The Essence of Still-Life – The Art Students League

The Essence of Still-Life

Michael Siegel

Workshop Description

Monday–Friday 1:30–5:00pm
Fee: $430 (includes $5 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Still-Life has long been considered a starting point for fine artists—a vehicle for learning the fundamentals of painting. However, still-life can also present to the advanced artist a myriad of complex problems. This class will delve into the fundamentals as well as the more complex issues in setting up and creating dramatic still-life paintings. Topics discussed will include setup, design, form, chiaroscuro, value, color concepts, edges, brushstroke, and more. The workshop will also include a full instructor demonstration.

About the Instructor

Having studied drawing all his youth, Michael Siegel began painting under Gregg Kreutz, and later moved to Taos, NM where he studied privately under famed ASL alumnus David A Leffel.  In 2009 Michael moved his studio to Los Angeles, where he now works as an artist and is a highly sought-after instructor. In 2011 Michael became the youngest artist on the roster of Spanierman Gallery in NYC. For more information please visit:

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