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Drawing

Morning
 
Portrait Drawing – Aron Hart
Monday | 9/16-11/18 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Working from portrait models and self-portraits, study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. Focus on the basic concepts of drawing applied to the human form and learn to think visually, translating what you see into a compelling portrait using simple techniques.

$490
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Botanical Drawing – Kathleen McKeehen
Monday| 9/16-11/18 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Beginning with measurement techniques, observational skills and the unique requirements of botanical art; learn to use line to accurately portray plant subjects, then move on to understanding light’s effect on form and how to use shading for three-dimensionality. While focusing on plants, the skills you acquire apply to any realistic drawing effort and are an excellent preparation for learning botanical watercolor as well. Intermediate students are welcome and may take on more advanced plant subjects.

$475
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Next Level Drawing – Kristin Frost
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Expand your drawing skills to the next level in this class designed for students with some previous drawing experience. Emphasis will be placed on increasing your ability to use line, shape, space, value, and light together to create dynamic compositions. Working with graphite, charcoal, and ink, you will learn to translate your interpretation of our world onto a 2D surface. Topics explored will include still life, perspective, landscape, and imagined spaces. Through observation and in class demonstrations, you will become comfortable talking about and producing artwork in a supportive studio environment. Develop your technical and observational skills to a more advanced level in this drawing class.

$475
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
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

 
Evening
 
Intermediate Figure and Portrait Drawing – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Monday | 9/16-11/18 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Go beyond the basics to achieve realistic portraits and figures drawn from the model, starting with short gesture poses and working your way up to longer poses. You will study anatomy, proportion, volume, and form, and uncover solutions to common drawing challenges such as foreshortening, facial expression, and the placing the figure in an environment. Lectures, demonstrations, and group critiques will supplement in-class teaching. Students will work both at home and in class to finish their pieces.

$490
Live Model
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Basics of Drawing – Hamid Zavareei
Monday | 9/16-11/18 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Gain crucial skill in drawing by learning the basics. The most elemental part of drawing is line – without line, contours and edges do not exist. In this course, students will start with the simple study of line as contour and step by step expand to value studies and a brief study of perspective.

Students will extend that knowledge into the creation of form and space within simple compositions. All of these techniques are to help pave the way for more complex combinations and areas of drawing.

$475
Beginner Level!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Foundations of Figure Drawing – Aron Hart
Tuesday/Thursday | 9/17-11/21 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Working in a variety of drawing media, you build a foundation of skills and methods for creating accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure. You learn concrete techniques for conveying form, contour, structure and volume. Anatomy and proportion are stressed throughout, while class discussions and critiques add context and breadth to your new art-making skills. This course is the first in a series, which continues with Foundation Figure Drawing II (winter) and Foundation Figure Drawing III (spring).

$775
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Figure Drawing – Abigail Drapkin
Tuesday | 9/17-11/19 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding on depicting the human form. Working from quick gesture drawings to longer, more considered poses, you will learn proportion and anatomy; use light and shade to depict volume; and line and tone to describe planar changes in the body.

$490
Live Model
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Figure Drawing for Illustrators – Kai Carpenter
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Learn to create dynamic figures with illustrator Kai Carpenter. This course will draw from mid-century illustration technique to familiarize students with a structural approach to the figure, working from the inside out. Students will first learn to create and work with a sketch “mannequin” (not the wooden kind!); using that structure, students will then learn to accentuate the figure to complement the gesture’s mood and narrative. By working with both model and “mannequin,” students will come away with a powerful figure drawing methodology, an understanding of how to plan figurative illustrations from imagination, and how to imbue their figures with life and emotion at any stage of finish. The class will include live demonstrations and individual critique.

$490
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

Painting

Morning
 
Advanced Watercolor – Tom Hoffmann
Tuesday | 9/17-11/21 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

As an experienced watercolor painter seeking to refine your practice and strengthen your personal style, you are invited to work under the close mentorship of Tom Hoffmann to develop independent painting projects according to your own artistic vision. Hoffmann assists you in your mastery of advanced techniques and innovative approaches to increasingly complex compositions. Class time includes group discussions and critiques. Completion of INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR or instructor permission required. New students welcome.

$475
Advanced Level!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Topics in Abstract Painting: Color – Jeffrey Simmons
Tuesday | 9/17-11/21 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


In this class we will work through a series of problems from Josef Albers’ 1963 seminal text Interaction of Color. Using colored paper collage (and not mixtures of paint), we will explore the ability of color to deceive, impersonate, communicate, and illuminate. In this book as well as in his classes at Yale, Albers eschewed the standard color terminology and theory in favor of direct observation and experimentation. The intention of this class is to open our eyes, as artists and observers, to what Albers referred to as “the most relative medium in art.” The class is designed for students who want to explore color as an essential resource. The instructor will present slideshows with works drawn primarily from the history of abstract painting. Participants will need to purchase a set of Coloraid papers, at least
4.5 x 6 inches in size. Work outside of class time will be necessary.

$475
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Watercolor – Tom Hoffmann
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20 | 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. You focus on awareness skills as well as technical skills.

