In this four-day workshop, painter Tina Ingraham will open paths of visual awareness for students while painting in the open air. Topics of learning include what to do with the foreground, dealing with the cast shadow, translating the nuances of green into paint, and how to describe three-dimensionality on a two-dimensional support with color, paint, brush and surface, including the “Alla Prima Process,” which involves gauging time, light and passion for finding a painting’s resolution in one sitting. On Tuesday afternoon Ingraham will present and discuss a selection of plein-air paintings.
Instructor Tina Ingraham, a grant recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim and Pollock-Krasner Foundations, combines her life’s experiences in painting, teaching, writing and singing for the purpose of drawing analogy and metaphor to inspire her students. Having taught in many academic and privately organized settings, Ms. Ingraham developed It’s on the Palette™, a comprehensive hands-on painting approach for the purpose of teaching color theory and the fundamentals of the painting process. Ms. Ingraham received a BS in Design from the University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP, and an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College of CUNY. Ms. Ingraham’s work is collected internationally and she exhibits at Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, Del., Boston Art, Inc. in Boston, Mass. and various galleries in Maine.
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $300 members, $350 nonmembers
Location: Gamble Education Center
Materials: list provided upon registration