Full-time Program

3 year program (on average): 3 trimesters per academic year / 11 weeks per trimester / Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 4:15 or 5:15pm
Students work from a live model for 3.5 hours every day. The other half of the day is dedicated to personal projects: Bargues, casts, portraiture.
All students are given a key to the studio and encouraged to work outside of regular class hours. They are advised to keep a sketchbook and to work on composition.

Please see our Academic Calendar for upcoming dates.

Part-time Program

2 year program: 3 terms per year / 6 once weekly sessions per term
Group I meets on Fridays, Group II meets on Sundays
9:30am – 12:30pm students work on personal projects: Bargues, casts
1:15 pm – 4:15 pm students work on figure from a live model

Please see our Academic Calendar for upcoming dates.

Evening Classes

Monday: Anatomy and Ecorche course by registration, 1-2 hour lecture portion of the class starts at 6pm and is open for audit to prospective students, please inquire info@goldentgateatelier.com
Wednesday: Life Drawing open to full-time atelier students 5-8pm
Thursday: Art History & Humanities class is open to all, it starts at 4:30pm. Below is the schedule for the 2017 Fall trimester:

  5: Intro – The Classical Tradition
12: French 19th Century      
19: Australian 19th Century      
26:  Filoli Garden Visit (tbd)
  2:  American 19th Century     
  9:  American Illustrators      
16: 20th Century Realism I      
23: 20th Century Realism II

Composition Course

Saturdays 10am – 1:30pm

2017 Fall trimester:

October 7, 21
November 11, 25
December 2
2018 Winter trimester:
January 20
February 17
March 3, 17

GGA Full time students: no cost / GGA Part time students: tbd