Plein Air

Get outside this summer to make some art! Join a Gage instructor at one of Seattle’s parks or outdoor spaces and get ready to take your skills to a new level. There is something for everyone: Whether you are an absolute beginner, making your first brushstrokes in the fresh air, or an al fresco aficionado seasoning your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!

Plein Air Painting in Gouache – Riley Doyle

Sat – Sun | July 18 – July 19 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Spend the weekend learning the ins and out of plein air painting with gouache. Learn strategies and techniques to set yourself up for a successful and fun painting outing. Learn to understand and use all the different principles of atmospheric perspective to compose and create the painting you want. The group will meet at a different park each day, and the days will be broken into a morning and afternoon, painting session, although, with how fast gouache dries, it is very possible to get several paintings completed each day.

$230
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Plein Air painting in Oils – Riley Doyle

Sat – Sun | July 25 – July 26 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Spend the weekend learning the ins and out of plein air painting with oils. Learn strategies and techniques to set yourself up for a successful and fun painting outing, as well as the gear to get and tricks to plein air paint on a budget. Learn to understand and use all the different principles of atmospheric perspective to compose and create the painting you want. The group will meet at a different park each day, and the days will be broken into a morning and afternoon painting session. That means you get 4 plein air paintings under your belt in just one weekend!

$230
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Color in Nature
– Sarah Bixler

Thursday | July 2 – July 30 | 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Explore Seattle’s beautiful parks and learn to take color notes, quick on-location studies to support longer paintings. We will spend time discussing easy to tote materials, palette organization and care, helpful ideas from color theory (it’s not scary!) and we’ll look at inspiring contemporary and historic painters as we paint Seattle in sun and shade.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Painting the Figure Outside
– Aron Hart

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

Working from the live model, students will paint the clothed figure in an outdoor setting. Beginning with quick color studies to develop composition and color harmony students will then paint a one-day alla prima figure study each day of the class session. Each class will be held in a unique location to add interest and excitement to the painting process and gain experience in painting a new landscape.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Plein Air Landscape Painting
– Kristin Frost

Thursday | Aug 5 – Sept 2 | 1:30 P.M.-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.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Paint the Figure amongst the Trees
– Sarah Bixler

Thursday | Aug 6 – Sept 3 | 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Working from a clothed model learn to paint the figure under the exciting and variable conditions of trees, sun and whatever Nature has in store. You’ll learn to quickly identify the underlying structures you see, roll with the punches, embracing change and learning to find structure in your painting even when nature seems to have abandoned any rules. In the event of Rain, Class will be conducted under a shelter.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

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