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 Fall 2019

Oct 13, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

6 Sundays 10am - 4:45pm

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:

John Robert Peck

Tuition:

$950 ($350 deposit to secure space)

Composition Fall 2019: Telling a Story with Two Figures

Oct 11, 2019 – Nov 15, 2019

6 Fridays 10:30am - 2:30pm

In this Composition Class students will draw two figures together, working from live models. They will create narrative composition sketches. This is in the tradition of the nineteenth century ateliers where students made small sketches and studies for the Prix de Rome. Sean Forester will provide individual instruction. Students will also be asked to work on assignments at home. Students enrolled in the composition class are invited to Sean’s Tuesday afternoon lecture series at the atelier.

Instructor:

Sean Forester

Tuition:

$600

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)