Join me this fall to paint 30 paintings over the course of 30 days!
Register for the course here.
12 Sessions »Wednesdays, September 13–November 29
7:30–10:30 pm | Fort Mason Pier 2, Studio 215 | $530
No prerequisite. Please note students in this class will be expected to paint outside of class—this course is best suited for the truly motivated.
30 Paintings in 30 Days is an immersive painting and artist-marketing experience. This course is suitable for painters—from beginning to advanced level—as you are guided through a daily painting practice from preparation to completion. You will select your own painting subjects and develop a body of work. The challenge is for each student to complete one small painting every day for one month. A variety of supplemental materials will be given in the form of digital downloads, artist podcasts, and book recommendations. You will also receive guidance on how to photograph your work, show your work online, and even put up a storefront to sell your creations, if you so choose. Rapid improvement in skill will be evident in this fantastic alla prima experience! Register for the course here.
This course will be taught at the new San Francisco Art Institute graduate center. If you have questions about this course, feel free to contact me for more information.
Here's what students are saying...
"I have been a painter for over 30 years, and about two years ago I began working with oils. I have taken graduate level art classes from 15 - 20 different instructors/professional painters over the past 30 years. Ingrid Wells is without doubt the best oil instructor I have encountered, and she is by far one of the best instructors I've had anywhere, ever. She's excellent at teaching and breaking things down, and she is very good at framing her instructions so everybody understands. She's just a great oil painting teacher, and she has so much to teach. She's an excellent painter and I am thankful to have been in one of her 10 week-long classes. Ingrid's oil painting instruction changed and pushed my oil painting in very significant ways. I cannot wait to take another class from her." -L.D.
"Ingrid conveys her deep knowledge of painting technique in a clear, supportive way. I came into the class with a master's degree in painting, so my own experience was significant, but Ingrid helped greatly in opening new doors for me, in terms of both practical and technical problem-solving as well as in areas of overall aesthetic concerns. I highly recommend Ingrid as a teacher!" -P.W.
“I’ve been painting on and off for several years, and I’ve taken classes with several different teachers. Ingrid’s class is the best organized and executed one I’ve ever taken. She taught me so much about oil painting materials and techniques, as well as how I can take my skills to the next level. She paced the course well, so each class was informative without overwhelming students with too much information at once. She integrates one-on-one time with each student into every class where she gives personalized advice on how to improve. I’m greatly looking forward to taking another class from her.” -J.L.
"I've been painting in oil for about two years. I have found each of my four instructors has approached teaching in a different manner. Ingrid was no exception. For me, it was her teaching various techniques that was most helpful, especially layering and glazing. My work has more depth and a richer look, thanks to Ingrid. She really takes time with each individual student." -M.W.
“After completing Ingrid’s ‘Magic of Painting’ class at SFAI, I have found myself a stronger, more confident oil painter. I have been painting for 5 years, and only 1 of those years have been with oil. Despite my lack of professional experience, Ingrid found a way of approaching each topic and technique that seemed individually tailored to me and my skill level. Learning the time tested traditional process of creating an oil painting from ground to varnish, and three-dimensional rendering techniques has helped take my paintings to the next level. Ingrid’s hands on style of teaching made all the difference. Thank you, Ingrid for pushing me forward in my painting practices.”