Drawing

Gage offer Drawing classes to fit every skill level and schedule. There is something for everyone: Whether you are an absolute beginner making your first lines or a seasoned veteran practicing your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!

Fall 2019 Drawing Classes

10 Week Classes

Morning
 
Portrait Drawing – Aron Hart
Monday | 9/16-11/18 | 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. 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
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Botanical Drawing – Kathleen McKeehen
Monday| 9/16-11/18 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Beginning with measurement techniques, observational skills and the unique requirements of botanical art; learn to use line to accurately portray plant subjects, then move on to understanding light’s effect on form and how to use shading for three-dimensionality. While focusing on plants, the skills you acquire apply to any realistic drawing effort and are an excellent preparation for learning botanical watercolor as well. Intermediate students are welcome and may take on more advanced plant subjects.

$475
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Next Level Drawing – Kristin Frost
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Expand your drawing skills to the next level in this class designed for students with some previous drawing experience. Emphasis will be placed on increasing your ability to use line, shape, space, value, and light together to create dynamic compositions. Working with graphite, charcoal, and ink, you will learn to translate your interpretation of our world onto a 2D surface. Topics explored will include still life, perspective, landscape, and imagined spaces. Through observation and in class demonstrations, you will become comfortable talking about and producing artwork in a supportive studio environment. Develop your technical and observational skills to a more advanced level in this drawing class.

$475
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Learn to Draw – Kai Carpenter
Saturday | 9/21-11/23 (no class 10/26) | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

In this introductory fundamentals class, learn key concepts and artistic principles in order to accurately render line, shape, proportion and negative space while working from simple objects and the still-life. Students explore various drawing media, including charcoal and graphite, as you progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.

$440
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Expressive Self Portrait and Portrait Drawing: Mixed Media – Barbara Fugate
Wednesday| 9/25-11/20 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Draw with expressive line and color in this mixed media class. You will work from your own reflection to study the basic proportions of the head along with other building blocks such as shadow shapes and compositional balances. This study will be expanded upon by working from a live model using mixed media. A variety of media will be used, including: soft pastel, color inks, watercolor, water-soluble crayons, collage, and charcoal. Being an expressive drawing class, this class will focus more on how color, line and texture can elicit personality and character than studying anatomy. Previous drawing experience is highly recommended.

$490
Live Model
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Evening
 
Intermediate Figure and Portrait Drawing – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Monday | 9/16-11/18 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


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 the 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
Live Model
Intermediate Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Basics of Drawing – Hamid Zavareei
Monday | 9/16-11/18 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Gain crucial skill in drawing by learning the basics. The most elemental part of drawing is line – without line, contours and edges do not exist. In this course, students will start with the simple study of line as contour and step by step expand to value studies and a brief study of perspective.

Students will extend that knowledge into the creation of form and space within simple compositions. All of these techniques are to help pave the way for more complex combinations and areas of drawing.

$475
Beginner Level!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

 
Foundations of Figure Drawing – Aron Hart
Tuesday/Thursday | 9/17-11/21 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

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. This course is the first in a series, which continues with Foundation Figure Drawing II (winter) and Foundation Figure Drawing III (spring).

$775
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Figure Drawing – Abigail Drapkin
Tuesday | 9/17-11/19 | 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.

$490
Live Model
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Figure Drawing for Illustrators – Kai Carpenter
Wednesday | 9/18-11/20 | 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.

$490
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

5 Week Classes

Morning
 
Intro to Illustration – Eddie Everette
Thursday| 9/19-10/17 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


To become an illustrator you have to think like one, and no one epitomizes the classic illustrator better than Edie Everette. Funny, acerbic and visionary, Edie’s classes are engaging and teach you not only the craft of illustration, but how to bring smart concepts to light in a playful way. Class culminates in a final project.

$265
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Book Illustration – Eddie Everette
Thursday| 10/24-11/21 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Whether illustrating a children’s book, a day in your life or a pamphlet on raising snails this class will help you to 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. Thumbnail sketching, photo collage, text, fonts and more techniques will be explored. Included are weekly slide shows, drawing time and fun group critiques. All skill levels welcome.

$265
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

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