Gage Academy of Art was delighted to host Florence-based painter and instructor, Jordan Sokol, this August. Over the course of an intensive five-day workshop, students were able to immerse themselves in the basic principles of sight-size, blocking in, value, and a limited color palette.
Jordan at Work.....: Read More
When sighting and measuring for a painting or drawing, there are two essential tools to have on hand: a straight skewer and a plumb line. Skewers are easy to come by, as one need only utilize a thin metal knitting needle or straight bamboo stick; plumb lines can be constructed with two simple elements: a thin length (a little less than 1') of dark thread and a weight.
Here, I have a metal object that I found laying around the house. Others may use a fishing weight, an earring, or even a small metal nut-- in truth, anything that will adequately weigh down your thread will do just fine.
With these two items on hand, all you need to do is securely tie your length of thread to the weight......: Read More
Congratulations go out to our three graduates: D. Jordan Parietti, Elizabeth Zanzinger, and Zoey Frank. Each of these women has set a shining example through their perserverence, thoughtfulness, ability to assist and guide fellow students, and-- of course --tremendous bodies of work. They have set the bar high and will be greatly missed.
It is certain that they will continue to pursue their artistic goals with great success, as each of these women has been honored with an award at the 2011 Best of Gage.
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In the atelier, we are fortunate enough to have a full-time model coordinator who meticulously screens and hires models, then recommends them for our program. While this is mostly advice for potential/current models, it is good information for artists, model coordinators, and monitors to bear in mind when hiring/working with models.
The Women's Life Class
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One of the greatest pleasures of the atelier is working from life models. Five mornings a week, for four full years, we draw insipration from the human form. How many artists are able to have such a luxury? Not many... and we are well aware of it.
The Artist's Model
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