Ingrid Christensen – The Painted History: A Fresh Look at the Family Album (Online); Mondays, January 15-February 5, 2024

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Date: Mondays, January 15-February 5, 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: Oils or acrylics

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Bring your past into the present as you interpret images of your family and ancestors through contemporary eyes.

You’ll learn how to transcend the snapshot and create a work that has both artistic merit and personal meaning.

We’ll focus on:

  • developing a clear concept for each image
  • editing and composing the elements of the photo into a dynamic and effective whole
  • generating colour schemes for black and white photos or color-degraded photos
  • exploring brushwork and paint application
  • simplifying features and figures

Working on several different images in this workshop will help you become comfortable and fluent in tackling photo references in the future.   

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.


This class is full.  Sign up for the Wait List to be notified if a space opens up or if Ingrid adds another section of this class.


This class is no longer available for registration because it was held in the past.  Please view our Online Course Catalog to see current classes.