Weekend Workshop
Weeklong Workshop

 

Drawing

Morning

Portrait Drawing – Aron Hart
Monday | 6/24-7/22 | 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. Our focus will be on the basic concepts of drawing applied to the human form, and visual processing – translating what you see into a compelling portrait using simple techniques.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Drawing for Beginners – Kristin Frost
Tuesday | 6/25-7/23 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Learn the fundamentals of mark making in this drawing class designed for beginners. Emphasis will be placed on exploration of drawing media while learning the basics of line, shape, space, value, and light logic. Using graphite, charcoal, and ink, you will learn to translate your observations of our world into two-dimensional imagery. By observing still life and in class demonstrations, you will become comfortable talking about and producing artwork in a supportive studio environment. Explore and develop your own creative expression in this introductory drawing class.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Tuesday | 6/25-7/23 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 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. Students will use a limited watercolor palette to enhance their work with harmonious color.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Figure Drawing – Aron Hart
Monday | 8/5-8/26 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 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.

$215
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Drawing for Beginners – Kristin Frost
Tuesday | 8/6-9/3 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Learn the fundamentals of mark making in this drawing class designed for beginners. Emphasis will be placed on exploration of drawing media while learning the basics of line, shape, space, value, and light logic. Using graphite, charcoal, and ink, you will learn to translate your observations of our world into two-dimensional imagery. By observing still life and in class demonstrations, you will become comfortable talking about and producing artwork in a supportive studio environment. Explore and develop your own creative expression in this introductory drawing class.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Portrait Drawing – Ryan Weatherly
Tuesday | 8/6-9/3 | 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. Our focus will be on the basic concepts of drawing applied to the human form, and visual processing – translating what you see into a compelling portrait using simple techniques.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Learn to Draw – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Wednesday | 8/7-9/4 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


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

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Thursday | 8/8-6/5 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 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. Students will use a limited watercolor palette to enhance their work with harmonious color.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Drawing Nature – Kathleen Moore
Tuesday | 6/25-7/23 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

The beauty of nature stirs the emotions and inspires the spirit. Develop an inti­mate understanding of plant structure while conveying an emotional, aesthetic response to what you see. Each week, you will evaluate the compositional possibilities of the location with quick notan (a Japanese word meaning “light-dark balance”) sketches, then settle in for a sustained drawing period focusing on both distant and close-up plant forms within the stunning Washington Park Arboretum.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Figure Drawing – Ryan Weatherly
Tuesday | 6/25-7/23 | 1:30-4:30 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Illustration – Edie Everette
Thursday | 6/27-7/25 (no class 7/4) | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Have you always wanted to try your hand at illustration? This class covers all the basics with exercises based on what differentiates illustration from other graphic arts. In a supportive environment, you cultivate style, work with a “client” and stretch your imagination. Each class includes a drawing technique, a slide show, drawing time and a lively group critique.

$215
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Urban Sketching – Steven Reddy
Friday| 6/28-7/26 | 1:30-4:30 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.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Figure Drawing – Ryan Weatherly
Saturday | 6/29-7/27 | 2:00-5:00 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Book Illustration – Edie Everette
Thursday | 8/8-9/5 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Whether illustrating a children’s book, a day in your life or a pamphlet, this class will help you 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. You will explore thumbnail sketching, photo collage, text, fonts and more. Included are weekly slide shows, drawing time and fun group critiques. All skill levels welcome.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Urban Sketching – Steven Reddy
Friday| 8/9-9/6 | 1:30-4:30 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.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Evening

Basics of Drawing – Hamid Zavareei
Monday | 6/24-7/22 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


The most elemental part of drawing is line – without line, contours and edges do not exist. We will start with the study of the line as countour, and progressively incorporate value and perspective to create form and space within simple compositions.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Figure Drawing – Jonathan Happ
Wednesday| 6/26-7/24 | 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Portrait Drawing – Jonathan Happ
Thursday | 6/27-7/25 (no class 7/4) | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Working from portrait models and self-portraits, study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure, and composition. Our focus will be on the basic concepts of drawing applied to the human form, and visual processing – translating what you see into a compelling portrait using simple techniques.

