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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…
Peaches and Plums

Paint Juicy Still Lifes

Juicy Fruit, Fresh Paint. Gabriel's next 8-week session to start on Friday, November 7th, 2014 Rich, direct, and beautiful still lifes will be the focus of this terms class.  Let's put some paint down!  This is about strong aggressive…
Gabriel Mark Lipper Fine Art

Choose Your Own Adventure!!! Sept. 12th - Oct. 31st

Choose Your Own Adventure!!! Gabriel's next session to start on Friday, September 12th. This is the term set aside to tackle unfinished business. If you've spent much time painting, there comes the inevitable moment, when you've found yourself…
Four Muses and Pegasus on Parnassus
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Painting the Muse!

(Painting by: Caesar Van Everdingen: Four Muses and Pegasus on Parnassus) Gabriel's next 8-week session to start on Friday, March 7th, 2014 The Grecian muses and goddesses have long been a source of inspiration many an artists. Joins…