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Art Workshop, Demos With Sprague, Ingwersen

Turtle Ridge Gallery and Ingwersen Studio Gallery are partnering to present an event Sept. 21-23 when artist Jim Ingwersen will reunite with his former students.

During the 1970s, Ingwersen held life-drawing sessions at his gallery that Mary Ellen Sisulak – owner and resident artist at Turtle Ridge – often attended. After attending a workshop with Ingwersen, Lois Sprague was encouraged to continue her art education and became an acclaimed portrait and mural artist.

Sprague will be at Turtle Ridge Gallery with Sisulak on Sept. 21, 4-7 pm, for an oil-painting demonstration with the gallery’s dog, Banjo, and refreshments will be served. Oil-painting demonstrations will also take place at Ingwersen Studio Gallery on Sept. 22, 11 am – 3 pm.

A one-day workshop will be held at Ingwersen Studio Gallery on Sept. 23, when Sprague will guide participants through demonstrations and instruction to help develop drawing skills and work with live models. Lunch from Wild Tomato will be provided, and a critique session with wine and cheese will round out the workshop. The day will focus on pencil and charcoal – no painting allowed. Register for the workshop ($250 per person) by contacting Sprague at [email protected] or 719.499.0336.