Gage Academy of Art’s annual Drawing Jam is an all-day, arts-focused, community festival hosted at Gage’s Capitol Hill campus in Seattle. Drawing Jam features dozens of hands-on drawing, painting, and sculpting activities, professional artist demonstrations, free art supplies, a holiday small works sale, live music, food trucks, and programming for all ages.

December 2
9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Gage Academy of Art in Capitol Hill
1501 10th Ave E
Gage Members and Kids ages 15 and under get in free !


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FREE Art Supplies!

Studios complete with FREE ART SUPPLIES (courtesy of Blick Art Materials, Dakota Art Stores, and Artist and Craftsmen) will be available for open use. A wide variety of drawing materials provided at no cost, and each studio will be filled with easels waiting for artists of all ages and artistic abilities.


Comic Book Characters for Causes

Comic Book Characters for Causes

The 2017 Drawing Jam features a cast of over 50 models throughout the building – including dancers, musicians and costumed performers serving as gesture models, as well as nude figure models available for traditional sessions.

Bring the Whole Family!

Named a “must do event” by Seattle Magazine, this family-friendly event provides both kids and teens with their own dedicated spaces to draw, paint and create, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities throughout the building.

Holiday Small Works Art Sale

Taking place all day long in the third-floor galleries at Gage, the Small-Works Holiday Sale features ready-to-hang artwork in a variety of sizes and mediums, all priced at no more than $150 (including many pieces for well under $100!). Take home a masterpiece of your very own!

Art Cafe

The 2017 Drawing Jam will feature two art cafes with yummy treats and awesome activities! Take a seat in our analog photo booth where guests can pose for their very own sketched portrait. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from Cafe Umbria in one-of-a-kind ceramic mugs made by celebrated artists Nicholas BivinsEric Newman, George Rodriguez, Stephen Robinson, Carolina Silva and Sam Scott.

Drawing Jam Photo Gallery

2017 Drawing Jam Presenting Sponsors:

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Drawing Jam is a registered trademark of Gage Academy of Art.