This class will focus on developing skills through painting the still life. Each week, students will construct a simple still life composed with items around the house, for example, a coffee cup with a muffin, a bowl with fruits or vegetables, a small vase with flowers, a glass of wine with cheese and crackers. During the class, students will share their painting with the group and the instructor will provide constructive feedback as well as answer any questions at that time. We will discuss many elements of painting such as value, design, composition, and color. The first day the instructor will review the objectives of the class, including materials and weekly assignments. The instructor will also do a demonstration of a still life.