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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

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.

Interiors and Still life
with Juliette Aristides

Sat/Sun | Aug 22 – Aug 23 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Working from the interiors of your home, you will follow traditional ideas and techniques as you develop vital tools for creating skillful, luminous still-life paintings in oil. Learn to create thoughtful, interesting arrangements and examine the relationships between masses of value, color and intensity in your still-life painting.

The instructor will send out instructions to the class the week prior to the workshop. The group will meet in the mornings for demo, lecture and questions, then break to work on assignments. There will be both individual and group critiques throughout the workshop.

$225
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Printmaking Processes at Home
with Abigail Drapkin

Saturdays | Aug 22 & Aug 29 | 10:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Learn to create experimental prints at home without a press. Bring your drawings and photos as inspiration to create painterly monotypes, detailed ink transfer drawings, and textured prints with found materials. We’ll discuss how to translate your images into print using the fundamentals of line, shape, value, and color. This class includes detailed live demos and individual guidance to create a series of multiples.

$175
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Portrait in Pastel
with Ellen Eagle

Mon – Thu | Aug 24 – Aug 27 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

In this natural light studio workshop, our goal is to observe the model’s form, color, and value relationships with a clear eye, and to distill this complex information into a simply expressed, harmonious construction. Engage in the intense color analysis and develop the skill of comparing shapes, color, and values to weave layers in the brilliant medium of pastel. Eagle will begin the workshop with a portrait demonstration. 

$540
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

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Watercolor on the Move: Practical Plein Air
with Suze Woolf

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

Bring more freshness – and challenge – to your work through painting outdoors from life! From Thomas Moran to David Hockney, exhibitions often pair the artists’ large studio paintings with their preparatory studies, highlighting 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. Note for fall 2020- Class size will be kept small so students can socially distance, masks required.

$255
All Levels
Plein Air

Plein Air Oil Painting in Magnuson Park
with Abigail Drapkin

Sat | 9/26 | 10:00am-3:00pm

This plein air workshop meets up in a small group in Magnuson Park in Seattle. We’ll find comfortable spots to socially-distance and work from direct observation of nature. Learn strategies to quickly block in a scene and interpret the landscape using shapes of value and color. You’ll need a portable easel, palette, and oil paints. In the event of rain, the class will be re-scheduled to the following Saturday or Sunday. Note for fall 2020- Class size will be kept small so students can socially distance, masks required.

$105
All Levels
Plein Air

The Art of True Ephemera Collage
with Patrick LoCicero

Sat-Sun | 9/26-9/27 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Calling artists who love all things paper! In this collage course we will discover the many varied nuances of making art through collage, glued paper, and fabric materials. You will have the chance to work on different surfaces, including rag paper and panel, as well as in various artistic styles. Explore techniques like layering, overlap, isolation, repetition, composition, and surface manipulation on various substrates.You will also study the history of collage, from Kurt Schwitters and Pablo Picasso, to modern day contemporary artists that use collage as their main art form.

$255
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Color Theory & Color Mixing
with Larine Chung

Saturday | 10/3 & 10/10| 1:30pm-4:30pm

Working with the Munsell color system, we will learn color mixing techniques and understand specific colors in terms of three-dimensions, hue, value, and chroma. The workshop will focus on a series of mixing exercises designed to help students gain a better understanding of how to achieve the colors they desire. Studying with Larine Chung, students will review the historic palettes used by different master painters, both for inspiration and reference.

$130
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing, Methods and Techniques
with Al Gury

Sat-Sun | 10/10-10/11 | 9:30am-4:30pm

This informative and useful workshop will address the traditions and practice of drawing by artists from the Renaissance to the present. Included will be the history of materials, basic techniques, form and line development, and color in pastel. Students will complete a number of guided exercises over the two days, followed by group critiques. Questions and discussions are highly encouraged and a goal is developing a personal approach to drawing.

$255
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Color Harmony
with Larine Chung

Saturday | 10/17 & 10/24| 1:30pm-4:30pm

Take an in-depth look at color and learn how different colors work together. In this workshop, students will be taken by hand into the world of color analysis by creating color studies for master painting. Topics include color temperature, painting with different key range and chroma intensity. Take this workshop in conjunction with Chung’s Color Theory & Color Mixing!

$130
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Portrait Drawing in Trois Crayons
with Grace Flott

Sat-Sun | 10/17-10/18 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Trois crayon is a historic combination of three materials — charcoal, white chalk, and red conté — that, when woven together, can capture beautiful warmth and depth in a human face. Discover the fundamentals of observational drawing by working with a live model and leave class with a knowledge of skull anatomy, proportions, and basic principles of form rendering.

$255
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Notan and Composition
with Kathleen Moore

Sat-Sun | 10/24-10/25 | 9:30am-4:30pm

More than just “black and white” or “light and dark” the concept of “notan” leads us to look more closely at how we structure a painting or drawing. In this workshop you will learn just what “notan” is and develop a feel for what makes a strong composition. Through several hands-on exercises you will learn to sense the dynamics of your composition and thereby gain control of that important foundation of your painting.

$255
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

The Leaves of Autumn: Botanical Watercolor 
with Kathleen McKeehen

Sat | 10/31 & 11/7 | 9:00am-1:00pm

Leaves are always a challenge for the botanical artist, but the colors and forms of autumn leaves make them an enjoyable opportunity to play with a variety of methods, such as wet-on-wet washes and varying dry-brush techniques. Beginners to botanical illustration will learn observation and measurement skills necessary for an accurate botanical rendering, as well as the use of watercolor washes and dry-brush technique to create three-dimensional, aesthetically pleasing, and scientifically correct images. Intermediate students will gain experience in mixing colors on the palette and in layering, and find plenty of opportunity to even loosen up a bit with the wet-on-wet washes so effective in capturing the colors of autumn. 

$170
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

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 Vicky 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

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

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