5 Week Classes
Weekend Workshop
Weeklong Workshop

 

Drawing

Morning
 
Learn to Draw – Kai Carpenter
Saturday | 9/21-11/23 (no class 10/26) | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

In this introductory fundamentals class, learn key concepts and artistic principles in order to accurately render line, shape, proportion and negative space while working from simple objects and the still-life. Students explore various drawing media, including charcoal and graphite, as you progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.

$440
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Expressive Self Portrait and Portrait Drawing: Mixed Media – Barbara Fugate
Wednesday| 9/25-11/20 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Draw with expressive line and color in this mixed media class. You will work from your own reflection to study the basic proportions of the head along with other building blocks such as shadow shapes and compositional balances. This study will be expanded upon by working from a live model using mixed media. A variety of media will be used, including: soft pastel, color inks, watercolor, water-soluble crayons, collage, and charcoal. Being an expressive drawing class, this class will focus more on how color, line and texture can elicit personality and character than studying anatomy. Previous drawing experience is highly recommended.

$490
Live Model
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

Painting

Morning
 
Printmaking Techniques: Advanced – Klara Glosova
Friday | 9/20-11/8 | 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.


In this printmaking class students will dive deeper into the printmaking processes. In addition to monotype students will work with drypoint: a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised or drawn into a plate with a hard-pointed “needle” of sharp metal. Other printmaking methods will be introduced in response to students’ interest. This class is an opportunity to develop your own projects under the instructor’s guidance. Together we will learn new methods and troubleshoot technical issues to get the results you are looking for as well as some unexpected surprises.

$525
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Portrait Painting – Jim Phalen
Friday | 9/20-11/22 | 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 precedent while you work to render convincing and compelling likenesses of the model in oil.

$490
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Figure Painting in Oil – Justin Duffus
Friday | 9/20-11/22 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Paint from the live model, and work from short-to-long poses as you study color-mixing strategies and application techniques. Develop your understanding of oil painting with each figure painting and how to treat the figure as a pictorial subject.

$490
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Printmaking Techniques: All levels – Klara Glosova
Friday | 9/20-11/22| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Learn the fun and playful printmaking technique of monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique where artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate, typically acrylic or copper. Come and experiment with various materials. Students will create one of a kind art and multiple edition prints. Monotype doesn’t require special chemicals and extensive technical knowledge, and for this reason it is one of the most accessible printmaking techniques. Recommended for all level of experience as well as for painters looking to learn more about the breakdown and structure of images (such as color and composition).

$490
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Oil Painting for Beginners – Abigail Drapkin
Sunday| 9/29-11/24| 2:00-5:00 P.M.

In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre. In order to remove fear and promote your artistic confidence, we’ll address the foundations of value, warm, and cool relationships and color as well as methods for self-correction and problem solving.

$430
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Evening
 

Expressive Figure Painting I: With and Without a Model – Barbara Fugate
Thursday | 9/26-11/21 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Explore expressive color and composition in this Figure and Self Portrait Painting class. You’ll begin making a figure painting at first with and then without mode, intensifying the focus on color and composition in the overall painting. This exercise is repeated with a self-portrait painting, from a mirror and then without. Working in this manner provides the opportunity to practice painting from observation, as well as explore the more abstract aspects of painting. There’s a freedom that occurs when the model isn’t present, encouraging individual experimentation and innovation. Works by Cezanne, Van Gogh and Marsden Hartley will be looked at for their specific developments in Modernist painting. Previous painting experience is recommended. Oil or Acrylic paint.

$490
Live Model
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

Sculpture

Morning
 

Sculpting the Human Face – Mardie Rees
Saturday | 10/5-10/26 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay. Students will learn to sculpt a full scale portrait in water clay on a fixed armature, while working from a live model. Students will begin by first massing-in the shape of the skull, and learn how to progresively incorporate facial features in relation to this structure. Instruction will include introduction to tools and techniques, proportions, structural anatomy, and learning to closely observe the nuances of the human face, demos, lectures, and individual feedback throughout the class. By the end of the course, each student will have created one portrait from a live model.

