MASTERCLASS -  Composition to Completion: Creating Dynamic Paintings with Ingrid Christensen

MASTERCLASS - Composition to Completion: Creating Dynamic Paintings with Ingrid Christensen

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Composition to Completion: Creating Dynamic Paintings with Ingrid Christensen

This workshop will put you firmly in charge of your painting from the very first mark.  It will teach you to organize complex scenes in any genre into clear, coherent, and powerful paintings, and to execute them simply and logically.

Day 1: Concept and composition:

Working from your own photos, you'll learn how to develop a concept and then simplify, organize, and manipulate your image to convey it.  You'll discover how to create dynamic shapes and avoid excessive detail, all the while exploring the basic abstraction that lies at the heart of every successful painting.

Day 2: Colour and value:

Photos can't capture the subtle colour and value relationships that the human eye sees, causing frustration for the artists who use them. You'll learn how to overcome those drawbacks through an in depth exploration of colour and colour value.

Day 3: Alla prima paint application:

Next, you'll develop your paintings working wet-in-wet, using a shape-based approach. You'll learn to layer without making mud, and to use brushwork in a loose yet accurate way, to convey the essentials of your scene. 



You'll learn how to apply the principles of composition, colour and paint application to any genre and will practise designing at least 2 different genres from photos that you bring with you.

This workshop is suitable for oil and acrylic painters with some experience. 

Date: May 13-15th 2022

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $450

Workshop Location:

Ellis Art Studios
1021 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z3

You can secure your spot by purchasing this workshop online.  If you have any questions, you can contact us at | 778.300.7699.

Refund & Cancellation Policy:
A supply list will be provided.  For any new registrations, you may withdraw 2 months prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.



Ingrid Christensen is an established Canadian artist specializing in figurative and still life oil painting. She is a modern Impressionist, passionate about the same elements of perception and painting that inspired the French and Russian masters: the complex effect of light on colour, and the varied and exciting potential in paint application.

Much in demand as a painting instructor, Ingrid regularly teaches sold-out workshops in Canada and abroad.  She has written for, and featured in several Winsor & Newton Masterclass videos filmed in London, UK, and is a regular contributor for Artsy Magazine.

Ingrid's art has won both national and international awards, and her work has been featured in Southwest Art, International Artist, Avenues, and Arabella magazines.  Her art is held in permanent public and private collections world wide.  Based in Canada, Ingrid is represented by galleries in Canada and the United States.