Weekend Workshops

July
 

Watercolor on the Move: Practical Plein Air – Suze Woolf
Saturday-Sunday | 7/20-7/21 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Bring more freshness – and challenge – to your work through painting outdoors from life! From Thomas Moran to David Hockney, exhibits that pairs the artists’ large studio paintings with their preparatory studies, highlight the vibrancy of the plein air studies. They may be smaller, less grandiose and less accurate—but plein air studies are more direct, personal and free. Plein air painting is something to practice regularly. You will start out indoors with some distraction-free basic exercises before moving on to the wide world of outdoor paining, weather permitting.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capital Hill

 

Summer Flowers In Oil – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 7/27-7/28 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


We will learn how to paint beautiful flowers by first studying Fantin-Latour master works. These exercises will improve your sense of perception. We will then recreate a floral still life and paint from life. Through close observation, we will cover topics such as abstract value composition, gestural dynamics, flower shape, and flower texture.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy
Saturday-Sunday | 7/27-7/28 | 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. Students will use a limited watercolor palette to enhance their work with harmonious color.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
August
 

Personal Narrative: Creating Memory-Based Imagery – Kristin Frost
Saturday-Sunday | 8/3-8/4 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn how to combine representation and abstract imagery using your own unique photos and mementos as inspiration. Bring photographs, memorabilia or other objects with strong personal connections, and then choose specific elements to highlight in your artwork.

$215
Intermediate
Gage Capital Hill

 

Printmaking Techniques: Monotype – Klara Glosova
Saturday-Sunday | 8/3-8/4 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This class is an introduction to monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique with which artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate (typically acrylic or copper) to create an image which is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together. Monotype produces a unique print, it is a versatile medium closest to painting. Monotype doesn’t require special chemicals and extensive technical knowledge, it is therefore one of the most accessible printmaking techniques. Recommended for those who want to explore printmaking or painters looking to learn more about breakdown and structure of images (such as color and composition).

$250
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Mixed Media Painting – Hamid Zavareei
Saturday-Sunday | 8/3-8/4 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non traditional media and techniques. You are encouraged to use a variety of non-conventional means and materials to create work that goes beyond the traditional parameters of painting, while still adhering to principles that pertain to all works of art.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Contemporary Still Life – Larine Chung
Saturday-Sunday | 8/10-8/11 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Still life set up offers the most effective way to learn drawing and painting through intensive observation from life. In this workshop, students will learn how to start a painting with a color wash and develop the painting with brush handling, color and texture. We will study various still-lifes in history as we form our own interpretation and meaning of contemporary still-life.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Expand Your Encaustic Vocabulary – Patti Bowman
Saturday-Sunday | 8/10-8/11 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


In this workshop you will combine techniques in novel ways to create representational imagery, add architectural elements to encaustic painting and use graphic shapes and silhouettes to enrich your conversation with this beautiful painting medium. Work with masking techniques in addition to traditional encaustic painting practices—incised line, transfer paper and stencils to add sharp edges, clean lines and geometric shapes to your encaustic painting toolbox.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Figure Drawing – Ryan Weatherly
Saturday-Sunday | 8/17-8/18 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form. Working from quick gesture drawings to longer, more considered poses, students learn to incorporate proportion and anatomy, use light and shade to depict volume, and line and tone to describe planar changes in the body.

$250
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Creating Images Through Collage and Transfers – Barbara Noah
Saturday-Sunday | 8/24-8/25 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Join this studio exploration of image making through collage and transfers! You will work with mixed media, 2D, relief, and 3D surfaces and the use of a variety of collage materials, transfer techniques, and adhesives. You will look at the work of other artists using these techniques and then create your own work using the images, concepts, and materials most engaging to you. You will be able to work representationally or abstractly with an initial plan or an open-ended intuitive approach.

$215
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Printmaking Techniques: Reliefs – Klara Glosova
Saturday-Sunday | 8/24-8/25 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


This class is an introduction to linocut. Linocut is a basic printmaking technique in which artists use tools to carve marks into the surface of a plate. Like woodcut, linocut is a reductive method: the final image is produces by removing negative areas. Linocut produces results similar to woodcut except plates are made of soft rubber or linoleum, therefore easier to carve. Students will learn how to produce both single color and multi-color prints, foe which the process requires breaking down the image into a sequence of steps corresponding to each color. Starting with an idea, a drawing or a photograph, you will learn to analyze and deconstruct images in order to put them back together to produce linocut prints.

$250
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Moving Towards Abstraction – Julie Devine
Saturday-Monday | 8/24-8/26 | 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.

$315
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
September
 

Nature in Watercolor – Michelle Lassaline
Saturday-Sunday| 9/14-9/15 | 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

 

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