Drawing Still Lifes

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Drawing Still Lifes

During this 8 (eight) session class we will be focusing on Still Lifes. We will investigate  different examples of this art form,  and discuss how to set up and light a still life effectively.  Every other week we will set up a still life in class.

Your Instructor, Marina Megale, will set up the first Still Life for the class on site and the students will photograph the set- up from various angles and begin preliminary sketches in graphite or ink. The preliminary sketches will be developed into a completed Still life in Colored Pencil or Watercolor Colored Pencil.

Each of our students individually or as a team of 2 will stage a lit Still Life for the class, which will photograph the set up and also develop preliminary sketches, then break down the Still Life.

Students will complete their Still Life art at home, please expect homework in between our classes.

The class will have 1 or 2 Field Trips midway thru the Quarter to a local Museum to view and sketch Still Lifes. The registered students will determine which Museum/s we will visit.


Power Point slide presentations will be included in our classroom learning.

Registered students should request an art supply list from the Continuing Education office. Students should also begin collecting examples of Contemporary and Traditional Still Life drawings and paintings that they like and bring your examples to share on our first class day.

Instructor Bio

The instructor Marina Megale has a BFA in Design from Cornish Institute and her Professional Certificate in Natural Science illustration from the University of Washington. Marina has had a 35 year freelance art career including illustrating Children's Books, painting murals and completing many private commissions for corporate and private clients.


Class Details:

Megale M
Bldg 16 Rm 162
Class Day(s):
Class Date(s):
01/06/2020   -   03/09/2020
Class Time(s):
12:30 pm - 03:30 pm
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