“Cascadia,” Mitch Albala

Adult Programs

The 2015 winter quarter catalog, featuring cover art by Gage teaching artist Mitch Albala.

The 2015 winter quarter catalog, featuring cover art by Gage teaching artist Mitch Albala.

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.

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.

To register by mail, download the 2015 Winter Registration Form and return it to the Gage offices at:
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave E – Ste. 101
Seattle, WA 98102

For information about registration deposits and fees, transfers and credits and class or workshop cancellation policies, please visit our Financial Terms page.

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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 Composition – Ricketts

Shake up your visual vocabulary and put new ideas into play!
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Abstract Composition: Color Studies – Ricketts

Shake up your visual vocabulary and put new ideas into play!
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Abstract Drawing – Ottersen

Explore the many possibilities open to an artist in the creation of works on paper.
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Abstract Drawing II – Ricketts

Learn to create images in an abstract mode using a range of drawing materials.
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Abstract Painting – Ottersen

Explore the infinite possibilities of abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic paint.
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Abstract Painting II – Ricketts

Learn how to create, manipulate, and refine abstract shapes, forms and space.
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Advanced Watercolor – Hoffmann

Develop independent painting projects according to your artistic vision.
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Alla Prima Pastel Flowers – Furchgott

Learn to reproduce the rare beauty of flowers simply and accurately.
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Anatomy for Artists – Gury

Discover a practical approach to drawing the figure.
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Basic of Oil Painting – Zavareei

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and techniques.
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Before Painting – DiPietro

Learn to utilize your drawings in preparation for painting!
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Beginning Acrylic Painting

Develop the skills you need to work with acrylic paint
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Beginning Figure Drawing (MON) – Elliott

Explore the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Beginning Figure Drawing (THU) – Elliott

Explore the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly

Explore the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation.
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Beginning Still-Life – Rizzotto

Discover the tools and materials used in oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.
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Beginning Watercolor – Hoffmann

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor that allows you to make conscious choices.
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Botanical Drawing – McKeehen

Learn to use line to accurately portray botanical subjects.
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Botanical Watercolor: Birds, Bugs, Bones & Botanicals – McKeehen

Employ dry-brush and washes to render botanical subjects.
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Cast Drawing – Chung

Study line, tone and mass through cast drawing.
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Cast Painting – Chung

Learn to see and paint relationships between planes of value.
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Color for Painters – Trowbridge

Improve your ability to perceive color and to express your vision.
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Coloristic Figure Drawing – Emerson

Drawing with colored pastels on colored grounds, referencing the work of Paul Klee.
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Contemporary Egg Tempera Painting

An introduction to the ancient medium of egg tempera, updated for the contemporary painter.
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Creating the Holiday Card with Nature! – McKeehen

Creating the Holiday Card with Nature
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Design Concepts for Artists – Elliott

Complete a series of projects that introduce you to the language of design.
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Designing w/Color & Light!*

Explore the use of color and light to create compelling concept art and environment design.
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Drawing for Beginners – Albala

A guided approach to the fundamentals of drawing.
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Drawing the Human Face – Dall’Osto

Learn to draw the human face with ease and accuracy!
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Encaustic Painting – Zavareei

Learn the basics of this ancient, luminescent medium.
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Exploring Composition through Shape & Notan

Learn to identify the dark-light composition, and to, “think in notan."
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Expressive Figure Drawing II – Fugate

Create expressive figure drawings in mixed-media with color.
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Expressive Figure Sculpting – Evans

Explore the human figure through clay.
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Expressive Portrait Sculpting – Toland

Learn to animate the face, and how the underlying muscles work to create the expression.
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Figure Drawing on Toned Paper

Explore the atmospheric use of tone in this immersive figure-drawing workshop.
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Figure Painting in Interiors – Furchgott

Learn to successfully paint the figure nude and clothed in its surrounding environment.
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Figure Painting in Oil – Petty

Create a figure painting in oil from the live model.
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Figure Sculpting – Evenson

Learn to accurately represent human gesture, proportion, mass, structure and surface.
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Figure Sculpting – O’Farrell

Learn to accurately represent human gesture, proportion, mass, structure and surface form.
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Figure Sculpting Studio – Magrath

Experience a clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling
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Figures in Space – Trowbridge

Learn to develop layers of space within a dynamic composition.
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Flemish Techniques of the Old Masters – Zavareei

Explore the Flemish technique through underpainting and overpainting.
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Foundation Drawing II – Furchgott

Continue to develop your confidence and skill at rendering three-dimensional form.
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Foundation Figure Drawing II – Hart

Develop methods for creating emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Foundation Figure Drawing II – Weatherly

Develop a foundation of skills for creating emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Foundation Figure Painting II: Head, Hands & Feet – Petty*

Build a solid foundation for solving visual problems related to head, hands and feet
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Foundation Sculpture II: Anatomical Forms – Magrath

