What is it like to learn porcelain painting with Ingrid Lee? Well, last weekend I was invited to teach at an education weekend, the subject of Poppies in lustre on porcelain with APAT Vic, and during this blog post, I'll share some of the experiences of that weekend. This course is from the Learn to Love lustres art education series- if you are interested in booking me to teach these courses at your venue read more here. Essentially, Learn to Love lustres is an experience based journey, which is step by step, hands on, easy to learn, practical and founded on formal art theory. The best thing is, that I’ve turned all the heavy art theory into simple and workable activities which will get you thinking, drawing, painting and designing in new ways.
Here is a section of my class sample below, but all 12 participants were required to draw and create their own designs.
Thanks to Louisse Bosscheiter, President of APAT Vic, for holding this event at her Porcelain painting studio in Montrose, and for her lovely hospitality- I had a wonderful time. And all of the participants were great to work with, which makes teaching a pleasure 🙂 I look forward to seeing you again soon!
During this seminar, the participants:
- Understood how to layer and blend lustres without burning the colours.
- Learned the techniques on modernising designs.
- Found out how to plan your colours and understand firing temperatures for multi firing lustre work.
- Created contemporary paintings with a strong focus on design elements which they could further develop at home.
- Applied techniques of underpainting used by the old masters in oil paintings to modern porcelain.
- Created their own designs.
Here are some photos showing some of the work created, and some comments about the course:
Firstly students created their own designs, and sketched the designs on their porcelain.
Then they applied the lustre techniques for the first firing:
After the first firing, I evaluated and discussed each students' next step for their painting with the whole group...lustres always produce interesting results 😉
Back to work!
Before it goes in the kiln, it's important to check your design notes...when everything looks green, yellow or brown, it's hard to remember what you've done! I share the same strategies and approaches I use for all of my paintings.
My final demonstration of the pen work and talking about creating value and contrast for these poppies:
More information about my classes:
Some of the participants asked whether I have a studio I teach from, I only have my working studio and a salon by appointment to view my paintings or inquire about courses and other projects. After running home based studios in my early career, and later a retail gallery and teaching premises for over 10 years, I have different commitments now (see more of what I do here) and business direction. I mainly travel teach around Australia and internationally, to other people's studios or businesses, or at venues to teach from which I or painting groups and associations organize. So, if you have a group of students interested in learning with me, let me know here, and I will send you more information.
- If you want to see me demonstrate lustre roses and poppies at the Sydney APAT Convention in October, click here.
- Maybe you aren't sure of my style of painting and teaching, but you're thinking you'd like to learn with me 🙂 Did you know you can organise a live skype demonstration anywhere in the world? Here is some information about a live skype demonstration with students in St Petersburg Russia, then I will be sharing more experiences in person with them next year when I return to Russia for other exhibitions and masterclass demonstrations. Request more information about a live skype demonstration here.
Other blog posts and information about my courses you might like:
I hope you enjoyed the information in this post, please share or leave comments! I look forward to hearing from you 🙂