Artwork by Kai Carpenter
Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil
with Crystal Soojeong Shin
Illustration by Crystal Soojeong Shin
Artwork by Gabriel Campanario
Drawing the Landscape
with Kristin Frost
Illustration by Kristin Frost
Artwork by Crystal Soojeong Shin
Portrait Drawing: Beyond the Basics
with Aron Hart
Artwork by Aron Hart
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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. Class consists of both prerecorded demos and scheduled class meetings.

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Figure Structure Drawing
with Geoff Flack

Tuesdays | Jan 19 – Feb 16 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Advance your understanding of the human figure’s complex construction while heightening your ability to draw a figure from observation. This class is designed to bridge the gap between standard life drawing practices and anatomical studies of the figure. Working from the model you will systematically draw the figure to fit landmarks within a set proportion system. Simultaneously, you will further your understanding of the figure’s anatomical structure by breaking down the volumes of the figure into geometric concepts and posing them in space. Emphasis on perspective, gesture, balance and proportion will be stressed throughout to aid in the illusion of credibility posed figures. You should leave this class with a better understanding of the figure’s key landmarks, its form sense and its construction, as well as a greater ability to render a figure from life and from memory. Some life drawing experience recommended.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Foundation Figure Drawing: Artistic Anatomy
with Aron Hart

Tuesdays | Jan 19 – Mar 23 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Foundation Figure Drawing: Artistic Anatomy focuses on anatomy, structure, and form, and how these studies relate to the concepts and techniques of figure drawing. You will progress from graceful gestural drawings to highly finished renderings of the nude model under the guidance of instructor Aron Hart, an award-winning portrait artist. The class builds on the study of life drawing addressed in part one of the Foundation Figure Drawing course.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Illustration Comprehensive: Idea to Execution
with Kai Carpenter

Wednesdays | Jan 20 – Mar 24 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

For those ready to start making narrative art, or simply take 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 artist’s 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

Expressive Sketchbook Drawing: Contrast, Color and Composition
with Barbara Fugate

Wednesdays | Jan 20 – Mar 24 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Dive deep into the art principles of contrast, color and composition using a variety of media in sketchbooks. While these art principles most often work symbiotically, this class will also look at each one independently. Your subject matter will include figure, still life, and some abstraction. Sketchbooks are a great way to make lots of studies to more fully understand how things work. Each class will offer many exercises focused on the multiple uses of contrast, color interaction, and compositional balance. Some drawing experience is recommended.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Portrait Drawing
with Nicholas Enevoldsen

Wednesdays | Jan 20 – Mar 24 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

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

Creative Mentoring
with Klara Glosova

Thursdays | Jan 21 – Mar 25 | 9:30am-12:30pm

This class will focus on mentoring students in order to develop their own body of work from concept to manifestation. In addition to exercises and demos, students will work on self-directed projects that incorporate drawing, painting and printmaking.The class will also include critiques, discussions and readings. I will work with students individually to meet their needs depending on their knowledge and skill level, and their ability to access supplies and equipment.

$490
Intermediate/Advanced
Gage 360 Online

Drawing Fundamentals
with Kathleen Moore

Asynchronous Class
Thursdays | Jan 21 – Mar 25 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

This class is Asynchronous: The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom.

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 end the class having gained speed and confidence in your drawing ability while you create beautiful, finished drawings! 

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Pen and Wash Drawing
with Gabriel Campanario

Thursdays | Jan 21 – Feb 18 | 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. If you’ve been having a hard time finding that sweet spot where ink and watercolor complement each other artfully on your sketchbook drawings or simply want to learn the technique, the 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

Drawing the Landscape
with Kristin Frost

Fridays | Jan 22 – Feb 19 | 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.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing Trees in Graphite
with Kathleen Moore

Asynchronous Class
Fridays | Jan 22 – Feb 19 | 10:00am-12:00pm

This class is Asynchronous: The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom.

Trees are so beautiful anytime of the year, but winter trees with their bare branches and bark are particularly gorgeous! In this class you will:

Learn about the anatomy of trees.

