Upcoming in August 2020:

Landscape and Memory”, Winslow Art Center, Bainbridge Island WA

WORKSHOPS 2019:

LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY”, 2 day painting workshop at Healdsburg Art Center, Sat 6/1 and sat 6/2. Register through the art center at a link on the page below. Limited spaces available, $250 for two days, no materials provided.

https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org/landscape-memory/

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Painting outside is a somewhat overwhelming experience.  Constanly changing light, shifting clouds, weather, myriad possible distractions.  however, these challenges create an experience of chasing the moment that stays with me, and feeds my work in the studio.  Something about the intensity of looking that happens in that chase gets under my fingernails.

In this workshop we will focus on painting quick studies outdoors on location in the morning, and then break for lunch and continue to digest our observations, and craft our responses in the studio.  We'll talk about pros and cons of using drawings and photos as references to further develop ideas first explored in the field.  And of course we'll look at the greats for inspiration and answers. 

(i'll be painting in oil but any media are ok).

this class is open to all levels but is best for intermediate to advanced painters, ie:  those with at least a few years of experience and practice.

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Please see below for general information about workshops at my oakland studio, and past dates. Current and upcoming workshops will be added here as dates are announced.

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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

FALL 2019 DATES to be announced….email or use contact form for more info or to get on mailing list!

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.

$400 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.

Waitlist open, fall dates announced in August 2019

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

“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.

$550 per student

Registration waitlist open now, spots available: dates for fall 2019 announced in august. maximum 6 students to ensure a good angle on the model in limited space, as well as ample instruction time.

“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