Still life painting involves deep observation. We will be creating traditional still lives, painting with the objects right in front of us. For the first few sessions we will attempt to make one painting per session, those willing can share the story they’ve created at the end of each class. We will analyze and reflect on how stories can be constructed, how they can contain a position, and then we will build and tell our own stories for a final project to be completed by the end of the course. The instructor will provide various objects to examine and the students are encouraged to bring their own to paint from. Together we will display the power and joy of stories through objects.
Ben Cornish is an artist living in San Francisco. His paintings, prints and drawings recall tensioned narratives that governed his early childhood. Cornish’s images act as unsure timelines of mistakes and anomalies. He received his MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2019 and his BA from The Evergreen State College in 2015. He was awarded the Edwin Anthony & Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan scholarship in 2018 and was selected to show in MFA Now 2019 at Root Division. Upon graduating from SFAI he received the Jack Schafer prize.View Gallery »