Still Life: Painting Glass & Transparent Objects – The Art Students League

Still Life: Painting Glass & Transparent Objects

Maddine Insalaco

Maddine Insalaco, India Artifacts, oil on panel, 8” x 10”
Maddine Insalaco

Workshop Description

APRIL 6 – 10
Monday– Friday
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 15 students
Please Request Supply List

Using a traditional technique of indirect layering and glazing this workshop will present a method for painting glass. Critical to the approach will be an understanding of the spatial arrangement of the compositional elements which will determine the order in which forms are constructed in a painting. We will consider how the fundamental properties of glass: transparency, refraction and reflection, influence the way that any clear object is translated into paint. Students can expect to make one work in the course of the week which will develop over multiple sessions. The only pre-requisite to attend this class is a confident drawing ability.

About the Instructor

Maddine Insalaco (MFA New York Academy of Art) divides her life between New York City and Tuscany where she has taught landscape painting since 1995. She is an established expert in the history of open air painting and its connection to modern art. She has published, lectured, curated, and exhibited on the subject in diverse forums such as the British Art Journal, The Artist, Plein Air, Sotheby’s, the National Academy of Design, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA, and the Jerusalem Studio School among others. Her work has been shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Italy and France. For more detailed information:

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