Current News & Events

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Art Salon

Ashland Art Salon Sunday 11/25 at 2:00pm at the Ashland Library.
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Hawaii Painting Trip

January 2019 Every few years I take some time to do some Plein Air painting on location for a few select clients.  This year I am going to Hawaii to do paintings of Island life.  For more information on these paintings please…
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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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Portrait Workshop

Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday - December 14th - 16th This workshop will focus on creating a solid start with specific attention paid to identifying and drawing the planes of the model.  We will then move on to the application…
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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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Beverly Hills Art Show

Saturday & Sunday - October 20th - 21st This will be my third season exhibiting at the Beverly Hills Art Show!  If you happen to be in L.A. stop by and say hello (Booth #318) and check out some of my new work. …

Open Studio

Saturday & Sunday - October 13th-14th 11:00am - 5:00pm Enclāve Studios will be taking part in this year's Ashland Open Studio Tour.  I will be working from a model from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on Saturday, so come by, check…
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Collectors Preview

October 12th 5:00 - 8:00pm Please join the artists of Encāve Studios for an evening of fine art including works by Nicole Wasgatt, Cory Kahn, Inger Jorgenson, Jay Gorden & yours truly, Gabriel Lipper at 1661 Siskiyou Blvd in Ashland. …
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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.