Classes and workshops for adults are designed to inspire artists of all abilities to reach new heights of creative and artistic excellence.

The 2016 Gage Winter Catalog, featuring cover art by Aaron Coberly (Click to view)

Under the mentorship of professional artists, students develop new skills, explore time-honored techniques, and learn to express their artistic vision with confidence and skill.

The 2016 Winter Catalog: Click HERE

Daytime, evening and weekend classes and workshops present foundational studies in drawing, painting and sculpting, and feature professional studios and equipment, hands-on learning and a safe and supportive environment.

For information about registration deposits and fees, transfers and credits and class or workshop cancellation policies, please visit our Financial Terms page.

To register by mail, download the Winter 2016 Registration Form and return it to the Gage offices at 1501 10th Ave E, Ste. 101, Seattle, WA 98102.

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2016 Gala: Corporate Table for 10

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2016 Gala: One Connoisseur Ticket

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2016 Gala: One Patron Ticket

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2016 Gala: Table Host Ticket (Table of Ten)

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2016 Gala: Two Connoisseur Tickets

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2016 Gala: VIP Package for Two

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A Spring Has Sprung Workshop at Bloedel – McKeehen

Learn to capture the texture and fragility of flowers at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island!
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Abstract Composition – Ricketts

Learn to compose with intention and a sense of adventure through collages.
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Abstract Drawing II – Ricketts

Investigate the language of abstraction with a variety of drawing media.
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Abstract Drawing: Line, Color & Surface – Ottersen

Discover and explore the infinite choices open to an image maker.
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Abstract Painting – Ottersen

Explore the infinite possibilities of abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic.
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Abstract Painting – Ottersen

Explore the infinite possibilities of abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic.
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Abstract Painting II – Ricketts

Explore the ways in which non-representational painters create their compositions.
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Abstract Painting III – Ricketts

Explore through found imagery and montage with additive and subtractive modes of painting.
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Accurate Drawing Intensive – Furchgott

Discover the precision of mark-making with pencil and charcoal.
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Acrylic Still-Life – Furchgott

Create lively work from set ups inspired by the paintings of Cézanne.
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Advanced Watercolor – Hoffman

Develop independent painting projects according to your artistic vision.
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Advanced Watercolor – Hoffman

Develop independent painting projects according to your artistic vision.
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Alla Prima Portraits in Oils – Coberly

Capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by learning to paint broadly but accurately.
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Alla Prima Self-Portraits – Medici

Work in a direct method to create a compelling self-portrait.
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Alternative Acrylic Painting – Jennings

Learn to use acrylic paints to achieve a non-traditional result.
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Alternative Acrylic Painting – Jennings

Learn to use acrylic paints to achieve a non-traditional result.
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Basics of Oil Painting – Zavareei

Discover the basics of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Basics of Oil Painting – Zavareei

Discover the basics of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Basics of Oil Painting II – Zavareei

Explore concepts of paint application, paint consistency, brush techniques and more.
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Basics of Oil Painting II – Zavareei

Explore concepts of paint application, paint consistency, brush techniques and more.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Chuzi

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Chuzi

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Watercolor – Hoffman

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor.
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Beginning Watercolor – Hoffman

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor.
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Better Color Through Black & White – Rizzotto

Explore the world of value and learn to create stronger, more expressive graphic images.
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Beyond the Basics: Large-Scale Figure Painting – Petty

Explore the figure beyond the basics of oil painting.
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Blooming Botanicals – McKeehen

Learn the dry-brush watercolor method for painting all types of natural spring time botanicals..
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Botanical Drawing – McKeehen

Learn to use line to accurately portray plant subjects.
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Botanical Drawing: Beauty in Nature – McKeehen

Learn to use line to accurately portray plant subjects.
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Botanicals in Ink & Mixed Media – Ricketts

Explore the world of sumi ink and methods for creating lively botanical paintings.
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Cityscape Painting in Seattle – Van Dyck

Learn strategies for simplifying complex environments to develop a compelling sense of space.
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Color & Aesthetics – Emerson

Explore developments in the Modernistic work of Degas, Vuillard & Bonnard.
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Color for Painters – Trowbridge

Improve your ability to perceive color and to express your vision.
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Compositional Figure Drawing – Grimaldi

Compositional Figure Drawing
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Creating Image Through Collage – Noah

Create your own collages utilizing images and materials that are most engaging to you!
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Creature Culture (Digital) – Waters

Develop an imaginary (digital) ecosystem.
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Demystifying Watercolor For Beginners – James

Become familiar with the tools, paper and pigments to learn the basics of watercoloring.
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Diary Comics – Reddy

Create one or two-page "diary comics" based on anecdotes from life.
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Digital Drawing & Painting – Waters

