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Painting Class: Still Life Painting in Oil


Painting Class: Still Life Painting in Oil


For whom is the course?

It is suitable for beginners and advanced who would like to learn how to handle oil paints practically.

What do I learn in this course?

First of all, let’s briefly explain what a cast is. We have simply adopted the word in a short manner here. A Plaster cast is a plaster sculpture. In the academy, we simply speak of Casts. The casts we use are either masks such as the face of a woman or a child, or only facial abstracts such as the eye part, nose or a single lying hand. To work from a cast is particularly suitable for an easy entry into oil painting. The cast is white. When placed against a black background, the painting focuses on black and white and its values. We are talking about Grisaille and therefor working with a limited palette. This gives the participants more time to focus on mixing the ideal tonalities as well as the correct proportions.

still life drawing

still life painting

How is the process?

In this workshop we will start with the composition. Which objects or cast do you want to use. What will be the best set-up and how can you illuminate to create an interesting compostion. It feels a little bit like arrangement of the best set-up for a theater stage and will need some time.

When everything is done, a drawing is started which is then transferred to the canvas. Participants will learn methods of measurement like sight-size and how to create forms by using light and shadows.

What do I have to bring?

The materials to be brought along can be seen here:

Material Lists

Further information:

The workshops takes place from a minimum of 5 participants to a maximum of 15.

drawing a skull

vase portrait

Material Lists


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1 Review

  • Annika from Bad Homburg Januar

    I had a lot of fun. Even if it's a lot of hard-working and concentration, in the end of the day you are proud to have created a small artwork. I'm really looking forward to the next workshop!

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Agustín Incicco​

Agustín Incicco​

Agustín was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1973. He is the son of a family with both, Italian and Spanish background and he grew up by the large Paraná River, one of the biggests in South America. Agustín started sutdying Antrhopology, but then a sailing trip on a very small boat through the North Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean and accross the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to Brasil changed his life completly. This experience made such a strong impact in him that from that moment he decided to dedicate himself to the Arts .

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Cornelia Wi

Cornelia Wi

Cornelia, born in Zurich, studied economics at the University of Zurich and graduated in 1997 with a Master’s degree. Art was always part of her life. She enriched her education in various art schools in drawing, painting and sculpturing in Zurich, London, New York and Madrid. In 2017 she completed an intensive study at the Barcelona Academy of Art with special focus on painting.  

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  • Academy of Fine Art Germany

  • Daimlerstrasse 13
  • 61352 Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe
  • Deutschland


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