Still life paintings have been abundant in our history for centuries - the representation of objects on canvas permeating museums and big art collections not without argument. These scenes could be allegories of art; life and death. But they have also helped historians decipher how our ancestors lived.

In this course, students will enter the world of still life painting. They will be introduced to the sight size and block in methods, and from there explore composition, structures, textures and colours.


The course is comprised of two modules, each with specific assignments.


At the end of each module an examination will take place in order to determine whether or not the student is ready to progress to the next module.


All our lessons are from either live objects or subjects; drawing or painting from photographs is strictly forbidden. Dedication and commitment are essential prerequisites for all students.   

The lessons can be given in English, Spanish or French.


Module A

1. Monochrome cast painting

2. Simple objects in monochrome

3. Monochrome still life composition (several objects)


Module B 

1. Still lifes in color; several compositions. 

Lessons on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday


The prices depend on the amount of lessons the students take per week.

-$1500 pesos a month per 1 day a week

-$2800 pesos a month per 2 days a week

-$4000 pesos a month per 3 days a week

If none of these packs suit the student, it is possible to arrange a personalized schedule.

An inscription payment of $1000.00 mxn will be required from each student once a year.       Tel: +52 442 559 97 75

© 2019 By Paola Ripoll & Thibault Barrère