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SM112 Studio Art: Drawing and Painting the In-Between

  • 11 Mar 2019
  • 25 Mar 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 11 Mar 2019, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
  • 18 Mar 2019, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
  • 25 Mar 2019, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
  • Artist’s private studio in the 15th Arrondissement
  • 1

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“One also paints what lies between the apple and the plate. And believe me, it seems just as difficult to paint the 'in-between' as the thing itself” - Georges Braque.


Speaking simply and directly, Georges Braque reveals an essential element of visual art: negative space. Based on Braque’s practice of sketching variations of a still-life on small sheets of gridded paper, then using those studies to create intriguingly colorful paintings, this class will explore the importance of the “in-between” in painting.


Activities will include:

  • Making studies from Braque’s pencil sketches
  • Using Braque’s technique to create line drawings from a still-life subject
  • Studies of Braque’s color palette and choosing one’s own color harmony
  • Completion of a small color composition with water based paint on paper

A 15€ supply fee is included in the cost of this course. All materials are provided.


Open to all levels.

About the Instructor: Prior to settling in Paris, Jan Olsson was awarded the Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris’ most competitive juried exhibitions and are included in both private and museum collections.  Visit her professional website and teaching blog.

Photo Credit: Public Domain

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