Learn all the basic skills needed to work with the spontaneous and quick drying medium of acrylic paint successfully and with confidence.
Egg Tempera painting is an exceptionally beautiful and subtle painting medium that is said to date back to ancient Egypt: learn how to make “genuine traditional gesso panels” from scratch using glue and chalk; prepare handmade toned drawing paper for silverpoint drawing; grind and emulsify your own egg tempera paint; practice egg tempera painting techniques; make handmade transfer paper; and paint your first egg tempera painting.
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.
Be guided through a series of essential oil painting skills—including composition, how to set up the block-in, value relationships and hierarchy, modeling form in color with a focus on alla-prima and direct painting techniques.