This Winter Quarter build your artistic vocabulary as you work under the tutelage of Juliette Aristides, artist, author and instructor of the Aristides Atelier at Gage. The emphasis will be on skill building through working from life from both a model and a still life.
Working from the actual objects, learn how to incorporate information from other sources to transform what you see into something convincing, and yet invented under the guidance of master artist Clive Smith.
By working from the live model, over an extended pose and discover a clear and straightforward way to approach drawing the portrait tonally, with an emphasis on accurate drawing and observation.
Focus on still life as a vehicle for approaching composition from a more personal perspective and for learning to see more clearly and deeply the tonal and spatial relationships that are the building blocks of painting from direct observation.
Explore the decorative opulence, rich color, and sensual beauty found in Gustav Klimt’s portraits and depictions of women.
Learn to create richly colored drawings of individual flowers and complex floral still-lifes arranged in glass and ceramic vases using the direct drawing medium of soft chalk pastel.
Become inspired by the primary sources, traditions, and practices of color in western oil painting.
Set up and execute a new still life painting each day. By moving through a series of small quick paintings, you will quickly explore different concepts related to painting the still life.