Past News & Events

The Golden Gate Atelier offers a variety of events throughout the year, you can browse an archive of our past events and happenings below.

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Now Accepting Applications for our Full-Time Program

Sep 24, 2018

Fall Trimester Begins September 24, 2018

We are now accepting applications to our Fall Trimester of our Full-Time program. Click below to learn more.

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Open Studio & 6 Year Anniversary Party

Jun 30, 2018

Friday 6 - 9pm

Come and celebrate with us!
Friday, June 30th 6 – 9pm

Student Artwork
Food & Drink

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Applications of Vision and Art for Artists

Jan 17, 2018

Wednesday 5pm

This talk will introduce Margaret Livingstone’s book “Vision and Art” and provide direct applications for art students and artists. Since the “sight-size” methods of drawing and painting rely on breaking through the rational pre-conceived notions of subjects we observe, this book explains the mechanism for our awareness of light, shadow, edge and color.

About the Instructor:

John Peck’s paintings and drawings can be seen in private collections and galleries in London, Florence, Dublin, and Santa Fe. He graduated from the Florence Academy of Art and received an MArch from the University of New Mexico, where he was an instructor in the School of Architecture and Planning. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BS in physics. He is the co-author of Drawing in Space: A Manual for Figurative Sculpture. His work can be viewed at

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ART & the BODY: beneath the surface.

Sep 8, 2017

Friday 6-8pm

please join the GGA Director Andrew Ameral at the Diablo Valley College Art Gallery on Friday, September 8 6-8pm at the opening reception of the group exhibit.

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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Western Artists

Feb 7, 2016


Golden Gate Atelier visited the exhibition which features more than 170 artworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Looking East includes beautiful examples of Japanese prints by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), and masterpieces by French and American Impressionist painters including  Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Edgar Degas. Of special interest to GGA students are the paintings of the Boston School artists Edward Tarbell and Frank Benson. The show also includes interesting nocturne paintings, Belle Epoque Posters, and painterly photographs. It is exciting to see Hokusai’s sketch books with his pen and ink figures in motion that remind one of Leonardo.

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