last light in the studio on a sunny spring day--east oakland, 2016

last light in the studio on a sunny spring day--east oakland, 2016

 

Private Instruction Available

In addition to his studio work, Gage Opdenbrouw has taught private lessons, workshops and classes in drawing and painting for fifteen years.  Instruction is rooted in traditional methods of working from life, and usually focuses on oil painting although all media are welcome.  Instruction includes topics like drawing, value, design, atmosphere, editing, composition, color theory and color mixing, knowing your pigments/materials, and more.

Private instruction is tailored to the needs and experience level of each individual student.  The typical format is a session of 3 hours, which allows time for review/critique/discussion of works in progress, and then actual painting time together.  Please feel free to email with any questions.  At present only fri/sat/sun times are available.  Scheduling during daylight hours allows us to take maximum advantage of the beautiful natural light, but evening sessions are also available.  $40/hr.

As time allows, i will occasionally offer workshops out of the studio, and will announce the details here and on social media as availability becomes clearer.  Please email if you would like to be added to a mailing list for workshops.

 
 morning light in the studio, spring

morning light in the studio, spring