Great news! We are now offering a Gage Student Membership for only $75! Members get early registration for adult classes and workshops, Open Studio passes, complimentary Art History lectures and much more! Click HERE!

 

 

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

Winter catalog artist: weeklong workshop instructor Irvin Rodriguez

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.

2017 Winter Catalog: Click HERE

2016 Fall Catalog: Click 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 registration form winter 2017 and return it to the Gage offices at:
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave E – Ste. 101
Seattle, WA 98102

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Abstract Drawing: Concept & Intuition – Ricketts
Monday 1/16-3/21

Learn to create images in an abstract mode using a range of drawing materials.
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Abstract Painting: Shape and Form – Ricketts
Monday 1/16-3/20

Explore the ways in which non-representational painters create their compositions.
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Abstraction: Starting from the Head – Huddleston
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

Use the human head for the basis for painting abstractly in acrylic!
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Accurate Drawing Intensive – Furchgott
Friday-Sunday 1/6-1/8

Discover the precision of mark-making with pencil and charcoal.
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Advanced Watercolor – Hoffman
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

Develop independent painting projects according to your artistic vision.
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Alla Prima Portrait Painting – Rodriguez
Monday-Friday 3/27-3/31

Explore techniques for applying transparent colored oil paints to copper plate.
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Alla Prima Portraits in Oil – Coberly
Saturday-Sunday 1/21-1/22

Capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by learning to paint broadly but accurately.
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Alla Prima Portraits with the Zorn Palette – Medici
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

Work in a direct method to create a compelling self-portrait.
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Basics of Drawing – Zavareei
Monday 1/16-3/20

Discover the basics of drawing in regards to line and value.
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Basics of Oil Painting – Zavareei
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Discover the basics of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Bay Area Figure Painting – Emerson
Thursday 1/19-3/23

Learn how to create an abstract painting while retaining visual aesthetics.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Chuzi
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly
Saturday 1/21-3/25

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Watercolor – Hoffmann
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor.
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Beyond Flatness: Images on Objects – Noah
Sunday 1/22-1/29

Develop a creative voice and content through hybrid two and three dimensional works.
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Botanical Drawing – McKeehen
Friday 1/20-3/24

Learn to use line to accurately portray plant subjects.
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Classical Program – Mills
Tuesday/Thursday 1/17-3/23

Classical Program
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Color Magic with Watercolor – James
Saturday-Sunday 3/4-3/5

Learn how to create exceptional color in abstract watercolor painting.
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Color Theory & Color Mixing – Chung
Saturday-Sunday 2/18-2/19

Learn color mixing techniques and understand specific color terms (hue, value, chroma).
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Composing Objects & Color: Still Life Fundamentals – Phalen
Monday/Wednesday 1/16-3/22

Explore handling materials, light and shadow, color mixing, color design, brushwork and more.
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Contemporary Art Practice – LoCicero
Thursday 1/19-3/23

Learn all aspects of painting and explore the fundamentals of art making.
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Contemporary Still Life Painting – Chung
Friday-Sunday 1/6-1/8

Learn how to start a painting through brush handling, color and texture.
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Degas’s Bathers: Color Studies in Pastel – Furchgott
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

Create a series of lively alla-prima studies inspired by the bather series of Degas.
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Digital Painting – Waters
Tuesday 2/20-3/20

Discover the world of digital art through using a tablet.
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Drawing and Painting Spotlight: The Torso – Agun
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Drawing and Painting Spotlight Series: Focus on the Head
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Drawing Fundamentals: The Human Face – Hart
Monday 1/16-3/20

Study the essential techniques and concepts of portrait drawing.
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Drawing Fundamentals: The Human Face – Zadrozny
Thursday 1/19-3/23

Study essential techniques for creating compelling portrait drawings.
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Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor – Reddy
Thursday 1/19-2/16

Learn techniques for combining contour drawings with watercolor.
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Exploring Contrast: Figure & Still Life – Fugate
Thursday 1/19-3/23

