Ingrid Christensen – Loosen Up Your Paintings (Online); Mondays, May 22-June 12, 2023

Date: Mondays, May 22-June 12, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time/1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-9:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylic

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This workshop will give you the methods and the confidence to paint boldly and loosely in any genre.

Starting from simple still life on day 1 and progressing to photo references in other genres, we’ll explore methods for loosening up tight paintings as well as for avoiding excessive tightness in the first place.

You’ll be encouraged toward greater broadness – not for its own sake, but as a way to find your own happy limits.  We won’t avoid all lines and hard edges because they can serve as powerful contrasts for loose or lost edges in other areas of a painting.  Instead, our goal will be to explore the full range of edge treatments, from broad to controlled, and to use them to create richer paintings.

Throughout the workshop, we’ll focus on simplification, composition, and the heirarchies within value, color, and mark making.

Ingrid Christensen is an award winning painter and instructor who specializes in figurative and still life oil painting. Influenced by French and Russian Impressionism, her work is an exploration of light, color and dynamic mark making.  A self-proclaimed “paint nerd”, Ingrid has written and featured in Winsor & Newton Masterclass videos, contributed articles to Artsy Magazine, and taught sold-out workshops in Canada and Mexico.

Ingrid lives in Calgary, Canada and has made her peace with snow.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.