Learn to focus on the simple shapes and gestures of the tree, then the detail.

Plan the composition of your drawing.

Learn techniques for rendering branches, bark, and roots.

Create beautiful finished drawings.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Figure Drawing
with Ryan Weatherly

Saturdays | Jan 23 – Mar 27 | 10:00am-1:00pm

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.

$490
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Portrait Drawing: Beyond the Basics
with Aron Hart

Mondays | Jan 25 – Mar 22 | 9:30am-12:30pm

As the next step from Beginning Portrait Drawing, you will begin working to achieve realistic portraits drawn from the model with gradually increasing timed poses. You will study facial anatomy, proportion, volume and form, and uncover solutions to common drawing challenges such as foreshortening, facial expression, and shading. Lectures, demonstrations, and group critiques will supplement in-class teaching. Prior portrait drawing experience recommended.  

$440
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Intermediate Figure & Portrait Drawing
with Nicholas Enevoldsen

Mondays | Jan 25 – Mar 22 | 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.

$440
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Mixed Media Drawing
with Daniel Duford

Wednesdays | 1/27 – 3/17 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

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. Everyone has a unique drawing voice. (NEW PARAGRAPH)In this studio class we will look at a lot of artwork from many different periods and cultures and we will draw all the time. By the end of the class I want you to feel confident that you can draw and express yourself visually and look at artworks with a new appreciation. Using a variety of media approaches, the course will concentrate on constructing images and compositions from disparate sources. Some exercises will be straightforward using observational techniques others will create new images from collage and found images. Examples of exercises include overlaying images from sources such as comic panels, old photographs, and master painters; or creating of a collage that is dissected and redrawn several times until a completely new image arises.  (NEW PARAGRAPH)This class is a mixed level course from beginner to intermediate. 

$450
Beginner/Intermediate
Gage 360 Online

Sketchbook Techniques & Expression
with Edie Everette

Mondays | Feb 22 – Mar 22 | 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

Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil
with Crystal Soojeong Shin

Tuesdays | Feb 23 – Mar 23 | 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.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Structural Portrait Drawing
with Geoff Flack

Tuesdays | Feb 23 – Mar 23 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Advance your understanding of the human head’s complex construction while heightening your ability to draw a portrait from observation. Study the structural concepts of the head and its features used to create solid illusions of the model’s portrait. Emphasis on proportion and gesture along with studies of anatomy and perspective will be stressed throughout. Leave this class with an enhanced ability to construct a portrait based on a broadened understanding of its anatomical structure. 

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing From a Different Angle
with Bruce Morser

Wednesdays | Feb 24 – Mar 24 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Everyone can learn to draw and everyone is creative. Drawing is as much a “mindset” as a “skill”. Many judge skill first and never try to progress. This class is divided into three parts to tackle that conundrum: we’ll open the mindset with several specific exercises and drawings, then focus on simple strategies for converting an increasing visual awareness. After that, you will progress to more complex topics like composition and expression to ensure drawing is an exciting endeavor. This class is about a joyful process, rather than a series of tight finished products. Drawing should be about pleasure and a desire to do more, not worry or doubt – you’ll feel that. Whether you have no prior experience or are refocusing on drawing, this is your class.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing Trees in Silverpoint
with Kathleen Moore

Asynchronous Class
Fridays | Feb 26 – Mar 26 | 10:00am-12:00pm

This class is Asynchronous: The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom.

Learn how to create delicate, gleaming drawings in silver!

Silverpoint is a fascinating drawing medium. Before graphite pencils were developed, artists made drawings with silver wire! The medium can be challenging – you must prepare the surface before the silver will make marks and it is almost impossible to erase – but when you see your drawing shimmer in the light, you’ll know it’s well worth the extra preparation! 

In this class you will:

Learn how to prepare a ground that will accept the silver

Plan your drawing and transfer it to the ground

Learn how to draw with the silverpoint and other silver objects

Create beautiful drawings of trees

“Drawing Trees in Graphite” highly recommended as a prerequisite. The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom + Email Critiques..

$265
Intermediate/Advanced
Gage 360 Online

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