Past Workshops

Over the years we have offered a number of workshops from figure drawing to still-life painting and beyond. Browse our past workshops below.

Workshop Details

Painting the Figure in Costume

Aug 8, 2019 – Aug 18, 2019

August 8 - 11 and August 15 - 18 10am - 4pm

Join Golden Gate Atelier instructor Sean Forester for this special workshop on the figure in costume. Learn to paint from life using the sight-size technique. Sean will offer lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. He will explain how drawing, value, color, and composition contribute to your artwork. The workshop is limited to seven participants and each artist will receive personal attention and instruction.

Instructor:

Sean Forester

Tuition:

$970 ($350 deposit)

Foundations Workshop Spring 2019

May 12, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019

6 Sundays 9:30am – 4:15pm

The Golden Gate Atelier Foundations Workshop is a once weekly class that aims to give students an introduction to classical atelier methodology taught in the full-time atelier program.

Students learn to use the sight-size method and comparative measurement techniques to achieve accurate and aesthetically pleasing figure and cast drawings. The course emphasizes accurate proportions and organization of values to create a strong light impression.

THIS SESSION IS FULL. FALL DATES ARE COMING SOON. Please email info@goldengateatelier.com with interest.

 

Instructor:

Andrew Ameral

Tuition:

$950 (deposit $350)

Composition: Figure Outdoors Spring 2019

Apr 19, 2019 – Jun 21, 2019

6 Fridays 10am – 2pm

This class will focus on the figure outdoors. We will meet at the atelier and at Blake Garden in the Berkeley hills. You will have the opportunity to paint the model from life, to copy a master painting, and to practice composition sketches at home. Through this study, you will begin to understand how the various elements of a successful composition – line, value, and color – can contribute to your artistic vision.

Lectures on shape arrangement, value orchestration, and color will be offered. Each student will receive individual instruction by Sean Forester. Some experience in drawing and painting is recommended.

Fridays 10am – 2pm
April 19, 26,  May 10,  24,  June 7, 21

Instructor:

Sean Forester

Tuition:

$600 (deposit $200)

Foundations Workshop

Oct 14, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018

6 Sundays 9:30am – 4:15pm

The Golden Gate Atelier Foundations Workshop is a once weekly class that aims to give students an introduction to classical atelier methodology taught in the full-time atelier program.

Students learn to use the sight-size method and comparative measurement techniques to achieve accurate and aesthetically pleasing figure and cast drawings. The course emphasizes accurate proportions and organization of values to create a strong light impression.

Instructor:

Andrew Ameral

Tuition:

$950

Composition: Figure in an Interior

Oct 12, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018

6 Fridays 11am – 3pm

Join us for the Golden Gate Atelier composition course as we follow in the masters’ footsteps and learn to create a mood or tell a story in our paintings. Draw and paint a clothed human figure from life, then practice placing it in a believable environment. Copy a master painting and practice composition sketches at home. Through this study, you will begin to understand how the various elements of a successful composition – line, value, and color – can contribute to your artistic vision.

Lectures on shape arrangement, value orchestration, perspective, and color will be offered. Each student will receive individual instruction by Sean Forester. Some experience in drawing and painting is recommended.

There will be homework for each session.

Instructor:

Sean Forester

Tuition:

$600