$215
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Figure Drawing for Illustrators – Kai Carpenter
Wednesday | 8/7-9/4 | 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Painting

Morning
 
Portrait Painting in Oil – Jim Phalen
Friday | 6/28-7/26 | 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. Work with renowned artist Jim Phalen to learn how to render convincing and compelling likenesses of the model in oil.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Oil Painting – Aron Hart
Thursday | 8/8-9/5 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre. Addressing the foundations of value, warm and cool relationships, and color, Aron Hart will teach methods for self-correction and problem solving.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Still Life Painting in Oil – Ryan Weatherly
Friday | 8/9-9/6 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Work through a series of exercises and complete monochromatic and color paintings using still-life as your motif. Lessons include handling materials; light and shadow; color mixing; color design; brushwork; the painting process; and setting up a compelling still-life.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Landscape in Watercolor – Hamid Zavareei
Monday | 6/24-7/22 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Painting landscapes in watercolor can be an exhilarating process. Through washes, glazes, and spatters, students will learn the application of light and dark, warm and cool, and transparent and opaque colors to achieve beautiful results in watercolor.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Oil Painting – Jonathan Happ
Wednesday| 6/26-7/24 | 1:30-4:30 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.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Painting the Figure in Space – Justin Duffus
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Painting from direct observation, learn to describe the figure and its relationship to the interior space. You will construct and balance a composition using large shapes of color to create a sense of light and gravity in space. With an emphasis on color temperature to create atmosphere, you will learn painting techniques to describe a variety of forms and edges. Justin will provide weekly demonstrations using the Alla Prima method as a starting point and will offer a variety of approaches to describe the depth of our visual experience with paint.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Landscape Painting: Summer Plein-Air – Kathleen Moore
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Learn to accurately paint a variety of tree forms while expressing the unique qualities of individual trees. Working en plein air, students will learn the basic skills of interpreting light and shadow to render volumes in space. Gain an understanding of the dynamic structure of tree forms, paint the texture of foliage, and see the landscape in perspective. Classes will take place offsite, working with oil or acrylic paints.

We will meet at the Arboretum on the FIRST DAY. Meet the instructor in the parking lot at 2300 Arboretum Dr E.
Other locations:
Seattle Arboretum
Ravenna Park
Kubota Garden
Carl English Botanical Garden
Woodland Park Rose Garden

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Plein-Air – Jim Phalen
Thursday | 6/27-7/25 (no class 7/4) | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer with Introduction to Plein Air Painting, a practical guide to creating oil paintings in nature. Begin with discussion on how to choose and prepare your materials, including palette choices and color mixing strategies best suited for plein air painting. Learn to compose using loosly painted areas of dominate colors (a technique known as blocking), and then refine to add tone and detail. Students will paint offsite in Magnuson Park in the “Kite Hill” area near the Orca Fin sculptues.

$215
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Plein Air Landscape Painting – Kristin Frost
Tuesday | 8/6-9/3| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Do you love being outdoors and painting nature? Then this class is for you! We will spend time outdoors, painting cityscapes and landscapes from observation, while learning to capture light, color, and mood in short sessions. These graphite and watercolor sketches will then be turned into larger finished works of art in oil back in our studio environment. We will work on choosing strong compositions, practice creating texture through brushstroke application, and work with color layering to create rich, dynamic scenes. Learn how to display your own specialized take on the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Designed for students with some knowledge of watercolor and oil painting techniques.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Portrait Painting in Oil – Ryan Weatherly
Tuesday | 8/6-9/3| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Working from portrait models, you study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. You 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Printmaking Methods: Collagraph, Monotype, & Mixed Media – Sophie Loubere
Wednesday | 8/7-9/4| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Monotype and collagraphy are painterly, spontaneous and accessible printmaking techniques! In addition to learning these approaches to printmaking, you’ll experiment with incorporating other mark making methods, print transferring, gold, silver, and copper leaf and unconventional materials like patina solution. You will make your own collagraphic plates with a variety of textural materials. Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a board with ink or pigment, and then used to make a print onto paper.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Painting the Figure in Space – Justin Duffus
Wednesday | 8/7-9/4| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Painting from direct observation, learn to describe the figure and its relationship to the interior space. You will construct and balance a composition using large shapes of color to create a sense of light and gravity in space. With an emphasis on color temperature to create atmosphere, you will learn painting techniques to describe a variety of forms and edges. Justin will provide weekly demonstrations using the Alla Prima method as a starting point and will offer a variety of approaches to describe the depth of our visual experience with paint.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Acrylic Portrait Painting – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Thursday | 8/8-9/5| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Learn to paint the portrait using the versatile medium of acrylic paint. Learn paint handling and color mixing while working from a live model to create lifelike portraits from direct observation. Nicholas Enevoldsen will present live demonstrations, individual critiques, and a series of lectures designed to equip students with techniques for mixing flesh tones, paint application, and how to imbue their work with a compelling sense of light, atmosphere, and form.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Evening
 
