Considering the fundamental elements which make up a still life: colour, composition, perspective, light, space, atmosphere, scale and tone, students will be guided to create their own unique set-up to work from throughout the week.
You will be invited to bring an object to the studio, which will be incorporated into your individual still life, enabling us to explore how objects can have symbolic meaning and suggest narrative. A dynamic body of work will be produced during the week consisting of drawings, printmaking and painting. To build a comprehensive understanding of the genre, we will explore contemporary and historical approaches to still life, looking to artists including Giorgio Morandi, Mary Fedden and Audrey Flack. The course aims to give you a ‘tool kit’ to continue creating meaningful and exciting still lives independently, with an awareness of what contemporary still-life painting can achieve.