Artwork by Kai Carpenter
Drawing the Landscape
with Kristin Frost
Artwork by Gabriel Campanario
Figure Drawing
with Ryan Weatherly
Artwork by Crystal Soojeong Shin
Illustration Comprehensive
with Kai Carpenter
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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.

Classes marked with are asynchronous or hybrid. Class consists of both prerecorded demos and scheduled class meetings.

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My Pandemic Diary
with Edie Everette

Mondays | Apr 12 – May 10 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

This pandemic has given artists a lot of new material to work with: we have new imagery, terminology, and social situations to process. In this class we will create a visual, historic document while exploring techniques of drawing, stenciling, collage, and writing.
Whether a chapbook, brochure, 3D paper sculpture or scroll we will cover sequential, single panel, and abstract methods. This will be a place to express everything from the petty to the profound, leaving a record for future generations. Or, simply to create a keepsake for yourself and have fun!

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

From the Photograph to the Drawing Board
with Geoff Flack

Tuesdays | Apr 13 – May 11 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Working with traditional drawing media, students will learn the techniques used to create sophisticated renderings of the figure’s portrait using photography as reference. Students will study the structural concepts and proportions of the head to improve their understanding of the portrait, create a convincing likeness of the model and better negotiate the pitfalls of working from still photography.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Figure Drawing: Techniques and Materials
with Aron Hart

Tuesdays | Apr 13 – Jun 15 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Third in the series.  Drawing can go well beyond pencil and paper.  Aron, a master of drawing technique, will show you how to employ more advanced materials, like colored chalk and powdered charcoal, to add a whole new dimension of realism to your work.  If your goal is to produce works on paper that seem to emerge right off the page, this class is for you.  $490

Intermediate
Gage 360 Online

Identities in America (re)framed
with Timothy Hyunsoo Lee

Tuesdays | Apr 13 – Jun 15 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Identities in America (re)framed is a rigorous introduction to the modern applications of soft pastels and conte crayons, as both wet and dry mediums, with an emphasis on experimentation, developing technical skills, and thinking critically about contemporary identities in the midst of the current political climate of the United States. We will draw inspiration from leading Black and Indigenous artists, paying particular attention to currently museum display practices and how representation is critical for changing the discourse of what “American Art” means. The course is grounded in project-based learning to highlight important skills pertinent to each student’s individual goals, and students will leave the course with a final work (or series of works) that explores what identity means to them and their practice.

$265
Beginner
Gage 360 Online

Illustration Comprehensive: Idea to Execution
with Kai Carpenter

Wednesdays | Apr 14 – Jun 16 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

For those ready to start making narrative art, or simply looking to take their figurative work to the next level, this deep dive into visual storytelling will guide students through a foundation of illustration technique and studio practice.
We will begin with a focus on skill-building in black and white, with emphasis on composition, value, visual storytelling and perspective.
We will then dive into color, learning an array of approaches to color palette design and color storytelling, including palette strategies, color theory and industry terminology.
Finally, we will discuss personal style and how to construct an engaging portfolio of work, while learning tools to continue honing skills beyond the class. Learning from an artist working in the field, students will gain insights into the professional practice of illustration while sharpening their skills through a combination of studio work, critique, in-class lectures, discussions and guided assignments.
Above all, this is a class for empowering you to tell your own stories – to bridge the gap from your imagination to the page. 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.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Intermediate Figure & Portrait Drawing
with Nicholas Enevoldsen

Wednesdays | Apr 14 – Jun 16 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

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.

$440
Intermediate
Gage 360 Online

Foundation Drawing
with Aron Hart

Thursdays | Apr 15 – Jun 17 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Have you always wanted to learn to draw what you see?  This class will get you started!  Aron will take you step-by-step from simple outline drawings of everyday objects, to more realistic renderings using tonal gradations and shadows to create the illusion of three-dimensional form.  By the end of the class you will be both seeing the world in a different way, and have new skills to describe it using the simple of pencil and charcoal.  

$490
Beginner
Gage 360 Online

Pen and Wash Drawing
with Gabriel Campanario

Thursdays | Apr 15 – May 13 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Pen and wash is a centuries-old art technique suitable to make sketches and illustrations relatively fast and with minimal tools. Ink lines render the subject and give it a sense of accuracy. Washes of watercolor or diluted ink add tonal value and color. Think of the ink as the bones that hold the piece together, and the wash as the flesh that adds volume and brings it to life. In this class, you will learn the properties of each medium and how to combine them successfully as you practice drawing from still life subjects and photo reference. The goal is to create artwork that looks fresh and spontaneous. Live demos and critiques by Seattle Times artist and prolific pen and wash sketcher Gabriel Campanario will help you step up your game. The class is ideal for artists and drawing enthusiasts of all levels interested in pen and wash for urban sketching, portraiture, illustrated journaling or any other type of art project.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Telling Stories With Images
with Daniel Duford

Thursdays | Apr 15 – Jun 17 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

This class is a mixed level course from intermediate to advanced. The class would look at different storytelling strategies from comics to suites of images to illustrated essays. The first half of the class would use short exercises to explore different media and strengths and weaknesses of each strategy. Students would then propose and develop a short project that uses pictures to tell stories. The heart of these classes is visual storytelling. This course capitalizes on the centrality of stories to shape understanding. Facts and statistics have the most power in the context of stories. The combination of images and words is perhaps a person’s most persuasive and powerful tool. Even if a student comes to class without a story in mind to tell we can draw from a well of folk stories.

As this is a studio class we will look at a lot of art work from many different times and cultures and we will draw all the time. We learn through doing. How as an artist do you generate new images? How can you trick yourself out of old habits to find new material? This course connects everyone’s innate creative spark with storytelling and straightforward drawing exercises. Oral storytelling, themed readings and image making exercises are braided together throughout the session.

