Over the years we have offered a number of workshops from figure drawing to still-life painting and beyond. Browse our past workshops below.
Classical Figure Drawing & Painting
Sep 8, 2022 – Sep 11, 2022
Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
This intensive workshop 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 to 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.
“The workshop was challenging, rewarding, illuminating and fun. I learned a lot in the 4 days. It was a great program and a great idea to break it down to 2 days drawings and 2 days painting. Andy’s lectures had a lot of good information and his demo and his drawing and painting with us was the best. I am a visual learner so watching him draw and paint was priceless. Another part of the program I loved was meeting like minded people. It was the right number of people for the workshop.”
Drawing the Figure: A Classical Approach – CANCELED
Aug 3, 2022 – Aug 6, 2022
Please visit https://www.artworkshopsatthelandgroveinn.com/pencil-drawing-workshop for detailed information about the workshop and the Landgrove Inn.
Painting the Figure in Costume 2020
Mar 23, 2020 – Mar 26, 2020
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.
Composition Winter 2020: Perspective and the Figure
Feb 7, 2020 – Mar 13, 2020
6 Fridays 10:30am - 2:30pm
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.
John Robert Peck
$950 ($350 deposit to secure space)