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Objects on a Table: New Approaches to Still Life

November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Cottage at Lake Lily

Saturday, November 18  | 12 PM – 4 PM

Instructor: Elizabeth Allen-Cannon
Location: The Cottage at Lake Lily
Cost: $90 + supply list

Open to all levels! In this workshop, participants will explore how past and present artists use still life as a site for formal experimentation, while drawing from art history and consumer culture. Working in drawing, painting, and collage (and some combination thereof), they will investigate themes such as vanitas, “real” vs. tromp l’oeil (fake), the artist’s vocabulary, and symbolic meaning.

We will reference the work of Juan Gris, Philip Guston, Mary Fedden, Lucas Blalock, and others. Through exposure to modern and contemporary art, students will learn new ways to approach still life in their own work. After watching a brief presentation introducing each theme, students will watch a demonstration by the instructor, and then complete a project in drawing, painting, and/or collage.

The class will complete three activities.

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