17th Century Dutch Still Life Workshop

Justin Wood is a painter from Doylestown, Pennsylvania interested in traditional techniques and genres. At a young age, he began drawing frequently and was introduced to painting in high school. Justin attended Syracuse University where he studied illustration under respected illustrators Murray Tinkleman and John Thompson. While at Syracuse he took figure drawing with figurative artist Jerome Witkin. In this class, Justin became more familiar with the history of classical painting and the importance of drawing and painting from life. This experience redirected his focus to the fine arts. Upon graduating, he joined Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier/ Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City where he studied full time for five years and served as Jacob’s studio assistant. After completing his studies, Justin became an instructor of cast drawing and painting at the Grand Central Academy. Justin paints still lifes, portraits, and nudes all from direct observation at his studio in New York.
9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
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This workshop is inspired by the Dutch Breakfast Still Life (Ontbijtjes) which developed in the 17th century. To mimic Ontbijites, you will work from fruits and vegetables such as lemons, oranges, grapes, olives, displayed with a bowl, plate or cup. You will paint a variety of different textures such as those of metal, bread, and fabric, starting by setting up compositions, drawing, and transferring. We will work in grisailles before completing each part with color. New York Grand Central Atelier instructor Justin Wood will execute demos on each of the specific techniques, paint his own still life in class as well as follow every student individually throughout the week.