Portrait Painting in Oil – Aron Hart
Tuesday | 6/25-7/23 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Working from portrait models, you study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. You 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Printmaking – Nikki Barber
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Learn printmaking basics in this 5-class course. The course will introduce relief printmaking, intaglio and monotype techniques in bite-size pieces. Printmaking is tactile, repeatable and uses a variety of processes. After experimenting with each technique participants will jump right in to printing their own images and designs on quality printmaking paper. No previous experience required.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and technique through hands-on exercises aimed at helping you understand the mechanics of oil painting. Combine your new knowledge with drawing skills to understand the concepts of contour, value, shape, volume, form and perspective for a more comprehensive experience. Principles of paint handling and proper use of material, will go hand-in-hand with building skills to render still-life objects progressively from simple to more complex.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Figure Painting – Aron Hart
Tuesday | 8/6-9/3 | 6:30-9:30 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Collagraph: Upcycling Materials To Generate Original 2d Prints – Nikki Barber
Wednesday | 8/6-9/3 | 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!

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Portrait Painting in Oil – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Thursday | 8/8-9/5 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Working from portrait models, you study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. You 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Sculpture

Morning
 

Gestural Sculpting and Drawing – Mardie Rees
Saturday-Sunday | 6/8-6/9 | 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 drawing and learning to sketch poses in clay by breaking down and re-building a new gesture 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

 
Evening
 

Figure Sculpting – Elijah Evenson
Monday | 6/24-7/22 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

 

Learn how to accurately represent the human figure through gesture, proportion, mass, structure, and surface form in three dimensions. The class is a comprehensive introduction to figure sculpting, working from the same pose for the entire course. Recommended for Drawing and Painting students who wish to improve their dimensional depiction of human form in space.

$265
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Portrait Sculpting – Elijah Evenson
Monday | 8/5-8/26 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay. Focus on sculpting a full-scale portrait in water clay on a fixed armature while working from a live model. Instruction topics include an introduction to tools and techniques, proportions, structural anatomy and learning to closely observe the nuances of the human face. Each student begins by first massing-in the shape of the skull, and learning to incorporate facial features in relation to this structure. Instruction includes demonstrations, brief lectures and individual feedback throughout the class. By the end of the session, create one portrait from a live model.

$215
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Georgetown

Morning
 

Learn to Paint in a Weekend – Jonathan Happ
Saturday-Sunday | 6/22-6/23 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

A two-day observational painting workshop specifically designed for beginning students in oil or acrylic. We will address many of the foundational issues involved in picture making including value, color, temperature, and intensity and touch on painting as a historical language. Through short exercises and studies, students will begin to develop a basis for the technical craft and vocabulary of observational painting. Prior drawing experience is recommended.

$215
Beginning Level
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Observing Abstractly – Eric Elliott
Friday-Sunday | 7/19-7/21 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


The world we see is made up of a complex network of interlocking abstract shapes, and in this workshop we will examine the natural world for the colors, shapes and edges that surround us. We will explore various techniques and tools to help you see the abstraction that is in front of you and translate it into dynamic observational paintings.

$375
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Figure Structure – Geoff Flack
Monday-Friday | 7/22-7/26 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


Advance your understanding of the human figure’s construction by geometrically breaking down figures as they are posed in space and drawn from observation. This workshop is designed to bridge the gap between standard life drawing practices and anatomical study. Working from a live model, you will systematically draw the figure to fit landmarks within a set proportion system. Emphasis will be given to gesture, balance, and proportion to aid in the illusion of credibility. Students will leave this class with a better understanding of the figure’s key landmarks, form sense, construction, and gain greater ability to render a figure from life and memory.

