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Gage’s adult programs are designed to inspire artists of all abilities to reach new heights of creative and artistic excellence.

Winter catalog artist: weeklong workshop instructor Irvin Rodriguez

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.

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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OPEN STUDIOS are drop in sessions where artists can work from a live figure model. ($15)

LECTURES offer students artistic enrichment through art history, anatomy, perspective and more! You can register for the series or just drop in for one session ($15+)

ARTIST TOOLKITS are programs designed to help artists learn more about professional development. (FREE)

ART TALKS are interviews held with professional artists. (VARIES).

WORKSHOPS:

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
are all day programs that run over the weekends. These programs are great ‘crash course’ for leaning a new medium or skill building. (~$100-$300)

WEEKLONG WORKSHOPS
are all day programs that run over the weekdays. These programs are intensives that will fully immerse students into the subject matter. (~$600-$700)

CLASSES:

5 WEEK CLASSES are programs that meet once every five weeks. (~$250) 

10 WEEK CLASSES are programs that meet once every ten weeks. (~$300-$800).

STUDIO ARTS INTENSIVE
is a seven month long program that is for students able to make a part time commitment to developing multiple drawing, painting and sculpting skills.

ATELIERS are year-long programs that can be taken up to 3 or 4 years. Each of these programs has one instructor that works closely with students to help them build their skills and professional practices. 

VIEW ALL CURRENTLY OFFERED PROGRAMS BELOW:

Abstract Composition – Ricketts
Monday 4/10-6/12

Learn to compose with intention and a sense of adventure through collages.
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Abstract Painting III: Experimental Approaches – Ricketts
Monday 4/10-6/12

Explore experimental approaches to contemporary painting utilizing found and invented imagery.
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Acrylic Portrait Painting – Huddleston
Tuesday 4/11-6/13

Explore the color, texture and transparency use of acrylic paint ing contempoary realist painting.
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Advanced Watercolor – Hoffman
Tuesday 4/11-6/13

Develop independent painting projects according to your artistic vision.
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Alla Prima Floral Painting – Byrnes
Monday-Thursday 8/7-8/10

Learn to create an alla-prima floral painting from life with lively detail.
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Alla Prima Portrait Painting – Rodriguez
Monday-Friday 3/27-3/31

Explore techniques for applying transparent colored oil paints to copper plate.
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Alla Prima Portraits with a Limited Palette – Medici
Thursday 5/18-6/15

Work in a direct method to create a compelling self-portrait.
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Bas-Relief Sculpting – Rees
Saturday – Sunday 4/29-4/30

Develop drawing skills beyond two-dimensions by working with compositions in clay.
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Basics of Drawing – Zavareei
Monday 4/10-6/12

Discover the basics of drawing in regards to line and value.
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Basics of Oil Painting: Material & Technique – Zavareei
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Explore concepts of paint application, paint consistency, brush techniques and more.
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Beginning Acrylic Still Life Painting – Huddleston
Tuesday 4/11-6/13

Explore color, texture and transparency to produce a contemporary realist painting.
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Beginning Oil Painting – Hart
Tuesday 4/11-6/13

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and techniques.
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Beginning Watercolor – Hoffman
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor.
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Cityscape Painting in Seattle: Georgetown – Van Dyke
Monday-Friday 8/7-8/11

Learn strategies for simplifying complex environments to develop a compelling sense of space.
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Classical Program – Mills
Tuesday/Thursday 4/11-6/15

Forge your foundational drawing and painting abilities through a sequential curriculum.
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Color Magic with Watercolor – James
Saturday-Sunday 3/4-3/5

Learn how to create exceptional color in abstract watercolor painting.
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Color Pencil Portraits – Bixler
Friday 4/14-6/9

Explore color theory and relationships to create beautiful portrait drawings!
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Color Theory & Color Mixing – Chung
Saturday – Sunday 6/3-6/4

Learn color mixing techniques and understand specific color terms (hue, value, chroma).
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Color Theory & Color Mixing – Chung
Saturday-Sunday 2/18-2/19

Learn color mixing techniques and understand specific color terms (hue, value, chroma).
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Color Theory: Dry Media – Happ
Thursday 4/13-6/15

Learn to understand color through drawing with dry media.
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Concept & Composition: Still-Life Fundamentals – Phalen
Monday/Wednesday 4/10-6/14

Delve deeper into color mixing in this second course in the series.
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Digital Painting – Waters
Tuesday 2/21-3/21

Discover the world of digital art through using a tablet.
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Drawing in the Studio & City – Fugate
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Draw from a live model and in locations around the city!
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Drawing with Paint – Dall’Osto
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Surf the edge between drawing and painting by learning to replicate drawing effects in painting.
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Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor- Reddy
Thursday 4/13-5/11