Study the fundamental forms and proportions of the human body.
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Foundation Still-Life Painting II – Phalen

Explore classical color theory, color harmony, avoiding muddy color, color keys and color schemes.
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Illustrative Still-Life – Reddy

Practice reducing a scene to its key elements in pencil, pen and watercolor.
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Images in Contemporary Painting – Howard

Explore the use of images in contemporary painting.
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Intermediate Watercolor – Hoffmann

Expand your understanding of and dexterity with watercolor.
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Introduction to Drawing – Dall’Osto

Develop your visual communication skills by learning to draw from observation.
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Josef Albers Painting Boot Camp – Emerson

Study painting through methods developed by Josef Albers at Yale.
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Landscape Drawing – DiPietro

Learn to create dynamic and compelling environments in your work.
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Landscape Drawing: Line, Tone & Color – Brooker

Discover the power of line, tone and color as tools for enhancing personal expression.
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Landscape Painting in Oils: Water Reflections – Brooker

Learn how to paint the beguiling effects of water reflections.
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Learn to Draw – Weatherly

Discover the key concepts and artistic principles behind drawing.
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Life In Sequential Illustrations – Reddy

Create one or two-page diary pages based on anecdotes from your life.
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Make Time to Paint – Ricketts

Paint in a collegiate atmosphere with other working artists and serious students.
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Mixed-Media Image Layering – LoCicero

Learn the skills needed to make the surfaces of your paintings rich with meaning.
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Mixed-Media Painting – Zavareei

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non-traditional media and techniques.
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Oil Painting on Copper Plate – Lovelace

Explore techniques for applying transparent colored oil paints to copper plate.
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Painting in Watercolor – Hoffmann

Work in a small group and enjoy the benefits of diverse points of view.
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Painting the Flower in Oil – Chung

Improve your sense of perception by learning how to paint beautiful flowers.
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Painting Winter Wonders – McKeehen

Learn to capture accurate and realistic winter botanicals.
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Paper & Patter – Lewis

Discover the role pattern can play to create interest in your collage work.
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Pastel Portraits: Three Palettes – Furchgott

Discover three distinct color options for successful pastel portraits.
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Perspective Drawing – Zadrozny

Explore methods for creating pictorial space using perspective.
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Perspective for Art Educators – Zadrozny

Learn how to teach effective perspective lessons to your students.
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Portrait Drawing – Elliott

Study the essential techniques and concepts of portrait drawing.
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Portrait Drawing – Faigin

Learn the basics of portrait drawing while working from a variety of models.
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Portrait Drawing – Hart

Study the essential techniques of portrait drawing.
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Portrait Drawing for Art Teachers – Hallenius

Learn portrait drawing for use in your home classrooms.
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Portrait Painting in Oil – Hart

Learn to render convincing and compelling likenesses of the model in oil.
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Portrait Painting in Oil – Phalen

Discover the art and practice of portraiture as you learn to compose from observation.
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Portrait Painting Two Ways – Fugate

Redefine the possibilities of what it means to make portrait paintings from a live model.
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Portrait Sculpting – O’Farrell

Explore fundamental principles to accurately create the human head in wet clay.
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Portraits in Watercolor – Zavareei

Experiment with both traditional watercolor techniques and looser approaches.
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Romancing the Line – Lewis

Explore the process of creating lines and making marks.
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Sculpting the Expressive Portrait – Toland

Create a life-size clay bust from a model with distinctive features holding a strong expression.
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Short Pose Figure Drawing (January) – Zadrozny

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Short Pose Figure Drawing (March) – Zadrozny

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Still Life Studio – Rizzotto

Explore the structured process of creating a painting in oil.
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Still-Life in Oil – Hyde

Explore how to break up a pictorial space into interlocking shapes, movement and rhythm.
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Still-Life Painting w/Carlos Madrid*

Explore the systematic application of complex color strategies.
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Still-Life Painting: Metal, Glass, Ceramics & Fabrics – Chung

Learn how to paint different surfaces like glass, shiny metals and matte.
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Still-Life Studio – Rizzotto

Explore the structured process of creating a painting in oil.
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The Illustrative Still-Life – Reddy

Practice reducing a scene to its key elements in pencil, pen and watercolor.
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The Munsell Color System*

Learn to create a full color wheel, including laying out a full chromatic flesh-tones palette.
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The Watercolor Sketch – Evans

Learn to control watercolor as well as work quite loosely
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Thoughtful Colors

Explore using color as a critical instrument of thought in contemporary painting.
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Understanding Color for Painters – Emerson

Develop your sensitivity to color beyond color charts and wheels.
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Value Painting – Rizzotto

Learn to organize value to create a stronger graphic image.
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Venetian Painting Techniques of the Old Masters

Create master copies and learn to lay the initial paint layer to develop your underpainting.
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Wayne Bund: Queering Fantasy Workshop

Wayne Bund: Queering Fantasy
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