Studio Concentration: Painting from Life
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Any additional materials of your choice such as watercolors, pastels, etc.
Do not miss the unique opportunity to study with New York figurative master painter, Max Ginsburg, who will be visiting Gage in December to teach this year’s Studio Concentration. Students and instructor will paint from life each day with an alla prima procedure, stressing careful observation of the model regarding form, shapes, proportion, gesture, perspective, values and color. Ginsburg’s teaching method will direct students to paint the unique realities of each model. “We will paint what we see, not what we know” (Charles Hawthorn) to capture the poetic beauty of the reality, not some formula.
Ginsberg will discuss concepts, expression of concepts, contemporary realism, and the painting of the Old Masters. This Studio Concentration will cover: Head Studies, Figure Studies, the Portrait, Painting the Figure, and a Multi-Figure Composition from life with two models, for which Ginsburg is renowned and highly regarded.
Ginsburg will critique each student every day and give painting demonstrations. He will also paint half of each session on his own painting. Max believes that this is an excellent teaching tool, better in many ways than relying only on what the teacher says.