Diary Still Life Painting with an Emphasis on the Dutch Masters – The Art Students League

Diary Still Life Painting with an Emphasis on the Dutch Masters

Joan Thorne

Left: Joane Thorne, Ananda, 2018, oil on canvas
Right: Student work
Joan Thorne

Workshop Description

1:30–5:00 pm
Fee: $ 255
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
All levels accepted

This course will introduce the study of color and light along with elements of composition, space and technique. Students will learn how to render still life objects that are taken from their own personal history.This is a unique approach to still life painting in which students derive resources from their own background and explore them in the context of still life. There will be individual and group critiques. We will study the Dutch still-life masters along with other still life painters, including a museum trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A culmination of this learning experience will result in the ability to copy one of the Dutch still-life paintings from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum.

About the Instructor

Joan Thorne has work in the permanent collections of museums around the country including the Brooklyn Museum and the Albright Knox. Her work has been shown in two Whitney Biennial exhibitions and she has received grants including the Prix de Rome Grant for painting. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and ARTNews among others. In addition to past solo exhibitions at New York’s Quogue Gallery, National Arts Club, Brooklyn’s Sideshow Gallery, and the Palm Beach Fair in Florida, she has an upcoming retrospective at Norfolk, Virginia’s Barry Art Museum and an invitational group show at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, both in 2020. For more info visit www.joanthorne.com.

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