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David Gluck Workshop

Classical Still Life Painting

DATE: June 3 - 7, 2013
COST: $650
SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels

This 5-day workshop will take students through a step by step approach to classical still life painting. Class focus will be on the creation of textural effects, such as those necessary for creating convincing wood texture, and the development of reflective surfaces, such as those found on metal and glass objects. The textural effects will require the use of a broad range of tools, from palette knives to brush handles, and students will learn how to plan their paint layers for maximum effect. In addition to the central theme of texture and reflection, students will be guided through some other main concepts integral to still life. Composition and lighting will be discussed so that students may leave the workshop with a better idea of how to create a picturesque still life of their own at home. Additionally, students will have ample opportunity to ask questions about materials and one-on-one coaching on color mixing will be provided. 

This course is for beginners through advanced painters.

Artists' Bios

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, David Gluck currently resides in Toronto with his wife Katherine Stone where he works as a full time artist and part time instructor. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Art Education from Penn State University in 2006, following which he immigrated to Canada to continue his career as an artist. His artwork is in both private and public collections around the world. These days David exhibits with Howard Schepp Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA and with M Gallery of Fine Art in Charleston, SC. David has taken second place in still life for The David Leffel Award for Excellence in painting, and has been a repeat finalist in the ARC Salon. David's work has also been included in International Artist, American Artist, and Artist's magazines.