More than a bowl of fruit!

still life

A still life of objects is sat up of the students choosing.  Some of the traditional objects used in still life paintings include a vase of flowers, a bowl of fruit, shoes, musical instruments, candlesticks and books.  Younger students will want to limit their still life to objects.  The student will learn the basics of sitting up a still life and creating a composition.  A sketchbook is essential in the process.  It allows them to feel at ease and experiment with their still life arrangements.  After making several sketches in their sketchbook, they can select their favorite for a more detailed drawing or painting.  At some point during the process the student looks at and discusses various still life drawings and paintings.