Learn techniques for combining contour drawings with watercolor.
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Encaustic Painting – Zavareei
Saturday – Sunday 5/6-5/7

Explore the basics of the ancient medium of wax in your paintings as you create beautiful images.
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Expressive Figure Drawing – Kang O’Higgins
Saturday-Sunday 2/11-2/12

Learn to capture the essential form and gestural movement of the human figure.
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Expressive Portrait Painting – Baatz
Friday 4/14-6/16

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive portrait in oils.
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Expressive Still-Life Painting – Baatz
Friday 4/14-6/16

Explore various techniques for creating an expressive still-life painting in oils.
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Figure & Portrait Painting – Grimaldi
Monday – Friday 8/21-8/25

Explore Michael Grimaldi's techniques for creating dynamic figures and portraits in painting..
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Figure Drawing – Chuzi
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Figure Drawing – Flack
Tuesday 4/11-6/13

Learn to best express the figure with a variety of techniques and materials.
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Figure Drawing in Charcoal – Bixler
Friday 4/14-6/16

Learn a flexible anatomically rooted approach to working from the model.
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Figure Drawing in in Interiors – Furchgott
Tuesday 4/11-6/13

Explore the relationship between the figure and its surrounding environment.
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Figure Drawing in Interiors – Moore
Monday 4/10-6/12

Explore the relationship between the figure and its surrounding environment.
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Figure Exploration: Expressing Narrative through Color, Composition and Gesture- Liao
Saturday-Sunday 5/6-5/7

Develop an expressive paitning that tells a story through references, sketches and color studies.
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Figure Painting in Oil – Happ
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Explore layers of space within the figure and within the context of the picture plane.
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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 with a Limited Palette – Medici
Wednesday 5/17-6/14

Learn to work quickly with precision to develop yourself as a painter.
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Figure Painting Workshop: Form and Color – Lu
Monday-Friday 6/19-6/23

Learn the fundamental skills of the figure painting process by examining form and color.
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Figure Sculpting Studio – Magrath
Tuesday 4/11-6/13

A clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figure Sculpture – Evenson
Monday 4/10-5/8

Discover a comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture.
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Figure Structure Drawing – Flack
Monday – Friday 8/28-9/1

Explore the human figure’s complex construction, and learn to draw a figure from observation.
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Figures in Context – Trowbridge
Saturday-Sunday 3/11-3/12

Develop on large oil painting of multiple figures using a rich, secondary-triad palette.
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Foundation Figure Sculpture III – Magrath
Tuesday/Thursday 4/11-6/15

Build an anatomically precise 3-D model of the human muscular/skeletal system from the bones out.
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Foundations of Drawing: Concrete Anatomy Techniques – Hart
Tuesday & Thursday 4/11-6/15

Explore methods for creating accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure.
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Get Started in Drawing – Cicatko
Monday 4/10-5/18

Explore the key fundamentals of drawing.
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Get Started in Drawing – Cicatko
Monday 5/15-6/12

Explore the key fundamentals of drawing.
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Getting Started in Drawing – Cicatko
Monday 2/20-3/20

Explore the key fundamentals of drawing.
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Illustration Program – Snoddy
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Learn how to build realistic imagery from the ground up.
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Illustrative Storytelling – Reddy
Thursday 5/18-6/15

Create one or two-page "diary comics" based on anecdotes from life.
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Illustrative Storytelling – Reddy
Thursday 2/23-3/23

Create one or two-page "diary comics" based on anecdotes from life.
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Intermediate Watercolor – Hoffman
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Work with increasingly complex subjects as you expand your understanding of watercolor.
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Landscape in Watercolor – Zavareei
Monday 4/10-6/12

Learn how to achieve beautiful results in watercolor landscapes.
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Landscape Painting on Acrylic Copper Grounds – Brooker
Friday 4/14-6/16

Learn how to combine bold direct painting techniques with transparent layers when rendering textures
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Landscape Painting: Spring Trees – Moore
Monday 4/10-6/12

Gain an undertanding of the dynamic structure of tree forms as you paint the texture of foilage.
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Learn to Draw – Coleman
Thursday 4/13-6/15

Learn introductory fundamentals, key concepts and artistic principles of drawing.
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Learn to Draw – Dall’Osto
Saturday 2/18-3/18

Learn to progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.
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Learn to Draw – Weatherly
Saturday 4/15-6/17

Learn introductory fundamentals, key concepts and artistic principles of drawing.
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Luminist American Painting – Emerson
Tuesday & Thursday 4/11-6/15

Explore light, color, and paint application - moving toward a picture of an experience.
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Mixed Media & Collage – LoCicero
Thursday 5/18-6/15

