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

Fall Cover artists: LOCAL GAGE INSTRUCTORS – Suzanne Brooker (top left), Larine Chung (top right), Anne Petty (bottom right), Fong Baatz (bottom left) and Amy Huddleston (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.

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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.

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To register by mail, download the registration form summer 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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Abstract Drawing I – Ricketts
Monday 10/3-11/21

Learn to create images in an abstract mode using a range of drawing materials.
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Abstract Painting I – Ricketts
Monday 10/3-11/21

Investigate the language of abstraction.
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Abstract Watercolor Basics – Heath
Thursday 9/15-11/17

Create a series of abstract watercolor paintings and explore traditional and non traditional methods
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Acrylic Portrait Painting – Huddleston
Tuesday 9/13-9/15

Explore the color, texture and transparency use of acrylic paint ing contempoary realist painting.
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Advanced Watercolor – Hoffman
Tuesday 9/13-11/15

Work under the close mentorship of Tom Hoffmann to develop independent painting projects.
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Alla Prima Portraits in Oil – Coberly
Saturday-Sunday 9/17-9/18

Capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by learning to paint broadly but accurately.
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BAS Relief Sculpting – Rees
Saturday-Sunday 9/24-9/25

Develop drawing skills beyond two-dimensions by working with compositions in clay.
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Basics of Drawing – Zavareei
Monday 9/12-11/14

Discover the basics of drawing in regards to line and value.
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Bay Area Abstract Expressionism – Emerson
Thursday 9/15-11/17

Discovery the art of important artists through demonstrations, lectures and exercises.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Chuzi
Wednesday 9/14-11/16

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly
Saturday 9/17-11/19

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Watercolor – Hoffman
Wednesday 9/14-11/16

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor.
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Beyond Expressive Figure Drawing – Fugate
Wednesday 9/14-11/16

Expand your visual vocabulary and awaken your senses.
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Botanical Drawing – McKeehen
Friday 9/16-11/18

Learn to use line to accurately portray plant subjects.
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Botanical Watercolor Autumn Cornucopia – Kathleen McKeehen
Friday 9/16-11/18

Botanical Colors: Autumn Cornucopia
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Botanical Watercolor: Autumn Cornucopia – McKeehen
Saturday-Sunday 10/15-10/16

Learn to use watercolor washes to capture the variety of colors, textures and shapes of fall.
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Casein Painting Basics – Huddleston
Tuesday 9/13-11/15

Experiment with casein (a milk protein based paint) by using a limted palette.
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Classical Program – Mills
Tuesday & Thursday 9/20-11/29

Classical Program
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Color for Painters – Trowbridge
Friday 9/16-11/18

A hands-on color theory course for oil painters.
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Color Magic with Watercolor – James
Saturday-Sunday 11/5-11/6

Learn how to create exceptional color in abstract watercolor painting.
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Colored Pencil Portraits – Bixler
Tuesday 9/13-11/15

Explore color theory and relationships to create beautiful portrait drawings!
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Composing Objects: Still Life Painting Fundamentals I – Phalen
Monday & Wednesday 9/12-11/16

Explore handling materials, light and shadow, color mixing, color design, brushwork and more.
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Contemporary Still Life Painting – Chung
Saturday-Sunday 10/29-10/30

Learn how to start a painting through brush handling, color and texture.
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Creating An Autobiographical Box – LoCicero
Saturday-Sunday 10/22-10/23

Create personal three-dimensional art pieces using a variety of media.
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Creature Sculpting – Evenson
Saturday-Sunday 9/17-9/18

Creature a sculpture of an animal of your choosing by creating a strong armature.
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Cut Paper: Layering & Color – Iida
Saturday-Sunday 10/8-10/9

Learn the art of cut paper to create unique compositions. Students will experiment with mixed media.
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Degas Dancers in Pastel – Furchgott
Tuesday 9/13-11/15

Create a series of dynamic paintings working from models inspired by the dancers of Degas.
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Demystifying Watercolor – James
Saturday-Sunday 10/1-10/2

Become familiar with the tools, paper and pigments to learn the basics of watercoloring.
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Direct Painting Basics – Brooker
Friday 9/16-11/18

Develop your oil painting skills in color mixing and brush techniques!
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Discover Drawing – Bixler
Friday 9/16-11/18

Develop your visual communication skills by learning to draw from observation!
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Drawing and Painting Spotlight Series: Focus on the Head – Agun
Wednesday, 9/21-11/30

Drawing and Painting Spotlight Series: Focus on the Head
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Drawing Fundamentals: The Human Face – Hart
Monday 9/12-11/14

Study the essential techniques and concepts of portrait drawing.
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Drawing Fundamentals: The Human Face – Zadrozny
Thursday 9/15-11/17

Study essential techniques for creating compelling portrait drawings.
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Drawing the Human Head for Painters – Steele
Wednesday-Friday 12/7-12/9

Head Drawing for Painters
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Dynamic Detail in Watercolor & Ink – Reddy
Thursday 9/15-10/13

Learn techniques for combining contour drawings with watercolor.
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Ecorché Sculpture I – Magrath
Tuesday 9/13-11/15

Build an anatomically precise 3-D model of the human muscular/skeletal system from the bones out.
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Expressive Portrait Painting – Baatz
Thursday 10/20-11/17

