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Painting the Still Life with Todd Casey


Instructor: Todd Casey
Dates: July 31–August 4, 2023
Times: 9 am–4 pm (break 12–1 pm)
Workshop Location: Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, studio tba
All levels welcome; ages 15+

Learn the fundamentals of still life painting in the inspiring north-lit studios of Lyme Academy. Instructor-led demonstrations based on the close observation of 2-4 objects will include the “direct method” approach, starting with a charcoal underdrawing and building up a painting in stages. Additional guided instruction will address composition, drawing, light, color theory, form, depth, edges, and how to introduce narrative elements into a painting. Morning demonstrations and lectures will be followed by individual instruction, ensuring that each student’s still life painting is developed and completed.

Note that this workshop will also include a discussion of studio materials, such as paints, brushes, boards, and canvas.


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Artist Bio

Todd M. Casey was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. He earned his BFA in Communication Design from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired by this training, Casey today creates works that are both realistic and progressive, carefully observed and inherently introspective and narrative. Recently Casey has added author and teacher to his list of professional accomplishments. He published his first book, The Art of Still Life, in 2020, and his second, The Oil Painters’ Color Handbook, in August 2022.


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For more information contact: Caitlin Perkins, 860-434-5232 ext 202 or

Parking Information and Campus Directions

From 1-95, take exit 70 and travel a short distance along Lyme Street until you reach the North Parking Lot on the Lyme Academy campus. (This is the lot closest to the highway passover.) Follow the signs to the Academy’s entrance and your studio location.