Winter’19

Weekend Workshops

March

Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Aaron Coberly
Saturday-Sunday | 3/23-3/24 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a figure by painting broadly but accurately while seeing the figure as a whole set into an environment.

Spring Break Weeklong Workshops

March

Studio Concentration: Classical Painting Intensive – Juliette Aristides
Monday-Friday | 3/25-4/5 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

This Winter Quarter build your artistic vocabulary as you work under the tutelage of Juliette Aristides, artist, author and instructor of the Aristides Atelier at Gage. The emphasis will be on skill building through working from life from both a model and a still life.

Supercharge Your Still Life Painting by Adding Imagination – Clive Smith
Monday-Friday | 3/25-3/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Working from the actual objects, learn how to incorporate information from other sources to transform what you see into something convincing, and yet invented under the guidance of master artist Clive Smith.

April

Painting from Still Life – Susan Jane Walp
Monday-Friday | 4/1-4/5 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Focus on still life as a vehicle for approaching composition from a more personal perspective and for learning to see more clearly and deeply the tonal and spatial relationships that are the building blocks of painting from direct observation.

Spring’19

Morning

Portrait Painting in Oil – Aron Hart
Monday | 4/8-6/10 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

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

Advanced Watercolor – Tom Hoffmann
Tuesday | 4/9-6/11 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Refine your practice and strengthen your personal style by developing independent painting projects according to your own artistic vision under the close mentorship of Tom Hoffmann.

Topics in Abstract Painting – Jeffrey Simmons
Tuesday | 4/9-6/11 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Using the work of historical and contemporary abstract painters as reference, you will focus on basic issues like composition, color, and technique, as well as more specific topics such as individual painting movements and the influence of other cultural media on abstraction.

Beginning Watercolor – Tom Hoffmann
Wednesday | 4/10-6/12 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor that allows you to make conscious choices regarding color, value, wetness, and composition before the brush ever touches the paper.

Still Life Painting in Oils – Jim Phalen
Wednesday | 4/10-6/12 | 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.

Portrait Painting – Jim Phalen
Friday | 4/12-6/14 | 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.

Critique Group – Terry Furchgott
Sunday| 4/14-6/16 | 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

This intensive bi-weekly Critique Group is designed specifically for intermediate and advanced level students, including Atelier graduates, ready to move from the classroom into their own studio practice as independent artists.

Afternoon

Figure and Portrait Painting in Acrylic – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Monday | 4/8-6/10 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Learn to paint the figure and portrait using the versatile medium of acrylic paint.

Intermediate Watercolor – Tom Hoffmann
Wednesday | 4/10-6/12 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Working from the still-life, landscapes and photographs, learn to individualize your painting process, better understand the variables of watercolor painting.

Oil Painting – Jonathan Happ
Saturday | 4/13-6/15 | 2:00-5:00 P.M.

In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.

Evening

Oil Painting Fundamentals – Hamid Zavareei
Wednesday | 4/10-6/12 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and technique through hands-on exercises designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of oil painting.

Advanced Seminar – Kimberly Trowbridge/Gage Georgetown
Wednesday | 4/17-6/12 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

In this hands-on color theory course for oil painters, you will learn rigorous color mixing and palette organization strategies, and how to apply that knowledge to observational studies.

Seven-Week Classes

Morning

Postcards From Afar, Watercolor – Willow Heath
Thursday | 4/18-5/30 | 9:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M.

Using your travel photographs for inspiration, learn watercolor techniques and color mixing to paint postcard scenes of your journeys abroad.

Plein Air to Studio Landscape Painting – Kristin Frost
Thursday | 4/11-5/23 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Spend time outdoors, painting cityscapes and landscapes from observation, while learning to capture light, color, and mood in short sessions.

Afternoon

Landscape Painting: Spring Trees – Kathleen Moore
Monday | 4/8-5/20 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Explore how to accurately render a variety of tree forms and the texture of foliage while expressing each tree’s unique character.