$490
Intermediate/Advanced
Gage 360 Online

Drawing Fundamentals 
with Kathleen Moore

Hybrid Class
Thursdays | Apr 15 – Jun 17 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

This class is Hybrid: The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom (Critiques and Q&A).

Learning to “see” is knowing what to actively look for. In this course you will work with four key aspects of drawing that will significantly improve your work. You will learn to think of your subject in terms of the composition of the finished drawing. You will learn to see and draw the proportions of objects and their relationships to other objects. You will develop an eye for perspective. You will gain skill in creating smooth gradations of tone and creating a convincing illusion of light and shadow. Follow along with detailed demonstrations, then apply that info to your own drawings. You will gain speed and confidence in your drawing ability while you create beautiful, finished drawings!
The beauty of nature stirs the emotions and inspires the spirit. Working from natural items such as twigs, leaves, moss, etc., develop an intimate understanding of plant structure while conveying an emotional, aesthetic response to what you see.
Using graphite, learn to simplify the innumerable details of nature, develop a feel for composition and strengthen your drawing technique. Follow along with detailed recorded demonstrations, then apply that knowledge to your own drawings! Individual instruction and constructive critique keep you moving smoothly through the drawing process.

This class will touch on:
Understand value – light and shadow
Plan the composition of your drawing
Learn to focus on simple shapes and gestures
Learn techniques for rendering twigs, leaves, moss, etc.
Create beautiful, finished drawings

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing the Features of the Head
with Gary Faigin

Thursdays | Apr 15 – May 20 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

Nothing is more emotionally compelling to observe than the human face. Magazines flaunt idealized facial beauty; Hollywood packages expressive faces for big-screen cinema; TV capitalizes on talking heads to give the facts and features of the day. Over six lectures, Gary Faigin, author of the acclaimed The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression, presents an animated discourse on the foundations of drawing the head. Drawing from models and showing slides, he guides you to a broader understanding of this fascinating subject.

Pay What You Want
FREE for Members
Gage 360 Online

Drawing the Landscape
with Kristin Frost

Fridays | Apr 16 – May 14 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Do you love drawing and nature? If the natural world inspires you to create, then this is the class for you! We will draw from life, 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.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Intro to 2D Digital Animation 
with Bri Fecarotta

Fridays | Apr 16 – June 18 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Animation is for everyone, whether you’re someone who is passionate about animated media or you are simply curious to expand your knowledge of sequential art and how it is evolving in the modern era. In this course, each week we will learn how to make hand-drawn, frame-by-frame animations digitally using Disney’s 12 animation principles. We will also be studying animated examples for each topic and diving into the history of animation as a whole. The first five weeks we will be covering most of the essentials and warming up with gestures, bouncing balls, and flour sacks. The last five weeks you will be able to apply and learn the remaining principles through a simple shot of your choice! At the end of the course, the goal is to have an understanding of the basic principles, an overview of animation history, an improved quick sketch ability (as there will be lots of drawing!), and your very own animated shot.

$490
Beginner
Gage 360 Online

Drawing Nature in Graphite
with Kathleen Moore

Hybrid Class
Fridays | Apr 16 – May 14 | 10:00am-12:00pm

This class is Hybrid: The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom (Critiques and Q&A).

The beauty of nature stirs the emotions and inspires the spirit. Working from natural items such as twigs, leaves, moss, etc., develop an intimate understanding of plant structure while conveying an emotional, aesthetic response to what you see. Using graphite, learn to simplify the innumerable details of nature, develop a feel for composition and strengthen your drawing technique. Follow along with detailed recorded demonstrations, then apply that knowledge to your own drawings! Individual instruction and constructive critique keep you moving smoothly through the drawing process.

This class will touch on:
Understand value – light and shadow
Plan the composition of your drawing
Learn to focus on simple shapes and gestures
Learn techniques for rendering twigs, leaves, moss, etc.
Create beautiful, finished drawings

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Figure Drawing: Beyond Paper and Pencil
with Ryan Weatherly

Saturdays | Apr 17 – Jun 19 | 10:00am-1:00pm

If you can draw the figure, you can draw anything.  But where do you start?   Ryan will guide you through figure drawing basics, from how to begin a figure drawing, to how to use light and shade to bring out the bodily forms that you see.  Quick poses will help you depict the figure in action; longer poses will allow you to learn about the details of form, a study enhanced by Ryan’s attention to the skeletal and muscular anatomy that underlies what we see.

$440
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

3-D Illustration, Analog Style
with Edie Everette

Thursdays | May 20 – Jun 17 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Artists such as Helen Musselwhite and Red Grooms know (and knew) the power of telling stories with cut paper. In this class we will use various drawing, painting and collage techniques to create 3-dimensional illustrations. Think pop-up books, shadow boxes and mobiles. We will explore the ways that form can influence narrative and vice-versa. I believe that cutting and pasting can bring out the child in us — an aspect that can truly use some creative time right now!

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing Nature in Colored Pencil
with Kathleen Moore

Hybrid Class
Fridays | May 21 – Jun 18 | 10:00am-12:00pm

This class is Hybrid: The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom (Critiques and Q&A).

Learn to bring color into your drawings with colored pencil! Somewhere between drawing and painting, using colored pencil gives you the full range of glorious color without the special equipment and, shall we say it… mess, of many other mediums! Follow along with detailed recorded demonstrations, then apply that knowledge to your own drawings! Individual instruction and constructive critique keep you moving smoothly through the process.

In this class, you will:
Plan your drawing
Learn how to choose the right colors
Learn techniques for applying the color
Learn blending techniques
Create beautiful, finished drawings
*Prismacolor Premier colored pencils

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

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