January 2020

Still Life Painting Workshop

January 2020

Still Life Painting Workshop

During this 10 week Workshop you will learn to master and apply the fundamental principles of drawing. Giving you a solid foundation to go on and improve all areas of your artistic creation.

Course Content

  • Materials and tools
  • Composition
  • Proportion
  • Using the sight-size and comparative measure techniques
  • Seeing in mass, creating volume
  • Understanding tone, values, and Chiaroscuro
  • Edges and blending
  • Refining and finishing


The Workshop Room is located at Stamford Contemporary Arts on Maiden Lane. The workshops sits along side a working studio where you can view the work of the resident artists. A small kitchen area and toilet facilities are available.


Easels, props, and life models are provided. Please bring your own materials. Suggested materials include-

  • Charcoal
  • Pencils
  • Putty rubbers
  • Cloth
  • Masking tape
  • Fixative spray
  • Pre toned paper/art-pad

Each class is limited to 10 students.


Week 1 – Course Introduction, Materials & Tools Overview. Composition.

Week 2 – Drawing using the sight-size method and comparative measure

Week 3 – Still Life session 1

Week 4 – Still Life session 2

Week 5 – Tone, Values, Chiaroscuro

Week 6 – Seeing in Mass, drawing the life model

Week 7 – Life Model Session 1

Week 8 – Life Model session 2

Week 9 – Life model session 3

Week 10 – Refining, finishing

Course Details

DATE & TIME : Monday 6th January 2020 at 10am-13pm
TUTOR: Nick Grove
VENUE: Stamford Contemporary Art Studios

This course requires a minimum number of enrolments to run. Each class is limited to 10 students.

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