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Still Life Painting

$640.00

ON CAMPUS: 9 February – 30 March 2021, Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm. Early fee ends 11 Jan 2021
Leslie Rice

Learn the art of still life painting and understand the importance of working from real life compositions in the studio to train the eye to see and understand the infinitely complex possibilities for creating dynamic compositions through the quiet power of everyday objects.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

 

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Term: Term One 2021 On campus
Start Date: 9 February 2021
End Date: 30 March 2021
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6pm-9pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Leslie Rice
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Full fee: $640.00
Early Fee: $565.00
Concession Fee: $610.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Learn the art of still life painting and understand the importance of working from real life compositions in the studio to train the eye to see and understand the infinitely complex possibilities for creating dynamic compositions through the quiet power of everyday objects. Leslie Rice introduces you to the rich tradition of still life painting, tracing its history from cave paintings to the Dutch Golden Age, and from Modernism to contemporary art, following in the footsteps of what Edouard Manet called the ‘touchstone of painting’. Les discusses the poetic use of allegory and metaphor when choosing objects to paint, and shows how to use this genre as a vehicle for exploring and better understanding all aspects of observational painting. Les teaches with practical demonstrations, lectures and one-to-one tuition, encouraging you to develop short sketches on paper, leading into preparatory studies for larger, sustained paintings on board and canvas. Students will be encouraged to select and arrange objects from personal collections to create their own still life compositions and to develop the skills and techniques to paint them with flair. Use oils, acrylics and mediums of your own choice.

Lecturer profile

Leslie Rice was a professional tattoo artist for more than 15 years before attending art school and realising that everything he loved was awful. Completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the National Art School in 2006, Les began to make paintings that both exploited and mocked his poor taste. He won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2007 and 2012, and his work has been exhibited in many solo, group and award shows. Recently he has appeared in several films and is currently writing two books; he continues to paint and teach painting at the National Art School.

art materials

For week 1 of the course, students should only bring basic materials as listed below. Les will discuss more specific needs with everyone on the first day. If there are any particular materials you would like to use or learn to use in the class, you can bring those along also.
Les will also bring a basic supply of art materials on the first day to ensure that students do not make unnecessary purchases. Experienced students may bring along their paints and an assortment of brushes and tools.

Basic materials
Notebook and pen
Sketching paper
Charcoal
Medium-sized canvas or board (approx. 45cm x 60cm)

Parkers Fine Art Supplies

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus

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