Artwork by Kai Carpenter
Drawing the Landscape
with Kristin Frost
Artwork by Gabriel Campanario
Figure Drawing
with Ryan Weatherly
Artwork by Crystal Soojeong Shin
Illustration Comprehensive
with Kai Carpenter
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Gage offers drawing classes to fit every skill level and schedule. Line, value, perspective, and expression are the tools of great drawing artists and the graphite, chalk, and charcoal on your fingertips will prove that you’re mastering them too. 

All classes are Gage 360 Online unless marked otherwise.

Classes marked with are asynchronous. Class consists of both prerecorded demos and scheduled class meetings.

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Sketchbook Techniques & Expression
with Edie Everette

Mondays | Feb 22 – Mar 22 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sketchbooks are a place for both artistic and expressive freedom. They can cure perfectionism and foster play. Sketchbooks may be private journals or art for display. In this class you will learn drawing and mark-making techniques along with ways to incorporate texture, tracing paper, collage, photographs, stenciling and free-writing into your sketchbook practice. Together we will watch short slide shows of artistic examples, show and tell our weekly progress, learn and practice techniques, work on assignments, and have friendly and helpful group critiques. If you wish to begin a specific project, Edie will customize your exercises for that purpose. Optional homework will be given. 

All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil
with Crystal Soojeong Shin

Tuesdays | Feb 23 – Mar 23 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Colored pencil is a fun, forgiving, and versatile medium that is easy for the beginning artist, and a refreshing change for watercolor painters or graphite artists. As you learn how to use colored pencils to portray plant subjects, the class will cover basics of the medium and colored pencil techniques including layering, blending, and building saturation with luminosity, while incorporating the observation techniques and elements of botanical illustration. All levels are welcome. For those who are experienced, work at your own pace with plenty of guidance and individual attention.

All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Structural Portrait Drawing
with Geoff Flack

Tuesdays | Feb 23 – Mar 23 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Advance your understanding of the human head’s complex construction while heightening your ability to draw a portrait from observation. Study the structural concepts of the head and its features used to create solid illusions of the model’s portrait. Emphasis on proportion and gesture along with studies of anatomy and perspective will be stressed throughout. Leave this class with an enhanced ability to construct a portrait based on a broadened understanding of its anatomical structure. 

All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing From a Different Angle
with Bruce Morser

Wednesdays | Feb 24 – Mar 24 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Everyone can learn to draw and everyone is creative. Drawing is as much a “mindset” as a “skill”. Many judge skill first and never try to progress. This class is divided into three parts to tackle that conundrum: we’ll open the mindset with several specific exercises and drawings, then focus on simple strategies for converting an increasing visual awareness. After that, you will progress to more complex topics like composition and expression to ensure drawing is an exciting endeavor. This class is about a joyful process, rather than a series of tight finished products. Drawing should be about pleasure and a desire to do more, not worry or doubt – you’ll feel that. Whether you have no prior experience or are refocusing on drawing, this is your class.

All Levels
Gage 360 Online

Drawing Trees in Silverpoint
with Kathleen Moore

Asynchronous Class
Fridays | Feb 26 – Mar 26 | 10:00am-12:00pm

This class is Asynchronous: The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom.

Learn how to create delicate, gleaming drawings in silver!

Silverpoint is a fascinating drawing medium. Before graphite pencils were developed, artists made drawings with silver wire! The medium can be challenging – you must prepare the surface before the silver will make marks and it is almost impossible to erase – but when you see your drawing shimmer in the light, you’ll know it’s well worth the extra preparation! 

In this class you will:

Learn how to prepare a ground that will accept the silver

Plan your drawing and transfer it to the ground

Learn how to draw with the silverpoint and other silver objects

Create beautiful drawings of trees

“Drawing Trees in Graphite” highly recommended as a prerequisite. The class will consist of a weekly recorded demo + 2 hours in class on Zoom + Email Critiques..

Gage 360 Online

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