Expressive Flesh:
The Figure in Oil
Miguel Carter-Fisher
with Patrick LoCicero
Artwork by Patrick LoCicero
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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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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.

Start with the Basics! Introduction to Still Life Drawing with Gary Faigin

Sat, Sun, & Mon | Mar 20 – 22 | 9:30am-12:30pm

In art, everything starts with the ability to draw and render simple shapes, like the egg, the lemon, and the wine bottle. In this introductory class, Gage co-founder Gary Faigin clearly explains how to accurately draw a set of simple household objects, lit by a side-mounted spotlight. Each day Faigin will demonstrate one of the basic tools artists employ in creating accurate and convincing drawings: mapping, rendering, and employing perspective to capture subject matter like books and vases with round tops. Student critiques will proceed in the same manner as a Gage studio class (everyone gets a critique once a session), and the materials list – charcoal and an 18” x 24 “ pad – is simple and inexpensive. An excellent class for a beginner or someone wanting to brush up on their skills.

$195
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

The Art of True Collage
with Patrick LoCicero

Sat & Sun | Mar 27 – Mar 28 | 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. 

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

On Land and In the Sea
with Lois Yoshida

Saturday & Sunday | Apr 3 – Apr 4 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Experience the flowing techniques of sumi painting while exploring creative forms of self-expression.   Sumi painting techniques including changes in color through tonal variation and traditional materials will be used to interpret a variety of subjects found on land (floral, landscape) as well as under the sea.  Students will simplify visual elements by using minimal brush strokes and are encouraged to experiment in expressing their individual interpretations of the various subjects.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

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

Saturdays | Apr 17 – Apr 24 | 9:30am-4:30pm

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 they provide as to the artist’s intentions.

$130
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Contemporary Still Life Painting
with Larine Chung

Sat & Sun | Apr 17 – Apr 18 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Still life set up offers the most effective way to learn drawing and painting through intensive observation from life. In this workshop, students will learn how to start a painting with a color wash, and then develop their painting with expressive brushwork, thoughtful application of color, and close study of texture. We will also look at various still-lifes in history, as we form our own interpretation of what constitutes a contemporary still-life.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Pet Portraits in Watercolor
with Willow Heath

Saturday | Apr 24 | 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 1-3 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

Miano Method: Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil with Charles Miano

Mon – Thu | Apr 26 – Apr 29 | 9:30am-4:30pm

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$550
Beginner/Intermediate
Gage 360 Online

Intro to Digital Painting 
with Suzanne Head

Mon & Fri | May 3 – May 28 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

This workshop is an introduction to drawing and painting using Procreate on the iPad. We will begin with demonstrations and guided tutorials: first, rendering basic shapes, then moving on to a full-color portrait. The course will wrap-up with students working on their own ideas. Best practices will also be discussed: including brushes, color pallets, and file size. Students will need an iPad, drawing stylus, and the ProCreate app.

$500
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Family Workshop: Watercolor Sunsets
with Willow Heath

Saturday | May 8 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Bring the family together for Mother’s Day to learn different approaches to painting magical watercolor sunsets. Create two small sunset scenes while exploring techniques, color mixing, and watching live demonstrations from artist and children’s book illustrator Willow Heath.

$75
All Ages!
Gage 360 Online

Mixed Media Image Layering 
with Patrick LoCicero

Sat & Sun | May 8 – Map 9 | 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.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Developing Your Visual Language 
with Hiroshi Sato

Mon – Fri | May 10 – May 14 | 9:30am-4:30pm

This course is designed for intermediate/ advanced students looking to develop their own language in expressing their ideas that will eventually lead to a cohesive and unique body of work.

The class consists of a lecture given by the instructor and devotes the remainder of the time to constructing and planning a visual language and body of work. Students should have a technical understanding of drawing and painting.

$550
Intermediate/Advanced
Gage 360 Online

Master Skin Tones in Oil with the Poster Sketch
with Patricia Watwood

Sat & Sun | May 22 – May 23 | 9:00am-4:00pm

This two-day workshop will teach the Poster Study, to understand the relationship of color and value mixing in skin tones and capture the “Key of the Light.” We will work with reference models—light, medium and dark, to understand the special qualities of various complexions. Color gets all the credit in vibrant painted skin, but value does all the work. You’ll learn how to get the most accurate and pleasing color notes, and understand Watwood’s palette colors and mixing tips. This workshop is well suited to all painting levels, and the information is useful to both an academic or expressive style artist. When you learn to see planes and the direction of the light, your expressive potential is your own. The instructor will share photo references, materials list and instruction info ahead of the workshop.

$295
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Floral Painting in Oil
with Larine Chung

Sat & Sun | Jun 5 – Jun 6 | 9:30am-4:30pm

We will learn how to paint beautiful flowers by first studying Fantin-Latour master works. These exercises will improve your sense of perception. We will then recreate a floral still life and paint from life. Through close observation, we will cover topics such as abstract value composition, gestural dynamics, flower shape, and flower texture.

$265
All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Expressive Flesh: The Figure in Oil
with Miguel Carter-Fisher

Mon – Fri | Jun 21 – Jun 25 | 9:30am-4:30pm

In this workshop, students will explore how paint viscosity, translucency, and texture can be used to enrich the expressive potential of their figurative paintings. We will discuss painting as the simultaneous expression of light and physical substance as we experiment with glazing, scumbling, brushes, and mediums. Both traditional and experimental techniques will be utilized. We will also discuss the relationship between form and subject matter as the genesis of content. At the end of the workshop, each student will have a work that reflects their own aesthetic interests.

$600
All Levels
Gage 360 Online