Still Life Painting

Instructor:                                                         Date:
Tony Curanaj                                                      Oct. 14-18, 2019 (5 days)                           

Location:                                                          Times:
The MAW Gallery Atelier                                   9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
1214 W. 6th St., Suite 202                                 One hour break for lunch
Austin, Texas                                                     (on your own)

Cost:                                                                 Class size is limited.

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Course Description:

This five-day workshop will concentrate on the fundamentals of painting. Consisting of daily lectures and demonstrations, students will explore technical and conceptual aspects of the Still Life genre. Students will receive individual critiques from the instructor as they create their own still life paintings.

  • Explore approaches to composition problems in contemporary still life painting.
  • Practice accurate drawing and transfer techniques.
  • Improve understanding of form and modeling, color and color theory.
  • Learn new methods for edge control, glazing and scumbling.
  • Create a still life painting utilizing the knowledge acquired in class.

Other principles to be discussed include studio lighting, materials and good studio practice.


Instructor Bio:

A contemporary Realist painter, Tony Curanaj was born and raised in New York. He studied at the School of Visual Arts, The National Academy of Design and the acclaimed Water Street Atelier. 

Curanaj’s style is illustrative, stemming from his experience in a number of different genres. Although his focus was always on classical painting, Curanaj started his fine art career as an innovator and a legendary influence in the worldwide graffiti scene (known as “SUB”) and was a founder of the esteemed “D.F.” crew. His reputation for executing work of the highest quality landed him at Disney as a head designer and painter before he decided to concentrate solely on his love for representational realism. In the late 1990s, Curanaj met Jacob Collins and became a member of The Water Street Atelier, an institution founded on the ideals of academic realism, where his studies and skills flourished. The subjects he chooses to depict are classic, edgy and masterfully executed with painstaking care.

Now dividing his time between Dallas and New York City, Curanaj paints and teaches at The Grand Central Academy in New York City, conducts popular workshops around the country and instructs privately in his studio.