Michael Weller - Abstracting the Still Life (Online); Wednesdays, July 27-August 17, 2022

Date: Wednesdays, July 27-August 17, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time, 12:30-3:00 PM Eastern Time, 5:30-8:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil, acrylic or gouache

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Explore different approaches to abstracting the still life in this 4-week class with award winning artist Michael Weller. As Michael explains,  “Looking at size, proportion, tone and color helps me to approach paintings as color studies. It’s a slightly abstract way into painting. It’s how I paint.” 

Working with just a few simple shapes, learn the steps that Weller uses in his painting process, from preliminary drawings to composition decisions and blocking in the big color shapes. 

Michael will demo in each class and will give feedback on participants’ paintings during the week on the group message board. 

Week 1 – Master copy “color study” of a still life by Braque.

Week 2 – Life-size color study of a still life we arrange in our own homes.

Week 3 – Sight-size color study of a still-life setup at home.

Week 4 – Painting from drawings of still life setup at home. 

Michael Weller studied librarianship in Manchester and realised early on he didn’t want to be a librarian. Life-drawing cheered him up. Later he did a degree in Fine Art and studied portrait-painting at Lavender Hill Studios and drawing and painting with the New English Art Club. In 2015 he won the Le Clerc Fowle Medal for a group of outstanding paintings at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ annual exhibition, and the Winsor & Newton Award for a painting at the New English Art Club annual exhibition. michaelweller.co.uk

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. 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.
  • 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.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants 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). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.