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Class Cost $200.00

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Product Code: 9110CL

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SATURDAY 4/15 AND SUNDAY 4/16, from 9:30 am-4:30 pm
This class has been cancelled.
There’s more to the still life than fruit and flowers! Simple, colorful arrangements are a great way to hone your artistic vision, delve into color, composition, and brushwork, and make painting fun and accessible for everyone. In this two-day workshop, we’ll talk color mixing and do some of Sarah’s favorite painting exercises, as well as longer duration paintings.

Sarah will demonstrate her painting process, and you’ll have plenty of painting time, along with individual instruction and constructive critiques.

Change your approach to painting - and your ideas of what a still life can be!

Artists of all levels welcome - paint in oils or acrylics. Instruction will be in oils.

Two-day workshop, 7 hours each day. Maximum of 6 students.

Instructor: Sarah Sedwick


Oregon Art Supply is generously offering a 20% discount on all materials for this class! If you aren’t sure what to get, you can purchase what you need during the workshop. I will be happy to help and show you what I use!

  • Palette - a 12x16 (or larger) disposable paper palette pad. Get white, not gray.
  • Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of paint with it.
  • Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels, available at hardware stores)
  • Solvent: Gamsol or Turpenoid

2 glass jars with tight-fitting lids

  • Paint - I use M. Graham brand. Please include the following colors:
    • Titanium white
    • Cadmium Red
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Hansa Yellow
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cerulean Blue
    • Dioxazine Purple*
    • Yellow Ocher*
    • Ivory Black*
    • Burnt Siena*

Starred colors are optional!*

    • Brushes - I use Connoisseur Taklon (synthetic, white bristles, red handles), but it's up to your preference. I recommend a range of sizes from #2 to #6. Rounds, and Flats.
    • Canvases or other painting surfaces:
    • Canvas panels, a pad of canvas paper, or any inexpensive painting surface for exercises
    • One or two canvases 8x8, 8x10, 10x10 or similar size/shape for longer duration paintings. (you can purchase these during the workshop)
    • Easel and side table
    • A standing (not table-top) travel easel. Sometimes called a french easel. I use a half-box french easel by Mabef, called the “backpacker”
    • A TV table or side table for your palette (optional! the smaller the better)

Please plan on standing up to paint during this workshop - we will not have space for table-top easels, and standing will give you the ideal perspective on the still life. If you must sit, please bring a tall stool. Thanks

**For a refund on any of our classes, we will need to be notified at least two days in advance of the first class. Please contact us by phone or in person to guarantee that you get refunded for the class you are canceling. Oregon Art Supply does not keep any personal credit information on file and therefore cannot process your refund by email.

All Students enrolled in classes receive 20% off on all Oregon Art Supply materials purchased for their class.

*Free parking is available on Saturdays and Sundays in the parking structure behind our store.

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