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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 – Julia Ricketts
Saturday – Sunday 8/5 – 8/6

Explore the impact of color on abstract compositions.
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Alla Prima Floral Painting – Byrnes
Saturday 8/5 – Tuesday 8/8

Learn to create an alla-prima floral painting from life with lively detail.
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Alla Prima Landscapes with Chalk Pastels – Happ
Tuesday 8/1 – 8/29

Use chalk pastels to venture outdoors to create a series of Alla Prima landscape drawings.
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Beginning Figure Drawing – Weatherly
Tuesday 8/1 – 8/29

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Cityscape Painting in Seattle: Georgetown – Van Dyck
Monday-Friday 8/7-8/11

Learn strategies for simplifying complex environments to develop a compelling sense of space.
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Clothed Figure Painting With A Limited Palette – Medici
Wednesday 8/2 – 8/30

Learn how to paint full-length clothed figures from the live model in a combination of short and lon
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Color For Painters – Gury
Monday – Friday 11/27 – 12/1

Learn the core theoretical traditions of color with lectures, demonstrations and studio exercises.
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Comics: Storytelling with Sequential Art – Storms
Wednesday 8/2-8/30

This course is concerned with the artistic components of comic-craft, focusing in particular on the
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Demystifying Watercolor For Beginners – James
Thursday 8/3 – 8/31

Become familiar with the tools, paper and pigments to learn the basics of watercoloring.
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Drawing For Fun – Moore
Wednesday 8/2 – 8/30

A no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing.
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Drawing Nature – Moore
Wednesday 8/2-8/30

Develop an intimate understanding of plant structure while conveying the beauty of nature.
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Figure Sculpture – Evenson
Monday 7/31 – 8/28

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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Gestural Sculpting – Rees
Tuesday/Thursday 8/22 – 8/31

Learn to capture a variety of gestures of the human figure at a small scale from life.
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Get Started in Drawing – Cicatko
Thursday 8/3 – 8/31

Explore the key fundamentals of drawing.
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Get Started in Drawing – Weatherly
Tuesday 8/1 – 8/29

Learn introductory fundamentals, key concepts and artistic principles of drawing.
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Here And There: Deep Space in Landscapes – Noah
Saturday – Sunday 8/26 – 8/27

Explore the techniques used to create a sense of deep space in a landscape painting.
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Imaginative Realism – Sims
Wednesday-Friday 8/2-8/4

Learn fundamentals of observational methods of working and extend into the imaginative.
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Intro To Caricature Drawing – Cicatko
Thursday 8/3 – 8/31

Imagine and draw caricatures using your powers of observation, sense of humor and wit.
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Intro to Figure Drawing – Enevoldsen
Wednesday 6/28 – 7/26

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Intro To Figure Drawing – Happ
Wednesday 8/2 – 8/30

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Intro to Figure Drawing – Weatherly
Saturday 7/1 – 7/29

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Intro To Figure Painting – Happ
Thursday 8/3 – 8/31

Learn to create accurate, dynamic figure paintings in oil.
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Intro To Plein Air Painting – Phalen
Friday 6/30 – 7/28

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer by creating oil paintings in nature.
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Intro To Plein Air Painting – Phalen
Friday 8/4 – 9/1

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer by creating oil paintings in nature.
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Intro to Portrait Drawing – Hart
Tuesday 8/1 – 8/29

Study the essential techniques and concepts of portrait drawing.
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Intro to Portrait Drawing– Hart
Monday 7/31 – 8/28

Study the essential techniques and concepts of portrait drawing.
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Intro To Still-Life Painting – Phalen
Wednesday 8/2 – 8/30

In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.
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Landscape Painting: Summer Plein Air – Moore
Thursday 6/29-7/27

Learn to accurately render a variety of tree forms while expressing the unique gestures of trees.
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Landscape Painting: Summer Plein Air – Moore
Monday 7/31 – 8/28

Learn to accurately render a variety of tree forms while expressing the unique gestures of trees.
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Learn To Draw In A Weekend– Happ
Saturday – Sunday 8/12 – 8/13

Develop your artistic skills by learning to draw from observation.
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Mixed Media Painting – Zavareei
Saturday-Sunday 7/29-7/30

Extend your painting arsenal to encompass and incorporate non-traditional media and techniques.
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Oil Painting For Beginners – Hart
Monday 7/31 – 8/28

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and techniques.
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Patterns In Nature, Patterns In Abstraction – Simmons
Wednesday 8/2 – 8/30

Use paint to examine patterning as a building block for abstract composition.
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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 Painting In Oil – Phalen
Friday 8/4 – 9/1

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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Portrait Painting In Oil – Phalen
Thursday 6/29 – 7/27

Create emotive portraits as you learn to capture the likeness of your model in oil.
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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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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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Portrait Sculpture – Rees
Tuesday/Thursday 8/22 – 8/31

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay.
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Poster Studies In Oil– Ryder
Monday – Friday 11/27 – 12/1

Learn to understand tonal perception in terms of hue, value and chroma.
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Seeing The Light – Noah
Saturday – Sunday 8/12 – 8/13

Study the use of light to depict volumetric illusions in painting.
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Sketchbook in the City – Moore
Monday Wednesday Friday 7/31-8/9

Bring your studio outside into Seattle city parks!
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Successful Color With Pastel – Furchgott
Saturday – Sunday 8/5 – 8/6

Learn to draw fruit and still-life objects to learn basic pastel technique.
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Summer Flowers in Oil – Chung
Saturday-Monday 8/26-8/28

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers and improve your sense of perception to paint from life.
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Working the Grid – Ricketts
Wednesday 6/28 – 7/26

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