Explore the powerful art principle of contrast and its influence on color and composition.
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Expressive Figure Drawing – Kang O’Higgins
Saturday-Sunday 2/11-2/12

Learn to capture the essential form and gestural movement of the human figure.
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Expressive Portrait Painting – Baatz
Wednesday 1/18-2/15

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive portrait in oils.
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Expressive Watercolor Portraits for Beginners – Heath
Thursday 1/19-3/23

Create a series of abstract watercolor paintings using traditional and non traditional methods.
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Figure Collage: Value & Temperature – Trowbridge
Fri-Sun, 1/6-1/8

Focus on the planar changes of the figure with value and temperature to create the illusion of form.
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Figure Drawing on Toned Paper – Aristides
Monday-Friday 1/2-1/6

Explore the atmospheric use of tone in this immersive figure-drawing workshop.
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Figure Drawing: New Techniques & Materials – Flack
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

Learn to best express the figure with a variety of techniques and materials.
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Figure Painting in Oils – Enevoldsen
Monday-Friday 3/27-3/31

Learn to create a long pose figure painting from direct observation.
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Figure Painting with a Limited Palette – Medici
Monday-Friday 12/5-12/9

Learn to work quickly with precision to develop yourself as a painter.
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Figure Painting with the Zorn Palette – Medici
Friday 1/20-3/24

Learn the limited Zorn Palette to allow focus on drawing and value to give power to your work.
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Figure Sculpting Studio – Magrath
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

A clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figures in Context – Trowbridge
Saturday-Sunday 3/11-3/12

Develop on large oil painting of multiple figures using a rich, secondary-triad palette.
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Foundation Figure Painting: Heads, Hands & Feet – Happ
Monday/Wednesday 1/16-3/22

Explore strategies for analyzing structure, proportion, color relationships and more.
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Foundation Figure Sculpture: Additive to Subtractive & Carving the Torso – Magrath
Tuesday/Thursday 1/17-3/23

Learn basic skills of pattern transfer, blocking out and reductive carving to create unique art!
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Foundations of Drawing: Contours of the Human Form – Hart
Tuesday/Thursday 1/17-3/23

Working in a variety of drawing media, you build a foundation of skills for drawing the figure.
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Foundations of Drawing: Perspective & Value – Happ
Tuesday/Thursday 1/17-3/23

Master the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Foundations of Drawing: Perspective & Value – Moore
Monday/Wednesday 1/16-3/22

Master the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Gestural Sculpting – Rees
Saturday-Sunday 12/10-12/11

Learn to capture a variety of gestures of the human figure at a small scale from life.
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Getting Started in Drawing – Cicatko
Monday 1/16-2/13

Explore the key fundamentals of drawing.
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Getting Started in Drawing – Cicatko
Monday 2/20-3/20

Explore the key fundamentals of drawing.
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Illustration Program – Snoddy
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Illustration Program
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Illustrative Storytelling – Reddy
Thursday 2/23-3/23

Create one or two-page "diary comics" based on anecdotes from life.
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Intermediate Watercolor – Hoffmann
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Work with increasingly complex subjects as you expand your understanding of watercolor.
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Intimate Interiors of Bonnard & Vuillard in Acrylic – Furchgott
Monday 1/16-3/20

Create lively studies and a finished painting inspired by the post-impressionist, Vuillard.
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Landscape in Colored Pencils – Brooker
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Dsicover the potential of working in color wex pencils while rendering the landscape.
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Landscape in Watercolor – Zavareei
Monday 1/16-3/20

Learn how to achieve beautiful results in watercolor landscapes.
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Learn to Draw – Coleman
Thursday 1/19-3/23

Learn introductory fundamentals, key concepts and artistic principles of drawing.
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Learn to Draw – Dall’Osto
Saturday 2/18-3/18

Learn to progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.
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Learn to Draw – Weatherly
Saturday 1/21-3/25

