Workshops at Gage Academy of Art

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

Check out our weeklong workshops!

Winter 2020 Weekend Workshops

February



The Landscape in Winter- Suze Woolf

Saturday/Sunday | 2/8-2/9| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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What’s a Northwest painter to do when it’s too cold, too wet and just too grey out there? Through watercolor, we can still convey the spirit of the outdoors in strong, bold paintings — local whites
and greys are opportunities begging for color! Under the guidance of watercolorist extraordinaire Suze Woolf, and by means of studio exercises using still life, photographic notes, or previous paintings, we’ll explore ways to make fresh, spontaneous, and spirited landscape paintings without having to stand out in the rain.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Still-Life Painting: Metal & Glass – Larine Chung

Saturday/Sunday | 2/15-2/16| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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If you want to learn how to paint surfaces like the transparency of glass and shiny metals this workshop is for you! You will learn to reproduce the surfaces of metals and glassware to enhanse any still-life you do.. We will learn from doing master copies, starting by painting quick studies and work up to longer still-life set ups.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Steven Reddy

Saturday/Sunday | 2/15-2/16| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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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



Demystifying Watercolor: Color Focus – Linda James

Saturday/Sunday | 2/22-2/23| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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Learn how to make the most dynamic use of color in abstract watercolor painting, Using color theory principles, you will learn the best methods for color mixing and layering; how to mix beautiful grays, blacks and neutrals; and how to identify and replicate colors from nature or other sources. We will examine our emotional responses to a selection of paintings and delve into what makes one artist’s use of color more impactful than another. Students will be encouraged to be daring in their color expression. Basic watercolor experience is helpful. All paper will be supplied. A $25 supply fee for paper and handouts will be collected in class.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Still-Life Painting: Ceramics & Fabrics – Larine Chung

Saturday/Sunday | 2/29-3/1| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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If you want to learn how to paint different matte surfaces in a still life, this workshop is for you. Students will learn to paint ceramics and different fabrics as the class progresses. We will start with a master copy in the beginning of the class and work up to painting interesting still lives from life.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

March



Figure Drawing for Beginners – Ryan Weatherly

Saturday/Sunday | 3/7-3/8| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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

$255
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Abstract Composition in Watercolor – Linda James

Saturday/Sunday | 3/14-3/15| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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There is no hard and fast formula for creating good abstract composition, but there are guidelines to help develop your critical perception of what works and what doesn’t. In this workshop, we will explore concepts of balance and contrast, using value, scale, color, texture, transparency and edges as variables. Then, through observation and critique, we will examine ways to solve compositional problems. Examples by noted water media artists will be shown throughout the workshop. All paper will be supplied. A $25 supply fee for paper and handouts will be collected in class.

$230
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Bouguereau’s Painting Methods – Tenaya Sims

Saturday-Monday| 3/21-3/23| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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In this 3-day crash course, students learn a painting workflow similar to those used by historical artists David, Ingres, and Bouguereau. The instructor will lecture and demo these concepts, and work in tandem with students from the same image source to exemplify the major stages of this process.

$330
All Levels Welcome
Gage Georgetown



Mixed Media Image Layering – Patrick LoCicero

Saturday/Sunday| 3/28-3/29| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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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

 

 

Winter 2020 Weeklong Workshops

March



Contemporary Portrait Painting in Oil – Clive Smith

Monday-Friday| 3/23-3/27 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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Discover the art and practice of portraiture as you learn to compose from observation and to consider the reasons for painting a portrait from life vs capturing a likeness with photography. Starting with direct sketching on canvas and understanding the colors that render life like skin tones we will build the portrait through layers of direct (all prima) painting while working to render a convincing and compelling likenesses of the model in oil. We will also discuss and understand the relationship/conversation between an artist and their sitter and how that can affect the outcome to create a living, breathing portrait.

$650
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill



Using Color Now – Michael Howard

Monday-Friday| 3/23-3/27 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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Color can tell time. As painters, we have the power to place our viewer in the past, present or future. It’s all a question of how light expresses time and how we present experiences of color.
Michael Howard as been teaching for over 20 years throughout the United States. Notably, he was the Associate Professor of Paiting at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for 10 years. He recently had a solo exhibition at Prographica in Seattle, Washington.

$600
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill



Portrait Drawing on Toned Paper – Dale Zinkowski

Monday-Friday| 3/23-3/27 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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In this 5-day, intensive workshop, students will work from the live model, over an extended pose (2.5 days) and will discover a clear and straightforward way to approach drawing the portrait tonally, with an emphasis on accurate drawing and observation, particularly the subtlety that the model presents.

Students will work on paper (that we will tone together) during the first day, and utilizing various dry mediums such as colored pencils, graphite, and white chalk, work to achieve a finished portrait drawing.

Students will also learn how to capture the likeness of the model, and simulate the effects of light washing over the forms presented before them. Through constant demonstrations, and individual critiques, all information covered in this workshop will be thoroughly explained so that each person will meet their individual goals. All levels are welcome.

There will be a model change mid-week, allowing participants to have two finished portraits by the workshop’s end.

Demonstrations will be given on the following:

Toning paper using ink wash

Utilizing the tone of the paper to achieve a desired value range for the drawing

Drawing techniques: block-In, graphite and white chalk on toned paper

$650
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

 

 

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