Painting

Gage offers painting classes to fit every skill level and schedule. There is something for everyone. Whether you’ve never even picked up a brush or are already a master painter there is always more to learn at Gage!

Studio Concentration: Art & Innovation, Lessons in Seeing and Understanding Painting
– Charles Emerson

Mon & Tues | Aug 3 – Aug 24 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M&

Searching for An Additional Reality

This class is held on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout August.

An additional reality is a characteristic effect of a work of art. In some paintings we see and sense this immediately – others require intelligent observational skills to see and understand beyond an image or picture. We need to see beyond skillful representation in most contemporary painting relevant to our time. We start with Cezanne, most prominent among others, who taught us to see and appreciate more the fact of painting application as well as the interactions of all the elements whereby one and one make three or more. The sum greater than the parts. An intellectual exercise much like chess; aware of the board and all the possibilities inherent in the interaction of the pieces. Each looking seeing more. You will be guided through a series of exercises to be able to see and understand more of what is actually happening in your and other’s work as in Cubism or Abstract Expressionism. A final emphasis on Bay Area Abstraction Painting as an easier entry. Experience required, intermediate or advanced.

Instructor will meet with students in the morning and set up group and individual critiques throughout the workshop.

$850
Intermediate/Advanced
Gage 360 Online

Portrait Painting from Photos – Dominique Medici

Tuesdays | Aug 4 – Sept 1 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Learn how to infuse your portraits with life when painting from a photo. In this 5 week class we we will work from a combination of paintings and photos and break down the portrait into simple steps. We will work with a systematic technique and use a limited palette of 7 colors that will bring life to your paintings We will work from a combination of paintings and photos. Each student will receive a critique each session.

$265
Beginner
Gage 360 Online

Portrait Painting with the Limited Palette – Dominique Medici

Tuesday | Aug 4 – Sept 1 | 1:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M.

Gaining the ability to work quickly and precisely is key to your development as a painter. Alla Prima painting with a timer forces you to simplify and focus on big shapes. This is the secret behind all great works. In this workshop I will provide frequent demos and break down the process of painting into clear and consecutive steps. Each student will receive a critique each session. We will work with a systematic technique and use a limited palette of 7 colors. We will focus on the 4 main aspects of a portrait: Proportion, Value, Color, and Edge. We will work with a combination of paintings, photos and/or models. Practicing this way will sharpen your observation and take your skill to a new level.

$265
Intermediate
Gage 360 Online

Still Life Painting in Oil
– Michael Friel

Wednesday | Aug 5 – Sept 2 | 6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.

In this online oil painting course, learn to assemble your own still life, work with a tonal underpainting, mix a full spectrum of colors, and employ a variety of brush applications while painting subjects like fruit, bread, fabric, glass, and metal. Each session begins with a lecture and demonstration. Students should have basic drawing skills

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Abstraction Through the Landscape: Imagery, Culture and Form – Michael Howard

Thursday | Aug 6 – Sept 3 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

This course will approach abstract painting through the genre of landscape painting and specifically focus on developing imagery, and discuss and a culture of landscape imagery, and form building.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Figure Painting in Oil
– Justin Duffus

Friday | Aug 7 – Sept 4 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Learn to paint the figure, and work from short-to-long poses as you study color-mixing strategies and application techniques. Develop your understanding of oil painting with each figure painting and how to treat the figure as a pictorial subject.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Beginning Oil Painting: Self Portrait and Figure – Abigail Drapkin

Sunday | Aug 9 – Sept 6 | 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

In this course, students will expand their technical skills and ideas for self-expression through the genres of self-portraiture and figure composition. Look to master works for inspiration to develop dynamic compositions and narrative poses set within your home environment. We’ll address measuring and proportion, as well as value, shape, and color to prepare you with all the tools to make figurative paintings. Conducted on Zoom, this online class will feature live demos, individual, and group critique.

$265
Beginner
Gage 360 Online

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