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive portrait in oils.
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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 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 Three Ways – Fugate
Thursday 9/15-11/17

Learn to expand the manner in which you apply paint and your conceptual approach to figure painting.
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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 Sculpting Studio – Magrath
Thursday 9/15-11/17

A clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Foundation Figure Sculpture I – Magrath
Tuesday & Thursday 9/13-11/17

Work from life to become more adept in figure sculpture using ceramic sculpture..
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Foundations of Drawing I – Happ
Tuesday & Thursday 9/13-11/17

Master the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Foundations of Drawing I – Moore
Monday & Wednesday 9/12-11/16

Master the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Foundations: Drawing the Human Form – Hart
Tuesday & Thursday 9/13-11/17

Working in a variety of drawing media, you build a foundation of skills for drawing the figure.
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Foundations: Drawing the Human Form – Weatherly
Tuesday & Thursday 9/13-11/17

Create more sophisticated pictures of the figure while you work on lengthy drawings from the model.
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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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Illustration Program – Snoddy
Wednesday 9/21-11/30

Illustration Program
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Illustrative Storytelling – Reddy
Thursday 10/20-11/17

Create one or two-page "diary comics" based on anecdotes from life.
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Intermediate Watercolor – Hoffman
Wednesday 9/14-11/16

Work with increasingly complex subjects as you expand your understanding of watercolor.
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Introduction to Linocut Prints – Hamrick
Saturday 10/1-10/2

Explore the techniques used to create your own linocut print.
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Landscape Drawing: Exploring Dry Media – Brooker
Tuesday 9/13-11/15

Explore line, shape, color and form and how to employ them in making images!
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Landscape Drawing: Eye on Composition – Brooker
Wednesday 9/14-11/16

Extend your drawing skills by learning composition and rendering to capture a landscape!
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Landscape Painting in Oil: The Hood Canal at Alderbrook — Faigin
Wednesday-Friday 9/7-9/9

Escape to the outdoors and spend time painting the beautiful Hood Canal!
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Late Summer Flowers in Oil – Chung
Friday-Sunday 9/9-9/11

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers and improve your sense of perception to paint from life.
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Learn to Draw – Coleman
Thursday 9/15-11/17

Learn introductory fundamentals, key concepts and artistic principles of drawing.
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Learn to Draw – Weatherly
Saturday 9/17-11/19

Learn to progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.
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Mixed-Media Image Layering – LoCicero
Saturday-Sunday 9/17-9/18

Through the process of mixed-media, found object and collage, explore various layering techniques.
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Oil Painting Fundamentals – Zavareei
Wednesday 9/14-11/16

Discover the basics of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Oil: Painting the Human Face – Phalen
Friday 9/16-11/18

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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Paint the Sky – Moore
Monday 9/12-11/14

Explore the structure of clouds and the science behind the colors of the sky.
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Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Coberly
Saturday-Sunday 11/12-11/13

Learn how to quickly capture the most essential qualities of the figure.
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Painting The Figure in Watercolor – Coleman
Thursday 10/20-11/17

Learn to create a finished figure painting in transparent watercolor.
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Painting The Figure in Watercolor – Coleman
Thursday 9/15-10/13

Learn to create a finished figure painting in transparent watercolor.
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Painting the Human Form: Color into Value – Petty
Monday & Wednesday 9/12-11/16

Build a versatile arsenal for solving common figure-painting challenges.
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Pastels: Luminous Fruit, Radiant Flowers – Furchgott
Friday-Sunday 11/4-11/6

Learn to reproduce the rare beauty of flowers simply and accurately.
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Portrait Painting – Faigin
Monday-Friday 1/2-1/6

Explore alla prima poritrait painting and learn to achieve a convicning resemblance to the model.
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Portraits in Watercolor – Zavareei
Monday 9/12-11/14

Explore drawing portraits and application of watercolor in portrait painting.
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Sculpting the Expressive Portrait – Toland
Wednesday 9/21-11/16

Learn to animate the face, and how the underlying muscles work to create the expression.
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Sculpting the Human Face – Evenson
Monday 10/24-11/14

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personaility in clay.
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Sculpting the Human Face – Rees
Saturday 10/29-11/19

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay.
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Sculpting the Human Form – Evenson
Monday 9/19-10/17

Discover a comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture.
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Short Pose Figure Drawing – Zadrozny
Tuesday 10/18-11/15

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Short Pose Figure Drawing – Zadrozny
Tuesday 9/13-10/11

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Speed Portraits with a Limited Palette – Medici
Monday-Friday 11/28-12/2

Learn to work quickly with precision to develop yourself as a painter.
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The Human Form in Oil – Hart
Wednesday 9/14-11/16

Create a figure painting in oil from the live model.
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The Intimate Interiors of Vuillard in Acrylic – Furchgott
Monday 9/12-11/14

Create lively studies and a finished painting inspired by the post-impressionist, Vuillard.
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Understanding Josef Albers Color – Emerson
Monday 9/12-11/14

Explore the basic painting concerns required of all graduate students entering Yale.
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Writing About Art – Arnold
Saturday 9/17-10/1

Learn to look critically at art and then translate that into writing!
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