Saturday, January 12, 2013

I've been working like crazy to prepare for my new color workshop on January 26th, Secrets of Color Harmony - Part I. I've taught workshops on color before, and I teach color in my Acrylic Painting classes, but in this workshop we'll be taking a slightly different approach.

So I've been painting new examples, and finding new examples, and creating new handouts – and  figuring out just how much I'll be able to pack into this day. Each participant will create their own book to take home and refer back to, to make this as practical and applicable as possible. The idea is that you go home with specific ways of creating color harmony in your paintings that you can put into immediate practice.

If you'd like to find out more, here's a link to my art workshops website with all the info.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Blogging, again

Karen Lynn Ingalls in the studio
It's hard to believe it's been well over a year since my last post.... Fewer posts on this, my art teaching blog, has partly been the result of a change in the schedule of my teaching.

Previously, my acrylic painting and mixed media classes were taught through Napa Valley College Community Education, on a semester basis. We would develop skills over time, and the lessons were based on that – building a foundation, developing skills, and then building on those skills over time, and adjusting them depending on what everyone in the class wanted and needed.

The classes now are four-week long, taught through the Calistoga Art Center, and, since instruction varies based on who is in the classes and what their needs are, which may change each month, it's harder to write a blog that addresses everyone's needs. Well, challenging, anyway.

I do still teach workshops, and I've been writing about them at But I'll be posting here again, too - at least every now and again, about things that come up both for me in the course of my teaching (and my own learning), and for my students in the process of their learning.