Drawing

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. 

Classes are either labeled as “Gage 360 Online” or “In-Person” under their date and time.

Learn more about Gage Academy of Art Online Classes:
https://www.gageacademy.org/getting-started/

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Welcome to Cartooning! 
with Edie Everette

Mondays | Aug 2 – Aug 30 | 1:30pm -4:30pm
In-Person class

Whereas comics tell stories while cartoons are usually funny, this class will explore both by teaching single panel, sequential and abstract approaches to each. Because every artist brings their own idiosyncratic style to comic and cartoon-making, stories and anecdotes can be told in endless fashion. In ways that both moving pictures and text alone cannot, cartoons inherently contain ‘breaks’ between images where the audience/reader may participate in time. Whether you have an idea for a character or a story, or have never drawn a cartoon in your life, this class will support you to the next step of your cartooning journey. Each class begins with show-and-tell, plus a slide show that compliments both the technique lesson and longer assignment of that day. We end with class critiques, and optional homework is also assigned.

$265
All Levels
In-Person class

Intro to Drawing
with Tarran Sklenar

Tuesdays | Aug 3 – Aug 31 | 9:30am-12:30am
In-Person class

Learn to draw from direct observation using a perceptual approach. In this class we will start off learning the basics of drawing mechanics followed by measurement, shape, and line. Students will also learn how to create volume and dimensionality using light and shadow. Through exposure to various materials, techniques, and key concepts, students are encouraged to develop their skills in drawing. This class is great for those who have never drawn before!

$265
All Levels
In-Person class

Portrait Drawing
with Aron Hart

Wednesdays | Aug 4 – Sep 1 | 9:30am-12:30am
In-Person class

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.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Intro to Foundation Drawing
with Aron Hart

Thursdays | Aug 5 – Sep 2 | 1:30pm-4:30pm
In-Person class

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.  

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

3D Paper Art & Illustration 
with Edie Everette

Thursdays | Aug 5 – Sep 2 | 6:30pm-9:30pm
In-Person class

This class will focus on telling stories via the constructive qualities of paper, a strong yet pliable medium that supports and enhances artistic vision. We will explore both personal expression and illustration assignments using techniques such as pop-up art, paper sculpture, collage, mobiles and garlands. We will also address the necessity of photographing 3D art for print purposes. Cut, paste, staple, string and glue your way to artistic epiphanies that you could never reach without building art. Each class will consist of learning a specific art technique, a slide show to compliment the day’s class, a longer assignment and a group critique. Optional homework will also be assigned.

$265
All Levels
In-Person class

Narrative Composition
with Miguel Carter-Fisher

Fridays | Aug 6 – Sep 3 | 9:30am-12:30am
Gage 360 Online

Ever go into a museum, look at a historical painting and wonder, how did they put this together? From the invention of linear perspective all the way to cubism, students will study the organizing principles behind historical works of art and how to apply them in a contemporary context. Some of the topics covered will be visual metaphors, perspective drawing, how to use reference material, and how to synthesize observation with imagination. The objective of this course is not simply to better appreciate art history, but to empower students with a broader visual grammar.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Figure Drawing
with Tarran Sklenar

Fridays | Aug 6 – Sep 3 | 6:30pm-9:30pm
In-Person class

Learn to create dynamic figure drawings while developing your basic drawing skills. Through fast drawings, you will learn intuitive ways to approach the movement, rhythm, and interconnectivity of the body. Through long drawings, you will learn about specific forms of the body and how to create volume and dimensionality. This class is perfect for someone who would like to sharpen their technical skill while developing their personal artistic intuition.

$265
All Levels
In-Person class

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