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Workshops

Gage offers workshops to fit your busy schedule. Weekend and weeklong programs available in drawing, painting, mixed media, and beyond!

All classes are Gage 360 Online unless marked otherwise.

All artwork on this page is by the respective class instructor. We encourage you to check out their websites and instagrams and see all of the incredible work!

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Weekend Workshops

A standard workshop will meet for the first couple hours of the day for lecture, demo and questions. The group will then break to work on projects and have lunch. Instructor will be available for questions during this time and may set up individual critiques. The group will meet at the end of the day for group critiques and share final thoughts. This schedule may vary depending on the instructor/class.

Mixed Media Image Layering
with Patrick LoCicero

Sat-Sun | 11/7-11/7 | 9:30am-4:30pm

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.

$255
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Pet Portraits in Watercolor
with Willow Heath

Sun | 11/8 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Learn magically easy techniques to create expressive watercolor pet/animal portraits. Paint with loose, illustrative strokes or hone in on your brush details while painting realistic eyes. Artist Willow Heath will guide you through the step-by-step process of painting 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.

$105
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Pet Portraits in Watercolor
with Willow Heath

Sun | 11/15 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Learn magically easy techniques to create expressive watercolor pet/animal portraits. Paint with loose, illustrative strokes or hone in on your brush details while painting realistic eyes. Artist Willow Heath will guide you through the step-by-step process of painting 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.

$105
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Writing a Killer Artist Statement: A Key Element Of Your Artist Profile
with Vicki Halper

Sat | 11/7-11/14 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Taught by freelance curator Vicki Halper, a widely published author and former modern art curator at SAM. Vicki is an insightful writer and critic, and is excited to share her knowledge of developing and perfecting these statements. Like it or not, artists are currently required to write original, well-crafted statements that reflect their artistic goals and methods. These statements accompany applications for juried shows and grants, and submissions to galleries. They are often hung alongside their art in exhibitions. Art critics ALWAYS read these statements for the insights that provide as to the artist’s intentions.

$130
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Family Holiday Card Painting
with Willow Heath

Sun | 11/22 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Bring the family together to paint watercolor holiday greetings from the comfort of your own home. Learn simple painting techniques, create a miniature PNW landscape, paint happy little trees, and winter woodland themes with artist and children’s book illustrator Willow Heath. Invite family or friends who live in other states to join you and create art together from afar!

$50
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Color for Painters
with Al Gury

Sat-Sun | 12/12-12/13 | 9:30am-4:30pm

This two day workshop will provide practical insight and experience for the painter in color and value, color and palette choices for capturing light and temperature, color in landscape painting, color in portraits, Fauvist and expressive color. Students will produce a number of exercise paintings. The workshop will be introduced with an overview of color usage in painting and followed by group critiques on Zoom. Three Zoom meetings will take place, one the evening before, and one at the end of each of the two days. Questions and discussions are highly encouraged and a goal is developing a personal approach to color.

$255
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Weeklong Workshops

Design in Still Life
with Hiroshi Sato

Mon – Fri | 11/16-11/20 | 9:30am-4:30pm

In this intermediate Still Life course, learn to improve design and composition in still life working with Hiroshi Sato, a contemporary realist oil painter who draws influence from past and present artists. Sato’s work shows his interest in geometric design principles of the old masters. 
 

Students will learn fundamentals of design and composition to further the intent of their own work. Each workshop day will consist of a short lecture/demonstration by the instructor with the remainder of the time devoted to painting and explore with the lecture/demo topics in mind. Students should have a basic understanding of drawing and painting. 

Sato has a Masters in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. His work has been featured in various publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Juxtapoz Magazine, Visual Art Source and Art Business News Magazine. Sato has exhibited work nationally and locally, including a recent exhibit at the Harris Harvey Gallery in Seattle.

Topics in Abstract Painting: 
Visionaries and Outliers
with Jeffrey Simmons

Mon – Fri | 11/30 – 12/4 | 9:30am-12:30pm

A number of artists have been left out of the standard history of abstraction, either because they were working in obscurity, had idiosyncratic motives and objectives, or simply failed to fit into the conventional narrative arc as it has been written. Happily, recent scholarship has reacquainted us with Hilma af Klint, Georgiana Houghton, and others.  

For this workshop, we will examine works by these visionaries as well as comparable artists of today. Paint with a group of motivated peers for painting sessions in which you complete work in progress, start new work, or develop new ideas. Slide presentations and online discussion will supplement independent work and private critique. 

Students are encouraged free to bring images of work-in-progress, or make work in response to the topic. 

Mastercopy Drawing: Michelangelo
with Tony Ryder

Mon – Fri | 11/30-12/4 | 9:30am-4:30pm

The workshop is a contemporary analysis of the one of the greatest drawings of all time. Michelangelo is a founding ancestor in the lineage of drawing in the Western tradition. His figure studies for the Sistine Chapel ceiling demonstrate the highest level of craft in shape, line and shading. The clarity of his expression in red chalk conveys his sublime sculptural vision. The careful study of his work cannot but impart some of this craft and vision to us.  

This workshop will review basic figure drawing, beginning with the envelope and block-in. Each day will start with a two-hour instructor demo, which will cover shape, movement, form and light. Then students will spend the rest of the day working on their own master copies with guidance from Tony. 

Anthony Ryder studied painting and drawing with Ted Seth Jacobs in New York City and in France from 1983 to 1989. In 1998 he wrote and illustrated The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing (Watson-Guptill, 2000). His work is based on a synthesis of observation and painting theory. 

This workshop will review basic figure drawing, beginning with the envelope and block-in. Each day will start with a two-hour instructor demo, which will cover shape, movement, form and light.

Anthony Ryder studied painting and drawing with Ted Seth Jacobs in New York City and in France from 1983 to 1989. In 1998 he wrote and illustrated The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing (Watson-Guptill, 2000). His work is based on a synthesis of observation and painting theory.

$650
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Portrait Drawing in Pencil: 
Block-in Boot Camp
with Tony Ryder

Mon – Fri | 12/7 – 12/11 | 9:30am-4:30pm

The errors that distort a portrait drawing begin with the very first pencil strokes, and express misconceptions about the subject of the drawing. Discover an approach to basic block-in construction, including point-to-point vision, measuring length and tilt by eye, looking for the non-parallelism of the two sides of the form, avoidance of horizontals and verticals and more. Students work on one-day poses with the focus on block-in rather than the finished drawing.  

Anthony Ryder studied painting and drawing with Ted Seth Jacobs in New York City and in France from 1983 to 1989. In 1998 he wrote and illustrated The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing (Watson-Guptill, 2000). His work is based on a synthesis of observation and painting theory. Portrait Drawing in Pencil: Block-in Boot Camp is your unique chance to learn from a modern master. 

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