Fall Weekend Workshops

Color Magic With Watercolor – Linda James
Saturday, Sunday | 12/9-12/10 | 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Learn methods for color mixing and layering; how to mix beautiful grays and neutrals; how to identify and replicate colors in nature; and techniques for using color and composition to create compelling paintings.

Painting The Flower In Oil – Mandy Theis
Monday-Wednesday | 12/11-12/13 | 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Create realistic paintings of flowers in oil.

Fall Weeklong Workshops

Speed Portraits With A Limited Palette – Dominique Medici
Tuesday-Friday | 1/2-1/5 | 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Master the ability to work quickly and precisely.

Winter 2018


The Josef Albers Painting Boot Camp – Charles Emerson
Monday | 1/15-3/19 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Explore basic painting requisites of all graduate students entering the Yale School of Art during the final year, as prescribed by the head of the Design Department, Josef Albers.

Foundation Figure Painting: Color Into Value – Jonathan Happ
Monday, Wednesday | 1/15-3/21 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Build a solid foundation for solving visual problems related to the figure, focusing on the structural anatomy of parts–both as value studies and color studies.

Abstraction and Paper – Jeffrey Simmons
Monday| 1/15-3/19 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Explore the history, manufacture, preparation, and use of art papers.

Advanced Watercolor – Tom Hoffman
Tuesday | 1/16-3/20 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Designed for the experienced watercolor painters seeking to refine their practice and strengthen their personal style.

Beginning Watercolor – Tom Hoffman
Wednesday | 1/17-3/21 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor that allows you to make conscious choices regarding color, value, wetness, and composition before the brush ever touches the paper.

Still Life Painting in Oils – Jim Phalen
Wednesday | 1/17-3/21 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Work through a series of exercises with New York Times-reviewed artist Jim Phalen and complete one monochromatic and two color paintings using still-life as your motif.

Abstracting Reality with Color and Composition – Charles Emerson
Thursday | 1/18-3/22| 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Sold out!

An advanced painting class in either oils or acrylics where students abstract to heighten reality by way of the emotional or psychological reasons to create a stronger impact than just a picture.

Portrait Painting – Jim Phalen
Friday | 1/19-3/23| 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Discover the art and practice of portraiture as you learn to compose from observation, acquire strategies for organizing visual information, and study historic precedents.

Color for Painters – Kimberly Trowbridge
Friday | 1/19-3/23| 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Improve your ability to perceive color and to express that vision in your paintings as you learn to accurately observe color relationships and to mix equivalent analogies with oil paint.

Expressive Still-Life Painting – Fong Baatz
Friday | 1/19-3/23| 9:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M.

Designed to help you find your personal voice, work directly from a still life set up and explore various painting techniques and approaches to creating an expressive painting with oil.

Oil Painting for Beginners – Jonathan Happ
Saturday | 1/20-3/24| 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.


Portraits In Watercolor – Hamid Zavareei
Monday| 1/15-3/19 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Experimenting with traditional watercolor techniques including various washes, glazes, and scumbles, you will stretch the boundaries and experiment with looser approaches and different color palettes for flesh tones.

Landscape Painting: Land and Water – Kathleen Moore
Monday | 1/15-3/19 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Try landscape painting with a focus on streams, lakes, and shoreline.

Figure Painting in Oils – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Wednesday | 1/17-3/21 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Exploring the richness of oil paint, create a long pose figure painting from direct observation and learn a step-by-step approach for capturing a model’s likeness.

Intermediate Watercolor – Tom Hoffman
Wednesday | 1/17-3/21 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Work with increasingly complex subjects as you expand your understanding and dexterity of watercolor.

Expressive Portrait Painting – Fong Baatz
Friday | 1/19-3/23| 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Working with a live model, we will explore various portrait painting techniques and approaches to creating an expressive painting with oils.

Painting the Natural World – Kathleen McKeehen
Friday | 1/19-3/23| 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Learn the botanical artist’s classic method of dry-brush watercolor, to paint all types of natural subjects, from birds to bones to botanicals.

Mentored Studies in Abstraction – Ryan Weatherly
Sunday | 1/21-3/11| 1:00-5:00 P.M.

Join a group of motivated peers for weekly painting sessions in which you complete work in progress, start new work, or develop new ideas, while mentored by a Gage teaching artist.

Mentored Studies in Representation – Jim Phalen
Sunday | 1/29-3/25 | 1:00-5:00 P.M.

The new Mentored Studies in Representation is designed for students whose work, based on representation and on ideas of how to resolve observation at the pictorial level, focuses on Still Life, Portrait and the Figure.


Abstract Painting: Shape and Form – Julia Ricketts
Monday | 1/15-3/26 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Create, manipulate, and refine abstract shapes and forms, in oil or acrylic paint with the guidance of experienced instructor Julia Ricketts.

