A ‘hands-on” workshop on the management of the primary elements of composition with a view to creating more interesting and more harmonious pictures. Narrative, mood, figure grouping, and framing are discussed while the major focus is on the neglected essential abstract elements of line, mass, and color. These are unpacked with presentations, demonstrations, and great master picture worksheets. Then the information is applied at home by the individual and reviewed/critiqued in class.
Supplies Needed: Nupastes set with 96 colors (other supplies will be provided).
Website: Ingbretson Studio: Paul Ingbretson
Paul Ingbretson, like many of his contemporaries, struggled to find classical training at the beginning of his artistic journey. Modernism dominated 1960’s aesthetics and education on the representation arts was lacking. After a search that took him coast to coast, he found kindred spirits at the Art Student’s League in New York, including mentorship from artist Robert Brackman. There he expanded his skillset, studying Impressionist color and light techniques.
Ingbretson’s continued desire to master fine draftsmanship eventually led him to R. H. Ives Gammell of the “Boston School” tradition. Studying in Gammell’s French-style atelier helped Ingbretson gain a deeper understanding of the tenets of classical art and bolstered confidence in his ability to capture any subject masterfully.
Now an accomplished painter, Ingbretson’s work ranges from striking portraits to emotive still lifes and landscapes. He sees it as part of his duty as a fine artist to pass on the enduring lessons of classical art. In addition to teaching and offering private mentorship, Ingbretson is the president of the prestigious Guild of Boston Artists.