Painting Intensive

9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Live Model
Ages 12 – 18
Gage Capitol Hill
Kyle Abernethy is a Seattle based artist working primarily in oil. He studied at Gage Academy including time in the Mark Kang-O’Higgins Atelier. Kyle teaches classes at Gage and out of his studio in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Kyle believes in teaching practical drawing and painting techniques, focusing on objective observation. He is co-owner of Krab Jab Gallery and Mainframe frame shop, both in Georgetown. Kyle’s work is representational and he is currently focusing on illustration and imaginative realism.
Sarah Bixler received a Drawing and Painting BFA from the University of Washington in 2011. She teaches drawing and painting classes at Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island and at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. She enjoys early mornings and simplifying everyday objects into geometric shapes.
Students will work from observation, learning from structured exercises that allow them to explore color, value, and abstraction. We will work primarily in oils, learning how to use palette knives, brushes, and paints and spend time working with both limited and full palettes. Much of class will be spent working alla prima, however, we will work on multi-day paintings during the second week. Works will reflect 3-D and 2-D sources, including a clothed model, still life objects, and photographs. The intensive includes a day trip to the museum: learning to see like an artist by sketching and discussing the artwork on display.