Considering the fundamental elements which make up a still life - composition, perspective, light, space, atmosphere, colour, scale and tone - students on this course will be guided to create their own set ups which explore narrative and the symbolic meaning of objects.Students will be invited to bring an object along which will be incorporated in to their set up, enabling them to explore personal narrative in their observations. Contemporary and historical approaches to still life will be explored, looking to artists including Samuel van Hoogstraten, Rachel Ruysch and Judy Chicago, and covering topics such as ‘Vanitas’ and ‘Memento Mori’. Students will build a deeper understanding of the genre and their place within it as artists, creating a series of dynamic and meaningful still life drawings, prints and paintings. The course aims to give students a ‘tool kit’ to continue creating meaningful and exciting still lives independently, with a greater awareness of what contemporary still life painting can achieve.What Makes a Still Life?Tutor: Jo RichardsonFees: £365Days: Monday - Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pmLocation: North Junction St. CampusDates: 3 Aug - 7 Aug 2020 Classes begin at 9.30am and end at 4.30pm, with a break for lunch between 1.00pm and 2.00pm. Each week finishes with a small exhibition of the work produced (on Fridays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm). Friends and family are welcome and refreshments are provided. Summer Schools are located at our North Junction Street Campus.We are delighted to offer an early booking discount of £25 per course when you book by 28th February 2020.