With over 185,000 square feet of art and craftwork space, the Equinox Studios is home to our Gage Georgetown campus, where we host three ateliers, weekly classes, monthly lectures and exhibitions. Come and be influenced by metalwork, light design, and artisan food and drink makers while cultivating your art in eclectic Georgetown.

Summer’19

Morning
 

Learn to Paint in a Weekend – Jonathan Happ
Saturday-Sunday | 6/22-6/23 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

A two-day observational painting workshop specifically designed for beginning students in oil or acrylic. We will address many of the foundational issues involved in picture making including value, color, temperature, and intensity and touch on painting as a historical language. Through short exercises and studies, students will begin to develop a basis for the technical craft and vocabulary of observational painting. Prior drawing experience is recommended.

$215
Beginning Level
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Observing Abstractly – Eric Elliott
Friday-Sunday | 7/19-7/21 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


The world we see is made up of a complex network of interlocking abstract shapes, and in this workshop we will examine the natural world for the colors, shapes and edges that surround us. We will explore various techniques and tools to help you see the abstraction that is in front of you and translate it into dynamic observational paintings.

$375
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Figure Structure – Geoff Flack
Monday-Friday | 7/22-7/26 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


Advance your understanding of the human figure’s construction by geometrically breaking down figures as they are posed in space and drawn from observation. This workshop is designed to bridge the gap between standard life drawing practices and anatomical study. Working from a live model, you will systematically draw the figure to fit landmarks within a set proportion system. Emphasis will be given to gesture, balance, and proportion to aid in the illusion of credibility. Students will leave this class with a better understanding of the figure’s key landmarks, form sense, construction, and gain greater ability to render a figure from life and memory.

$650
Live Model
Intermediate
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Figure Painting – Carolyn Pyfrom
Monday-Thursday | 7/29-8/1 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


At the essence of observational painting is the problem of abstracting and simplifying nature into dynamic shapes, rhythms, and tones for a flat surface. We will use two models and two, different poses to design and build this flat space using balance, light, and atmosphere. We will develop paintings which have a sense of space and place a figure convincingly into that space. Light, space, and form will be seen primarily as functions of tonal organization. This workshop aims to benefit students of all levels and to explore strategies which are personal and non-formulaic, while addressing the organizational challenges, rigors, and possibilities of representational painting.

$660
Live Model (2 models)
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Figure Drawing for Illustration – Kai Carpenter
Friday-Sunday | 8/2-8/4 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 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.

$350
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Urban Landscape Painting – Peter Van Dyck
Monday-Thursday | 8/5-8/8 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


This workshop will address creative problem solving for the challenges of painting the city as a motif. Students will learn strategies for simplifying complex environments using an understanding of space, structure, and light, developing personal compositions with a compelling sense of space. Main topics are linear perspective, pictorial distortion, the color of light, and design. Students will also address overcoming the practical difficulties of working on site.

$540
Intermediate
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Portrait Painting – Tony Ryder
Monday-Friday | 8/19-8/23 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Make a head and shoulders portrait beginning with a brush drawing on a toned ground. Then paint from dark to light: the realization of form through painting the effects of the light. This method is based on light direction, light and shadow, and the effect of tonal progression we see on rounded form, proceeding from dark to light. It entails painting sectionally, from dark to light, first painting a base progression, and then into this wet base, brushing in our lights by placing other, lighter brushstrokes, thus topping out and illuminating our forms. This method is also called Form Painting because of the tangible way it expresses form by the actions of light.

$695
Live Model
Intermediate
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

 

Ateliers

Flack Atelier

The Flack Atelier is designed for students who want to study core drawing fundamentals and techniques with master artist Geoff Flack. All levels welcome!

Georgetown Atelier

The Georgetown Atelier offers intensive programs in classical drawing, classical painting and digital painting.

Trowbridge Atelier

The Trowbridge Atelier is a multi-year, part-time program, that focuses on developing an understanding of color and the method of color-blocking, wherein color is the primary building block for constructing images.

Location

Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B


 

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