Discover the world of digital art through using a tablet.
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Drawing & Painting the Hand – Corry

Explore the fundamental structure of the hand.
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Drawing Flowers, Glass & Metal – Furchgott

Learn to render light, shadow, texture and reflextions to define tonal values.
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Drawing For Fun! (A) – Moore

A no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing.
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Drawing for Fun! (B) – Moore

A no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing.
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Drawing from A to Z – Brooker

Explore all the steps and techniques used to draw simple to complex forms.
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Drawing the Human Face – Dall’Osto

Learn to draw the human face with ease and accuracy!
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Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Reddy

Learn techniques for combining contour drawings with watercolor.
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Egg Tempera Painting – Safranek

Discover the economical and versatile quality of egg tempera both traditionally and contemporarily.
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Encaustic Painting – Zavareei

Explore the basics of the ancient medium of wax in your paintings as you create beautiful images.
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Expressive Figure Drawing – Kang-O’Higgins

Learn to capture the essential form and gestural movement of the human figure.
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Expressive Portrait Painting – Baatz

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive portrait in oils.
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Expressive Portrait Painting – Baatz

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive portrait in oils.
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Figure Drawing in Interiors – Coleman

Explore the relationship between the figure and it's surrounding environment.
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Figure Drawing in Interiors – Weatherly

Explore the relationship between the figure and it's surrounding environment.
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Figure Drawing: New Techniques & Materials – Flack

Learn to best express the figure with a variety of techniques and materials.
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Figure Sculpting Studio – Magrath

A clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figure Sculpting Studio – Magrath

A clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figure Sculpture (B) – Evenson

A comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture.
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Figure Sculpture – Evenson

Discover a comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture.
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Figure Sculpture for Beginners – Chuzi

Learn to accurately represent human gesture and form in three dimensions.
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Figures in Context: Secondary Triad – Trowbridge

Develop on large oil painting of multiple figures using a rich, secondary-triad palette.
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Foundation Drawing II (Mon/Wed) – Weatherly

Continue to develop your confidence and skill at rendering three-dimensional form.
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Foundation Drawing II (Tue/Thu) – Weatherly

Continue to develop your confidence and skill at rendering three-dimensional form.
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Foundation Figure Drawing II – Flack

Explore methods for creating accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Foundation Figure Drawing II – Hart

Explore methods for creating accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Foundation Figure Drawing III – Flack

Explore methods for creating accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Foundation Figure Drawing III – Hart

Explore methods for creating accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Foundation Figure Painting II – Petty

Explore strategies for analyzing structure, proportion, color relationships and more.
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Foundation Figure Painting III: Head, Hands, Feet – Petty

Explore layers of space within the figure and within the picture plane.
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Foundation Figure Sculpture II – Magrath

Build an anatomically precise 3-D model of the human muscular/skeletal system from the bones out.
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Foundation Figure Sculpture: Ecroche III – Magrath

Build an anatomically precise 3-D model of the human muscular/skeletal system from the bones out.
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Foundation Figure Sculpture: The Reclining Nude – Magrath

Learn to see with real understanding the extremes of foreshortening and limited viewpoints.
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Gestural Sculpting – Rees

Learn to capture a variety of gestures of the human figure at a small scale from life.
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In the Studios of the Old Masters – McNaughton & Vaughn

Learn the specific step-by-step process to achieve an exact master copy and learn the b
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Intermedaite Still-Life Painting – Phalen

Focus on color mixing and bring your paintings to a higher degree of finish.
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Intermediate Watercolor – Hoffman

Expand your understanding of and dexterity with watercolor.
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Intermediate Watercolor – Hoffman

Expand your understanding of and dexterity with watercolor.
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Introduction to Linocut Prints – Hamrick

Explore the techniques used to create your own linocut print.
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Josef Albers Painting Boot Camp – Emerson

Explore the basic painting concerns required of all graduate students entering Yale.
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Landscape Drawing – Brooker

Landscape Drawing: Coastal Scenes
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Landscape Painting: Spring Trees – Moore

Gain an undertanding of the dynamic structure of tree forms as you paint the texture of foilage.
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Landscape: Essential Theory & Practice – Albala

Landscape: Essential Theory & Practice
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Learn to Draw – Dall’Osto

Learn to progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.
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Learn to Draw – Weatherly

Learn to progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.
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Learn to Draw – Weatherly

Learn to progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.
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Long & Short Pose Life Drawing – DeMartin

Discover the economical and versatile quality of egg tempera both traditionally and contemporarily.
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Master Copy: 18″ x 24″

Master Copy 18 x 24
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Master Copy: 24″ x 42″

Master Copy 24 x 42
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Master Copy: 30″ x 36″

