Composition and Color in Still Life for Art Educators
Composition and Color in Still Life for Art Educators
Instructor: Natalie Italiano
July 12 — July 16, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $550 ($350 for Art Educators)

This workshop will focus on basic principles essential to creating a still life painting from life. Beginning with a series of black and white “Notan” studies, students explore the composition of their own still life set up with simplified values. Concepts dealing with design, light, color and form will be studied. The Instructor will lecture, demo and discuss new concepts each morning. Students put these concepts into practice with exercises each day, based on still life set ups they create in their home studios. During the last two days of the workshop, students paint one still life combining concepts studied the first three days. Experienced students may choose to work on a longer still life painting preceded by studies under the instructor’s guidance.

Daily slideshows will consider composition through examining the history of still life and consider ideas of arts educators including John Wesley Dow, Johannes Itten, Albert Munsell and Henry Hensche. Students of all levels are welcome to attend. This workshop appropriate for both art educators and students interested in an introduction to the Studio Incamminati curriculum. Paintings and studies will be done from life.

The content of this workshop meets the standards for the National Art Education Association. All levels of artists are welcome to attend; the workshop is not limited to educators.

If you are elligible for the Art Educator discount, please call 215-592-7910 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Instructor

Natalie Italiano is a graduate of Studio Incamminati's Advanced Fine Art Program, and has "Signature Status" from Portrait Society of America. She also received PSoA's Certificate of Excellence in 2009. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and galleries. Besides being an apprentice to SI founder Nelson Shanks, Italiano holds a teaching certificate from the Moore College of Art, is an alumni of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and has a BA from Rowan University in Psychology.

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