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Painting figures in Perspective

Fridays - May 24th - July 19th (No Class July 5th) - Joins us for a live model photo shoot with appropriate props and attire for this session.  The first class will include a photo session on location in Ashland and a few quick sketches.  Please bring your camera (smart phone), sketchbook, and pencils to start. During the second class, we will review photos and begin work on our studies. The last 6 classes will be spent painting from your photos and sketched references. This will be a new and exciting class with interesting models and costumes that I am sure will inspire the muse in all of us
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Fridays - March 15th - May 10th (No Class May 3rd) Let's Look at Things Differently.  The focus of this term will be on using color in a way that is both powerful and harmonious.  By shifting our perspective on how we see and use color just a bit, we can create scintillating pallets with rich and dynamic color while retaining a strong sense of sophistication and cohesion.
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January – New Year, New Classes

Thursday/Friday - January 3rd/4th Tired of whittling away on paintings from your photos only to have them end up looking like badly painted versions of those same photos?  Maybe the faces aren't landing, or you're finding…
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Mini-Workshop for Current Students

Saturday - December 8th We have been delving deep into the techniques of drawing and faceting in my  Learning to See class this session.  My current students will have an opportunity to expand on their newly acquired skills…
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Academic Drawing – from contour to construction – 8 week class

Revisiting how we see through drawing. Learning to See My next 8-week course starts this Friday, Oct. 5th. We will be engaged in the practice of academic drawing. Drawing is the foundation and framework for all great representational painting. Without a strong understanding of drawing our paintings tend to feel flimsy, naive, and off.
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Abstracting the Figure

Using classical approaches of contour and construction drawing, we will begin by making preparatory studies for the paintings to come. We’ve all seen paintings of a nude standing, or a model sitting on a stool. How do we turn these studies into dynamic paintings that go beyond the academic cliché? This term is about taking our painting beyond the reference and making them our own. By binding the classical techniques of draftsmanship with strong design we will untether ourselves from the limitations of painting only what we see in front of us.
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Plein Air Workshop July 13-15

Landscape workshop July 13-15 featuring stunning hilltop views of orchards, vineyards, and a pirate ship just outside Ashland, Oregon!
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Friday Art Class – Lush Florals

Paint rich bouquets of lush beautiful flowers each week in this eight week painting course.

Spring Friday Art Class 2015

SPRING Friday Art Class 2015 Gabriel's next session to start this Friday, May 15th. This session we will be spent testing our painting mettle, and learning to trust our intuition.  Working for one to two sessions with each of our models,…

The Art of the Portrait

Gabriel's next 8-week session to start on Friday, January 9th, 2015 Start the New Year with passion!  Let your portraits come alive this year with vibrant color, and rich paint.  The secret behind the freshest painting is generally not…