Ingrid Christensen - The Essential Figure (Online); Saturdays, January 16, 23, 30 & February 13, 2021

model fee included in the price of the class

Date:  Saturdays, January 16, 23, 30 & February 13, 2021 (4 week course)
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM PST
Level: All
Medium: Oil and acrylics
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Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class. 

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.

Learn to capture the essence of the figure in this comprehensive 4 week workshop.  

Using both photo references and live models, you’ll discover techniques for creating accurate proportion and form, as well a sense of movement and energy. 

You’ll learn to compose your figure in its environment using a shape-based approach that focuses on what your painting needs rather than what the photo contains.  This approach will help you tackle the conundrum of “what to do with the background?”and teach you how to weave the figure into its environment in a painterly way.

Figure painting is a joyful process.  We’ll address it with a logical methodology and a playful spirit. 

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.
Facebook: Ingrid Christensen Fine Art
instagram: ingridchristensenartist

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