Day and Time: Monday 7pm – 9pm
Tutor: Owen Normand
STILL LIFE PAINTING
This course is designed to encourage students to get creative with still life painting. Starting with lectures discussing the genre’s history and showing unusual and inspiring work, we will look at how composition, subject matter and the use of metaphor can elevate simple depictions of objects to great works of art. There will be an emphasis on developing and refining ideas to make memorable and meaningful still life paintings. We will cover drawing and painting techniques, object selection, composition and lighting. The students will provide their own materials and are welcome to work in whatever medium they prefer (acrylic, oils, pastels, etc).
Owen Normand is a contemporary figurative painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. He was winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Young Artist Award in 2013 and was named as one of 15 emerging artists of great promise by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator in 2014. He has had solo exhibitions in Berlin and Lisbon, and has exhibited in group shows in London, New York, Berlin, Edinburgh and Glasgow. His work is held in private collections in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.
Monday 7 – 9