“Fall Group Picture,” Gary Faigin

“Still-lifes, the center of my studio practice: fruit as a stand-in for the model, vessels as interchangeable parts in a pictorial machine; the drama of light on form. Endlessly fascinating.”
-Gary Faigin

The Faigin Atelier works with a small group of painting students interested in focusing their studio practice on the study of still-life arrangements over the course of a year.

Atelier instructor and Gage co-founder Gary Faigin uses still-life as a vehicle to teach the basics of representation, including value, drawing and perspective, as well as paint-specific techniques like glazing, impasto and control of edges.

For more advanced students, studio still-life is a time-honored subject with unlimited potential to act as a stimulus for explorations of composition, color, spatial effects and the perfection of style.

No other subject matter offers the artist quite as much control over every aspect of their pictorial effect, and none has as rich and interesting a history.

To learn more about the instructional format of the Faigin Atelier, click HERE.

View and download the Faigin Atelier Supply List

Submit the Faigin Atelier Application HERE.

Click HERE to submit your $50 non-refundable application fee.



2016-17 Academic Year: Monday, September 12-Friday, June 16

Gary Faigin meets with the students as a group on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-5:30pm and on Thursdays from 9:00am-noon.

To set up a visit to tour the facilities and meet with one of the Atelier instructors during the academic year, or for more information, please e-mail the Gage Registrars Courtney Odell  or Ellyn Hill, or call 206.323.4243 (toll free at 800.880.3898).

All Atelier students have on-site studios and are expected to spend at least 15 hours per week in their studio in addition to meeting with their instructor twice a week.


More on Gary Faigin, courtesy of Linda Hodges Gallery

Faigin Atelier Student Gallery