Still Life Painting (Beginner & Intermediate)

Let’s Paint! The practice of still life painting has always been a way artists can express themselves and explore the fundamentals of composition, color, value, and light. In this class, students will strengthen their observational drawing skills, explore color theory and have a better understanding of value and form. Using traditional demonstrations and explanations, students will choose objects to compose a still life individually and collaboratively to create works using their own artistic voice. At the end of the week, students will have completed a number of paintings and have gained confidence and an appreciation for this classic painting genre.

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  • Grades

    Rising 9-12 (Adults interested please reach out to Mrs. Parker)
  • Dates

    Monday, June 19 - Thursday, June 22 (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
  • Cost

    $200/week or $350 for dual week enrollment 
    Class must meet minimum enrollment of 5 to run
  • Materials

    Students must bring the supplies needed for their chosen medium. A materials list will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the class.
  • Location

    Perkinson Art Center
  • Director

    Jennifer Parker,

About the Instructor

Jennifer Parker has been a professional artist for over 30 years. At Trinity, she teaches drawing and painting and serves as the two-dimensional (2D) art instructor for the International Baccalaureate (IB) visual arts program. She has led group and private workshops, and has participated in artist-in-residence programs. Her commissioned portraits and still lifes are in many homes and collections nationally. She is successful in teaching students with little art experience, to learn the fundamentals and challenges intermediate students to reach their artistic potential.

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