Tracy Everly - The Direct Still Life Painting (Online); Tuesdays, November 9 & 16, 2021

This class is no longer available for registration. Please view our Online Course Catalog for current class listings.

Date: Tuesdays, November 9 & 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time (1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-9:00PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylics

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The focus of this intensive workshop will be on painting a still life from direct observation, fostering active responses, full engagement, and letting go of expectations for a perfect painting. We will paint together in our own studios during our time together.

The aim is to work on the same painting for each of the two classes, giving yourself time to savor the experience of looking and to focus more deeply. This also allows space to evaluate your painting in between class sessions so that when you come back to it, you can see more clearly what needs to be done. Another option will be for participants to paint a different painting each day.

Each day of this 2-day class will start with a short demo of Tracy painting her own motif and students watching. Then Tracy will continue to paint as participants paint their own motif in their home studios. 

It is highly recommended that students make their own still life setup to paint from life, rather than painting from photos. All painting and drawing mediums are welcome, though the primary focus will be on oils. Tracy will be painting during class but will be fully available; students can ask questions through the chat box or during discussion time.

Time permitting, work can be shared during class for light feedback, but students are encouraged to post their work in the class group area after class. Tracy will provide feedback on each painting posted there.

Tracy Everly is an award-winning painter. She has studied occasionally at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, but she is also largely self-taught, having put together her own educational path held together by dogged determination and love of art.

Her teaching objective is to create a positive educational, empowering students to take risks, ask questions and pursue their own individual artistic path. Her method involves sharing her own artistic process fully and openly, aiming to help students build tangible foundational skills and to offer guidance about materials, but she also focuses on mindset and thought process as important aspects of creating art.

This class is no longer available for registration because it was held in the past.  Please view our Online Course Catalog to see current classes.