Sculpture & Printmaking
Gage offers Sculpting & Printmaking classes to fit every skill level and schedule. There is something for everyone! Whether you are new to getting your hands dirty or a seasoned veteran practicing your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!
Classes are either labeled as “Gage 360 Online” or “In-Person” under their date and time.
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Printmaking Techniques for Everyone
with Klara Glosova
Wednesdays | Aug 4 – Sep 1 | 1:30pm-4:30pm
This class is ideal for artists who love to draw and paint. As an introduction to printmaking, we will focus on monotype – a basic technique incorporating draftsmanship and direct painting with printmaking. Come experiment with colors, textures and materials. Learn to use an etching press, oil based inks and various tools to create one of a kind prints. This class is specifically designed for painters looking to expand their sense of color, gain understanding by working in layers and evolve their images to a higher level. Recommended for all levels of experience, including beginners.
In Person class
Artist Citizen / Citizen Artist
with Kristen Ramirez
Wednesdays | Aug 4 – Sep 1 | 6:30-9:30pm
Artist Citizen / Citizen Artist introduces students to both public art and arts activism. We will look at a range of artists and art movements, then do our own ideation to create statements and works of art. We will create a range of expressions that include pennant flags, large-scale flags, mock-ups for public artworks, and so forth. The class will wrap up with a ‘zine or newspaper to show all the work of the students.
3D Paper Art & Illustration
with Edie Everette
Thursdays | Aug 5 – Sep 2 | 6:30pm-9:30pm
This class will focus on telling stories via the constructive qualities of paper, a strong yet pliable medium that supports and enhances artistic vision. We will explore both personal expression and illustration assignments using techniques such as pop-up art, paper sculpture, collage, mobiles and garlands. We will also address the necessity of photographing 3D art for print purposes. Cut, paste, staple, string and glue your way to artistic epiphanies that you could never reach without building art. Each class will consist of learning a specific art technique, a slide show to compliment the day’s class, a longer assignment and a group critique. Optional homework will also be assigned.
Fast Figures – Expressive Sculpture Workshop
with Mike Magrath
Sat & Sun | Aug 7 – Aug 8 | 9:30am-4:30pm
Figurative artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Degas and Brancusi all made quick studies in preparation of their larger work. They employed time honored methods to understand the figure in the round, to work out composition and for pure idea generation. The resulting figures are often appreciated as more dynamic, expressive and compelling even than the finished sculpture. In this two day workshop we learn many of these largely forgotten approaches for thinking in clay, wax, plaster and a variety of media. We work from the model to develop quick studies that can stand on their own, or be the foundation for later work. This class is a must for serious students of the figure and a great introduction to figure sculpture for beginners.
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