Gary Faigin

Adult Programs

Classes and workshops for adults are designed to inspire artists of all abilities to reach new heights of creative and artistic excellence. Under the mentorship of professional artists, students develop new skills, explore time-honored techniques, and learn to express their artistic vision will confidence and skill. 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.

To register by mail, download the 2014 Fall Registration Form and return it to the Gage offices at:
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

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

Is Gage right for you?

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.

The Fall 2014 Gage Catalog

Abstract Drawing (Ottersen)

Explore abstraction, and the infinite choices open to artists.
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Abstract Drawing I (Ricketts)

Learn to create images in an abstract mode.
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Abstract Painting I

Investigate the language of abstraction.
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Abstracting the Landscape

Experiment with the various methods for inducing abstraction.
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Advanced Watercolor

Refine your practice and strengthen your personal style.
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Alla Prima Portraits in Oil

Learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a portrait.
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Before Painting (DiPietro)

Learn to utilize drawing as a pathway to creating dynamic paintings.
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Beginning Acrylic Painting

Develop the skills you need to work with acrylic paint
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Beginning Figure Drawing (Elliott)

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing (Weatherly – Sat/10am)

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing (Weatherly – Tue/6:30pm)

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of the human form.
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Beginning Watercolor

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor.
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Botanical Drawing

Learn to use line to accurately portray plant subjects.
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Botanical Drawing Basics

Create sensitive, realistic botanical drawings of flora and fauna.
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Botanical Watercolor Warm-Up

Discover the transparency and luminosity of watercolor.
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Botanical Watercolor: Autumn Cornucopia

Botanical Colors: Autumn Cornucopia
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Cast Drawing

Learn to draw a sculptural cast from direct observation.
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Cézanne, Morandi & Lessons in Abstraction

Cézanne, Morandi & Lessons in Abstraction.
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Contemporary Egg Tempera Painting

Contemporary Egg Tempera Painting with Nathan DiPietro
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Contemporary Painting: Color, Ideas & Techniques

Contemporary Painting: Color, Ideas & Techniques
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Degas Bathers in Pastel

Create a series of lively alla prima studies working from the female nude.
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Discover Drawing (Dall’Osto)

Develop your visual communication skills by learning to draw from observation.
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Discovering Color for Painters

Improve your ability to perceive color and to express your vision in your paintings.
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Drawing Boot Camp: The Figure

Create realistic depictions of the human figure.
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Drawing Foundation I (Furchgott)

Explore the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing.
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Drawing Gestures

Discover how to go beyond just technique.
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Drawing the Human Face

Learn to draw the human face with ease and accuracy!
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Encaustic Painting

Learn the basics of this ancient, luminescent medium.
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Expressive Figure Drawing I

Expand your visual vocabulary and awaken your senses.
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Expressive Portrait Sculpting

Learn to animate the face, and how the underlying muscles work to create the expression.
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Figure & Portrait Drawing

Refine your shape and value skills while working from the model.
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Figure Drawing Foundation I (Hart)

Create accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Figure Foundation Drawing I (Weatherly)

Create accurate renderings of the human figure.
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Figure Painting Three Ways

There’s more than one way to apply paint!
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Figure Sculpting for Beginners (Evenson)

Discover a comprehensive approach to figure sculpting.
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Figure Sculpting Studio

Experience a clear method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figure Sketching with Ink Wash & Charcoal

Figure Sketching with Ink Wash & Charcoal with Terry Furchgott
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Foundation Figure Painting I: Color Into Value

Build a versatile arsenal for solving common figure-painting challenges.
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Foundation Figure Sculpting I

Acquire the skills needed to realize accomplished figure sculpting.
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Getting Started in Figure Drawing

Getting Started in Figure Drawing
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Getting Started with Figure Painting in Oil

Explore the techniques of oil painting.
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Getting Started with Still-Life Painting in Oil

Getting Started with Still-Life Painting in Oil
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Illustrative Drawing I (November)

Practice reducing a scene to its key elements.
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Illustrative Drawing I (September)

Practice reducing a scene to its key elements.
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Illustrative Drawing II

Build on techniques introduced in Illustrative Drawing I.
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Illustrative Drawing with Color

Learn to tell compelling stories through simple line art.
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Intermediate Watercolor

Expand your understanding of and dexterity with watercolor.
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Intro to Illustrative Drawing

Create simple but strong illustrations.
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Intro to Sculpting the Human Figure

Create simple, realistic figure sculptures using modeling clay.
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Introduction to Still-Life Painting in Oil

Explore the basics of professional oil painting.
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Landscape Oil Painting: Autumn Foliage (Brooker)

Learn to build color palettes that describe the colorful drama of autumn .
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Landscape Painting in Seattle

Explore methods for developing the pictorial elements in your oil paintings with rich color.
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Learn to Draw! (Ottersen)

Progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.
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Metal Point Drawing

An introduction to metal point drawing.
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Mixed-Media Image Layering

Learn to energize and make the surfaces of your paintings rich with meaning.
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Mixed-Media Painting

Explore non-traditional painting media and techniques.
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Oil Painting Basics

Explore the concepts of contour, value, shape, volume, form and perspective.
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Painting Best Practices – JUST ADDED!

Explore time-tested best practices for creating beautiful paintings.
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Painting the Flower in Oil

Painting the Flower in Oil with Larine Chung
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Painting the Flower in Oil

Painting the Flower in Oil with Larine Chung
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Pastel for Beginners

Learn to work with and enjoy the medium of soft pastel.
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Perspective Drawing

Explore methods for creating pictorial space using perspective.
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Portrait Painting in Oil (Phalen)

Learn to render convincing and compelling likenesses of the model in oil.
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Portrait Painting Oil (Hart)

Learn to render convincing and compelling likenesses of the model in oil.
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Still-Life Foundation Painting I

Work through a series of exercises to complete one monochromatic and two color paintings.
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Still-Life Painting w/Carlos Madrid*

Explore the systematic application of complex color strategies.
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Successful Color for Painters

Learn to successfully express your vision in your paintings.
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The Essence of Animals

Capture the essence of the animal form in sculpture.
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The Essence of Animals (Quick-Start)

Learn to capture to essence of the animal form.
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The Leaves of Autumn: Botanical Watercolor

Learn to create three-dimensional, aesthetically pleasing and scientifically correct images.
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The Munsell Color System*

Learn to create a full color wheel, including laying out a full chromatic flesh-tones palette.
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The Quick Sketch

Create dozens of quick sketches while studying various sketch mediums and techniques.
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The Quick Sketch (Quick-Start)

Learn to capture the world in just a few quick strokes.
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The Watercolor Sketch

Explore various methods of putting together a watercolor painting.
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Time to Paint!

Work on your own drawings or paintings with the support of an instructor.
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Trois Crayon Drawing

Create a fully tonal portrait drawing by replicating the flesh palette.
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Venetian Painting Techniques of the Old Masters

Create master copies and learn to lay the initial paint layer to develop your underpainting.
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Watercolor Painting

Designed for watercolor artists of all skill levels.
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