PRO FA010: Still Life Painting

Begin your adventure into still-life painting. This 7-week workshop includes crucial information and instruction needed to paint a successful still life. Lectures, demonstrations, and critiques will enable each student to improve their skills and knowledge of painting still life from direct observation.

At the completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Depict form light, form shadow and cast shadow in a still-life painting
  • Apply limited and full-color palettes to still-life painting
  • Portray clear glass objects, as well as metallic objects—including brass, silver and copper
  • Utilize low key concept for a dramatic, high contrast painting


All Online Workshops feature the following:

  • The instructor is an experienced professional and leads all online classroom activities
  • Comprehensive video demos plus interactive text presentations for all techniques covered
  • An ongoing Discussion available 24-7 for interaction with your class and for uploading assignments
  • Live weekly meetings with your instructor and classmates
Short Term Begins July 1

When: Saturdays

Term: 7-Weeks

End Date: August 12, 2017

Cost/Class: $1,425

Level: Beginner

Offered: Onsite, Online

Prerequisites: This is only available for personal enrichment

Questions? Call Us at 1-800-544-2787

Master Instructor: Adam Forfang

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Adam Forfang looks to a wise cross section of enduring artistic legacies for inspiration, including Jean- Baptiste-Chardin’s sensitive rending of light and space and Wayne Thiebaud’s compositional use of image repetition. With a concerted focus on still life, Forfang enthralls his viewers by juxtaposing two dimensional shapes against three-dimensional forms and accentuating color, reflection, and pattern. Forfang’s work is currently represented by the renowned John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. He has previously exhibited at the Vose Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Triton Art Museum in Santa Clara, California.  In 2016, he was awarded a Finalist position in the prestigious international ARC Salon. His works have been featured in publications such as Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and ZYZZYVA. He currently lives and works in San Francisco's Mission District.

Do What You Love

Nina Fabunmi studied real estate in her home country of Nigeria, but what she really wanted to do was paint. After painting as a hobby for years, she was commissioned to do a series of paintings in Lagos, Nigeria, earning enough money to relocate to San Francisco and pursue her MFA in Fine Art - Painting. Today, her cultural portraits and landscapes sell to art enthusiasts across the country while she continues to paint – doing what she loves for a living.