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Painting the Still Life and More
Instructor: Chris Wright
Monday - Friday 9am – 4pm | June 29 - July 3

In this workshop students will explore the fundamentals of oil painting, working directly from still life. In addition these methods will be explored by working outside directly from the nearby landscape with impromptu plein-air oil sketching throughout the week. Emphasis will be placed on various methods to building a painted surface as well as develop the student’s observational skills and handling of their materials. Color mixing, composition, edge, shape, form and other technical aspects will be areas covered in the workshop. Both direct and indirect methods of painting will be explored. Demonstrations given by the instructor will accompany each painting problem.

Prerequisite: none required

*this course may be taken for 1.5 credits; additional fees, pre-requisites, and requirements apply. Please contact the Continuing Education Office first to confirm eligibility before registering for credit. Montserrat Students should register via campus cafe.

About Chris: Chris Wright received his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and his MFA from Pratt Institute. He has taught painting to undergraduate and graduate students at Pratt since 1999. Wright has also taught with Pratt in Venice, Italy, the New York Academy of Art, Parsons The New School for Design, the Dahesh Museum of Art, and the Educational Alliance. His work has been included in exhibitions such as “What's the Rush? Topics of Convenience” at the Main Art Gallery, Cal State Fullerton and in the show “Sweetness and Light” at the Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst. His work is currently represented in the Pierogi Flat Files, Brooklyn, New York.






- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*

Rolling Admission- just $250 deposit due at time of registration.


$500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights

- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.


All external students, including external, credit-seeking students, please use the link below:

Internal, full-time Montserrat students, please register via campus cafe.


For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu




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