Still Life Painting

In partnership with Maryhill Museum of Art & The Dalles Art Center

Where:  Maryhill Museum of Art, classroom in new wing

When:  Wednesdays    9:00am - 12:00pm 

March 27 April 3, 10, 17, and 24

Minimum: 5 students

Tuition:  $225.00 if member of TDAC or Maryhill/$250.00 nonmembers

After studying the still-life paintings in the Museum’s collection, we will set up a still-life and paint from life during class.  Using the knowledge of composition gained by viewing the museum’s permanent collection and talking about the possible symbolism of items and lighting, we will construct and paint this staged still-life throughout the 5 week course.  Students will be encouraged to take photographs of the still-life and work at home, outside of class. All students will receive one free admission pass for an additional trip to Maryhill to further explore the collections. (Pass is good only through the duration of the class.)

Be ready to begin painting on the very first class.  The instructor will email specifics prior to the first class.

While all media are welcome, Chris Pothier specializes in oil painting.  

This class will be limited to 10 students, giving all involved more one-on-one time with the instructor.

To register, call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759


Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 - 5 pm

Admission is Free


Winter conditions may effect TDAC hours. 

In general, TDAC will follow the Public Library Closure Schedule during severe winter weather conditions.


Please call 541-296-4759 for closures due to winter weather. 

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