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!

Composition class: Figure in the Interior

6 Fridays 11am – 3pm
October 12 – November 16
Tuition: $600
Instructor: Sean Forester

Join us for the Golden Gate Atelier composition course as we follow in the masters’ footsteps and learn to create a mood or tell a story in our paintings. Draw and paint a clothed human figure from life, then practice placing it in a believable environment. Copy a master painting and practice composition sketches at home. Through this study, you will begin to understand how the various elements of a successful composition – line, value, and color – can contribute to your artistic vision.

Lectures on shape arrangement, value orchestration, perspective, and color will be offered. Each student will receive individual instruction by Sean Forester. Some experience in drawing and painting is recommended.

There will be homework for each session.

Foundations Workshop

6 Sundays October 14 – November 18 9:30am – 4:15pm

Tuition: $950 (deposit $350)

Instructor: Andrew Ameral

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.