Still Life Oil Painting

Instructor:  Nyle Gordon

Nyle Gordon was born in Independence Missouri. When he was a boy his family moved to a farm in the small town of Ethel Mo. and it was there he was profoundly influenced by the people and envi-ronment of America's heartland. After graduating in 1984 from the University of Central Missouri, he embarked on a career in art ex-posing him to many disciplines. In 2004 Nyle left the corporate arena to pursue his first love of painting and returned to live near the family farm. Nyle’s time is divided between studio and outdoor Plein air painting. Each painting whether painted on location, or in the studio is an original, painted on canvas or hardboard. Nyle has garnered many awards in both national and regional competitions.

Class Description:

Each day will begin with discussion and demonstration of still life drawing and painting strategies. During this three day workshop, students will focus on the essentials of realistic painting from life, learning to keep brushwork expressive and painterly. We will explore fundamentals of color mixing and address composition and still life setup. Questions and discussion are en-couraged. Nyle has a casual and inclusive approach to teaching that puts students at ease. Making the rounds to individual students throughout the day will be a priority. Lunch and or snacks are on your own.

WHEN:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 21, 22 & 23, 9 am to 4 pm

CLASS SIZE:  Minimum 10, Maximum 15

COST: $265 (members)   $295 (non-members)  $50 (deposit)
Registration deadlines:  Deposit to hold seat December 31st and/or Full payment January 21st

 



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