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Now accepting student enrollment for


“Still Life Painting,  An Introduction”


 with Instructor J. THOMAS LEGASPI






























Representational imagery is manifested though a process of intense observation and skillful interpretation.


The still-life genre has provided a historical testimony of the subjects and values relevant and pertinent to their authors and to the context of its creation.


Still-life paintings created today have the ability to provide a sense of what our time was like,  what things we valued, what stories we choose to narrate as well as a testament to our technical proficiency.  Having a solid foundation in the rudimentary language of painting can only make for a more formidable artist .  Knowledgable Decorus Atelier Instructor J. Thomas Legaspi carefully guides you through this amazing course that is sure to improve each student.


Concerns about composition,  juxtaposing imagery,  personal and cultural identity, counterpoint, allegory, and narrative metaphors are some of the motifs to be explored.


This exciting course explores this genre's vast conceptual possibilities yet remains grounded in a strong classical foundation.  From a technical approach, a strong emphasis on drawing, value control, varying brush applications, transparent and semi-transparent color glazing, and form and edge resolution are all key lessons to be learned.


 The course begins with compositional sketches developing into fully realized drawings. After transferring the drawing, layers of monochromatic paint is applied for the underpainting (open and closed grisaille) following with transparent and semi-transparent glazes of color until the process resolutes to a finished painting.



Class meets every Wednesday and Friday for two months

from 6:30-9:30pm


cost is $ 500 for two months  or $300 for one month


Space is limited to 15  students only  -Enroll today to ensure your spot


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