About the Workshop

Still life painting is an exceptional way for students and advanced painters alike to explore the fundamentals of paint and painting, especially for those who enjoy the meditative quiet of the studio. The focus of this workshop is direct observation and response to nature in the studio. The class stresses appreciation of and sensitivity to materials: oil paint, grounds, and paint handling. The alla-prima approach is encouraged as a way to strengthen tonal and chromatic development. Layered techniques will also be discussed.

About Stanley Bielen

Stanley Bielen was born in Poland and studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He is influenced by the long regional, realist tradition of the Philadelphia School.  He exhibits nationally and is represented in public and private collections including the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Stanley lives and  works in Philadelphia.


July 23-29, 2017

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