Portraits in Watercolor – Hamid Zavareei
Monday | 4/8-5/20 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Studying from a live model, you will focus on head, facial structures, and proportion and emphasize the economy of line.

Evening

Egg Tempera Mastercopy: Botticelli Portraits – Hamid Zavareei
Tuesday | 4/9-5/21 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Investigate the Renaissance egg tempera technique through studying the approach of Botticelli to human portraiture.

Painting the Costumed Figure in Oils – Nicholas Enevoldsen
Wednesday | 4/10-5/22 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Learn to compose and execute costumed or clothed figure paintings posed in interior settings with still life elements.

Five-Week Classes

Morning

Abstract Composition with Watercolor – Linda James
Friday | 4/17-5/14 | 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

Monochromatic Portrait and Figure Painting – Dominique Medici
Tuesday | 4/9-5/7 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Understand value structure in paintings by painting in Gray tones (Grisaille).

The Art of True Ephemera Collage – Patrick LoCicero
Thursday | 4/11-5/9 | 1:30- 4:30 P.M.

Discover the many varied nuances of making art through collage and glued paper and fabric materials.

Mixed Media Image Layering- Patrick LoCicero
Thursday | 4/16-5/13 | 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

Alla Prima Portraits with a Limited Palette – Dominique Medici
Tuesday | 4/9-5/7 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

A limited palette is very dynamic and will refine your understanding of color relationships. Practicing this way will help to sharpen your observation, and take your skill to a new level.

Expressive Figure Painting – Barbara Fugate
Thursday | 4/11-5/9 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Use expressive color making figure paintings that elicit mood and personality in this five-week primer.

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

April

Alla Prima Portraits in Oil – Aaron Coberly
Saturday-Sunday | 4/6-4/7 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by painting broadly but accurately with the Alla Prima technique.

Watercolor at the Conservatory- Michelle Lassaline
Friday-Sunday | 4/5-4/7 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to capture the details of nature in watercolor by painting in the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Expressive Still-Life Painting- Fong Baatz
Saturday-Sunday | 4/12-4/14 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

Find your voice and work directly from a still life set-up and explore various painting techniques and approaches to creating an expressive painting with oil.

Demystifying Watercolor – Linda James
Saturday-Sunday | 4/13-4/14 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

It is a fun, no-pressure way to explore the watercolor medium!

The Science In Art And Techniques Of The French Impressionists – Valerie Collymore
Saturday-Sunday | 4/20-4/21 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Discover how to integrate scientific knowledge with art-making fundamentals, techniques, and practices of the French Impressionist painters and move your artwork forward quickly and joyfully.

Why Watercolor? – Suze Woolf
Saturday-Sunday | 4/27-4/28 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Under the guidance of expert watercolorist Suze Woolf, start with studio exercises to develop our powers of observation and facility with the medium.

Color Theory & Color Mixing – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 4/27-4/28 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

Working with the Munsell color system, learn color mixing techniques and understand specific colors in terms of three-dimensions, hue, value, and chroma.

Pet Portraits in Watercolor – Willow Heath
Sunday | 4/28 | 9:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.

Learn magically easy techniques for creating expressive watercolor pet and animal portraits. Paint with loose illustrative strokes or hone in on your brush skills and watercolor techniques while painting your pet.

May

Notan and Composition – Kathleen Moore
Friday | 5/3 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.

In this one-day workshop learn just what “notan” is and develop a feel for what makes a strong composition.

Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Aaron Coberly
Saturday-Sunday | 5/4-5/5 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a figure by painting broadly but accurately while seeing the figure as a whole set into an environment.

Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Saturday-Sunday | 5/4-5/5 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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

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 | 5/5-5/7 | 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

April

Painting from Still Life – Susan Jane Walp
Monday-Friday | 4/1-4/5 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Focus on still life as a vehicle for approaching composition from a more personal perspective and for learning to see more clearly and deeply the tonal and spatial relationships that are the building blocks of painting from direct observation.

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.
 

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