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Statement Still Lifes

Use what you’ve learned about composition to design your own still life

Studio Project Prompt:

Make a still life that includes three related objects. Then, applying what you know about composition, create  an interesting arrangement.


  • Select three objects that illustrate an idea when displayed together.
  • Consider space and perspective, and how the objects overlap one another as you arrange your still life.
  • Emphasize lighting, texture, and color to create a dynamic composition.
  • Use the medium of your choice.

Before you begin, check out the above examples by the students at Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts!

Prepared by Meghan Reilly Michaud

Andover High School, Andover, Massachusetts

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