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Fall Class

Beginners Still Life Painting

  • Instructor: Letizia Gentile
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Saturday
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Dates: 10/30/2021 - 12/04/2021
  • Class not held on: 11/27/2021
  • Sessions: 5
  • Fee: $219 / $197 Members
  • Print Materials List

    Beginners Still Life Painting – Materials List:

    • Palette Knife
    • Gamasol
    • Refined Linseed Oil
    • Oil and Thinner Cup (small container)
    • 8” x 10”, 9″ x 12″ or 11″ x 14″ canvas or canvas board
    • Wood Palette or Grey Matters Paper Palette
    • Brushes – Bristle brushes, filbert shape in a variety of sizes.
    • OPTIONAL: Masterson stay-wet palette seal box or any airtight container to seal your mixed paint for the following session.


    Student can either choose a full palette or an earth palette, see hues below:

    Oil Paints

    Full Palette                                                    Earth Palette

    Titanium White                                             Titanium White

    Ivory Black                                                     Ivory Black

    Raw Umber                                                    Raw Umber

    Burnt Umber                                                  Burnt Umber

    Burnt Sienna                                                  Red Ochre

    Alizarin Crimson                                           Yellow Ochre

    Cadmium Red Light

    Yellow Ochre

    Raw Sienna

    Cadmium Yellow

    Viridian Green

    Cerulean Blue


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This class is an introduction to a classical method of painting a still life with oil paints. Foundational techniques will inspire and help students explore what makes a painting successful. Through a step-by-step process, starting with the Underpainting, to Color Underpainting, to Final Layer, students will learn concepts such as composition, value, proportion and color mixing.

Underpainting Layer – Composition and the separation of light and dark

Color Underpainting – Gradation of value to create a three dimensional form

Final Layer – Application of paint through techniques such as glaze and scumble

This class is open to beginner, intermediate and advanced students.  If you have any questions about the class or materials, please feel free to contact the instructor at