Artists who understand the basic principles of perspective have a tool that is invaluable in both painting what they see, and creating what they imagine. As demonstrated in 5 lively, live-drawing lectures by Gage Artistic Director Gary Faigin, perspective is not a dull set of rules and definitions; it's a guide to the way the world looks when seen with the help of a few key ideas. Each lecture focuses on one main concept, explained in a clear, common-sense way. "The paintings in my current show, The Age of Steam, would not be possible without the tools provided by perspective, but the ideas are neither difficult nor complicated." Join us for this useful and entertaining series.

October 5th- The Basic Principles of Perspective
October 12th- The Fence-Post Principle: The Figure in Space
October 19th- One-point perspective Retracing History
October 26th- Two-point perspective: An Art not a Science
November 2nd- Freehand Perspective: Drawing what you see

All lectures in this series will be streamed on Zoom. Instructional Lectures are pay-what-you-can at different levels, and once you pay you have access to all five of the lectures. To enroll in this series, please choose your desired pay level below:


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