Spring and Summer 2018

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 due to our space constraints so contact us today to reserve your place!

Intensive Figure Drawing Workshop

April 13-15, 20-22
Fri-Sun 10am – 4pm
Tuition: $750 (deposit $250)
Instructor: Andrew Ameral

Students in this intensive workshop will work from the live model in graphite with the aim of creating a full finished rendering of the human figure. We will focus on the same fundamental aspects of the classical realist method taught in the GGA’s full-time program, including creation of the “block-in” and the orderly rendering of shadow shapes and light values. In the workshop, students will have the opportunity to work alongside GGA Director Andrew Ameral and to observe his real-time execution of these methods and drawing techniques.

Foundations Workshop

Session I (Fridays) May 4 – June 15 9:30am – 4:15pm
Session II (Sundays) May 6 – June 17 9:30am – 4:15pm
(No class during Memorial Day weekend)
Tuition: $950 (deposit $350)
Instructor: Tess White

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.


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.