Still life. Textures

Master a traditional painting genre and create 3 wonderful still lifes with a world-renowned artist


Language: English

Still life is one of the greatest painting genres for both beginner and professional artists. Composition, shape, textures, tonal values, the variety of techniques and styles – while painting a still life you can literally master and practice most of the fundamental principles of watercolor art!

During this course, we will learn to paint different textures, such as glass, fruits, textile, and wood, combine subjects in a complicated composition, create contrasting volumetric shapes, and apply the wet-on-wet technique for making our paintings vivid and colorful.

Join our course, master the author’s approach, and create a series of delightful interior paintings with Anna!

Meet your instructor

Anna Ivanova

  • A winner of prestigious international contests (Shanghai International Watercolour Biennial, 2012; The International Young Masters Invitational Exhibition, 2016; TWWCE, 2016)
  • A participant of various national and international exhibitions (Re-interpretation, China; World Watercolor Exhibition, Thailand; Castra, Slovenia; Fabriano in Acquarello, Italy; etc.)
  • An instructor of workshops in Europe and Asia
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Certificate of completion

Upon completion of the course for the students of Elite plan we issue a certificate. The certificate could be used as a proof of your qualification's upgrade at work (if it is related to arts) and for your private affairs as a recognition of your mastery in watercolor. 

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Premium plan - our curator

Prasad Beaven

  • Prasad is a practicing artist mainly interested in the medium of watercolor and ink. 
  • His childhood spent in the foothills of the Himalayas has made a big impression on his character and interests.
  • A recent graduate of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
  • He was exposed to a range of art forms and cultures including Indian Miniature, Persian painting, Geometry, Icon painting, and Chinese Landscape painting.
  • Through his course, Prasad had the opportunity to meet Prince Charles where they discussed their shared interest in watercolor.
  • Prasad also won the Ciclitira Prize, through which his works will be hung in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery.

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Which materials do you need 
for the course?

  • 300gsm watercolor paper 
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints
  • Napkins
  • Plastic tablet
  • Pencil / Mixing palette / Water container
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