Award winning artist Gregg Kreutz will teach a two-day workshop “The Art of The Still Life,” in oil paint, September 19 & 20, 2015 at The Art Guild at Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030.
Still life is not only a worthy subject in its own right, but it can also provide vital learning skills for all other genres – landscape, portrait, interior and figure. Each of these is made easier by a deep familiarity with the art of the still life.
This workshop will focus on the drama in still life; how to turn simple props – pots, fruit, flowers, baskets – into compelling dramas of light and shadow. The focus will be on showcasing the significant and modifying or obscuring the less meaningful. The class will be exploring how to create effects with paint strokes, palette knife swipes and rag swoops. How to make the canvas not only a depiction of observed reality, but also a celebration of abstract painting.
Gregg Kreutz is the author of the classic artist’s guide, Problem Solving for Oil Painters. After graduating from NYU, he pursued his training as a painter at the Art Students League of New York, winning a merit scholarship. He studied with Frank Mason, Robert Beverly Hale and most significantly, David Leffel. Mr. Kreutz teaches drawing and painting at the Art Students League as well as workshops throughout the US and around the world.
The next gallery exhibit, “Ordinary Made Extraordinary: The Art of Still Life,” will be on view from September 4 – 27, with an Artist’s Reception Friday, September 11, 6 – 8 pm.
Please find yourself at home at The Art Guild; take a class, participate in an exhibition, go to a lecture, volunteer your time, attend a workshop, or setup an easel on the lovely grounds and paint. Please check The Art Guild website and Facebook page throughout the year for information about their exciting programs and events.
The Art Guild is located at Nassau County’s Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030. For more information please call 516-304-5797.