Adult Studio Workshop

Strangeness in Still Life


Sunday, June 10, 2018
11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Exhibition Galleries

Learn oil painting techniques and compose an unconventional still life canvas inspired by the exhibition Chaim Soutine: Flesh. Participants test the limits of still life content and observation as they explore idiosyncratic object and color choices.

This day-long workshop will begin with close study, discussion, and sketching of Soutine’s still life paintings in the exhibition galleries, followed by gesture drawing and painting exercises in the studio. After a break, participants will be guided through methods such as color mixing and impasto painting, building towards a still life canvas of their own based on a combination of Soutine’s observational technique and expressive formal choices.

All materials included; all skill levels welcome.

This workshop is at capacity. To be added to the waiting list and receive advance notification about future workshops, please email

Chaim Soutine, Still Life with Fruit, 1919, oil on canvas, private collection. Photograph by Reginart Collections