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VA55 Channeling Van Gogh: How to Add Passion to your Paintings

Colorado Springs artist Dena Peterson worked as a painter/animator on the film, “Loving Vincent.” She will share what she learned as she painted scenes for the film in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. In the first session, Peterson will discuss the history of Van Gogh and his work, then briefly demonstrate her approach to painting with the inspiration of his style. The next day, she’ll assist students in painting their own chosen subject matter in a similar way, with an emphasis on adding bold color, line, and impasto texture to bring new life to their work. Some experience in medium required.

Ages 16-Adult

Instructor: Dena Peterson

VA55 Channeling Van Gogh How to Add Passion to your Paintings Supply List


Class Dates:

July 14 – 15


Sat 5-7p.m. Sun 1-5p.m.


2 sessions

Class Categories:

Intermediate, Painting, Visiting Artist


Bemis School of Art

818 Pelham Place

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Ages 16-Adult



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