Registration is open for select workshops. Please email us to inquire / register.
Payment of the non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot on a first come first served basis. Class and workshop size is limited, so contact us today to reserve your place!

Classical Figure Drawing and Painting

Instructor: Andrew Ameral
August 3 – 5 (drawing) and 10 – 12 (painting)
Fri – Sun 10am – 4pm
Tuition: $700 per weekend, $1100 for both ($300 discount) / deposits are $250 for single workshop, $400 for both

These two intensive workshops 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 for 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.
These workshops are excellent for artists looking to hone their craft and open to all advanced and beginning students who want to improve.

Still Life Painting

Instructor: Sean Forester
September 6 – 9 and 13 – 16, 2018
Thu – Sun 10am – 4pm
Tuition: $790 (deposit $250)

This workshop will explore the classical “impressionistic” still life tradition.   We will paint in the manner of Chardin and Emil Carlsen. Sean will offer individual critiques and lecture on composition, color harmony and technique.  Students will work on the set up and painting of their own still life compositions in the studio. 

Foundations Workshop

Session I (Fridays) October 12 – November 16 9:30am – 4:15pm
Session II (Sundays) October 14 – November 18 9:30am – 4:15pm

Tuition: $950 (deposit $350)

Instructor: Andrew Ameral, Sean Forester

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.