$650
Live Model
Intermediate
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Figure Painting – Carolyn Pyfrom
Monday-Thursday | 7/29-8/1 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


At the essence of observational painting is the problem of abstracting and simplifying nature into dynamic shapes, rhythms, and tones for a flat surface. We will use two models and two, different poses to design and build this flat space using balance, light, and atmosphere. We will develop paintings which have a sense of space and place a figure convincingly into that space. Light, space, and form will be seen primarily as functions of tonal organization. This workshop aims to benefit students of all levels and to explore strategies which are personal and non-formulaic, while addressing the organizational challenges, rigors, and possibilities of representational painting.

$660
Live Model (2 models)
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Figure Drawing for Illustration – Kai Carpenter
Friday-Sunday | 8/2-8/4 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 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.

$350
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Urban Landscape Painting – Peter Van Dyck
Monday-Thursday | 8/5-8/8 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


This workshop will address creative problem solving for the challenges of painting the city as a motif. Students will learn strategies for simplifying complex environments using an understanding of space, structure, and light, developing personal compositions with a compelling sense of space. Main topics are linear perspective, pictorial distortion, the color of light, and design. Students will also address overcoming the practical difficulties of working on site.

$540
Intermediate
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Portrait Painting – Tony Ryder
Monday-Friday| 8/19-8/23 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Make a head and shoulders portrait beginning with a brush drawing on a toned ground. Then paint from dark to light: the realization of form through painting the effects of the light. This method is based on light direction, light and shadow, and the effect of tonal progression we see on rounded form, proceeding from dark to light. It entails painting sectionally, from dark to light, first painting a base progression, and then into this wet base, brushing in our lights by placing other, lighter brushstrokes, thus topping out and illuminating our forms. This method is also called Form Painting because of the tangible way it expresses form by the actions of light.

$695
Live Model
Intermediate
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 | Friday 6:30-9:00 P.M., Saturday-Sunday 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

 

Printmaking

 
Printmaking Methods: Collagraph, Monotype, & Mixed Media – Sophie Loubere
Wednesday | 8/7-9/4| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Monotype and collagraphy are painterly, spontaneous and accessible printmaking techniques! In addition to learning these approaches to printmaking, you’ll experiment with incorporating other mark making methods, print transferring, gold, silver, and copper leaf and unconventional materials like patina solution. You will make your own collagraphic plates with a variety of textural materials. Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a board with ink or pigment, and then used to make a print onto paper.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Printmaking – Nikki Barber
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Learn printmaking basics in this 5-class course. The course will introduce relief printmaking, intaglio and monotype techniques in bite-size pieces. Printmaking is tactile, repeatable and uses a variety of processes. After experimenting with each technique participants will jump right in to printing their own images and designs on quality printmaking paper. No previous experience required.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Collagraph: Upcycling Materials To Generate Original 2d Prints – Nikki Barber
Wednesday | 8/6-9/3 | 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!

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Landscape Woodcut Prints – Nikki Barber
Saturday-Sunday | 7/13-7/14 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This course is an introduction to relief printing focusing on landscapes in woodblock. You will develop skill and technique as you create landscapes through reductive relief printing techniques. You will learn how to employ safe wood cutting techniques, use oil-based inks and generate original prints. You will work from photographs or drawings to design, carve and print your own landscape studies. Upon completion you will have an expanded toolkit of visual arts vocabulary and way of thinking artistically through the production of original and contemporary prints.

$250
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Printmaking Techniques: Monotype – Klara Glosova
Saturday-Sunday | 8/3-8/4 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This class is an introduction to monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique with which artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate (typically acrylic or copper) to create an image which is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together. Monotype produces a unique print, it is a versatile medium closest to painting. Monotype doesn’t require special chemicals and extensive technical knowledge, it is therefore one of the most accessible printmaking techniques. Recommended for those who want to explore printmaking or painters looking to learn more about breakdown and structure of images (such as color and composition).

