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The 2013 Drawing Jam!

Saturday, December 7, 2013
9:00am - 9:00pm

Gage Academy of Art, 1501 10th Ave E, Seattle

"I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing."
-Vincent van Gogh

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Drawing Jam, happening on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 9AM to 9PM. Make plans now to bring the whole family to the annual community celebration of music, art and creativity at the Gage building on Capitol Hill, 1501 10th AVE E, next to St. Mark’s Cathedral.

Spend an hour - or the entire day - but don't miss one of the most unique art events in the Northwest. Live models, live music (Click HERE to view the 2013 Musician/Performer schedule), open studios and art activities for the whole family - plus, a great assortment of some of Seattle's finest food trucks!

Tickets available at the door - Just $10 for adults, $5 with a student ID, and kids get in FREE! Stay tuned to for more, and we'll see you at the 2013 Drawing Jam!

pictured: Seattle Sketcher Gabi Campanario at the 2012 Drawing Jam


A wide variety of drawing materials will be provided at no cost, and each studio will be filled with easels waiting for artists. Drawing Jam features a cast of over 50 models throughout the building – including dancers, musicians and costumed performers serving as gesture models, and nude figure models available for traditional sessions. Costumed models include the “Stars of Seattle” - a group of local celebrities, which in the past have included performers from Teatro ZinZanni, Nancy Guppy, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the SeaFair Pirates.

Photo by Vedada Sirovica


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. Plus, local artists and Gage instructors demonstrate drawing, painting and sculpting techniques throughout the day; and studios will be available for open use, including a print studio sponsored by Artist & Craftsman Supply. Free parking provided!

Read all about the 2012 Drawing Jam here!

View photos from past Drawing Jams here!



Studio 100: “Figure in Clay” with live models; sculpting demos & live music
Faigin Studio: Teaching Artist Demos, Gage information table, Books for sale
Torrance Studio: View Aristides Graduates studio and thesis works in progress
Pushpin Hallway exhibition of community class work

Zeisel/Arnold Studio: Kid’s Art Room featuring a variety of artmaking activities.
Alhadeff Studio: Multiple-model poses for gesture drawing with live musicians. (nude)
De Zordo Studio: Gage Instructor Mark Kang-O’Higgins studio open for viewing
Studio 201: Still Life atelier students work on view
Pushpin hallway exhibition of community class work

Artist & Craftsman linoleum block printmaking rooms
Volunteer Lounge

photo by Vedada Sirovica

Entry Gallery: Dirty River: Chandler Woodfin
Rosen Gallery: Bi-Annual Gage Teaching Artists Exhibition
Steele Gallery: // SIGHTLINES featuring Whiting Tennis, Iole Alessandrini, Allyce Wood, Thuy-Van Vu and Rodrigo Valenzuela
Peltonen Studio: Costumed poses sitting for “Stars of Seattle”
Student Lounge: Café des Artistes with refreshments
Raab, Ada & Madison Studios: Open for viewing: working studios of 30 art students
Madison Studio: Still Life Drawing
Geo Studio: Long-pose and gesture drawing, and performance groups (nude)

photo by Chad Emerson

Blick Art Stores giveaways and art project
Vera Project screenprinting demos (12pm-4pm ONLY)
Café with treats and refreshments
Multiple gestured models (no nudes) & live music

AFTER DARK in the Skinner Auditorium (7pm to 9pm)
DeeJay Whatsit? spins Jazz 78s with video artist Pete Fleming; Atelier student Lowell Poisson and Gage teaching artist Kathy Liao create artwork LIVE!*; Costumed models and free drawing supplies; Instagram backdrops and props by Jessica Bonin; Craft cocktails from Sound Spirits with craft beer from Schooner Exact Brewing Company, hot dogs from Dante’s Inferno Dogs.

*Everyone who attends Drawing Jam After Dark gets one FREE raffle ticket to win artwork from Kathy Liao and Lowell Poisson - Raffle Tickets are also on sale for $5 or five tickets for $20.

Click HERE to view the 2013 Musician/Performer schedule.

photo by Dara Rosenwasser

A special THANK-YOU! for in-kind support from the The Vera Project; Sam Hamrick T-Shirt Design, Ashley Shumaker (volunteer t-shirt printing); Kathy Liao and Lowell Poisson (artwork raffle).

pictured: The official 2013 Drawing Jam t-shirt, design by Sam Hamrick. The Vera Project will be on hand from 12pm-4pm to silkscreen the shirts, and they are available at the event for just $15.
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