Sarah Sedwick

Sun, March 30 to Sat, April 5 2025

Still Life Painting: Loose & Dynamic with Sarah Sedwick

Medium: Oil/Acrylic

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

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Paint looser and more confidently during this five-day workshop with Eugene, Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick!

Take a step-by-step approach to alla prima oil painting, from black-and-white studies to brilliant color. Build a beautiful composition with life and movement, and get a new perspective on the still life. Instead of struggling with overworking your paintings, practice STOPPING SOONER to keep the freshness you crave in your work! Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll learn Sarah’s favorite painting exercises to warm up for a studio day, get back into the groove after some time away from the easel, or simply shake things up! Explore how limitations can set you free, creating a painting in 20 brushstrokes, and another in 20 minutes. Learn the fundamentals of good design, and walk step-by-step through Sarah’s alla prima process, creating a dynamic still life from start to finish! Sarah will demonstrate, and work with each student individually. Instruction is in oils, and acrylics are welcome – particularly Open acrylics, that stay wet longer.

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About Sarah Sedwick

Sarah Sedwick is an oil painter whose contemporary still lifes celebrate the beauty of the everyday, inspired by color combinations and dynamic composition. Working in a style she calls Loose Realism, her paintings explore the undercurrents of meaning we impart to the objects around us. All are painted from life.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah has lived in Eugene, Oregon since 2007. In 2001, she earned a BFA from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. A passionate teacher, she conducts workshops on still life painting in oils, as well as an Online Art Mentorship program, working intensively with students all over the world. She is the author of the book Dynamic Still Life for Artists. Her teaching philosophy is simple: the more you paint, the more you improve – so removing the blocks that keep us from the canvas is key. Loosen up, let go of perfectionism, and watch the results unfold! Facebook and Instagram are great ways to follow Sarah’s work!


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $980.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,697.85-$2,911.69

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.