$415
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

Georgetown


Atelier Primer – Riley Doyle and Tiffany Dae
Tuesday/Thursday | 9/17-11/21 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

The Atelier Primer is a part-time program modeled after the Georgetown Atelier’s full time curriculum. This new and exciting program will teach the classical foundations of drawing and painting from life, and how to extend from the Observational into the Imaginative. Whether you’re a beginner interested in learning the techniques of observational drawing and painting, or you are an intermediate/advanced student who wants to improve or keep your skills sharp, the Atelier Primer is perfect for you. This evening class is ideal for those who cannot attend classes during the day. Tuesday nights focus on skill building from still lives, observational studies from plaster casts and master copies. Thursday nights we apply the same techniques to a live model, and focus heavily on constructive anatomy. Led by instructors Riley Doyle and Tiffany Dae, alumni and instructors of the full time atelier, the Atelier Primer is comprised of by hands-on demos, lectures, and individual critiques.

$770
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Illustration Program – Brian Snoody
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.


Designed for classical and industry artists alike, the Illustration Program teaches how to create realistic imagery from the ground up beginning in black and white using traditional materials such as graphite, ink, and gouache. Techniques include layering, blending, and rendering various types of surfaces, such as wood and metal, rusted metal—to name a few. After establishing core abilities, we will learn more advanced techniques in color building in scope and complexity over time. This class is an ongoing program with a one year curriculum cycle.

$475
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

Studio Concentration


Studio Concentration: Painting from Life – Max Ginsburg
Monday-Friday| 12/2-12/13 | 9:30A.M-4:30 P.M.


In Ginsberg’s two-week Studio Concentration, students will have the opportunity to work with the master for 30 of their workshop hours, with access to a model for 60 hours. In addition, students will have the option of working independently in a shared studio space during the evenings.Students and instructor will paint from life each day with an alla prima procedure, stressing careful observation of the model regarding form, shapes, proportion, gesture, perspective, values and color. Ginsburg’s teaching method will direct students to paint the unique realities of each model. “We will paint what we see, not what we know” (Charles Webster Hawthorn) to capture the poetic beauty of the reality, not some formula.Ginsburg will discuss concepts, expression of concepts, contemporary realism, and the painting of the Old Masters. This Studio Concentration will cover: Head Studies, Figure Studies, the Portrait, Painting the Figure, and a Multi-Figure Composition from life with two models, for which Ginsburg is renowned and highly regarded.Ginsburg will critique each student every day and give painting demonstrations. He will also paint half of each session on his own painting. Max believes that this is an excellent teaching tool, better in many ways than relying only on what the teacher says.

$1,050
Live Model
Intermediate
Gage Capitol Hill

Printmaking

Morning
 
Printmaking Techniques: Advanced – Klara Glosova
Friday | 9/20-11/8 | 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.


In this printmaking class students will dive deeper into the printmaking processes. In addition to monotype students will work with drypoint: a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised or drawn into a plate with a hard-pointed “needle” of sharp metal. Other printmaking methods will be introduced in response to students’ interest. This class is an opportunity to develop your own projects under the instructor’s guidance. Together we will learn new methods and troubleshoot technical issues to get the results you are looking for as well as some unexpected surprises.

$525
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Printmaking Techniques: All levels – Klara Glosova
Friday | 9/20-11/22| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Learn the fun and playful printmaking technique of monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique where artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate, typically acrylic or copper. Come and experiment with various materials. Students will create one of a kind art and multiple edition prints. Monotype doesn’t require special chemicals and extensive technical knowledge, and for this reason it is one of the most accessible printmaking techniques. Recommended for all level of experience as well as for painters looking to learn more about the breakdown and structure of images (such as color and composition).

$490
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

5 week Classes

Morning
 
Intro to Egg tempera, Materials and Techniques – Dominique Medici
Tuesday | 10/22-11/19 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Egg Tempera painting is an exceptionally beautiful and subtle painting medium that is said to date back to ancient Egypt. It was commonly practiced in the 14th and 15th century Italy during the Italian Renaissance, notably, by virtuoso painters like Giotto, Fra Angelico, Botticelli. In recent times American painter Andrew Wyeth most notably gave new life to the medium. What is Egg Tempera? Egg Tempera is made by taking an egg yolk and mixing it with pigment. This emulsion is then painted on an absorbent ground of Gesso. Traditional Gesso was made by heating a solution of glue and water and mixing it with chalk/ gypsum. This solution was then applied to a wooden support in successive layers. After a day or so the panel is sanded and ready to be used for painting.