$475
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Expressive Watercolor Portraits – Heath Willow
Thursday | 9/19-11/21 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Explore techniques, tips, and special effects for creating deceptively simple expressive watercolor portraits in a relaxed studio environment with step-by-step demonstrations and discussions. From loose expressive brush strokes to controlled realistic glazing, we will explore the foundations of painting portraits in watercolor.

$475
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Fauvism as an Introduction to Color – Charles Emerson
Thursday | 9/19-11/21 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Nothing is as mysterious as the interaction of color liberated from the constraints of representation, nor perhaps as difficult in the use of flat color areas, simultaneous contrast, and optical vibration typical of Fauvism. No one way, no theory or formula – nothing but the ability to see and read what is actually happening on the surface of the painting allows the painter full freedom and expression in finding his/her way to an intelligent and satisfying individual and meaningful art. A $25 fee will be collected by the instructor for additional materials.

$475
Advanced Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
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
 
Botanical Watercolor: Autumn Cornucopia – Kathleen McKeehen
Monday | 9/16-11/18| 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Fall offers up a variety of colors, textures and shapes for the botanical artist, and an enjoyable opportunity to play with a range of methods such as wet-on-wet washes and color-intensifying dry-brush. Beginners to botanical illustration learn observation and measurement skills, as well as the use of watercolor washes and dry-brush technique to create three-dimensional, aesthetically pleasing and scientifically correct images. Intermediate students gain experience in mixing colors both on the palette and with layering, and even loosen up a bit with wet-on-wet washes.

$475
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intermediate Watercolor – Tom Hoffmann
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20| 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Work with increasingly complex subjects as you expand your understanding and dexterity with watercolor. Working from the still-life, landscapes and photographs, you learn to individualize your painting process, better understand the variables of watercolor painting, use the variables to your creative advantage and take informed risks. Students should have completed Beginning Watercolor or have basic watercolor experience.

$475
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Painting the Autumn Landscape – Kathleen Moore
Thursday | 9/19-11/21| 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Learn to capture the wondrous colors of autumn! In this course you will learn color-mixing, the importance of contrast, and how to interpret value to capture the beauty of the autumn landscape. Students will work en plein air as weather permits, or from photos in the studio. Painting locations will include the Washington Park Arboretum, Volunteer Park, and Kubota Gardens.

$475
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
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
 

Modern Realist Figure Painting – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Learn to paint the human figure while exploring traditional and contemporary painting methods in oil or water-based media. Working from live models, students will discover essential techniques for capturing a model’s likeness with accuracy and for expressing personal artistic vision with heightened emotive and aesthetic effects. Nicholas will present live demonstrations, individual critiques, and offer a series of lectures designed to equip students with integral knowledge and skills for painting flesh tones and for capturing a compelling sense of light, atmosphere, and form.

$490
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

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

 
Afternoon
 

Ecorche Skull – Mike Magrath
Tuesday | 9/17-11/19 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Ecorché (Fr.: “flayed”) is the term used to describe a figure viewed without skin for the purpose of anatomical study and artistic reference, an experience requisite for the serious figure artist. Under the guidance of your instructor and from lectures and reference materials, you will build a life-sized anatomically precise 3-D model of the human skull with its attendant muscular system in clay. You will emerge with a durable reference figure and irreplaceable anatomical expertise. Prior experience in figure sculpture is recommended, however students with strong experience in long-pose figure drawing may find they have many of the requisite skills. Price includes materials.

$520
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Evening
 

Beginning Figure Sculpting – Elijah Evenson
Monday | 9/16-11/18 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Learn to accurately represent human gesture, proportion, mass, structure, and surface form in three dimensions. This course offers sculpting students a comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture, working from the same pose for the entire class while drawing and painting students improve their dimensional depiction of the human form in space. This is a great way for all students to improve their figural work. Class price includes clay.

$520
Live Model
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Figure Sculpting Studio – Mike Magrath
Tuesday | 9/17-11/19 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Experience a clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling, as well as develop advanced skills that radically improve your ability to see and understand the figure. You work from the same pose for the entire quarter, with the pose also available in the independent Sculpture Reserved Studio on Thursday nights, (enroll separately) — providing you up to 60 hours to develop your work. Class price includes clay and model fees.

$520
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

 
Evening
 

Collagraph: Upcycling Materials To Generate Original 2d Prints – Nikki Barber
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


This course will introduce you to collagraph printmaking. You will create inked dimensional collages to print onto printmaking paper. You can craft images as simple as a basic shape or as complicated as a portrait or cityscape using materials you find in everyday objects, such as painter’s tape and bubble wrap. You will get practice constructing collagraph plates and printing them with ink on paper in both intaglio and relief styles of plate inking. After the course is completed, participants will find they look at everyday recyclable materials in a new light!

$490
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

5 week Classes

Morning
 
Painting Light in Watercolor – Willow Heath
Monday | 9/16-10/14 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Develop your understanding for painting light and reflection in watercolor by painting a series of small painting studies of gems, fruit, glass, and other reflective surfaces. Utilize wet and dry brush techniques to give your paintings the illusion of dimension and illumination. Paint the reflective light on many simple subjects and small objects including: glass, fruit, gems/crystals, and nature.

