Discover Your Inner Artistry in Still Life Painting

Terryl Lawrence
Arts & Letters

Course Description

Painting is one of the most pleasurable activities we can perform. Just imagine yourself spontaneously reacting to shapes, colors, and  light. The major emphasis of this hands-on course will be on still-life painting and drawing in the medium of acrylic to acquire the basics of rendering, shading, and color mixing. There will be a variety of activities to bring you to the act of creating a work of art including some art historical references and demonstrations. Many of the secrets of painting will be revealed; but, most importantly, the emphasis will be on you and finding your own technique for expression.  All paint and supplies will be provided and all participants will be given their own apron as a gift from OLLI Boca.

About the Instructor

  • Terryl Lawrence earned an EdD in the Arts from Columbia University. She has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida, and is the recipient of many awards, including a national grant in the Humanities. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok's Artist in Exile and has taught photography, drawing and art history in many public and private institutions. She currently teaches Art History and Mythology at Palm Beach State College and Broward College.