$265
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Alla Prima Portraits with the Zorn Palette – Dominique Medici
Tuesday| 10/22-11/19 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


The most efficient way to simultaneouly develop your observation and intuition is to practice Alla Prima painting. Gaining the ability to work quickly, and with precision, is key in your development as a painter. The time restraint forces you to forego detail, see the big picture, and focus on gesture and large masses–the elements which ultimately hold the power and personality within a portrait. In this class, we will work with a systematic and disciplined technique that is uniquely designed to achieve this aim. To accurately capture a likeness within a limited time frame we will focus on the 4 main aspects of a portrait: Proportion, Value, Color, and Edge. Practicing this way will sharpen your observation, and take your skill to a new level. Instructor will provide frequent demos which help breaking down the process of painting into clear and consecutive steps, as well as individual critique. Since simplicity is one of our goals, we will be using a limited palette of 4 colors; Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light and Blue-Black. By using this dynamic palette we refine our understanding of color relationships.

$265
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Continuing Sumi Painting – Lois Yoshida
Wednesday| 10/23-11/20 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Experience serenity of expression through the techniques of sumi painting. Students will explore creative forms of self-expression using sumi (black ink) to interpret images as well as changes in color through tonal value. Use of traditional tools, materials, brush methods, and approach to content as well as the mounting process will be taught. Students will be introduced also to Asian brush calligraphy, the ancient art form from which sumi-e (the ancient eastern tradition of self-expression through sumi painting) evolved, and will become familiar with the secrets of sumi-e. You will learn brushwork through studying the Four Paragons (the four traditional subjects of bamboo, wild orchid, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom and branch).

$265
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Book Illustration – Eddie Everette
Thursday| 10/24-11/21 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Whether illustrating a children’s book, a day in your life or a pamphlet on raising snails this class will help you to get your ideas onto paper. Learn to choose which scenes to make visual and why, and how to use the skills you have right now to make strong images. Thumbnail sketching, photo collage, text, fonts and more techniques will be explored. Included are weekly slide shows, drawing time and fun group critiques. All skill levels welcome.

$265
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

Weekend Workshops

October
 

Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Aaron Coberly
Saturday-Sunday | 10/5-10/6 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

In this weekend workshop, you’ll work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a figure by learning to paint broadly but accurately. The class will include demonstrations and individual student critiques.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Oil Painting Master Tips – Vallery Collymore
Saturday-Sunday | 10/12-10/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to mix the colors of a Monet through the Color Harmony Formulas of the French Impressionists. Then learn to make brushstrokes like a French Impressionist. You will study 25 ways to manipulate paint, including how to create soft edges like Renoir, bold brushwork like Monet and directional strokes like Van Gogh or Cezanne. Student will learn how to nail strong compositions and values, and the small finishing touches that will take your painting to the next level.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

The Leaves of Autumn: Botanical Watercolor Workshop – Kathleen McKeehen
Saturday-Sunday | 10/12-10/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Leaves are always a challenge for the botanical artist, but the colors and forms of autumn leaves make them an enjoyable opportunity to play with a variety of methods, such as wet-on-wet washes and varying dry-brush techniques. Beginners to botanical illustration will learn observation and measurement skills necessary for an accurate botanical rendering, as well as the use of watercolor washes and dry-brush technique to create three-dimensional, aesthetically pleasing, and scientifically correct images. Intermediate students will gain experience in mixing colors on the palette and in layering, and find plenty of opportunity to even loosen up a bit with the wet-on-wet washes so effective in capturing the colors of autumn.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Color Theory & Color Mixing – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 10/19-10/20 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Working with the Munsell color system, we will learn color mixing techniques and understand specific colors in terms of three-dimensions, hue, value, and chroma. The workshop will focus on a series of mixing exercises designed to help students gain a better understanding of how to achieve the colors they desire. Studying with Larine Chung, students will review the historic palettes used by different master painters, both for inspiration and reference.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Pet Portraits in Watercolor – Willow Heath
Sunday | 10/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Learn magically easy techniques to creating expressive watercolor pet/animal portraits. Paint with a lose illustrative strokes or hone in on your bush details while painting realistic eyes. Artist Willow Heath will guide you through the step by step process of painting 1-3 bright and expressive watercolor animal illustrations that capture the likeness and character of your animal with ease. *No painting experience necessary and no pet necessary, just come with a sense of humor and willingness to experiment and paint animals.

$120
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Color Harmony – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 10/26-10/27 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Take an in-depth look at color and learn how different colors work together. In this workshop, students will be taken by hand into the world of color analysis by creating color studies for master painting. Topics include color temperature, painting with different key range and chroma intensity. Take this workshop in conjunction with Chung’s Color Theory & Color Mixing!

