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

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

Classical Figure Drawing and Painting

Aug 3, 2018 – Aug 12, 2018

Fri - Sun 10am - 4pm

These two intensive workshops will give students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience rendering the human figure from life in one and/or two mediums: pencil and paint.

The curriculum highlights the introduction of sound academic techniques and the sight size method.

Each day the instructor will devote 1 hour for lectures and demonstrations focusing on better understanding the anatomy and construction of the human form and its features. Students will learn and practice the stages of the classical process, drawing / painting from a model.

Students will have the opportunity to obtain a fully finished and accurate representation within the range of their experience and ability.

These workshops are excellent for artists looking to hone their craft and open to all advanced and beginning students who want to improve.

Instructor:

Andrew Ameral

Tuition:

$700 per weekend, $1100 for both ($300 discount) / deposits are $250 for single workshop, $400 for both

Still Life Painting: The Classical Tradition

Jul 31, 2018 – Aug 10, 2018

Mon-Thu 10am – 4pm

This workshop will explore the classical “impressionistic” still life tradition of 19th century French artists in the manner of Chardin and Emil Carlsen. Lectures will focus on composition, color harmony and technique. The second part of this workshop, students will work on the set up and painting of their own still life compositions in the studio.

Instructor:

Sean Forester

Tuition:

$790 due in full July 10 (deposit $250)

Foundations Workshop Spring 2018

May 4, 2018 – Jun 17, 2018

Fridays or Sundays Throughout the Term

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:

Tess White

Tuition:

$950 (deposit $350)