February 20–22: Wethersfield, CT – Todd M. Casey
December 6, 2019
The Monacelli Press
Date: Thursday, February 20–22, 2020
Time: 9:30–4:30PM each day
Location: Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, 431 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT 06109
In this 3-day workshop led by artist Todd M. Casey, author of The Art of Still Life (February, Monacelli Studio) 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 method of painting. Some topics that will be discussed will be: composition, depth, 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).
Students are required to bring their own materials and also a setup that interests you. Also, keep the setups simple, 4 objects max. The instructor will mostly give individual critiques working one on one with each student. Students of all levels are welcome.
Todd M. Casey studied drawing and painting at the Water Street Atelier with Jacob Collins and also 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.
Fee: $295 with membership