Classes & Workshops

Mindful Painting – The Still Life

  • Class starts on: Monday, October 17, 2022
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Mondays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center
  • Fee: $270


We will draw and paint a still life utilizing some specific techniques first practiced by Painters of the 17th through 19th centuries. Breaking down this process step by step we begin by developing a precise linear drawing. Next we proceed to underpainting, then finishing with our main color pass and glazing. With this deliberate process and mindful application of each brushstroke, we will produce a sculpturally believable painting that glows. 

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Joseph Mattus

Joseph Mattus has an illustration major from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts. He later graduated from Grand Central Atelier, where he studied under nationally recognized Jacob Collins, Joshua LaRock, Scott Waddell, Justin Wood and others. Since completing a five year study in New York, Joseph has taught privately. As a new Florida resident, he has entered several local exhibitions, winning Best in Show at the Dunedin Art Center, the Pinellas Park Art Society exhibitions and the Winter Garden Art Association “SOBO” Annual exhibition.

Joseph Mattus
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Mindful Painting – The Still Life