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The Living Still Life

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Tuesday, July 9, 10am – 4pm


Alfred Henry Maurer. Tulips in a Green Vase (detail), c. 1910–1912. BF360. Public Domain.

$150; members $135

About the Class

We all have material objects that hold special meaning for us. In this one-day workshop, explore how artists have depicted these objects, considering their own vision and the time when they lived and worked. Learn how the still life moved from playing a supporting role in Renaissance paintings to becoming an important genre in contemporary art.

Capacity: 18


Christine Stoughton

Stoughton is a psychologist and multidisciplinary artist who maintains a studio at the Norristown Arts Building. An instructor for the Barnes-de Mazia Education Program, she also teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts, and the Main Line Art Center.