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Workshop - Abstracting the Still Life: Developing Your Creativity by Philip Frey


Schedule: Sat., Nov. 16, 9 am to 4:30 pm, and Sun., Nov. 17, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $275
To Register: or (207) 808-8911; Payment due upon registration.

With the still life as our focus, artist Philip Frey will present pivotal exercises designed specifically to develop your creativity. With time and diligent effort, we can become a skilled painter, but our creativity can become stale and our images rote if we get stuck. So, to maintain our creativity, we need to look freshly and break down what we see into its abstract elements. Students will learn to open the doors to authenticity and grow as an artist. Be prepared to be challenged artistically, develop insights, and have fun.

A materials list will be supplied at registration. Bring the medium of your choice. Philip will be painting in oil color. There will be an hour break for lunch each day. Frey is a celebrated career artist and instructor with a newly published book, Philip Frey: Here and Now, by Daniel Kany and Carl Little. Philip is known for his engaging, illuminating and positive teaching style. He is skilled at addressing his student’s abilities and helping them mature as an artist.

“Philip Frey is not only an inspiring, dynamic artist and but a patient and insightful teacher. His workshop transformed the way I look at the world and how I now approach the ever daunting blank canvas....which is now with confident intention. Having access to and learning from an artist of his caliber is truly a gift.” — Queennette Santiago of Petaluma, CA.

“I have taken several of Philip’s workshops and initially thought that they would be redundant but I was wrong. His different approaches to plein air, figure drawing and still life kept each fresh and challenging. I enjoyed each one and learned new concepts as well as reviewing old ones.” — M. Beaulieu of Bernard, ME.