtaposing imagery, personal and cultural identity, counterpoint, allegory, and narrative metaphors are some of the motifs to be explored. 

This exciting course explores this genre's vast conceptual possibilities yet remains grounded in a strong classical foundation. From a technical approach, a strong emphasis on drawing, value control, varying brush applications, transparent and semi-transparent color glazing, and form and edge resolution are all key lessons to be learned. 

The course begins with composition sketches developing into fully realized drawings. After transferring the drawing, layers of monochromatic paint is applied for the under painting (open and closed grisaille) following with transparent and semi-transparent glazes of color until the process results in a finished painting.


Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?

A: Yes. You will be able to schedule a makeup session that will be convenient for both you and the instructor.

Q: Is a certificate of completion available to me after completing their class?

Q: Is a professional certificate available to me after completing their class?

Q: Can I take home what I make in this class?

A: Yes

Q: Is this class hands on?

Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of to be prepared for class?

A: Yes. Required materials for the class are

1.) Refined linseed oil 

2.) One small wood palette

3.) A variety of soft natural hair or synthetic brushes in assorted shapes like flat, round, filbert, fan, liner, and point 

4.) 18 X 24" wooden panel, primed with gesso

5.) Metal or plastic palette cups to hold medium

6.) Linseed soap or Windsor and Newton Brush Cleaner

7.) Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank

8.) Liquin

9.) Old rags for cleaning hands and brushes

10.) Pencils and eraser

11.) Small pad for note taking

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given.

  • Kindly give 4 business days notice of cancellation prior to start of class.
  • If you cannot attend a class session we are always happy to honor the payment and work with you to find an alternative make up date.
  • We will only allow one reschedule request per student. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate a second reschedule request. If you do not attend the original scheduled class or the make up date, a refund will not be given.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art is committed to offering students a solid foundation in classical methods of drawing, painting, and sculpture though a rigorous schedule of traditional training. Students training at Decorus will follow in the traditions of the great masters of art, and concentrate...

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