Ingrid Christensen – Painting Shadows: an In-Depth Exploration (Online); Mondays, September 9-30, 2024

Dates: Mondays, September 9-30, 2024
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: Suitable for artists working in opaque mediums (Ingrid will demo in oil)

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Shadows are crucial for the illusion of 3-dimensional form in our work, but they’re also one of the trickiest things to paint.  Painters struggle to know how dark to make them, what colors and temperatures to fill them with, and how to transition from the shadow to light with brushwork, edge treatment, and color.

You’ll learn a variety of methods – from traditional to contemporary – for creating shadows that feel integrated and attractive on their subjects.  As well, you’ll explore different tonal registers, high and low chroma palettes, and varied paint consistencies and application methods.

The aim of the workshop is to help you become subtle in your approach to the darks in your paintings.  You’ll make them function as you choose, whether that’s mysterious and soft;  colorful and lively; or airy and luminous.  For painters who struggle with muddy, murky, or heavy shadows. this workshop will help!

We’ll work from both life and photos in this workshop.  Exercises will be based on simple still lifes set up in your studio, and then we’ll extend those lessons by applying them to photos in your preferred genres from figurative to landscape.

This workshop is suitable for artists working in opaque mediums.  Ingrid’s demos will be in oil.

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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.

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 a private class 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 or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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