Artwork by Kai Carpenter
Illustration Comprehensive: Idea to Execution
with Kai Carpenter
Kai Carpenter, Tsuru Nyōbō
Artwork by Gabriel Campanario
Urban Sketching: Theory and Practice
with Gabriel Campanario
Illustration by Gabriel Campanario
Artwork by Crystal Soojeong Shin
Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil
with Crystal Soojeong Shin
Artwork by Crystal Soojeong Shin
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Gage offers drawing classes to fit every skill level and schedule. Line, value, perspective, and expression are the tools of great drawing artists and the graphite, chalk, and charcoal on your fingertips will prove that you’re mastering them too. 

All classes are Gage 360 Online unless marked otherwise.

All artwork on this page is by the respective class instructor. We  encourage you to check out their websites and instagrams and see all of their incredible work!

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Illustration Comprehensive: Idea to Execution
with Kai Carpenter

Monday | Sep 14 – Nov 16 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

For those ready to start making narrative art, or simply taking their figurative work to the next level, this comprehensive overview will guide students through a foundation of illustration technique and studio practice. Beginning with fundamentals of strong visual storytelling through composition and value, this class will also cover perspective, color palette design, illustration work practices, elements of style, and ultimately, how to construct a finished portfolio that highlights the artists’ strengths. Learning from an artist working in the field, students will gain insights into the professional practice of illustration and hone their skills through a combination of studio work and assignment. Each week, we will critique the last week’s homework, learn new concepts relevant to the new assignment, and sketch ideas for the next week’s piece. As this is a portfolio class, there will be assignments due each week.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Portrait Drawing
with Aron Hart

Monday | Sep 14 – Nov 16 | 9:30am-12:30pm

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
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Intermediate Figure & Portrait Drawing
with Nicholas Enevoldsen

Monday | Sep 14 – Nov 16 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

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 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
Intermediate/Advanced
Gage 360 Online

Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil
with Crystal Soojeong Shin

Tuesday | Sep 15 – Nov 17 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Colored pencil is a fun, forgiving, and versatile medium that is easy for the beginning artist, and a refreshing change for watercolor painters or graphite artists. As you learn how to use colored pencils to portray plant subjects, the class will cover basics of the medium and colored pencil techniques including layering, blending, and building saturation with luminosity, while incorporating the observation techniques and elements of botanical illustration. All levels are welcome. For those who are experienced, work at your own pace with plenty of guidance and individual attention.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Foundation Figure Drawing
with Aron Hart

Tuesday | Sep 15 – Nov 17 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

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.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Figure Drawing for Illustration
with Kai Carpenter

Wednesday | Sep 16 – Nov 18 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Learn to create dynamic figures with illustrator Kai Carpenter. This course will draw from mid-century illustration techniques 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
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Expressive Sketchbook Drawing: The Gamut
with Barbara Fugate

Wednesday | Sep 16 – Nov 18 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sketchbook drawings can be of quick ideas and experiments, or more slowly developed works. This class includes both, as well as exercises in between. The overall theme of this course is expanding your expressive visual vocabulary, aiming to more powerfully express, rather than describe, images with a variety of media. Each class will also include discussions of artist’s drawings, their techniques, media and mode of expression. Subject matter will include working from your own still life set-ups and plants, to drawing from online videos and live models. Issues explored include the art elements of line, shape, color, and texture, as well as atmosphere, movement, and viewpoints. Media includes: conté crayon, charcoal, watercolor, and collage materials

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing the Still Life
with Kathleen Moore

Wednesday | Sep 16 – Nov 18 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

This is a great class for beginners as well as more advanced students. You will learn how to set up a still life with the composition of your drawing in mind. Then you will learn how to block in the objects while measuring for accuracy, and finally you will learn techniques for shading that will make your drawing sparkle! You will receive plenty of individual instruction and time for all your questions, instructor demonstrations, weekly critiques, and digitally annotated images of your work with suggestions on how to improve.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Sketchbook Techniques & Expression
with Edie Everett

Monday | Oct 19 – Nov 16 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sketchbooks are a place for both artistic and expressive freedom. They can cure perfectionism and foster play. Sketchbooks may be private journals or art for display. In this class you will learn drawing and mark-making techniques along with ways to incorporate texture, tracing paper, collage, photographs, stenciling and free-writing into your sketchbook practice. Together we will watch short slide shows of artistic examples, show and tell our weekly progress, learn and practice techniques, work on assignments and have friendly and helpful group critiques. If you wish to begin a specific project, Edie will customize your exercises for that purpose. Optional homework will be given.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Urban Sketching: Theory and Practice
with Gabriel Campanario

Thursday | Oct 8 – Nov 5 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Drawing urban scenes on the spot, directly from life and not from photographs can feel like an overwhelming task. But Campanario’s incremental method — from composition, to tone, to color — demystifies the process through simple exercises. The class will be taught online from Campanario’s studio. By the end of the program, participants should have experimented with different techniques (pencil, ink, and watercolor) and learned useful tips to draw architecture, people, and nature. The class is especially aimed to drawing enthusiasts interested in documenting the world around them, as well as professionals in creative fields who want to reconnect with the practice of observational sketching as a fun and rewarding pastime.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing the Landscape
with Kristin Frost

Friday | Oct 23 – Nov 20 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Do you love drawing and nature? If the natural world inspires you to create, than this is the class for you! We will draw from life, use photos, and call on our memories to create bold scenes that remind us of places near and far. A wide range of landscapes will be explored, including forests, deserts, mountains, coasts, and plains. Through live demonstrations of pencil techniques, composition building, and thoughtful discussion on process, this class will teach solid foundational drawing skills while allowing for individual exploration. Come learn how value, texture, and scale can work together to create dynamic compositions that speak to the beauty of nature.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

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