Miniature Painting – Humaira Abid
Monday | 1/15-3/19 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Learn the basics of Miniature Painting with renowned contemporary artist and sculptor Humaira Abid.

Oil Painting Fundamentals – Hamid Zavareei
Wednesday | 1/17-3/21 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Develop a foundational knowledge of material and technique through hands-on exercises aimed at helping you understand the mechanics of oil painting.

The Science in Art and Techniques of the French Impressionists -THE 9 WEEK COURSE- Valerie Collymore
Wednesday | 1/17-3/21 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Explore the Science in Art, while integrating this scientific knowledge with art-making fundamentals, techniques and practices of the French Impressionists painters.

Matisse and Munch: Color Connections – Barbara Fugate
Thursday | 1/18-3/22| 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Make figure paintings in the manner of Henri Matisse and Edvard Munch using the vibrant palette of each artist.

Five Week Classes

Dynamic Detail In Ink And Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Thursday | 1/18-2/15 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Capture highly detailed scenes and learn how to create contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, and watercolor glazes.

The Art Of True Collage – Patrick LoCicero
Thursday | 1/18-2/15 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Explore the many varied nuances of making art through collage and glued paper materials.

Petite Nature Scenes: Beginning Watercolor – Willow Heath
Thursday | 1/18-2/15 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Learn the techniques and color mixing to create a series of small, yet magical watercolor nature scenes.

Alla Prima Portrait Painting with the Zorn Palette – Dominique Medici
Tuesday | 2/20-3/20 |6:30-9:30 P.M.

Work Alla Prima as you learn the Zorn palette, limited to only four colors.

Weekend Workshops

Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steve Reddy
Saturday, Sunday | 1/13-1/14 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Capture highly detailed scenes and learn how to create contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, and watercolor glazes.

Color Theory & Color Mixing – Larine Chung
Saturday, Sunday | 1/13-1/14 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Working with the Munsell color system, learn color mixing techniques and understand specific colors in terms of three-dimensions, hue, value, and chroma.

Contemporary Portrait in Acrylic – Amy Huddleston
Saturday, Sunday | 1/13-1/14 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Introduce yourself to the basic principles of acrylic portrait painting.

Pet Portraits in Watercolor – Willow Heath
Sunday | 1/28 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Master easy techniques to create expressive watercolor portraits of your pets or wild animals.

Painting & Photography – Klara Glosova
Saturday, Sunday | 2/3-2/4 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Examine how painting and photography influenced each other throughout history.

The Art of Encaustic Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Saturday, Sunday | 2/10-2/11| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn the basics of this ancient, luminescent medium, including material, surface, and painting techniques and explore a range of encaustic applications.

Metaphorical Translations in Collage – Patrick LoCicero
Saturday, Sunday | 2/10-2/11 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn the processes and skills needed to energize and make the surfaces of your paintings complex, nuanced and rich with meaning.

The Landscape in the Winter – Suze Woolf
Saturday-Sunday | 2/10-2/11 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Explore additional ways to make fresh, spontaneous, and spirited landscape paintings without having to stand out in the rain.

Portrait and Pattern: Klimt Inspiration in Acrylic – Terry Furchgott
Friday-Sunday | 2/16-2/18 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Explore the decorative opulence, rich color, and sensual beauty found in Gustav Klimt’s portraits and depictions of women.

Winter Wonders in Watercolor – Kathleen McKeehen
Saturday, Sunday | 2/24-2/25 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn and practice various wash and dry-brush techniques leading towards an accurate and realistic depiction of your subject.

Color Harmony – Larine Chung
Saturday, Sunday | 3/3-3/4 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Take an in-depth look at color and learn how different colors work together.

Spring Flowers in Pastel – Terry Furchgott
Friday-Sunday | 3/9-3/11 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to create richly colored drawings of individual flowers and complex floral stillifes arraged in glass and ceramic vases using the direct drawing medium of soft chalk pastel.

The Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Content of Color in Abstraction: Watercolor- Linda James
Saturday, Sunday | 3/17-3/18 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Focus on color as the primary element in abstract expression.

Acrylic Still-Life – Amy Huddleston
Saturday, Sunday | 3/17-3/18 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn about palettes, supports, mediums, basic color principles and basic composition.

Paitning the Figure from Photography – Barbara Noah
Saturday – Sunday | 3/24 – 3/25 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Explore painting the figure from photography.

Weeklong Workshops

17th Century Dutch Still Life Workshop – Justin Wood
Friday-Sunday | 1/5-1/7 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

This workshop is inspired by the Dutch Breakfast Still Life (Ontbijtjes) which developed in the 17th century.

Portrait Painting in Oil – Dale Zinkowski
Monday-Friday | 3/26-3/30 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Study with New York Grand Central Atelier instructor Dale Zinkowski and work from the live model over an extended pose.