Becoming the Author of Your Still Life (10weeks/Online)
Instructor: Erin Raedeke
January 26-March 30
Tuesdays, 7 - 10 pm EST
There is much vocabulary that is shared between the various art forms, and visual artists have always gleaned from the languages of music, dance, literature and poetry. Each have ‘rules’ that give strength and order to the work, but those ‘rules’ can also serve as something to potentially push against or even to ‘break.’ Learning the elements of art and design, such as composition, value, color, space and form, is very similar to learning the elements of writing, like point of view, grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. Similar to painting and drawing, writing has multiple genres such as prose, poetry and nonfiction. In this class, we will use the genre of still life, but there will also be a focus on what the content is behind the physical objects. We will explore both formal concerns as well as the meaning behind the set-up to the artist. Whether it is just ‘researching’ objects or beginning one’s own ‘memoir’, the class will explore how the still life sometimes requires one to be both artist and author.
Nuanced color relationships will also be emphasized in this class.
Who is this class for: This class is open to students who want to explore the expansive possibilities of still life, while using the painting or drawing materials of their choice. This call will be taught live through Zoom.
Image: Erin Raedeke
Once registered, you will receive an email containing information on how to join Zoom 24 hours before or the morning of the start of the class or workshop.