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
November
 

Animals in Watercolor – Michelle Lassaline
Sunday | 11/3| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This workshop will teach students how to draw animals and bring them to life with watercolor. We will cover basic animal anatomy starting with simple shapes and working up toward textures, movement, and emotion. We will explore gesture through quick sketches and longer studies. Using a combination of drawing techniques like pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor, students will learn to transform their anatomical animal drawings into life-like characters.

$120
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Alla Prima Portraits in Oil – Aron Coberly
Saturday-Sunday| 11/2-11/3 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

In this weekend workshop, you’ll learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by learning to paint broadly but accurately. The class will include demonstrations and individual student critiques.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Encaustic Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Saturday-Sunday| 11/2-11/3 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Investigate the different characteristics and effects achieved by employing beeswax as a medium for painting. Learn the basics of the ancient and luminescent encaustic medium as you explore a range of applications from the simple application of clear hot wax on a painting surface to the layering, incising, transferring and imbedding of images. The course will cover techniques for heating, mixing and application of layers as well as different methods of working into the wax layers. $25 partial materials fee payable to instructor.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Saturday-Sunday| 11/2-11/3 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Capture highly detailed scenes and learn how to create contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, and watercolor glazes. Simplify complex scenes into initial sketches that are light and loose. Then, learn how to create a grisaille underpainting that brings extraordinary dimension to work. We will use a limited watercolor palette to enhance their work with harmonious color.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Mixed Media Image Layering – Patrick LoCicero
Saturday-Sunday| 11/9-11/10 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn the process and skills needed to energize and make the surfaces of paintings more complex, nuanced and rich with meaning. Through the process of mixed media, found object and collage, explore various background layering techniques.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Color and Texture with Acrylics: The Fruits of Winter – Terry Furchgott
Friday-Sunday| 11/15-11/17 |6:30-9:30 P.M. (Friday), 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Juicy oranges, the deep glow of purple grapes, crisp green apples – the rich medium of acrylic paint is perfect for capturing the bold colors and subtle textures of winter fruit arranged in inspiring set-ups including glazed ceramics, and brightly patterned drapery. Starting with an introduction to use of a wet palette and color mixing, you next master subtler techniques to do with brushwork, edges, smooth transitions, and the use of color layering. Completing multiple studies and one finished work you learn to simplify and capture the essence of what you see, creating dynamic images with a balance of bold spontaneity and finished detail. $15 fee payable to Instructor for additional materials supplied in class (these are in addition to those on the Student Supply List which are the students’ responsibility).

$280
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
December
 

Gestural Sculpting & Drawing the Figure – Mardie Rees
Saturday-Sunday| 12/14-12/15 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Capture the human figure in motion with award-winning and internationally recognized artist Mardie Rees. We will capture the gesture using line drawings and then by modeling the figure three-dimensionally. Focus is on gesture drawing and learning to sketch poses in clay by breaking down and re-building a new gesture during each class. By analyzing the figure both through drawing and gestural sculpture, students will come away with a unique approach to working from life and will be able to make more compelling works.

$265
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

Weeklong Workshop

December
 

Studio Concentration: Painting from Life – Max Ginsburg
Monday-Friday| 12/2-12/13
| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


In Ginsberg’s two-week Studio Concentration, students will have the opportunity to work with the master for 30 of their workshop hours, with access to a model for 60 hours. In addition, students will have the option of working independently in a shared studio space during the evenings.Students and instructor will paint from life each day with an alla prima procedure, stressing careful observation of the model regarding form, shapes, proportion, gesture, perspective, values and color. Ginsburg’s teaching method will direct students to paint the unique realities of each model. “We will paint what we see, not what we know” (Charles Webster Hawthorn) to capture the poetic beauty of the reality, not some formula.Ginsburg will discuss concepts, expression of concepts, contemporary realism, and the painting of the Old Masters. This Studio Concentration will cover: Head Studies, Figure Studies, the Portrait, Painting the Figure, and a Multi-Figure Composition from life with two models, for which Ginsburg is renowned and highly regarded.Ginsburg will critique each student every day and give painting demonstrations. He will also paint half of each session on his own painting. Max believes that this is an excellent teaching tool, better in many ways than relying only on what the teacher says.

