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Fruit Flowers Flora and Food with Carol Tarzier _ Fridays 12:30-4:30 _January 5-March 8_Studio 1

March 8 @ 12:30 pm - 12:00 am

“Fruit Flowers Flora and Food”
January 5th-March 8th
Fridays 12:30-4:30
10 weeks Studio 1
$20/session total $200

Fruit Flowers Flora and Food (Oil/Acrylic)

Carol Tarzier

This Still Life class explores painting the still life through organic objects and forms – fruits, vegetables, and flowers.  We’ll work mostly on smaller paintings, 10” square or smaller.  The class emphasizes creating light on forms and using strong value contrast.  We use a simple palette, six colors or fewer, and the class features intensive work on color mixing, composition, warm versus cool, and creating that beautiful glow in your still life work.

Topics/ Schedule

Class #1

Materials review/ Color mixing

Topic – Making Shapes

Demo – Eggs, Apples

Class #2 – Lab

Class #3

Topic – Shadow and Light colors

Demo – Fruit – Apples, Tangerines, Oranges, Grapes

Class #4 – Lab

Class #5

Topic – Composition and Edges

Demo Vegetables – Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions

Class #6 – Lab

Class #7

Topic – Transparency, Textures, Edges, Brushstrokes

Demo – Flowers

Class #8 – Lab

Class #9 –

Topic – Textures, Working on a Dark Background

Demo – Food with Metal, Plates/ Ellipses

Class #10 – Critique


Gateway Art Studio 1
1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek
CA, CA 94595 United States