Learn introductory fundamentals, key concepts and artistic principles of drawing.
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Making Holiday Cards with Nature – Mckeehen
Friday 12/9

Make colorful cards and combine achievement of that holiday task with play, paint and imagination.
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Mixed Media Figure Drawing: Texture, Color, Line – Fugate
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Use mixed-media to create dynamic figure drawings.
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Mixed Media Image Layering – LoCicero
Saturday-Sunday 3/11-3/12

Through the process of mixed-media, found object and collage, explore various layering techniques.
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Mixed Media Painting – Zavareei
Saturday-Sunday 1/14-1/15

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non-traditional media and techniques.
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Observational Drawing in Charcoal – Bixler
Friday 1/20-3/24

Express your observations in strong tonal shapes using charcoal.
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Oil Painting on Copper Plate – Lovelace
Monday-Friday 3/27-3/31

Explore techniques for applying transparent colored oil paints to copper plate.
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Oil Painting Techniques: Dark Ground to Glaze – Brooker
Friday 1/20-3/24

Learn an old master technique to create colorful glazes.
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Painting Land & Water – Moore
Monday 1/16-3/20

Explore how to paint tranquil water, running water and frothy waves!
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Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Coberly
Saturday-Sunday 3/11-3/12

Capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by learning to paint broadly but accurately.
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Painting the Natural World in Watercolor – McKeehen
Friday 1/20-3/24

Learn the dry-brush watercolor method for painting all types of natural subjects.
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Perspective Drawing – Flack
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

Explore methods for creating pictorial space using perspective.
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Portrait Painting – Faigin
Monday-Friday 1/2-1/6

Explore alla prima portrait painting and learn to achieve a convincing resemblance to the model.
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Portrait Painting in Acrylics – Huddleston
Tuesday 1/17-3/21

Explore the use of color, texture and transparency with acrylics to create a realist portrait.
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Portrait Painting in Oil – Phalen
Friday 1/20-3/24

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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Portrait Sculpting – Rees
Saturday 1/28-2/18

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay.
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Real World Composition – Albala
Friday 1/20-3/17

Explore composition by working with visible shapes and forces.
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Realistic Flesh Tones in Oil – Zadrozny
Saturday-Sunday 1/28-1/29

Learn to create lively and realistic flesh tones in oil by copying masterworks.
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Sculpting Human Form – Evenson
Monday 1/16-2/13

Discover a comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture.
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Sculpting the Expressive Portrait – Toland
Wednesday 1/18-3/22

Learn to animate the face, and how the underlying muscles work to create the expression.
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Sculpting the Gesture – Rees
Friday-Sunday 3/5-3/19

Learn to capture a variety of gestures of the human figure at a small scale from life.
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Sculpting the Human Face – Evenson
Monday 2/20-3/20

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personaility in clay.
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Short Pose Figure Drawing – Zadronzy
Tuesday 1/17-2/14

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Short Pose Figure Sketching in Oil – Zadrozny
Tuesday 2/21-3/21

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Still, Diebenkorn and Bay Area Abstract Expressionism – Emerson
Thursday-Friday 1/5-1/6

Learn how to create an abstract painting while retaining visual aesthetics.
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Still-Life Painting in Oils – Abernethy
Thursday 1/19-3/23

Learn the tools and materials used in oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.
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Structural Figure Drawing & Anatomy – Gury
Monday-Friday 4/3 – 4/7

Discover a practical approach to drawing the figure.
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The Figure in Colored Pencil – Bixler
Friday 1/20-3/24

Using colored pencils, learn how to mix and observe color relationships in the live model.
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The Josef Albers Painting Boot Camp – Emerson
Monday 1/16-3/20

Explore the basic painting concerns required of all graduate students entering Yale.
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Watercolor & The Figure in Interiors – Coleman
Thursday 1/19-3/23

Learn to create a finished figure painting in transparent watercolor.
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