$1,050
Live Model
Intermediate
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Figure Drawing in Pencil: From Block-In to Expressing the Fullness of Forms – Tony Ryder
Monday-Friday| 12/2-12/6 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


In this workshop you develop your patience, craft, observation, and understanding of drawing principles. Ryder introduces you to a refined, articulate method of developing drawings through four linear and tonal stages: the envelope (a foundational shape encompassing the entire figure); the block-in (the abstract shapes of the figure); the contour (a specific linear description of the figure’s silhouette); and “drawing on the inside” (a tonal description of the body’s form, within the contour). Anthony Ryder studied painting and drawing with Ted Seth Jacobs in New York City and in France from 1983 to 1989. He is the author of The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing (Watson-Guptill, 2000). His work is based on a synthesis of observation and painting theory.

$750
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Portrait Drawing in Pencil: Block in Boot Camp – Tony Ryder
Monday-Friday| 12/9-12/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

The errors that distort a portrait drawing begin with the very first pencil strokes, and express misconceptions about the subject of the drawing. Discover an approach to basic block-in construction, including point-to-point vision, measuring length and tilt by eye, looking for the non-parallelism of the two sides of the form, avoidance of horizontals and verticals and more. Students work on one-day poses with the focus on block-in rather than the finished drawing. Anthony Ryder studied painting and drawing with Ted Seth Jacobs in New York City and in France from 1983 to 1989. In 1998 he wrote and illustrated The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing (Watson-Guptill, 2000). His work is based on a synthesis of observation and painting theory. Portrait Drawing in Pencil: Block-in Boot Camp is your unique chance to learn from a modern master.
$750
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Painting the Clothed Figure with Pastel – Terry Furchgott
Tuesday-Friday| 12/10-12/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Explore the richly colored medium of soft pastel and learn techniques for the accurate drawing and painterly representation of the figure, clothing, and household objects, then put it all together in a series of lively alla prima sketches and several finished works of dramatically costumed models in theatrical settings. You study color layering, and the choice and use of a limited palette, and learn to manipulate the relative values and saturation of warm and cool colors to suggest 3-dimensional volume, light, space, and mood. Reviewing the basics of composition and perspective you create strong figurative images with successful visual relationships that also convey mood, personality, and narrative intent. Previous figure drawing experience required. $15 Materials Fee payable to the instructor (this is for additional materials given out in class, in addition to those listed on the Supply List which are the students’ responsibility).

$495
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
January

The Classical Approach To Figure Painting In Oil – Patricia Watwood
Monday-Friday| 1/6-1/10 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

In this 5-day workshop, American figurative artist Patricia Watwood will teach the steps she uses in painting a model from life. Watwood is a leading figure in the contemporary classical movement, focusing on the figure, most commonly in the nude. She cleverly uses allegory and mythology against urban settings to unite a classical aesthetic with a modern sensibility.
Students will first focus on strategies for composition, design and creativity, including creating a thumbnail sketch of a single pose. Demos will help master to the subtleties of warm and cool relationships and color in skin tones, while students set up their drawing on the canvas, create an under-painting in a limited palette, and make a detailed finish with a final pass in full color. With the theme of simple strategies used in creating complex figurative artwork, we will explore how props and design can inspire work that is “outside the studio” and limited only by your imagination.

In 2011-2012 St. Louis University Museum of Art, and The Forbes Galleries hosted Watwood’s solo museum exhibit, Patricia Watwood: Myths & Individuals.

$675
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Alla Prima Figure and Portrait Painting with a Limited Palette – Domenique Medici
Monday-Friday| 1/6-1/10 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

The most efficient way to simultaneously develop observation and intuition is to practice Alla Prima painting. Gaining the ability to work quickly, and with precision, is key in your development as a painter. The time restraint forces you to forego detail, see the big picture, and focus on gesture and large masses, the elements which ultimately hold the power and personality within a portrait or figure painting. In this workshop, we will work with a systematic and disciplined technique that is uniquely designed to achieve this aim.

Your instructor will provide frequent demos, breaking down the process of painting into clear and consecutive steps. We will focus on 4 main aspects: Proportion, Value, Color, and Edge, which will help us to accurately capture a likeness within a limited time frame. Since simplicity is one of our goals, we will be using a limited palette — a limited palette of only 7 colors; Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Teal, Ultramarine and Ivory Black. This palette is very dynamic and will refine our understanding of color relationships. Practicing this way will help to sharpen your observation, and take your skill to a new level.
$650
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill