Presented in partnership with The Dalles Art Center; classes are held in the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center at Maryhill Museum of Art. After studying
Presented in partnership with The Dalles Art Center; classes are held in the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center at Maryhill Museum of Art.
After studying still life paintings on view in the exhibition Maryhill Favorites: Still Life, we will construct a still life and then paint from it throughout this five-week course. In creating the still life, we will use knowledge of composition gained by viewing the museum’s permanent collection, discuss the possible symbolism of selected still life objects and the role of lighting. Students will be encouraged to take photographs of the still life and work outside of class. All students will receive one free admission pass for an additional trip to Maryhill to further explore the collections. (Pass is good only through the duration of the class.)
Instructor Chris Pothier is a representational figure painter, primarily focusing on narratives, who has been making his living as an artist since 1999. Using oil as his primary medium, he has exhibited his paintings nationally and in Europe. Teaching is part of his repertoire, having been an instructor in drawing and painting at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, University of Massachusetts, St. Paul’s School, and more recently, The Dalles Art Center.
Students should be prepared to paint during the very first class. The instructor will email specifics ahead of time. While all media are welcome, instructor Chris Pothier specializes in oil painting. To maximize one-on-one instruction, the class will be limited to 10 students.
Cost: $225 members of Maryhill Museum of Art or The Dalles Art Center / $225 non-members. To register, call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759.
(Wednesday) 9:26 am - 12:00 pm PST
Maryhill Museum of Art
35 Maryhill Museum Drive