$250
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Printmaking Techniques: Reliefs – Klara Glosova
Saturday-Sunday | 8/24-8/25 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This class is an introduction to linocut. Linocut is a basic printmaking technique in which artists use tools to carve marks into the surface of a plate. Like woodcut, linocut is a reductive method: the final image is produces by removing negative areas. Linocut produces results similar to woodcut except plates are made of soft rubber or linoleum, therefore easier to carve. Students will learn how to produce both single color and multi-color prints, foe which the process requires breaking down the image into a sequence of steps corresponding to each color. Starting with an idea, a drawing or a photograph, you will learn to analyze and deconstruct images in order to put them back together to produce linocut prints.

$250
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Weekend Workshops

July
 

Color and Texture With Pastel: Flowers, Glass and Metal – Terry Furchgott
Friday-Sunday | 7/12-7/14 | Friday 6:30-9:00 P.M., Saturday-Sunday 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to create dynamic images full of successful color and varied textures using the rich and lively medium of soft pastel. Working from inspiring still life set ups including sumptuous summer flowers, with metals and glass you explore the basics of pastel technique, improving your drawing skills and learning to apply both bold strokes and subtle layers of color to achieve texture, volume and a strong sense of light and shadow in your work.

$275
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Painting Lavender On Whidbey Island – Kathleen Moore
Saturday | 7/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Head out on a plein-air painting expedition to paint the lavender fields of Lavender Wind Farm on Whidbey Island! Students will focus on finding a suitable painting location; developing a pleasing composition; simplifying the complexity of nature; using linear and trial perspective; and developing their color mixing skills in oil or acrylic while enjoying the fragrant setting.

$115
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Encaustic Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Saturday-Sunday | 7/13-7/14 | 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.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Landscape Woodcut Prints – Nikki Barber
Saturday-Sunday | 7/13-7/14 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This course is an introduction to relief printing focusing on landscapes in woodblock. You will develop skill and technique as you create landscapes through reductive relief printing techniques. You will learn how to employ safe wood cutting techniques, use oil-based inks and generate original prints. You will work from photographs or drawings to design, carve and print your own landscape studies. Upon completion you will have an expanded toolkit of visual arts vocabulary and way of thinking artistically through the production of original and contemporary prints.

$250
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Here and There – Deep Space in Landscapess – Barbara Noah
Saturday-Sunday | 7/20-7/21 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


In this class you will explore the techniques used to create a sense of deep space in painting landscapes. You will look at the work of other artists who have painted landscapes and study the principles of atmospheric perspective. We will also discuss methods for creating shallow or deep space in painting. You will then paint landscapes from life (or photos depending on weather) using your choice of either oils or acrylics. Locations will be weather dependent. Bring sunscreen!

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Watercolor on the Move: Practical Plein Air – Suze Woolf
Saturday-Sunday | 7/20-7/21 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Bring more freshness – and challenge – to your work through painting outdoors from life! From Thomas Moran to David Hockney, exhibits that pairs the artists’ large studio paintings with their preparatory studies, highlight the vibrancy of the plein air studies. They may be smaller, less grandiose and less accurate—but plein air studies are more direct, personal and free. Plein air painting is something to practice regularly. You will start out indoors with some distraction-free basic exercises before moving on to the wide world of outdoor paining, weather permitting.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capital Hill

 

Summer Flowers In Oil – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 7/27-7/28 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


We will learn how to paint beautiful flowers by first studying Fantin-Latour master works. These exercises will improve your sense of perception. We will then recreate a floral still life and paint from life. Through close observation, we will cover topics such as abstract value composition, gestural dynamics, flower shape, and flower texture.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Saturday-Sunday | 7/27-7/28 | 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. Students will use a limited watercolor palette to enhance their work with harmonious color.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
August
 

Personal Narrative: Creating Memory-Based Imagery – Kristin Frost
Saturday-Sunday | 8/3-8/4 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn how to combine representation and abstract imagery using your own unique photos and mementos as inspiration. Bring photographs, memorabilia or other objects with strong personal connections, and then choose specific elements to highlight in your artwork.

