Figure Sculpting Studio

Michael Magrath has spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest. He discovered figurative sculpture while in his early thirties, and has since dedicated his life to the betterment of his craft and the furtherance of sculptural art. Primarily self taught, he has nonetheless studied and taught in a number of rich sculptural environments, including the University of Washington, the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and Gage Art Academy. Reflecting a decade spent in the building trades as a carpenter, painter, foundryman, and shop technician, he brings a craftsman’s approach to his work. Regardless, his interest in the figure naturally steers toward the narrative and symbolic. Of no particular denomination of religious faith, Magrath attempts to excavate, understand, and depict the universal truths that lie at the core of religious and human experience. His primary focus lies in the embodiment and reinterpretation of mythology in contemporary contexts, and is most interested in its potential to reinvigorate the human spirit, particularly in the face of the cynicism of the modern world.
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Live Model
Class includes price of clay
All levels welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
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Experience a clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling with Sculpture Atelier instructor Mike Magrath. Develop advanced skills that radically improve your ability to see and understand the figure. We will work from the same pose for the entire quarter. Class price includes clay.