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

The 2016 Gage Spring Catalog, featuring cover art by ALUMNI OF THE ARISTIDES ATELIER: Paintings by Zoey Frank (top left), John Rizzotto (top right), Joshua Langstaff (bottom right), Walker Hall (bottom left) and Elizabeth Zanzinger (center).

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 2016 Spring 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 spring 2016 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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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.

Abstract Drawing: Line, Color & Surface – Ottersen

Discover and explore the infinite choices open to an image maker.
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Basics of Oil Painting – Zavareei

Discover the basics of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Beginning Watercolor – Hoffmann

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor.
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Botanicals in Ink & Mixed Media – Ricketts

Explore the world of sumi ink and methods for creating lively botanical paintings.
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Cityscape Painting in Seattle – Van Dyck
8/1-8/5

Learn strategies for simplifying complex environments to develop a compelling sense of space.
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Color for Painters – Trowbridge

Improve your ability to perceive color and to express your vision.
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Compositional Figure Drawing – Grimaldi
8/22-8/26

Learn Grimaldi's technique for developing a figurative drawing in pencil.
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Demystifying Watercolor For Beginners – James
6/4-6/5

Become familiar with the tools, paper and pigments to learn the basics of watercoloring.
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Diary Comics (5/20-6/17) – Reddy

Create one or two-page "diary comics" based on anecdotes from life.
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Drawing for Fun – Moore (5/20-6/10)

A no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing.
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Egg Tempera Painting – Safranek
8/29-9/2

Discover the economical and versatile quality of egg tempera both traditionally and contemporarily.
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Expressive Figure Drawing – Kang-O’Higgins

Learn to capture the essential form and gestural movement of the human figure.
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Expressive Portrait Painting – Baatz

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive portrait in oils.
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Figure Sculpting Studio – Magrath

A clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figure Sculpture (2/27-3/26) – Evenson

A comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture.
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Figure Sculpture for Beginners – Chuzi

Learn to accurately represent human gesture and form in three dimensions.
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Figures in Context: Secondary Triad – Trowbridge
6/24-6/26

Develop on large oil painting of multiple figures using a rich, secondary-triad palette.
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Foundation Figure Painting III: Figure in Context – Petty

Explore layers of space within the figure and within the picture plane.
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Foundation Figure Sculpture: The Reclining Nude – Magrath

Learn to see with real understanding the extremes of foreshortening and limited viewpoints.
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Gestural Sculpting – Rees

Learn to capture a variety of gestures of the human figure at a small scale from life.
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In the Studios of the Old Masters – McNaughton & Vaughn
6/20-6/24

Learn the specific step-by-step process to achieve an exact master copy.
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Intermediate Watercolor – Hoffman

Expand your understanding of and dexterity with watercolor.
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Landscape Painting: Spring Trees – Moore

Gain an undertanding of the dynamic structure of tree forms as you paint the texture of foilage.
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Landscape: Essential Theory & Practice – Albala

Landscape: Essential Theory & Practice
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Long & Short Pose Life Drawing – DeMartin
7/11-7/15

Study both the long and short pose drawings to enhance and strenghten your work.
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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 Painting – Zavareei
5/7- 5/8

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non-traditional media and techniques.
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Mondo Cane! – Jurriaans
6/25-6/26

Anthropomorphize your dog in an oil painting!
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Painting Light & Reflection in Watercolor – Heath

Develop your understanding for painting light and reflection to give your paintings dimension.
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Painting Portraits in Pastel – Eagle
7/11-7/15

Observe the model's form, color and value relationships
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Painting the Figure in Watercolor – Coleman (5/17-6/14)

Learn to create a finished figure painting in transparent watercolor.
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Pet Portraits in Pastel – Chuzi
5/7-5/8

Capture your pet's personality in a full color pastel portrait.
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Portrait Drawing Basics – Furchgott
4/29-5/1

Learn to draw the head and neck using relative values of light and dark to define facial features.
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Portrait Painting – Gury
6/20-6/24

Learn the great tradition and practice of direct portrait painting
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Portrait Painting Workshop – Medici

Work with alla prima techniques to create a compelling portrait.
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Portrait Sculpture – Rees

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay.
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Portraits in Clay – Evenson

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personaility in clay.
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Prepping for Plein Air – Moore
5/21-5/21

Enjoy a plein air adventure while learning valuable tips and tricks for painting on the go.
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Radical Invention: Cubism in Chagal & Matisse – Emerson

Study Chagal and Matisse at the peaks of their respective sense of aesthetics.
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Reserved Sculpting Studio

Sculpting Thursday PM (includes clay)
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Reserved Sculpting Studio

Sculpting Thursday PM (includes clay)
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Reserved Sculpting Studio

Sculpting Wednesday PM (does not include clay)
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Reserved Sculpture Studio

Sculpting Thursday PM (does not include clay)
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Short Pose Figure Drawing – Zadrozny (5/17-6/14)

Short Pose Figure Drawing
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Springtime Flowers in Oil – Chung
5/14-5/15

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers and improve your sense of perception to paint from life.
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The Animal as Icon: Collage Image Layering – LoCicero
5/14-5/15

Explore the history of animal iconography and celebrate your pet in paint and collage!
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The Perfect Crime: Composition in Representational Painting – Rizzotto

Explore underlying compositional principals used to create a successful image.
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The Surrealist Figure – Fitch
6/4-6/5

Let the doors open wide on your imagination, personal imagery and artistic vision.
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The Watercolor Sketch – Evans
4/30-5/1

Learn various methods of putting together a watercolor painting.
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