The 2015 Gage Summer Catalog, featuring cover art by visiting instructor Costa Vavagiakis (Click to view)

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 with confidence and skill.

The 2015 Summer Catalog 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 Summer 2015 Registration Form and return it to the Gage offices at 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 (B) – Ottersen

Explore the many possibilities open to an artist in the creation of works on paper.
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Abstract Painting (B) – Ottersen

Explore the infinite possibilities of abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic paint.
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Acrylic Painting w/a Fauvist Palette (Weekend Workshop) – Furchgott

Discover a new world of color inspired by the bold and expressive work of Fauvist Masters.
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Alla Prima Portrait Paint – Frantzen

Explore alla prima portrait painting in oil.
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Alternative Media Figure Drawing (Weeklong Workshop) – Flack

Explore new and obscure drawing materials and methods to create unique illusions of the figure.
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Artists in the Urban Landscape (Weekend Workshop) – Danielson/McGuigan

Explore and draw along the shores of the river with two artists of the Duwamish Residency.
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Basics of Oil Painting (B) – Zavareei

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Beginning Acrylic Painting (Weekend Workshop) – Furchgott

Explore the spontaneous and quick drying medium of acrylic paint.
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Beginning Watercolor (B) – Woodfin

Brush techniques and paint applications for beginning watercolor painters.
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Botanicals in Ink & Mixed Media (B) – Ricketts

Explore the wonderful world of sumi ink and methods for creating lively botanical paintings.
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Classical Cast Drawing (B) – Chung

Hone your expressive skills through the art and practice of cast drawing.
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Classical Still-Life – Gray

Learn still-life in the classical tradition!
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Color for Painters – Trowbridge

Improve your ability to perceive color and to express that vision in your paintings.
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Concept Art, World Design & Digital Painting (Full Program) – Waters

Discover the world of digital and concept art!
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Drawing & Painting Architecture in the Landscape – Raynolds

Explore drawing and painting at the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds.
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Drawing for Beginners (B) – Bixler

Explore key concepts and artistic principles to accurately render line, shape, proportion and more.
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Drawing for Beginners (B) – Weatherly

Explore the key concepts and artistic principles behind creating compelling drawings.
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Drawing for Portrait Painting (B) – White-Gehrt

Focus on one aspect of life drawing at a time as you learn to create powerful drawings.
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Drawing the Illustrative Still-Life (Weekend Workshop) – Reddy

Drawing the Illustrative Still-Life
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Egg Tempera & The Early Renaissance Method of Developing Flesh Tones – Wessel

Explore 14th/15th century Italian techniques for painting flesh tones in egg tempera.
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Encaustic Painting (B) – Zavareei

Explore the basics of the ancient, luminescent medium of encaustic.
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Exploring Personal Imagery (B) – Ricketts

Discover techniques for incoporating personal content into your work.
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Exploring the Language of Line – Lewis

Enhance your individual expression while exploring line for line's sake.
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Expressive Figure Drawing (B) – Fugate

Create dynamic and expressive drawings from the figure.
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Figure Collage: Value & Temperature (Weekend Workshop) – Trowbridge

Collage directly from the figure model with an elegant palette of prepared papers.
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Figure Drawing – Grimaldi

Discover approaches and strategies for developing a figurative drawing.
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Figure Drawing: The Multi-Lens Approach (B) – White-Gehrt

Focus on one aspect of life drawing at a time as you learn to create powerful drawings.
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Figure Painting in Oil (Weeklong Workshop) – Frank

Develop your understanding of the figure through painting, lectures, demonstrations and more.
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Gestural Sculpting (B) – Rees

Quickly learn to capture a variety of gestures of the human figure at a small scale from life.
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Hike & Draw (Aug. 12) – Bixler

Practice sketching and observing on one of the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful hiking trails.
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Hike & Draw (Aug. 5) – Bixler

Practice sketching and observing on one of the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful hiking trails.
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Intro to Figure Drawing (B) – Hart

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of the human form.
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Intro to Figure Drawing (B) – Weatherly

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of the human form.
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Intro to Figure Painting (B) – Petty

Learn to create accurate, dynamic figure paintings in oil.
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Intro to Illustrative Drawing (B) – Reddy

Practice reducing a scene to its key elements.
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Intro to Plein Air Painting (B) – Phalen

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer!
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Intro to Portrait Drawing (B) – Hart

Learn to draw the portrait with accuracy.
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Intro to Portrait Painting (B) – Phalen

Learn to create an accurate, dynamic portrait in oil.
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Introduction to Linocut (Weekend Workshop) – Hamrick

Explore the techniques used to create stunning linocut works.
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Landscape Drawing (B) – DiPietro

Learn to create dynamic and compelling environments in your work.
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Landscape Painting in Oil – Faigin

Paint the stunning natural landscape of beautiful Whidbey Island!
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Landscape Painting In Oils: Bloedel Reserve – Trowbridge

Create multiple landscape studies onsite, responding to the light and poetry of natural forms.
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Oil Painting in Grisaille – Hallenius

Transition from drawing into painting with the insightful exercise of painting in black and white!
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Open Studio Five Session Pass (B)

Open Studio Five Session Pass (B)
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Painting the Flower in Oil (B) – Chung

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers in oil.
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Portrait Drawing – Vavagiakis

Focus on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait with accuracy and feeling.
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Portrait Drawing in Pencil: Block in Boot Camp (Weeklong Workshop) – Ryder

explore how to use line, shape and tone in a more appropriate, delicate fashion.
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Portrait Drawing w/Colored Pencil (B) – Bixler

Learn how to mix and observe color relationships in the live model.
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Portrait Painting – Vavagiakis

Take your portrait painting to the next level!
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Portrait Sculpture (B) – Rees

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay.
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Portraits in Watercolor (B) – Zavareei

Explore the portrait through traditional watercolor techniques.
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Realistic Flesh Tones in Oil (Weekend Workshop) – Zadrozny

Learn to create lively and realistic flesh tones in oil.
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Sensational Summer Watercolor (Weekend Workshop) – McKeehen

Learn to portray botanical subjects realistically using dry-brush watercolor methods.
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Short-Pose Figure Painting – Van Dyck

Learn to simplify complex observed scenarios and create paintings that work as a cohesive whole.
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Sketchbook in the City (B) – Fugate

Bring your studio outside into Seattle city parks!
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Still-Life Drawing for Educators – Hallenius

Learn new methods for teaching still-life drawing to K-12 students!
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Still-Life Drawing w/Charcoal (Weeklong Workshop) – Woods

Engage in the process of drawing using the technique of subtractive drawing.
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Still-Life Painting (Weeklong Workshop) – Madrid

Explore the systematic application of complex color strategies in your own still life painting.
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The Architecture of Collage (Weekend Workshop) – Lewis

Experiment with collage materials and enjoy the playfulness and pleasure of this liberating medium.
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The Classical Self-Portrait (Weekend Workshop) – White-Gehrt

Explore classical methods for drawing the self-portrait.
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The Munsell Color System (Weeklong Workshop) – Madrid

Learn to create a full color wheel, including laying out a full chromatic flesh-tones palette.
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The Quick Sketch (Weekend Workshop) – Evans

Learn to quickly and accurately express what you see.
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