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Fri, Nov 05


Art Room at Crooked Creek Park

Dynamic Approach to Still Life Workshop with Terry Trambauer Norris

Lunch will be provided.

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Dynamic Approach to Still Life Workshop with Terry Trambauer Norris
Dynamic Approach to Still Life Workshop with Terry Trambauer Norris

Time & Location

Nov 05, 2021, 9:00 AM – Nov 06, 2021, 4:00 PM

Art Room at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin, SC 29036, USA

About the event

Workshop Description (from the instructor)

Composition and a sense of light will be stressed, and each morning will begin with a demonstration of a direct approach to painting, with the intention of realizing the visual effect early in the process, avoiding preliminary sketches or drawing. This is to keep energy and interest in the painting high as it unfolds, and convey a sense of life and joy that comes from connecting to any of the many forms of life that we can perceive. This dynamic way of working keeps the painting open so that it may evolve, rather than being set from the beginning or rigid in its direction,. Thus it becomes a process of discovery, not just the making of a picture.

All levels may participate in this workshop. Beginners are welcome.

About the Instructor

The paintings of Terry Trambauer Norris are executed in oils using the traditional techniques of the old masters, infusing them with a modern sensibility and vision.. She has been studying art since childhood, receiving recognition in high school and junior college before entering the Atlanta College of Art, where she studied design, painting, printmaking, and photography, emerging with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in 1985. After college, Terry began a dedicated search for a personal language that would express her developing vision. This led her to traditional realism with an emphasis on light and composition. Major influences are Chardin, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Whistler, Robert Henri, and Charles Hawthorne. This was supplemented with a home study course from a book by Arthur Stern, study at The Art Students' League of New York, workshops with Gregg Kreutz and David Leffel, as well as critiques and classes with Ralph Bagley. The still life compositions are painted exclusively from life in order to capture mood and light. The atmosphere and physical presence of the subject are essential to the inspiration. Sketches and photography are sometimes used when painting landscape, animals, or portrait. Terry’s artwork has been shown in festivals, galleries, and national juried exhibitions, and has earned numerous awards. She has taught high school and college classes in painting and drawing, and conducted painting workshops and demonstrations. From 2001 to 2010, she taught at Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, Florida, where she served as Director of Painting and Drawing from 2001 to 2004. Terry now resides in Upstate South Carolina. She has been a Signature member of The Oil Painters of America since 2009. She continues to teach, and learn, most recently attending virtual workshops with David Leffel et al at Bright Light Fine Art.

Artist Statement: The spirit that is present in the beings and objects that inhabit our lives is perceived by the heart, or the spirit within. It speaks to the soul through memory and imagination, as well as awareness in the moment. The painting is begun by rendering the light falling on an ordinary and familiar object or scene. The composition is refined by selective layering of paint until balance, harmony, and a subtle glow of light is realized. My goal is to reveal the quiet peace beneath the surface of everyday experience. Anything is worthy to be painted, and beauty may be contemplated everywhere.

Supply List

Oil Colors -Suggested Minimum :

  • Titanium white (or lead white)–Large Tube
  • Pthalo blue
  • Alizarin   crimson (or similar dark transparent red)
  • Ultramarine   blue
  • Cadmium red   light(may use substitute)
  • Raw Umber
  • Cadmium   yellow light(may use substitute)
  • Ivory Black
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Palette: Disposable palette pad 12”x16, or wood or glass, preferably medium gray or brown
  • Brushes: Minimum of 3 bristle brushes sizes 2, 4, and 6, Filberts recommended
  • Painting knife – 2-3”
  • Oil or acrylic primed Canvas or panel, no smaller than 11x 14 or larger than 16x20 ,or piece of primed canvas taped to a stiff board. It is recommended to bring an extra canvas in case you want to start a new one. Tone canvas ahead of time with a neutral gray or brown to a middle value(shade) so that it is neither dark nor light. Use paint thinned with some form of mineral spirit.
  • Paper towels
  • Odorless mineral spirits (gamsol or turpenoid), plus a can or jar with lid , for cleaning, or bring plastic wrap to keep brushes wet and clean them at home.
  • Liquin Light gel Medium, made by Winsor and Newton OR
  • Purified Linseed or Stand oil which can be mixed with Gamsol and put into a palette cup.

Please call me if you have questions....864-810-3799. This is a home phone. I do not text (as a rule).


Registration is open to CCAL members only until Sept 30 for $150 ($50 minimum deposit required).

Registration is open to all artists beginning Oct 1. Non-members pay $175 ($50 minimum deposit required).

Note: This event will be held indoors. By registering for this event you agree that you understand the risks of COVID and agree to the CCAL COVID Waiver Policy.


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    Non Member Initial Deposit - Terry Trambauer - $50 ($125 balance due)

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