ABOUT THIS CLASS
In this 8-week course, students will create a series of art-works worthy of a portfolio for application to Art School. The course will be divided into two stand-alone 4-week blocks with a concentration on Still Life through drawing, collage and painting.
In the first block of four classes, the instructor will guide students in exploring the use of narrative in Still Life working from direct observation and, through that, build and hone their skills in drawing and the use of oil pastels and paint.
In the second block, students will deconstruct those images to construct an abstract composition through the use of collage; the final project in this block will be realized in an abstract work in oil on canvas. Students who did not attend the first block will be required to bring a selection of Still Life works made from observation in any medium, including photography, from home and/or school to use as a basis for their work in this block.
Over the 8 weeks in the studio, students will explore a range of media, build skills in a range of art techniques, and be exposed to art concepts. Each 4-week block will end with a lesson in photographing the work created during the block, and instructions on labeling JPEGs for on-line portfolio submissions to art schools and art exhibitions.
Merit based and financial need based scholarships are available. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for a Thompson Family Foundation Scholarship for this class. You may download a scholarship application here, fill it out electronically and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter “SCHOLARSHIP” in the subject line. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the form electronically. If you don’t already have it, download it for free here. Alternately, you may print it and return it by postal mail to:
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
$160/4 consecutive classes. Students may register at any time.
Thursdays, 5–8 PM
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.