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

cover artists: SUMMER WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS – Artwork by Ellen Eagle(top left), Jon DeMartin (top right), Michael Grimaldi (bottom right), Douglas Safranek(bottom left) and Terry Furchgott (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.

2016 Spring Catalog: Click HERE

2016 Summer 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, or 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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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 – Ottersen
08/03-08/31

Explore the many possibilities open to an artist in the creation of works on paper.
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Abstract Drawing — Ottersen
Wednesday 6/29-7/27

Explore the many possibilities open to an artist in the creation of works on paper.
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Abstract Drawing: Line, Color & Surface – Ottersen

Discover and explore the infinite choices open to an image maker.
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Abstract Image Construction – Ricketts
08/02-08/30

Learn how to select and distill imagery for use in abstract compositions.
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Abstract Painting – Ottersen
08/03-08/31

Explore the infinite possibilities of abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic.
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Abstract Painting — Ottersen
Wednesday 6/29-7/27

Explore the infinite possibilities of abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic.
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Acrylic Portrait Painting — Huddleston
Tuesday 6/28-7/26

Explore the color, texture and transparency use of acrylic paint ing contempoary realist painting.
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Acrylic Still-Life Painting — Huddleston
Tuesday 6/28-7/26

Explore color, texture and transparency to produce a contemporary realist painting.
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Basics of Oil Painting – Hart
08/03-08/31

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and techniques.
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Basics of Oil Painting – Weatherly
08/03-08/31

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and techniques.
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Basics of Oil Painting – Zavareei

Discover the basics of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Basics of Oil Painting — Zavareei
Monday 6/27-7/25

Discover the basics of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Beginning Acrylic Painting — Furchgott
8/30-9/1

Explore the spontaneous and quick drying medium of acrylic paint.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly
08/02-08/30

Explore the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Beginning Figure Drawing — Chuzi
Tuesday 6/28-7/26

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing — Hart
Friday 7/1-7/29

Beginning Figure Drawing
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Beginning Figure Drawing — Weatherly
Saturday 7/2-7/30

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Beginning Figure Drawing- Weatherly
08/03-08/31

Explore the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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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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Colored Pencil Portraits – Bixler
08/02-08/30

Learn how to mix and observe color relationships in the live model.
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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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Creating Image Through Collage (NEW!) — Noah
8/20-8/21

Create your own collages utilizing images and materials that are most engaging to you!
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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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Diary Comics — Reddy
Thursday 6/30-7/28

Create one or two-page "diary comics" based on anecdotes from life.
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Discover Drawing — Dall’Osto
7/16-7/17

Develop your visual communication skills by learning to draw from observation.
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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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Drawing For Fun! — Moore
Wednesday 6/29-7/27

A no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing.
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Drawing Portraits of Trees at the Kubota Gardens — Brooker
Thursday 6/30-7/28

Translate the delight of the arbor into drawings through a step-by-step approach.
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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 Portrait Painting – Baatz

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive portrait in oils.
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Expressive Still-Life Painting — Baatz
Thursday 6/30-7/28

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive portrait in oils.
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Figure Painting with Zorn Palette – Medici
06/18-06/20

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

A clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figure Sculpting Studio — Magrath
Tuesday 6/28-7/26

A clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figure Sculpture for Beginners – Chuzi

Learn to accurately represent human gesture and form in three dimensions.
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Figure Sculpture for Beginners – Chuzi
08/04-09/01

Learn to accurately represent human gesture and form in three dimensions.
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Figure Sculpture for Beginners — Everson
Thursday 6/30-7/28

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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Fresco Painting — Zavareei
8/29-9/1

Learn one of the oldest painting methods in human history by creating your own fresco.
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Getting Started in Drawing – Bixler
08/04-09/01

Explore key concepts and artistic principles to accurately render line, shape, proportion and more.
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Getting Started in Drawing – Coleman
08/02-08/30

Explore key concepts and artistic principles to accurately render line, shape, proportion and more.
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Hike and Draw: Discovery Park — Bixler
8/13-8/13

Practice sketching and observing at Discovery Park!
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Hike and Draw: Magnuson Park — Bixler
8/20-8/20

Practice sketching and observing at Magnuson Park!
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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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Intro to Figure Painting – Petty
08/01-08/29

Learn to create accurate, dynamic figure paintings in oil.
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Intro to Illustrative Drawing – Reddy
08/04-09/01

Practice reducing a scene to its key elements.
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Intro to Plein Air Painting – Phalen
08/03-08/31

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer!
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Intro to Plein-Air Painting — Phalen
Wednesday 6/29-7/27

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer!
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Intro to Portrait Drawing – Hart
08/04-09/01

Study the essential techniques and concepts of portrait drawing.
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Intro to Portrait Painting – Phalen
08/05-09/02

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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Landscape Painting in Oil: The Hood Canal at Alderbrook — Faigin
9/7-9/9

Escape to the outdoors and spend time painting the beautiful Hood Canal!
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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 Painting: Summer Plein-Air — Moore
Thursday 6/30-7/28

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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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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Outdoor Field Sketching at the Arboretum — Brooker
Wednesday 6/29-7/27

Develop strong composition through field sketching at the UW Arboretum!
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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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Painting the Figure in Watercolor – Coleman
08/02-08/30

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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Plein Air Painting on the Hood Canal at Alderbrook – Albala
7/19-7/21

Paint the natural beauty of the Olympic Mountains in Alderbrook, Washington.
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Plein-Air in the Parks — Moore
7/9-7/9

Learn valuable tips and tricks for painting on the go while working in a park!
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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 Drawing — Zadrozny
Thursday 6/30-7/28

Study essential techniques for creating compelling portrait drawings.
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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 in Oil — Phalen
Friday 7/1-7/29

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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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 Wednesday PM (does not include clay)
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Reserved Sculpture Studio

Sculpting Thursday PM (does not include clay)
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Sculpting Animals — Evans
Wednesday 6/29-7/27

Learn the techniques behind creating expressive animal sculpture.
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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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Still Life Painting in Basics – Petty
08/02-08/30

Learn to create accurate, dynamic figure paintings in oil.
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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 Figure in Gesture — Magrath
Tuesday 6/28-7/26

Explore the expressive possibilities of clay, wire and other media.
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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 Quick Sketch — Evans
7/23-7/24

Create dozens of quick sketches while studying various sketch mediums and techniques.
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The Quick Sketch — Evans
Friday 7/1-7/29

Create dozens of quick sketches while studying various sketch mediums and techniques.
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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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Trois Crayon Figure Drawing – Hart
08/04-09/01

Explore the use of trois crayon techniques to render sensitive and delicate portraits.
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Trois Crayon Portrait Drawing — Hart
Thursday 6/30-7/28

Explore the use of trois crayon techniques to render sensitive and delicate portraits.
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Working the Grid – Ricketts
08/02-08/30

Learn to develop compositions that use the grid as an integral element of abstract painting.
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