Drawing

Gage offer Drawing classes to fit every skill level and schedule. There is something for everyone: Whether you are an absolute beginner making your first lines or a seasoned veteran practicing your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!

Portrait Drawing on Toned Paper
– Aron Hart

Monday | Aug 3 – Aug 31 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Portrait drawing on toned paper uses the value of the paper as one of the values in your drawing. We will utilize this technique to render sensitive and delicate portraits while building up our lights to explore the way light reflects off bone and diffuses on skin. Traditional portrait drawing techniques such as the planes of the head, shadow shapes and classical proportions will be stressed throughout the class.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Book Illustration
– Edie Everette

Monday | Aug 3 – Aug 31 | 1:30 P.M.-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 your skills 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.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Beginning Your Graphic Novella
– Edie Everette

Tuesday | Aug 4 – Sept 1 | 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Begin telling your story with pictures and words. Whether you already have an idea or wish to find and hone one, this is a place to start. Practice with story, structure, scale, imagery, techniques and mediums will be conducted with your skill level in mind. Graphic books can be created just fine with shapes, paper cut-outs, collage, photographs — let’s meet you and your story at your current artistic skill level in order to get you unstuck and move forward! Since communicating your vision and tale is our goal, exercises and group assignments will be class-wide or tailored to your project.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Intro to Figure Drawing
– Ryan Weatherly

Monday | Aug 3 – Aug 31 | 1:30 P.M.-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.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Illustration Comprehensive: Color & Style – Kai Carpenter

Wednesday | Aug 5 – Sept 2 | 6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.

In this course, students will dive into color, and learn to identify and hone their own style. Learn an array of approaches to color palette design and color image creation, gain insights into visual style, construct an engaging portfolio of your own art and learn tools to continue honing skills beyond the class. Each week, we will critique the previous week’s homework as a group and learn new concepts relevant to the new assignment. As this is a portfolio class, there will be assignments due each week.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing the PNW landscape
– Kristin Frost

Friday | Aug 7 – Sept 4 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Learn how to display your own specialized take on the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  Draw with graphite, focusing on creating strong compositions and creating foreground – middleground – background transitions in value with a variety of mark making. We will work on choosing strong compositions, practice creating texture and work with value to create rich, dynamic scenes. 

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

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