WORKSHOPS 2019:

Workshops will be most suitable for artists with some experience as we will focus on painting the beautiful natural light in my space, which changes frequently. We will work from life to take full advantage of the subtlety and variety this light offers, and talk about strategies to deal with changing light in the course of developing a painting.

Classes will be small, with a maximum of 6 students, to maximize choice in angles/motifs, and also to ensure each student gets plenty of individual discussion and instruction. To register, email using form below or to gage.opdenbrouw@gmail.com. A paypal deposit of half the tuition up front holds your space. This deposit can be refunded up to 2 weeks before the workshop date, after that, refunds can only be made if the vacated spot in the workshop is filled.

Workshops will generally be one weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Each workshop will include a ‘slide’ lecture and discussion, as well as demonstrations, and I always work alongside the students. I will be working in oil, and we will have plenty of ventilation, but you are welcome to work in any media you choose. No materials provided. Students provide their own materials. Easels are provided, and if you like tacos, there are GREAT tacos nearby.

Oakland Studio 4, oil on panel, 2016

Oakland Studio 4, oil on panel, 2016

 
 

PAINTING THE EPHEMERAL: A 3 DAY WORKSHOP IN OAKLAND

Fri Jan 25, Sat Jan 26, Sunday Jan 27, 2019, 10 AM-4pm.

This workshop will be most suitable for artists with some experience as we will focus on painting the beautiful natural light in my space, which changes frequently. We will work from life to take full advantage of the subtlety and variety this light offers, and talk about strategies to deal with changing light in the course of developing a painting.

$350 per student, prices are for the entire 3 day session. A deposit of half the workshop fee up front secures your place. Students on the waitlist will be contacted in first-come, first-served order in the event of cancellations.

Registration open as of 12/10/2018

Please sign up by emailing gageopdenbrouw@gmail.com with subject line: “Painting the Ephemeral workshop 2019”.

OR use the contact form below

Oakland Studio 17b, 12x12, oil on panel, 2017-18

Oakland Studio 17b, 12x12, oil on panel, 2017-18

 

PAINTING PRESENCE: THE HUMAN FIGURE ” A 3 DAY WORKSHOP IN OAKLAND: March 15, 16 & 17, 2019

“SB Nude”, oil on panel, 18x24, 2016

“SB Nude”, oil on panel, 18x24, 2016

In this workshop we will focus on painting the human figure from direct observation, with an emphasis on light, color, and simplification and editing, to create images of the human form that go beyond literal description into evocative territory. We will look at the work of painters both historical and contemporary to see the variety of ways to achieve such a painting, and then dive in together. As we will be painting from natural light, which changes frequently, this class is best suited for experienced painters, especially those with a solid grasp of the basics of figure drawing and painting. However, all levels are welcome, and the small class size will allow for plenty of individual attention.

$400 per student

Registration open now, spots available! See above for info on registration process.

“Nude Study”, 16x20, oil on linen, 2009

“Nude Study”, 16x20, oil on linen, 2009

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morning light in the studio, spring

morning light in the studio, spring