Classes and workshops for adults are designed to inspire artists of all abilities to reach new heights of creative and artistic excellence.

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The 2015 Gage Fall Catalog, featuring cover art by Kimberly Trowbridge (Click to view)

Under the mentorship of professional artists, students develop new skills, explore time-honored techniques, and learn to express their artistic vision with confidence and skill.

The 2015 Fall Catalog HERE

Daytime, evening and weekend classes and workshops present foundational studies in drawing, painting and sculpting, and feature professional studios and equipment, hands-on learning and a safe and supportive environment.

For information about registration deposits and fees, transfers and credits and class or workshop cancellation policies, please visit our Financial Terms page.

To register by mail, download the Fall 2015 Registration Form and return it to the Gage offices at 1501 10th Ave E, Ste. 101, Seattle, WA 98102.

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Email Curriculum@GageAcademy.org to set up an appointment to meet with an academic advisor, or use our handy online PORTFOLIO REVIEW tool to upload samples of your work, and speak with an expert about which class or program is a great fit for your skills and ambition.

Absracting the Figure – Toland

Explore abstracting the figure at both life-size and 1/3rd scale.
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Abstract Drawing – Ottersen

Explore the infinite possibilities open to an artist through abstract drawing.
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Abstract Drawing I – Ricketts

Learn to create images in an abstract mode using a range of drawing materials.
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Abstract Painting – Ottersen

Explore the infinite possibilities of non-figurative/abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic paint.
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Abstract Painting I – Ricketts

Investigate the language of abstraction through examples and methods.
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Acrylic Painting w/a Fauvist Palette (Weekend Workshop) – Furchgott

Discover a new world of color inspired by the bold and expressive work of Fauvist Masters.
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Acrylic Still-Life Painting – Furchgott

Learn to draw accurately with paint, and to create a sense of light, space and mass in your image.
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Advanced Watercolor – Hoffmann

Work under the close mentorship of Tom Hoffmann to develop independent painting projects.
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Alla Prima Portraits in Oils – Coberly

Create stunning portraits in oil.
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Alternative Media Figure Drawing (Weeklong Workshop) – Flack

Explore new and obscure drawing materials and methods to create unique illusions of the figure.
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Bas-Relief Sculpting – Rees

Develop drawing skills beyond two-dimensions by working with compositions in clay.
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Basics of Oil Painting – Zavareei

Explore oil painting materials and technique through hands-on exercises.
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Beginning Acrylic Painting (Weekend Workshop) – Furchgott

Explore the spontaneous and quick drying medium of acrylic paint.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Chuzi

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Sculpture (October) – Evenson

Learn to represent the human form in three-dimensions.
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Beginning Figure Sculpture (September) – Evenson

Learn to accurately represent human form in three-dimensions.
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Beginning Nature Watercolors – Heath

Learn to create beautiful nature scenes in watercolor.
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Beginning Still-Life Painting – Rizzotto

An introduction to the tools and materials used in painting a still-life in oil.
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Beginning Watercolor – Hoffmann

Develop an understanding of working with transparent watercolor.
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Better Color Through Black & White – Rizzotto

Learn to organize value to create a stronger graphic image.
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Botanical Drawing – McKeehen

Learn to accurately and beautifully portray plant subjects.
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Botanical Watercolor: Autumn Cornucopia – McKeehen

Learn techniques for capturing the beauty of fall with watercolor.
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Carnivàle Caliente – VIP Ticket ($30)

Carnivale Caliente ($30 VIP)
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Carnivàle Caliente – General Admission Ticket ($10)

Carnivale Caliente ($10 General Admission)
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Classical Cast Drawing – Chung

Explore the time-honored practice of cast drawing.
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Classical Still-Life – Gray

Learn still-life in the classical tradition!
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Classical Still-Life Painting – Aristides

Explore traditional ideas and techniques for creating skillful still-life paintings in oil.
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Collage with Tape – Bixler

Explore value, space and mark-making using masking tape and brown paper tape.
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Color for Painters – Trowbridge

A hands-on color theory course for oil painters.
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Color Portrait Drawing – Bixler

Learn to draw portraits in color pencil.
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Creating an Autobiographical Diorama – LoCicero

Create personal three-dimensional art pieces using a variety of media.
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Creating the Holiday Card w/ Nature – McKeehen

Creating the Holiday Card w/ Nature
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Direct Painting Basics – Brooker

Expand your color mixing skills in a bold, direct fashion on the canvas.
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Drawing & Painting Architecture in the Landscape – Raynolds

Explore drawing and painting at the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds.
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Drawing for Fun (10/23-11/20) – Moore

Drawing for Fun
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Drawing for Fun (9/18-10/16) – Moore

A no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing.
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Drawing From Nature – Brooker

Improve your perceptions of the underlying structure of natural objects through drawing.
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Drawing in Black, White & Grey – Furchgott

Learn to draw dramatic and realistic images of a variety of objects and engaging still-life set ups.
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Drawing the Human Face – Dall’Osto

Learn to draw the human face with ease and accuracy!
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Drawing the Illustrative Still-Life (Weekend Workshop) – Reddy

Focus on the quick but detailed sketch as you practice reducing a scene to its key elements.
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Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Reddy

Learn to capture highly detailed scenes in ink and watercolor.
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Dynamic Figure Drawing – Fugate

Learn to make figure drawings that have vitality and reveal the hand of the artist at work.
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Egg Tempera & The Early Renaissance Method of Developing Flesh Tones – Wessel

Explore 14th/15th century Italian techniques for painting flesh tones in egg tempera.
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Encaustic Painting – Zavareei

Investigate the different characteristics and effects achieved by employing beeswax as a medium of y
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Essential Pastel Technique – Furchgott

