The Simple Still Life Painting Workshop

With Master Artist

Scott Yeskel


Course Description

This will be a direct painting class that works directly from life. Scott will chose simple and fun setups directed at teaching students the fundamentals of form, light, shadow and composition. The course will cover the basics of still life painting-opaque objects, glass and reflective objects as well as patterns and florals. Open to all levels including teens. This is a great class for beginners or for students who want to get back to basics and refine their skills.

What You'll Learn

Learn to indicate most important part of a composition

Learn to boldly deconstruct objects informing the viewer

Learn the importance of Quick Study

Learn to use brush strokes to create painterly marks

Open you up to the possibilities of painting in a more confident and contemporary manner

Personalized instruction

Kline Academy Instructor Scott Yeskel


Scott Yeskel

Scott Yeskel was raised in the suburbs of Orange County, California after his parents moved from New Jersey when he was a child. The mild weather and suburban sprawl fueled Scott’s interest in the landscape. After graduating from high school, he moved to San Francisco to pursue an education in the arts. Yeskel graduated from the Academy of Art College in 2002 where he won first place in the Landscape category at the Academy’s Annual Spring Show. He was quickly picked up by galleries in Philadelphia, Laguna Beach and San Francisco. Since that time, Scott has been the subject of over a dozen solo shows, countless group exhibitions and has been featured in over 20 magazine and newspaper editorials. His work speaks to those who identify with the California lifestyle – often romantic but sometimes plagued with fustration. His love/hate relationship with Los Angeles’ freeways, boxy apartments and urban sprawl feed Yeskel’s desire to paint his environment as he sees – a jumble of mixed emotions. Recently, Scott’s work was purchased by prestigious corporate collections including Microsoft and NBC/ Universal.