Edmond Praybe - Harnessing Momentum: Painting a Sustained Still Life (Online); Tuesdays, January 19-February 9, 2021

Date: Tuesdays, January 19-February 9, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM PST
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylics
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Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

You will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

Develop skills and approaches for keeping your still life paintings open, active and alive. Paintings die when all mysteries are solved and everything is known, overstated and solved. Learn how to embrace the mystery and hold onto the act of searching throughout the process of painting, at the same time focusing on creating a sense of form, light and structure. The importance of time, change and building on history in painting will be emphasized. Although we are meeting virtually, students will be working directly from life in their home or studio. Students and instructor will focus on creating one sustained still life painting in oil over 4 weeks. We will cover topics from arranging a still life, blocking in a first pass, finding the composition and working towards an energized resolution. Demonstrations and slide presentations will delve into practical painting practices as well as historical and contemporary examples of still life painting. Some basic familiarity with oil or acrylic painting will be useful.

Edmond Praybe is an award winning painter and teaching artist currently based outside of Baltimore, MD. He shows his work widely in juried and invitational exhibitions across the US and is currently represented by First Street Gallery in New York City and Y Art in Baltimore. Edmond received his BFA in painting from Maryland Institute, College of Art and MFA from the New York Studio School. He has taught classes, workshops and lectured in the Mid-Atlantic region for the better part of a decade.

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