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Painting for Beginners – Still Life; Setup & Light Up

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Beginning Painting with Acrylics

This is a series of basic painting workshop on still life painting. Students will start a different painting for each class and learn basic skills such as shading, color mixing, and selecting your subject matter. Learn step by step how painters use the Elements of Art.


2nd Session:  Still Life; Setup & Light Up Learn how light affects your choice of colors and values

Students will learn how to put together and paint a still-life with studio lighting. Contrasting color with extreme lights and darks will be the emphasis. Students are welcome to bring 2 round objects as still life subjects and one cardboard box approximately 18 x 18 and 18” fabric swatch samples. Also bring a desk lamp and an extension cord if possible.

Instructor, Ren Trapino

A sampler of her works will be in the Cornels Gallery in January 2018.

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Ren was born in Denver, Colorado and has spent several years teaching and studying art in Denver, Rome, Italy and New York City. She earned her BFA in Fine Art from Denver University, spending her 3rd year in Rome, as an Art student at the Tyler School of Art, an extension of Temple University. She has a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Design from Colorado Christian University, which she currently utilizes as an art teacher. She enjoys painting, bike riding, gardening and spending time with her husband and 2 cats. Ren reads and speaks Italian.


February 14
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Kerr Arts and Cultural Center
228 Earl Garrett
Kerrville, TX 78028 United States
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