Spring’19

Five-Week Classes

Morning

Abstract Composition with Watercolor – Linda James
Friday | 5/17-6/14 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Create small watercolor studies, exploring concepts of balance and contrast, and using value, scale, color, intensity, and texture as variables.

Afternoon

Mixed Media Image Layering- Patrick LoCicero
Thursday | 5/16-6/13 | 1:30- 4:30 P.M.

Learn the process and skills needed to energize and make the surfaces of paintings more complex, nuanced and rich with meaning.

Evening

Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Thursday | 5/16-6/13 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

Capture highly detailed scenes and learn how to create contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, and watercolor glazes.

Weekend Workshop

May

Expressive Portrait Painting – Fong Baatz
Saturday-Sunday | 5/17-5/19 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

Explore various portrait painting techniques and approaches to creating an expressive painting with oils.

June

Prep for Plein Air – Kathleen Moore
Monday | 6/3 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

Get ready to paint outdoors! In this workshop, we will start off by properly preparing a painting panel.

Anatomy of Trees for Artists – Kathleen Moore
Tuesday | 6/4 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

Join Kathleen Moore in looking carefully at the anatomy and structure of a variety of trees.

Color in Contemporary Painting: Why and How it Matters – Charles Emerson
Wednesday-Friday | 6/5-6/7 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Investigate some of the crucial issues in using color in important recent art.

June

Color Harmony – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 6/15-6/16 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

Take an in-depth look at color and learn how different colors work together.

Indirect Still Life Painting – Eric Wert
Friday-Sunday | 6/21-6/23 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

Learn to Paint in a Weekend – Jonathan Happ/Gage Georgetown!
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.

Learn to paint a still life in stages with Portland-based instructor Eric Wert, beginning with a black and white acrylic grisaille and then applying color in oil glazes.

Weeklong Workshops

May

Klimt Inspiration: Pattern and Portrait In Acrylic – Terry Furchgott
Wednesday-Saturday | 5/29-6/1 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Explore the decorative opulence, rich color, and sensual beauty found in Gustav Klimt’s portraits and depictions of women.

June

Color for Painters – Al Gury
Monday-Friday | 6/17-6/21 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Become inspired by the primary sources, traditions, and practices of color in western oil painting.

Alla Prima Still Life Painting – Devin Cecil-Wishing
Monday-Friday | 6/17-6/21 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Set up and execute a new still life painting each day. By moving through a series of small quick paintings, you will quickly explore different concepts related to painting the still life.

Summer’19

Morning
 
Portrait Painting in Oil – Jim Phalen
Friday | 6/28-7/26 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Discover the art and practice of portraiture as you learn to compose from observation, acquire strategies for organizing visual information, and study historic precedents. Work with renowned artist Jim Phalen to learn how to render convincing and compelling likenesses of the model in oil.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Oil Painting – Aron Hart
Thursday | 8/8-9/5 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre. Addressing the foundations of value, warm and cool relationships, and color, Aron Hart will teach methods for self-correction and problem solving.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Still Life Painting in Oil – Ryan Weatherly
Friday | 8/9-9/6 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Work through a series of exercises and complete monochromatic and color paintings using still-life as your motif. Lessons include handling materials; light and shadow; color mixing; color design; brushwork; the painting process; and setting up a compelling still-life.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Afternoon
 
Landscape in Watercolor – Hamid Zavareei
Monday | 6/24-7/22 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Painting landscapes in watercolor can be an exhilarating process. Through washes, glazes, and spatters, students will learn the application of light and dark, warm and cool, and transparent and opaque colors to achieve beautiful results in watercolor.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Oil Painting – Jonathan Happ
Wednesday| 6/26-7/24 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre. In order to remove fear and promote your artistic confidence, we’ll address the foundations of value, warm and cool relationships, and color as well as methods for self-correction and problem solving.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Painting the Figure in Space – Justin Duffus
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Painting from direct observation, learn to describe the figure and its relationship to the interior space. You will construct and balance a composition using large shapes of color to create a sense of light and gravity in space. With an emphasis on color temperature to create atmosphere, you will learn painting techniques to describe a variety of forms and edges. Justin will provide weekly demonstrations using the Alla Prima method as a starting point and will offer a variety of approaches to describe the depth of our visual experience with paint.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Landscape Painting: Summer Plein-Air – Kathleen Moore
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Learn to accurately paint a variety of tree forms while expressing the unique qualities of individual trees. Working en plein air, students will learn the basic skills of interpreting light and shadow to render volumes in space. Gain an understanding of the dynamic structure of tree forms, paint the texture of foliage, and see the landscape in perspective. Classes will take place offsite, working with oil or acrylic paints.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Plein-Air – Jim Phalen
Thursday | 6/27-7/25 (no class 7/4) | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer with Introduction to Plein Air Painting, a practical guide to creating oil paintings in nature. Begin with discussion on how to choose and prepare your materials, including palette choices and color mixing strategies best suited for plein air painting. Learn to compose using loosly painted areas of dominate colors (a technique known as blocking), and then refine to add tone and detail. Students will paint offsite in Magnuson Park in the “Kite Hill” area near the Orca Fin sculptues.

