Painting from Plants: Still Life as a Source of Expressive Color & Form

Painting from Plants Adult Classes NYC

Painting from Plants Course NYC

Registration Status: This course is no longer being offered

Session Dates: February 04, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Cost: $440.00

In this course, we will examine and discover color, form, and pattern through observational painting using acrylic based paint. Students will make finished paintings of vivid and intricate still lives composed of plants and flowers, patterned and colored textiles, and a variety of other forms. Learn about color interactions through observational, and found color in flowers & plants, as well as fabric.

Students will explore the variety of possibilities acrylic paint has to offer as a material, and will become familiar with observational painting as source material for making work. While this is an observational class focused on still life painting, we will also delve into more expressive and interpretive uses of color and form in the paintings.

This course will mainly be composed of in class work, slideshows of contemporary & historical painting, and critique. We will work in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Please bring a $30 materials fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class. A material list will be handed out on the first day of class.

Additional Information:
Please bring a $30 materials fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class.

Meets Weekly: Sundays, 10am-1pm


Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is February 2nd., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is February 2nd., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Course Code: 157255

Instructor(s): Annabeth Marks

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