Acrylic Still Life Painting with Jakki Kouffman

NEW! Acrylic Still Life Painting
with Jakki Kouffman

Mondays
9:30am – 12:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Minimum Age: 18 or by permission of instructor

  

 

Offered for:
Fall Session 1 (Sept 11, 18 & 25) – 3 classes
Fall Session 2 (Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 & Dec 4) – 6 classes

 

This course is for beginning/intermediate artists interested in exploring still life painting with acrylic paints and mediums. Structured assignments and short demonstrations will illuminate the uses and sequencing of liquid mediums, solid gels and opaque pastes. Among the topics we will cover are how best to arrange still life objects, how to light the still life arrangement in the space, and how to manipulate value and color to maximize the composition. Bring 5-7 favorite objects.

 

Syllabus – Fall Session 1 (Sept 11, 18 & 25 — 3 classes)
This 3-week acrylic still life course will serve as a basic introduction to acrylic painting using a limited palette of three colors plus white. Included will be an opening lecture/demonstration on materials, brush and palette knife handling, value manipulation and color mixing.
Opening remarks will also focus on the still life as a vehicle for studying the behavior of light and shadow on form. Other topics will include different strategies for setting up your objects and the importance of investing time, prior to painting, in this part of the process.
Each student will come away with a solid rationale as to why, where and when to use liquid mediums, solid gels and opaque pastes to achieve transparency, translucency and opacity. In-class assignments will provide students with supervised practice sessions. Between classes, homework will be assigned to give students the opportunity to maximize their new skills.
Each class will end with a group critique of student work, with an emphasis on describing what has been achieved and how to amplify the results. Students should bring 5-7 simple objects of different shapes, sizes and colors for use in their still life arrangements.

Download the materials list: Jakki Kouffman. Acrylic Still Life Painting. Supply List (3-week)

 

Syllabus-Fall Session 2 (Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 & Dec 4 — 6 classes)
This 6-week acrylic still life course will utilize a full palette to outline acrylic painting procedures. It will include an opening lecture/demonstration on materials, brush and palette knife handling, value manipulation and color mixing.
Opening remarks will also focus on the still life as a vehicle for studying the behavior of light and shadow on form. Other topics will include different strategies for setting up your objects and the importance of investing time, prior to painting, in this part of the process.
Each student will come away with a solid rationale as to why, where and when to use liquid mediums, solid gels and opaque pastes to achieve transparency, translucency and opacity. In-class assignments will provide students with supervised practice sessions. Between classes, homework will be assigned to give students the opportunity to maximize their new skills.
Each class will end with a group critique of student work, with an emphasis on describing what has been achieved and how to amplify the results. Students should bring 5-7 simple objects of different shapes, sizes and colors for use in their still life arrangements.


Cost for 3 classes:
Member $85
Non-Member $100
Cost for 6 classes:
Member $145
Non-Member $175

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To register by phone, please call the Morean Arts Center at 727.822.7872


PARKING DISCLAIMER: Please note that the Morean Arts Center is located in a rapidly developing portion of downtown St Petersburg, FL. Parking in our two designated lots is limited and cannot be guaranteed. You may have to park your car up to several blocks away in a 2-or-3 hour parking spot. Our instructors are aware of the possibility that you may have to excuse yourself from class to move your car once your parking time has expired. The Morean Arts Center is not responsible for parking tickets nor will refunds be issued on the basis of having to park your car outside of our designated lots.