$265
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
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

Beginning Sumi Painting – Lois Yoshida
Wednesday| 9/18-10/16 | 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
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Illustration – Eddie Everette
Thursday| 9/19-10/17 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


To become an illustrator you have to think like one, and no one epitomizes the classic illustrator better than Edie Everette. Funny, acerbic and visionary, Edie’s classes are engaging and teach you not only the craft of illustration, but how to bring smart concepts to light in a playful way. Class culminates in a final project.

$265
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Layers of Abstract paintings – Junko Yamamoto
Thursday| 9/19-11/7 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


How do you begin an abstract painting? Sometimes it is overwhelming to think where to start. This class will help you: the teacher will share ideas, approaches and techniques that Yamamoto has been using in her practice for nearly 20 years.

Learn how to tap into and express your own inspiration and intuition, drawing from life experiences, imagination and memories–making each work unique and original. Students will learn to grasp the atmosphere of an abstract work before they go into details with form, texture, and stroke. Students will learn how to experiment with techniques such as layering colors and creating repetitive shapes, as well as using printmaking tools like stencils and brayers that can help make the surface less controlled, more unexpected and experimental. Process itself is abstract and intuitive, yet methodical. Students will learn how to navigate the thought process and decision making involved in abstract painting.

Yamamoto has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts with Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. She was recently included in the exhibitions at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum in 2018, Seattle Asian Art Museum
and Out of Sight in 2017. Her works are exploration of space, consciousness and memories.

$380
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

September
 

Nature in Watercolor – Michelle Lassaline
Saturday-Sunday| 9/14-9/15 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to capture the details of nature in watercolor. Students will learn the basic techniques of watercolor starting with tonal sketches in pencil, then using masking fluid and wet-on-dry techniques to create layers of transparent color. We will explore different compositions and strategies for choosing subject matter by spending a half-day sketching in the nearby Volunteer Park. Focusing on the botanical and geological features in nature, this class will teach students to paint in watercolor using refined details and unique compositions.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Drawing for Fun! – Kathleen Moore
Saturday | 9/14| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Have you ever thought “I’d like to draw, but ….” or “I used to draw, but it’s been years (or maybe decades!).” This class offers a no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing. Learn how to handle charcoal, pencil and pen while working with composition, value and form. You may discover that you already know a lot about drawing and find your confidence growing as you build more skill. A little art history and a lot of fun included!

$120
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Urban Sketching – Steven Reddy
Saturday-Sunday | 9/21-9/22 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Go on location and create detailed interior drawings. Urban sketch artist, Steve Reddy, will teach a step-by-step process to avoid being overwhelmed by complex indoor scenes. Begin with how to select a scene, and learn tips for breaking down complex interiors into basic shapes and contours. Then, bring work to life with ink washes and learn graphic shading techniques to refine the details. The first set of classes will meet at Gage Capitol Hill, and then be on location at nearby indoor spaces, as determined by class and instructor.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Moving Towards Abstraction – Julie Devine
Saturday-Sunday | 9/28-9/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Are you a representational painter who wants to push your work towards abstraction? This three-day abstract painting workshop is for you! You will approach each day with a new strategy to get you thinking differently about the way you paint your subjects. Add new methods to your toolbox including using a palette knife for a brush to increase speed and immediacy. This class is perfect for all levels and styles of painters. Students may work in your painting media of choice, instructor will be using oils.

$215
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Pet Portraits in Watercolor – Willow Heath
Sunday | 9/29 | 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 Capital Hill

 

The Art of True Ephemera Collage – Patrick LoCicero
Saturday-Sunday | 9/28-9/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Calling artists who love all things paper! In this collage course we will discover the many varied nuances of making art through collage, glued paper, fabric materials. You will have the chance to work on different surfaces, including rag paper and panel, as well as in various artistic styles. You will also study the history of collage, from Kurt Schwitters and Pablo Picasso, to modern day contemporary artists that use collage as their main art form. Explore techniques like layering, overlap, isolation, repetition, composition, and surface manipulation on various substrates.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
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

 

Egg Tempera and Gold Leaf Mastercopies – Domenique Medici
Monday-Friday| 1/6-1/10 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

An exceptionally beautiful painting medium dating back to ancient Egypt, Egg Tempera was practiced in 14-15 century Italy during the Renaissance by virtuoso painters like Giotto, Fra Angelico, Botticelli. In recent times, American painter Andrew Wyeth gave new life to the medium. We will walk in the shoes of the studio apprentice and learn how to make genuine traditional gesso panels using glue and chalk; prepare handmade toned paper for silverpoint drawing; grind and emulsify egg tempera paint; practice painting techniques; make handmade transfer paper; and paint your first egg tempera painting. Egg Tempera painting is a patient and meditative process of carefully building up successive layers of very thin paint. It is a natural medium for those that love drawing and the technical process of painting. A finished Tempera painting has a delicate translucency and radiance that is unparalleled by other painting mediums.

$600
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill