Still Life Painting

Still life painting is an excellent opportunity to delve deeper into the craft of oil painting.  From the application of rich impastos to the scraping down with a palette knife, to charcoal studies, to color harmonies, this course is designed to welcome the beginner painter, and engage the advanced painter.

In this class, students will first work on designing still life arrangements in the studio, and will then progress to producing graphite or charcoal sketches of these arrangements.  Once the student has displayed a sufficient understanding of form, they will then proceed on to oil painting.  Great attention will be paid to draughtsmanship, relative values, and observing the flow of light over form.  While great emphasis is placed on the observation of three dimensional form, students are simultaneously encouraged to design in the two dimensional realm.  




Fall Wednesday Night Class

Instructor: Bill Graf

Times: Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm

Start Date: September 13th, 2017

Class Length: 8 Weeks

Price: $440


Fall Thursday Morning Class

Instructor: Kevin McEvoy

Times: Thursdays, 10am-1pm

Start Date: September 14th, 2017

Class Length: 8 Weeks

Price: $440


Level: Beginner-Advanced

Class size: 4-10

Be sure to check the Class Calendar for closings, holidays and room numbers.






  • Regular sized Light Red (not Bright red, not Cadmium Red Light), Yellow Ochre or Roman Ochre, English Red, Ultramarine Blue Paint (suggested brand: Old Holland)

  • Large sized Ivory Black, Titanium White oil paint (suggested brand: Old Holland)


  • Hog Bristle Brushes, Filbert, sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, more or fewer as needed (suggested brand: Renaissance, Silver, and/or Richter)

  • Sable Brushes, Filbert, sizes 00, 2, 4, 6, 8, 16, more or fewer as needed (suggested brand: Renaissance, Silver, and/or Richter)

Misc. Supplies:

  • Palette: a varnished, wooden palette is preferable

  • Paper Towel roll

  • Odorless turpentine

  • Regular turpentine (specifically artists turp, never hardware store turp!)

  • Sun thickened linseed oil

  • A couple small jars, such as baby jars, for storage

  • Roll of artist tape

  • Some clothes that can get paint on them