Learn the processes and skills needed to energice and make the surfaces of paintings complex!
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Mixed Media Image Layering – LoCicero
Saturday-Sunday 3/11-3/12

Through the process of mixed-media, found object and collage, explore various layering techniques.
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Mixed Media Painting – Zavareei
Saturday-Sunday 5/20-5/21

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non-traditional media and techniques.
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Painting Portraits Pastel – Eagle
Monday-Thursday 6/19-6/22

Observe the model's form, color and value relationships
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Painting the Alla Prima Figure – Coberly
Saturday-Sunday 3/11-3/12

Capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by learning to paint broadly but accurately.
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Painting The Figure in Watercolor – Coleman
Thursday 4/13-5/11

Learn to create a finished figure painting in transparent watercolor.
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Painting the Figure in Watercolor – Coleman
Thursday 5/18-6/15

Learn to create a finished figure painting in transparent watercolor.
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Painting the Flower in Oil – Theis
Saturday-Sunday 4/22-4/23

Create realistic paintings of flowers in oil from freshly cut floral arrangements.
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Pastel Still Life: Flowers, Fruit and Blue and White Pottery – Furchgott
Thursday 4/13-6/15

Learn to reproduce the rare beauty of flowers, fruit, and glazed ceramic through pastel.
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Perspective Drawing – Flack
Tuesday 4/11-6/13

Explore methods for creating pictorial space using perspective.
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Plein Air Painting on the Hood Canal at Alderbrook – Albala
Tuesday – Thursday 7/25-7/27

Paint the natural beauty of the Olympic Mountains in Alderbrook, Washington.
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Portrait Drawing – Vavagiakis
Monday – Friday 8/14-8/18

Focus on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait with accuracy and feeling.
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Portrait Drawing – Weatherly
Saturday 4/15-6/17

Focus on the basic concepts of drawing applied to the human form and learn to think visually.
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Portrait Drawing – Zadrozny
Thursday 4/13-6/15

Study essential techniques for creating compelling portrait drawings.
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Portrait Painting in Oil – Phalen
Friday 4/14-6/16

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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Portrait Painting in Oils – Agun
Saturday – Sunday 4/8-4/9

Focus on the traditional portrait painting in oil inspired by the techniques of Velasquez and more!
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Portrait Painting in Oils – McNaughton
Monday – Friday 6/26-6/30

Focus on painting oils from a live model in the method employed by most Old Masters.
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Portrait Painting in the Flemish Style – Brooker
Wednesday 4/12-6/14

Expand skills in portrait painting through the traditions of working in the Flemish style.
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Portrait Sculpture – Evenson
Monday 5/15-6/12

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personaility in clay.
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Portrait Sculpture – Mostow
Tuesday – Saturday 9/5-9/9

Learn the capture the likeness of a model in clay with the block-in technique.
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Portraits & Self Portraits Painting in the Manner of Neel & Modigliani – Fugate
Thursday 4/13-6/15

Make a portrait painting in similar as Neel and Modigliani.
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Sculpting the Gesture – Rees
Sundays 3/5-3/19

Learn to capture a variety of gestures of the human figure at a small scale from life.
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Sculpting the Human Face – Evenson
Monday 2/20-3/20

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personaility in clay.
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Short Pose Figure Drawing – Zadrozny
Tuesday 4/11-5/9

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Short Pose Figure Sketching in Oil – Zadrozny
Tuesday 2/21-3/21

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Short-Pose Figure Drawing – Zadrozny
Tuesday 5/16-6/13

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short pose.
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Sketching Urban Interiors – Reddy
Friday 5/19-6/16

Learn to create deteailed interior graphic illustration techniques on the scene!
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Still Life Painting – Madrid
Monday – Friday 6/26-6/30

Explore the systematic application of complex color strategies in your own still life painting.
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Structural Figure Drawing & Anatomy – Gury
Monday-Friday 4/3 – 4/7

Discover a practical approach to drawing the figure.
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The Munsell Color System – Madrid
Monday – Friday 6/19-6/23

Learn to create a full color wheel, including laying out a full chromatic flesh-tones palette.
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The Science in Art and Techniques of the French Impressionists – Collymore
Saturday-Sunday 5/6-5/7

Learn about the topics of science in art while integrating this scientific knowledge with artmaking.
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Trois Crayon Portrait Drawing – Hart
Monday 4/10-6/12

Explore the use of trois crayon techniques to render sensitive and delicate portraits.
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Watercolor Exploration – Heath
Thursday 4/13-6/1

Explore watercolor techniques, compositions and color while creting unique watercolor pieces.
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What a Relief: The Paint Thickens – Noah
Sunday 4/2-4/9

Learn to develop materials, process, and content with thick relief surfaces.
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