10 am-5 pm EST @Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Todd Casey
We are so happy to have Todd back to the atelier! In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of how to create a still-life painting from direct observation. During the course of 3 sessions, each student will do a still life painting of their setup using a direct or indirect method of painting. Some topics that will be discussed are composition, drawing, light, color theory, form, edges, and how to work a narrative into your work. Materials will be discussed as needed (paints, brushes, and board/canvas). The instructor will mostly give individual critiques working one on one with each student. Students of all levels are welcome. There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own. For students traveling from out of town, please contact us if you need help with accommodation recommendations.
CLICK HERE for materials list and still life instructions
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Todd M. Casey studied drawing and painting at the Water Street Atelier with Jacob Collins and at The Art Students League with Max Ginsburg. Drawing inspiration from classical art, historical literature, and personal experience; Casey imbues each piece with a love of both pragmatic, corporeal form, and storied, intentional function. Every painting has a story to tell; whether emergent from the viewer’s own perception or brewed from the very deep well of introspective thought the artist inculcates with each brush stroke. Subtlety, refined grace, meditation, and honesty are the hallmarks of his aesthetic. His paintings have been honored with awards several times in recent years. Most recently, he won first place 3 years in a row in the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, and a gold medal in oil painting from the Allied Artists of America, in 2015. His work can be found in collections throughout the United States.