We are starting our Winter session this week with some new classes. We have added Paper Mache and Teen Art Journal classes. This week we will be inspired by a still life project by French artist Henri Matisse.
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on). With origins in the Middle Ages and Ancient Greek/Roman art, still life paintings give the us more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do projects of landscape or portraits.