Master Copy 30 x 36
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Master Copy: 30″ x 48″

Master Copy 30 x 48
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Mixed-Media Image Layering – LoCicero

Learn the processes and skills needed to make your paintings come alive!
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Mixed-Media Painting – Zavareei

Discover different approaches to abstract art.
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Mixed-Media Painting – Zavareei

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non-traditional media and techniques.
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Mondo Cane! – Jurriaans

Anthropomorphize your dog in an oil painting!
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Oil Painting Prep: The ‘Wipe-Out’ Method – White-Gehrt

Learn the basics of drawing and value structure which underlie a successful realistic painting.
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Paint the Sky – Moore

Explore the structure of clouds and the science behind the colors of the sky.
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Painting Interior Space – Silva

Painting Interior Space
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Painting Portraits in Pastel – Eagle

Discover the economical and versatile quality of egg tempera both traditionally and contemporarily.
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Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Coberly

learn how to quickly capture the most essential qualities of the figure.
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Painting the Figure in Watercolor (A) – Coleman

Learn to create a finished figure painting in transparent watercolor.
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Painting the Figure in Watercolor (B) – Coleman

Learn to create a finished figure painting in transparent watercolor.
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Painting the Flower in Oil – Chung

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers by first studying Fantin-Latour master works.
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Painting the Natural World – McKeehen

Learn the dry-brush watercolor method for painting all types of natural subjects.
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Painting Winter Wonders – McKeehen

Learn and practice various techniques for painting winter botanicals.
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Pastel Figure with a Fauvist Palette – Furchgott

Explore the bold and expressive approach to color inspired by the Fauvist Masters.
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Perspective Drawing – Flack

Explore methods for creating pictorial space using perspective.
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Pet Portraits in Pastel – Chuzi

Capture your pet's personality in a full color pastel portrait.
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Portrait Drawing – Zadrozny

Study essential techniques for creating compelling portrait drawings.
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Portrait Drawing Basics – Furchgott

Learn to draw the head and neck using relative values of light and dark to define features of the f
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Portrait Drawing Fundamentals – Zadrozny

Study essential techniques for creating compelling portrait drawings.
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Portrait Painting – Gury

Discover the economical and versatile quality of egg tempera both traditionally and contemporarily.
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Portrait Painting in Oil – Phalen

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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Portrait Painting in Oil – Phalen

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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Portrait Painting Workshop – Medici

Work with alla prima techniques to create a compelling portrait.
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Portrait Sculpture – Chuzi

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay.
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Portrait Sculpture – Rees

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay.
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Portrait Sculpure – Evenson

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personaility in clay.
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Portraits in Clay – Evenson

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personaility in clay.
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Portraits in Watercolor – Zavareei

Explore drawing portraits and application of watercolor in portrait painting.
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Prepping for Plein Air – Moore

Enjoy a plein air adventure while learning valuable tips and tricks for painting on the go.
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Radical Invention: Cubism in Chagal & Matisse – Emerson

Study Chagal and Matisse at the peaks of their respective sense of aesthetics.
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Real World Composition – Albala

Explore composition by working with visible shapes and forces.
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Realistic Flesh Tones in Oil – Zadrozny

Realistic Flesh Tones in Oil
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Reserved Sculpting Studio

Sculpting Thursday PM (includes clay)
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Reverse Oil Painting on Glass – Dodge

Learn to prepare the framed glass, plan a composition in reverse and more.
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Short-Pose Figure Drawing (A) – Zadrozny

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Short-Pose Figure Drawing (B) – Zadrozny

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Sight Size Drawing – Hart

Sight-Size Drawing
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Solid Ground – Waters

Create an imaginary digital environment.
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Springtime Flowers in Oil – Chung

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers and improve your sense of perception to paint from life.
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Still Life Painting in Oils – Rizzotto

An introduction to the tools and materials used in oil painting while exploring the still-life.
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Still-Life Painting in Oils – Rizzotto

An introduction to the tools and materials used in oil painting while exploring the still-life.
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The Animal as Icon: Collage Image Layering – LoCicero

Learn to draw the head and neck using relative values of light and dark to define features of the f
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The Quick Sketch – Evans

Create dozens of quick sketches while studying various sketch mediums and techniques.
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The Structure of the Human Body – Barry

Improve your understanding of the figure through écorché, master drawings and more.
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The Surrealist Figure – Fitch

Let the doors open wide on your imagination, personal imagery and artistic vision.
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Tros Crayon Portrait Drawing – Hart

Explore the use of trois crayon techniques to render sensitive and delicate portraits.
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Watercolor Animal Illustration – Heath

Learn the foundations of creating playfully gorgeous watercolor animal illustrations.
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Writing About Art – Arnold

Learn to look critically at art and then translate that into writing!
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