Discover pastel techniques through flowers and inspiring still-life objects.
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Exploring the Language of Line – Lewis

Enhance your individual expression while exploring line for line's sake.
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Expressive Figure Drawing – Laurence

Learn to rethink your notion of creating “good” drawings.
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Figure Collage: Value & Temperature (Weekend Workshop) – Trowbridge

Collage directly from the figure model with an elegant palette of prepared papers.
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Figure Drawing – Grimaldi

Discover approaches and strategies for developing a figurative drawing.
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Figure Painting in Oil (Weeklong Workshop) – Frank

Develop your understanding of the figure through painting, lectures, demonstrations and more.
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Figure Painting in Oil – Hart

Create a figure painting in oil from the live model.
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Figure Painting in the Renaissance Tradition – Laurence

Explore the techniques for painting the figure in the Renaissance tradition.
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Figure Sculpting Studio – Magrath

Develop advanced skills that radically improve your ability to see and understand the figure.
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Figure Scultping for Beginners – Chuzi

Learn to accurately represent the human form in three-dimensions.
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Foundation Drawing I – Dall’Osto

Master the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Foundation Drawing I – Weatherly

Master the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Foundation Figure Drawing I – Flack

Build a foundation of skills and methods for creating emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Foundation Figure Drawing I – Hart

Build a foundation of skills and methods for creating emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Foundation Figure Painting I: Color Into Value – Petty

Build a versatile arsenal for solving common figure-painting challenges.
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Foundation Figure Sculpture I – Magrath

Build an anatomically precise 3-D model of the human muscular/skeletal system from the bones out.
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Foundation Still-Life Painting I – Phalen

Explore handling materials, light and shadow, color mixing, color design, brushwork and more.
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Imagination in Watercolor – Silva

Explore the possibilities of watercolor with freedom and play with the effects it can produce.
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Intermediate Watercolor – Hoffmann

Work with increasingly complex subjects as you expand your understanding of watercolor.
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Intro to Metal Point – Hart

A thoughtful introduction to metal point drawing.
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Introduction to Linocut (Weekend Workshop) – Hamrick

Explore the techniques used to create stunning linocut works.
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Landscape Oil Painting: Sky-Over-Water – Brooker

Landscape Oil Painting: Sky-Over-Water
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Learn to Draw – Weatherly

Discover the key concepts and artistic principles behind drawing.
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Make Time to Paint – Ricketts

Paint in a collegiate atmosphere with other working artists and serious students.
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Master Copy: 18″ x 24″

Master Copy 18 x 24
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Master Copy: 24″ x 42″

Master Copy 24 x 42
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Master Copy: 30″ x 36″

Master Copy 30 x 36
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Master Copy: 30″ x 48″

Master Copy 30 x 48
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Mixed-Media Image Layering – LoCicero

Learn the processes and skills needed to make your paintings come alive!
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Mixed-Media Painting – Zavareei

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non-traditional media and techniques.
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Modern Figure Painting – Fugate

Explore what it means to be a modern figure painter in oils or acrylics.
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Open Studio Five Session Pass (B)

Open Studio Five Session Pass (B)
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Painting the Flower in Oil – Chung

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers with oil!
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Painting the Produce Section in Watercolor – McKeehen

Explore an overview and practice with the important basics for botanical painting.
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Painting with Oil Bars – Silver

Discover rich, colorful and surprisingly easy drawing and painting techniques using oil bars.
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Perspective Drawing – Flack

Explore methods for creating pictorial space using perspective.
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Portrait Drawing – Faigin

Learn essential techniques and concepts for creating complex portrait drawings.
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Portrait Drawing – Zadrozny

Learn to translate what you see into a compelling portrait using simple techniques
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Portrait Drawing in Pencil: Block in Boot Camp (Weeklong Workshop) – Ryder

explore how to use line, shape and tone in a more appropriate, delicate fashion.
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Portrait Painting in Oil – Hart

Discover the art and practice of portraiture in oil.
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Portrait Painting In Oil – Phalen

Portrait Painting In Oil
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Portrait Sculpting – Rees

Portrait Sculpting
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Portraits in Watercolor – Zavareei

Experiment with looser approaches and different color pallets for creating watercolor portraits.
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Short-Pose Figure Drawing (October) – Zadrozny

Develop techniques to capture the movement of poses, and to make elegant, dynamic figure drawings.
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Short-Pose Figure Drawing (September) – Zadrozny

Learn to create simple, elegant and dynamic figure drawings.
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Still-Life Painting (Weeklong Workshop) – Madrid

Explore the systematic application of complex color strategies in your own still life painting.
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The Classical Self-Portrait (Weekend Workshop) – White-Gehrt

Explore classical methods for drawing the self-portrait.
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The Munsell Color System (Weeklong Workshop) – Madrid

Learn to create a full color wheel, including laying out a full chromatic flesh-tones palette.
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The Perfect Crime: Composition in Representational Painting (October) – Rizzotto

Explore underlying compositional principals used to create a successful image.
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The Perfect Crime: Composition in Representational Painting (September) – Rizzotto

Explore underlying compositional principals used to create a successful image.
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The Quintessential Value & Color Study in Oil – Sims

The Quintessential Value & Color Study in Oil
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The Surrealist Figure – Fitch

Let the doors open wide on your imagination, personal imagery and artistic vision.
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The Watercolor Sketch – Evans

Explore various methods of putting together a watercolor painting.
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Understanding Color – Emerson

Develop your sensitivity to color beyond color charts and wheels.
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Understanding Cubism & Beyond – Emerson

Explore a poetic reconstruction and logical extension of Cézanne, and more.
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