Spring’19

5-week Classes

Afternoon

Urban Sketching – Steven Reddy
Friday | 5/17-6/14 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Go on location and create detailed interior drawings.

Evening

Learn to Illustrate II – Edie Everette/Gage Georgetown!
Thursday | 5/16-6/13 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

To become an illustrator you have to think like one, and no one epitomizes the classic illustrator better than Edie Everette.

Weekend Workshops

May

Introduction to Drawing – Juliette Aristides
Saturday/Sunday | 5/18 or 5/19 | 1:30 PM-4:30 P.M.

In this three-hour workshop, you will be given an introduction to drawing and the opportunity to start practicing.

June

Intro Figure Drawing – Ryan Weatherly/Gage Georgetown
Saturday| 6/1-6/8 | 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Gain confidence and understanding of depicting the human form.

Texture Techniques for Photorealistic Portraiture in Charcoal – Dylan Eakin
Saturday-Sunday | 6/15-6/16 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

teach the basics of capturing in very realistic ways blemishes, wrinkles, and pores, following the laws of texture that can be applied across genres.

Weeklong Workshops

June

Spring Flowers in Pastel – Terry Furchgott
Monday-Thursday | 6/10-6/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to create richly colored drawings of individual flowers and complex floral still-lifes arranged in glass and ceramic vases using the direct drawing medium of soft chalk pastel.

Summer’19

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

 

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