masterclass: still life concepts
The still life (or nature morte) is firmly entrenched within the history of art, a genre that was defined in the 1500s and 1600s during the Golden Age of Netherlandish Art. Yet this genre remains potent for contemporary makers and viewers. Contemporary approaches to the representation of objects, their symbologies and mythologies, have reinvigorated this age-old genre.
This ten-week masterclass is an intensive study of the still life photograph with guest lectures from guests including faculty members of SPAO’s full-time program, all of whom have used the photographic still life to various ends in their practices. Classes will alternate between guest lecture sessions and studio hands-on experimentation. Lecture classes will include a 90 minute lecture from a photographer or photo-based artist using the genre of still life in their practice; the remainder of the class will involve planning and discussion of technical aspects of imagery. Studio work sessions will be still life shooting classes and will find inspiration from the previous week’s lecture. Shooting classes will be led by faculty Lighting Instructor Adrien Duey, who has over thirty years of experience as a fine art and advertising photographer, and art director.
Over the course of this intensive class, students will engage critically with the photographic still life, examine the work and methods of local practicing artists, and explore a variety of studio lighting methods, styles, and techniques on subjects. Students will complete this course ready to take their still life practices to new heights.
PREREQUISITE: Digital Photography I: Foundation or equivalent.
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MASTERCLASS: STILL LIFE CONCEPTS
JANUARY 22 - MARCH 26, 2019
January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
TUESDAYS 6:00PM - 9:00PM
10 SESSIONS - 30 HOURS
LOCATION: SPAO STUDIO, 77 PAMILLA ST
INSTRUCTOR: ADRIEN DUEY AND GUESTS
LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | $519
MAX 10 STUDENTS
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