Still Life From Sketch to Painting (Online Course) Summer 2024 w/ Vadim Suvorov


June 3 to July 1 (Mondays), 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Eastern Time

**All sessions are live and will be recorded, students do not have to be present. All recordings will be available to students for 3 months after the final session, after 3 months the recording will be deleted.

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Course Description

During this course, each student will be able to create one still life. We will walk you through the stages of creating a still life, from drawing up the composition to creating the final version of the painting. We will carefully observe the relationships of color spots in a still life and explore them in paint, as well as manage these relationships. We will also explore the categories of composition, color, and the laws of painting itself. During this 5-week course, students will complete a series of weekly exercises applying different ideas to a single still life. Students are encouraged to draw together and ask questions during class activities, or they can watch and draw during their free time during the week. In-depth critique of student work will be provided through Padlet and through question and answer sessions during our class meetings. Practice: create compositional sketches based on the example of the certain still life using a graphic editor. Homework at the end of each lesson and analysis of student work at the beginning of each lesson.

Course Outline

Week 1 –

Principles and schemes of creating a composition according to the method of the artist Vuillard.

Compositional analysis of the artist’s paintings.

Week 2 –

Creating a composition under the Vuillard method using still life photography.

Creation of several compositional options.

Week 3 –

Color science – determining the means and methods of creating a sketch using paints.

Creating several different sketches of one still life.

Week 4 –

Principles of painting. Getting started with canvas.

Week 5 –

Working on a still life.

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