Intermediate Oil Painting Techniques

Ingrid V. Wells
12 Sessions »Wednesdays, January 31–April 25

(no session March 14 due to Spring Break)
7:30–10:30pm | Fort Mason Campus, Suite 27 | $530

Prerequisite: Introduction to Oil Painting, or similar.

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This twelve-week technical oil painting course will concentrate on furthering your technical skills to create three-dimensional illusions while expressing your unique conceptual vision. Glazing, lighting, edging techniques, and others, will be demonstrated and practiced in class. You will learn how to see color as value, transforming your paintings from intermediate to advanced level work. Artists including Michael Borremans, and Xenia Hausner will be discussed. Class lectures, demonstrations, critical group discussions, and three painting projects will demystify the process of painting and empower you to create new works nothing short of magical.

NOTE: We are excited to have this class meet at SFAI's new Fort Mason Campus, at Pier 2 inside Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (Herbst Pavillion, 10 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123). Close to the course start date, you will receive detailed directions of how to get to your classroom space. If you have any questions, please call: 415-749-4554 or e-mail:

Registration for this course is now Closed.

Ingrid V. Wells has been painting for close to a decade, having shown internationally, she earned her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute.. Her work fancies the fantastic and humorous in theme and the charming, the kitschy, and the celebrity in subject. Wells’s paintings investigate the world of gendered consumerism and the ethics of fascination. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, BUST Magazine, and Teen Vogue, among others. Wells currently lives and works in San Francisco.


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