$215
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Plein Air Landscape Painting – Kristin Frost
Tuesday | 8/6-9/3| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Do you love being outdoors and painting nature? Then this class is for you! We will spend time outdoors, painting cityscapes and landscapes from observation, while learning to capture light, color, and mood in short sessions. These graphite and watercolor sketches will then be turned into larger finished works of art in oil back in our studio environment. We will work on choosing strong compositions, practice creating texture through brushstroke application, and work with color layering to create rich, dynamic scenes. Learn how to display your own specialized take on the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Designed for students with some knowledge of watercolor and oil painting techniques.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Portrait Painting in Oil – Ryan Weatherly
Tuesday | 8/6-9/3| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Working from portrait models, you study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. You 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Printmaking Methods: Collagraph, Monotype, & Mixed Media – Sophie Loubere
Wednesday | 8/7-9/4| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Monotype and collagraphy are painterly, spontaneous and accessible printmaking techniques! In addition to learning these approaches to printmaking, you’ll experiment with incorporating other mark making methods, print transferring, gold, silver, and copper leaf and unconventional materials like patina solution. You will make your own collagraphic plates with a variety of textural materials. Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a board with ink or pigment, and then used to make a print onto paper.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Painting the Figure in Space – Justin Duffus
Wednesday | 8/7-9/4| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Painting from direct observation, learn to describe the figure and its relationship to the interior space. You will construct and balance a composition using large shapes of color to create a sense of light and gravity in space. With an emphasis on color temperature to create atmosphere, you will learn painting techniques to describe a variety of forms and edges. Justin will provide weekly demonstrations using the Alla Prima method as a starting point and will offer a variety of approaches to describe the depth of our visual experience with paint.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Acrylic Portrait Painting – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Thursday | 8/8-9/5| 1:30-4:30 P.M.


Learn to paint the portrait using the versatile medium of acrylic paint. Learn paint handling and color mixing while working from a live model to create lifelike portraits from direct observation. Nicholas Enevoldsen will present live demonstrations, individual critiques, and a series of lectures designed to equip students with techniques for mixing flesh tones, paint application, and how to imbue their work with a compelling sense of light, atmosphere, and form.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Evening
 
Portrait Painting in Oil – Aron Hart
Tuesday | 6/25-7/23 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Working from portrait models, you study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. You 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Beginning Printmaking – Nikki Barber
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Learn printmaking basics in this 5-class course. The course will introduce relief printmaking, intaglio and monotype techniques in bite-size pieces. Printmaking is tactile, repeatable and uses a variety of processes. After experimenting with each technique participants will jump right in to printing their own images and designs on quality printmaking paper. No previous experience required.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Wednesday | 6/26-7/24 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and technique through hands-on exercises aimed at helping you understand the mechanics of oil painting. Combine your new knowledge with drawing skills to understand the concepts of contour, value, shape, volume, form and perspective for a more comprehensive experience. Principles of paint handling and proper use of material, will go hand-in-hand with building skills to render still-life objects progressively from simple to more complex.

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Intro to Figure Painting – Aron Hart
Tuesday | 8/6-9/3 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Paint from the live model, 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Collagraph: Upcycling Materials To Generate Original 2d Prints – Nikki Barber
Wednesday | 8/6-9/3 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


This course will introduce you to collagraph printmaking. You will create inked dimensional collages to print onto printmaking paper. You can craft images as simple as a basic shape or as complicated as a portrait or cityscape using materials you find in everyday objects, such as painter’s tape and bubble wrap. You will get practice constructing collagraph plates and printing them with ink on paper in both intaglio and relief styles of plate inking. After the course is completed, participants will find they look at everyday recyclable materials in a new light!

$255
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Portrait Painting in Oil – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Thursday | 8/8-9/5 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.


Working from portrait models, you study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. You 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.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

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