Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2 New FCA workshops in Vancouver

I love Vancouver in the springtime, so I'm happy to be heading there to teach 2 workshops in April. Hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists, these will be a one-day figure painting workshop and a 2-day still life workshop.  Both will be from life so I know that my students and I will have a grand time.  
The descriptions are below, including an amazing quote by Cezanne (that man was a quotable painter), and you can register through the FCA website.  I hope you'll join me for some great paint and balmy weather!

Painting the Clothed Figure from life Friday, April 17

The head bone connects to the knee bone? It does in this dynamic figure painting workshop. Working from a clothed model, students will learn about the amazing and powerful connections that link the body together in a graceful gesture. Discover the liberating fact that you can throw away pencils and grids, and capture the most complex poses accurately with only a brush and a squint. Using group demonstrations and individual instruction, Ingrid will help participants solve the mysteries of flesh tones, body proportion, and light temperature. Be prepared to work intensively, but leave energized with a new confidence in your ability to paint the human figure.

  The Joys of Still LifeApril 18 and 19

"The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution." -Cezanne

Explore the timeless genre of still life and discover its unique ability to improve your painting skills no matter what the subject. Unlike other genres, still life allows painters to isolate and manipulate the elements of picture making in an unhurried, thoughtful way. In this workshop students will learn to set up and paint a satisfying, contemporary still life; from composition to colour and paint application, from logical and methodical to intuitive and abstract. Spend the weekend taking risks, loosening up, exploring colour and pushing your brush to its limits.

*These workshops are appropriate for intermediate to advanced oil and acrylic painters.  I'll demo in oils. 

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