$215
Intermediate
Gage Capital Hill

 

Printmaking Techniques: Monotype – Klara Glosova
Saturday-Sunday | 8/3-8/4 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This class is an introduction to monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique with which artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate (typically acrylic or copper) to create an image which is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together. Monotype produces a unique print, it is a versatile medium closest to painting. Monotype doesn’t require special chemicals and extensive technical knowledge, it is therefore one of the most accessible printmaking techniques. Recommended for those who want to explore printmaking or painters looking to learn more about breakdown and structure of images (such as color and composition).

$250
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Mixed Media Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Saturday-Sunday | 8/3-8/4 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non traditional media and techniques. You are encouraged to use a variety of non-conventional means and materials to create work that goes beyond the traditional parameters of painting, while still adhering to principles that pertain to all works of art.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Contemporary Still Life – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 8/10-8/11 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Still life set up offers the most effective way to learn drawing and painting through intensive observation from life. In this workshop, students will learn how to start a painting with a color wash and develop the painting with brush handling, color and texture. We will study various still-lifes in history as we form our own interpretation and meaning of contemporary still-life.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Expand Your Encaustic Vocabulary – Patti Bowman
Saturday-Sunday | 8/10-8/11 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


In this workshop you will combine techniques in novel ways to create representational imagery, add architectural elements to encaustic painting and use graphic shapes and silhouettes to enrich your conversation with this beautiful painting medium. Work with masking techniques in addition to traditional encaustic painting practices—incised line, transfer paper and stencils to add sharp edges, clean lines and geometric shapes to your encaustic painting toolbox.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Figure Drawing – Ryan Weatherly
Saturday-Sunday | 8/17-8/18 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


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

$250
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Creating Images Through Collage and Transfers – Barbara Noah
Saturday-Sunday | 8/24-8/25 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Join this studio exploration of image making through collage and transfers! You will work with mixed media, 2D, relief, and 3D surfaces and the use of a variety of collage materials, transfer techniques, and adhesives. You will look at the work of other artists using these techniques and then create your own work using the images, concepts, and materials most engaging to you. You will be able to work representationally or abstractly with an initial plan or an open-ended intuitive approach.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Printmaking Techniques: Reliefs – Klara Glosova
Saturday-Sunday | 8/24-8/25 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This class is an introduction to linocut. Linocut is a basic printmaking technique in which artists use tools to carve marks into the surface of a plate. Like woodcut, linocut is a reductive method: the final image is produces by removing negative areas. Linocut produces results similar to woodcut except plates are made of soft rubber or linoleum, therefore easier to carve. Students will learn how to produce both single color and multi-color prints, foe which the process requires breaking down the image into a sequence of steps corresponding to each color. Starting with an idea, a drawing or a photograph, you will learn to analyze and deconstruct images in order to put them back together to produce linocut prints.

$250
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Moving Towards Abstraction – Julie Devine
Saturday-Monday | 8/24-8/26 | 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.

$315
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
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

 

Weeklong Workshops

August
 

Plein Air Painting – Kathy Gore Fuss
Monday-Friday| 8/26-8/30 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Explore the unique experience of painting outdoors with well-seasoned plein air painter Kathy Gore-Fuss. This weeklong workshop will focus on how to capture the outdoors, how to select sites to paint and how to translate that into strong compositional choices. You will produce smaller oil painting studies en plein air that become source materials for larger paintings

$600
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Alla Prima Figure Drawing With Ink, Charcoal and White Chalk – Terry Furchgott
Monday-Thursday| 8/26-8/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Discover the freedom and expressive quality of working on tinted paper with bold charcoal layered with smoky ink washes and sparkling accents of white chalk. You will work from complex theatrical set-ups including the nude and clothed figure, drapery and furniture. You will review and improve your figure drawing skills then explore composition and perspective, creating dynamic drawings of the figure in space with successful visual relationships that convey mood, personality, and meaning. Some figure drawing experience required.

$510
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
September
 

Successful Painting with Acrylics – Terry Furchgott
Tuesday-Friday| 9/3-9/6 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn all the basic skills you will need to work with acrylic paint with enjoyment and confidence! From color mixing to brush techniques to the use of a wet palette you will master this spontaneous and quick drying medium. Working from inspiring still lives containing colorful flowers, fruit and ceramics you learn to draw accurately with paint and to use subtle layers and bold strokes of rich color to suggest light, shadow and volume.

$480
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill