Weekend Workshops

Gage offers workshops to fit your busy schedule. Weekend and weeklong programs available in drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, and more!

Fall 2019 Weekend Workshops

September
 

Nature in Watercolor – Michelle Lassaline
Saturday-Sunday| 9/7-9/8 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to capture the details of nature in watercolor. Students will learn the basic techniques of watercolor starting with tonal sketches in pencil, then using masking fluid and wet-on-dry techniques to create layers of transparent color. We will explore different compositions and strategies for choosing subject matter by spending a half-day sketching in the nearby Volunteer Park. Focusing on the botanical and geological features in nature, this class will teach students to paint in watercolor using refined details and unique compositions.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Drawing for Fun! – Kathleen Moore
Saturday | 9/14| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Have you ever thought “I’d like to draw, but ….” or “I used to draw, but it’s been years (or maybe decades!).” This class offers a no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing. Learn how to handle charcoal, pencil and pen while working with composition, value and form. You may discover that you already know a lot about drawing and find your confidence growing as you build more skill. A little art history and a lot of fun included!

$120
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Urban Sketching – Steven Reddy
Saturday-Sunday | 9/21-9/22 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Go on location and create detailed interior drawings. Urban sketch artist, Steve Reddy, will teach a step-by-step process to avoid being overwhelmed by complex indoor scenes. Begin with how to select a scene, and learn tips for breaking down complex interiors into basic shapes and contours. Then, bring work to life with ink washes and learn graphic shading techniques to refine the details. The first set of classes will meet at Gage Capitol Hill, and then be on location at nearby indoor spaces, as determined by class and instructor.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Moving Towards Abstraction – Julie Devine
Saturday-Sunday | 9/28-9/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Are you a representational painter who wants to push your work towards abstraction? This three-day abstract painting workshop is for you! You will approach each day with a new strategy to get you thinking differently about the way you paint your subjects. Add new methods to your toolbox including using a palette knife for a brush to increase speed and immediacy. This class is perfect for all levels and styles of painters. Students may work in your painting media of choice, instructor will be using oils.

$215
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Pet Portraits in Watercolor – Willow Heath
Sunday | 9/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Learn magically easy techniques to creating expressive watercolor pet/animal portraits. Paint with a lose illustrative strokes or hone in on your bush details while painting realistic eyes. Artist Willow Heath will guide you through the step by step process of painting 1-3 bright and expressive watercolor animal illustrations that capture the likeness and character of your animal with ease. *No painting experience necessary and no pet necessary, just come with a sense of humor and willingness to experiment and paint animals.

$120
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capital Hill

 

The Art of True Ephemera Collage – Patrick LoCicero
Saturday-Sunday | 9/28-9/29 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Calling artists who love all things paper! In this collage course we will discover the many varied nuances of making art through collage, glued paper, fabric materials. You will have the chance to work on different surfaces, including rag paper and panel, as well as in various artistic styles. You will also study the history of collage, from Kurt Schwitters and Pablo Picasso, to modern day contemporary artists that use collage as their main art form. Explore techniques like layering, overlap, isolation, repetition, composition, and surface manipulation on various substrates.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
October
 

Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Aaron Coberly
Saturday-Sunday | 10/5-10/6 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

In this weekend workshop, you’ll work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a figure by learning to paint broadly but accurately. The class will include demonstrations and individual student critiques.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Oil Painting Master Tips – Vallery Collymore
Saturday-Sunday | 10/12-10/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to mix the colors of a Monet through the Color Harmony Formulas of the French Impressionists. Then learn to make brushstrokes like a French Impressionist. You will study 25 ways to manipulate paint, including how to create soft edges like Renoir, bold brushwork like Monet and directional strokes like Van Gogh or Cezanne. Student will learn how to nail strong compositions and values, and the small finishing touches that will take your painting to the next level.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

The Leaves of Autumn: Botanical Watercolor Workshop – Kathleen McKeehen
Saturday-Sunday | 10/12-10/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Leaves are always a challenge for the botanical artist, but the colors and forms of autumn leaves make them an enjoyable opportunity to play with a variety of methods, such as wet-on-wet washes and varying dry-brush techniques. Beginners to botanical illustration will learn observation and measurement skills necessary for an accurate botanical rendering, as well as the use of watercolor washes and dry-brush technique to create three-dimensional, aesthetically pleasing, and scientifically correct images. Intermediate students will gain experience in mixing colors on the palette and in layering, and find plenty of opportunity to even loosen up a bit with the wet-on-wet washes so effective in capturing the colors of autumn.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Color Theory & Color Mixing – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 10/19-10/20 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Working with the Munsell color system, we will learn color mixing techniques and understand specific colors in terms of three-dimensions, hue, value, and chroma. The workshop will focus on a series of mixing exercises designed to help students gain a better understanding of how to achieve the colors they desire. Studying with Larine Chung, students will review the historic palettes used by different master painters, both for inspiration and reference.

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Pet Portraits in Watercolor – Willow Heath
Sunday | 10/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Learn magically easy techniques to creating expressive watercolor pet/animal portraits. Paint with a lose illustrative strokes or hone in on your bush details while painting realistic eyes. Artist Willow Heath will guide you through the step by step process of painting 1-3 bright and expressive watercolor animal illustrations that capture the likeness and character of your animal with ease. *No painting experience necessary and no pet necessary, just come with a sense of humor and willingness to experiment and paint animals.

$120
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Color Harmony – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 10/26-10/27 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Take an in-depth look at color and learn how different colors work together. In this workshop, students will be taken by hand into the world of color analysis by creating color studies for master painting. Topics include color temperature, painting with different key range and chroma intensity. Take this workshop in conjunction with Chung’s Color Theory & Color Mixing!

$230
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 
November
 

Animals in Watercolor – Michelle Lassaline
Sunday | 11/3| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This workshop will teach students how to draw animals and bring them to life with watercolor. We will cover basic animal anatomy starting with simple shapes and working up toward textures, movement, and emotion. We will explore gesture through quick sketches and longer studies. Using a combination of drawing techniques like pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor, students will learn to transform their anatomical animal drawings into life-like characters.

$120
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Alla Prima Portraits in Oil – Aron Coberly
Saturday-Sunday| 11/2-11/3 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

In this weekend workshop, you’ll learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by learning to paint broadly but accurately. The class will include demonstrations and individual student critiques.

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Encaustic Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Saturday-Sunday| 11/2-11/3 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Investigate the different characteristics and effects achieved by employing beeswax as a medium for painting. Learn the basics of the ancient and luminescent encaustic medium as you explore a range of applications from the simple application of clear hot wax on a painting surface to the layering, incising, transferring and imbedding of images. The course will cover techniques for heating, mixing and application of layers as well as different methods of working into the wax layers. $25 partial materials fee payable to instructor.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Saturday-Sunday| 11/2-11/3 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Capture highly detailed scenes and learn how to create contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, and watercolor glazes. Simplify complex scenes into initial sketches that are light and loose. Then, learn how to create a grisaille underpainting that brings extraordinary dimension to work. We will use a limited watercolor palette to enhance their work with harmonious color.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Mixed Media Image Layering – Patrick LoCicero
Saturday-Sunday| 11/9-11/10 | 9:30 A.M.-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. Through the process of mixed media, found object and collage, explore various background layering techniques.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Color and Texture with Acrylics: The Fruits of Winter – Terry Furchgott
Friday-Sunday| 11/15-11/17 |6:30-9:30 P.M. (Friday), 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Juicy oranges, the deep glow of purple grapes, crisp green apples – the rich medium of acrylic paint is perfect for capturing the bold colors and subtle textures of winter fruit arranged in inspiring set-ups including glazed ceramics, and brightly patterned drapery. Starting with an introduction to use of a wet palette and color mixing, you next master subtler techniques to do with brushwork, edges, smooth transitions, and the use of color layering. Completing multiple studies and one finished work you learn to simplify and capture the essence of what you see, creating dynamic images with a balance of bold spontaneity and finished detail. $15 fee payable to Instructor for additional materials supplied in class (these are in addition to those on the Student Supply List which are the students’ responsibility).

$280
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
December
 

Gestural Sculpting & Drawing the Figure – Mardie Rees
Saturday-Sunday| 12/14-12/15 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Capture the human figure in motion with award-winning and internationally recognized artist Mardie Rees. We will capture the gesture using line drawings and then by modeling the figure three-dimensionally. Focus is on gesture drawing and learning to sketch poses in clay by breaking down and re-building a new gesture during each class. By analyzing the figure both through drawing and gestural sculpture, students will come away with a unique approach to working from life and will be able to make more compelling works.

$265
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

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