The Georgetown Atelier at Gage South offers full- and part-time intensive programs in classical drawing, classical painting and digital painting, and is designed to provide students the foundations of classical art as building blocks for imaginative professional artists. Founding instructor Tenaya Sims, has both extensive training as a classical artist and an industry professional.

GEORGETOWN ATELIER PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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The Georgetown Atelier at Gage South features both full- and part-time programs. The Full-Time Georgetown Atelier requires a one-year commitment, however, students are encouraged to complete a full three-years of study. Georgetown Atelier  also offers a range of Part-time programs include the Classical Part-Time Program, Illustration Part-Time Program and Traditional Painting Part-Time Program.

The Georgetown Atelier (both full and part-time programs) is located at Gage Academy of Art’s new satellite location Gage South at Equinox Studios.

Gage South at Equinox Studios in Georgetown
6520 5th Ave S. 98108

 

  • Full-Time Atelier: Students must apply and be accepted in order to enroll. Download and submit the Gage Atelier Application HERE

  • Part-Time Programs: Students may enroll without application. Follow program links to sign up TODAY!

 

 

FULL-TIME

“Ashland” by full-time Atelier instructor Tenaya Sims

Full-Time Georgetown Atelier

Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Instructor: Tenaya Sims

The Full-Time Georgetown Atelier is an immersive program, requiring a substantial time commitment, and is designed for career artists. Specializing in classical drawing, classical painting, and digital painting, the full-time program offers the guiding principles of the classics as a flexible system that students can ultimately shape to the needs of their own visions and endeavors. Students work from a live model during the morning, break for lunch, and continue working from their individual studio stations during the afternoons. While students are encouraged to complete a full three years of study, only a one year commitment is required upon enrollment.

The full-time program at Georgetown Atelier is designed for career artists. Our curriculum is a strategic blend of classical methodologies, formulated to provide a foundation of strength and flexibility. This approach, we believe, not only equips students with the ‘hard skills’ they need, but also maximizes their long-term creative potential.

The curriculum at Georgetown Atelier is a formulation of both observational and constructive methods, designed to provide a balanced education. The founding instructor has both extensive training as a classical artist and an industry professional, and modeled the curriculum from both territories.

Full-time atelier students attend Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4:30pm during academic quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring). Students work from the live model during the morning block (9:30am-12:30pm), break for lunch (12:30pm-1:30pm), and then from their individual stations during the afternoon block (1:30pm-4:30pm).

Download and submit the Gage Atelier Application HERE

 

 

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

The Georgetown Atelier at Gage South offers 3 distinctive part-time programs during fall, winter and spring: the Classical Part-Time Program, Illustration Part Time Program and Traditional Painting Part-Time Program. Each one offers hands-on, apprenticeship-style training from expert instructors during weekday evenings. Part-Time Program students may register without application. Follow program links to sign up TODAY

 

Classical Program

"Alchemist 2" by part-time instructor Ginger Mills

“Alchemist 2” by part-time instructor Ginger Mills

Instructor: Ginger Mills
Tues/Thurs      6:00pm-9:00pm          
9/20-11/29 [no class 11/24]

The Part-Time Classical Atelier students forge their foundational drawing and painting abilities as the instructor guides  them through a sequential curriculum over a one year period. However, this timeline is the default template and can be individually adjusted per discussion with the instructor.

On Tuesday evenings students work from individual projects (still-life, casts, master copies and other) and Thursday evenings from a live model. During class, the instructor works with students individually and demos or lectures when appropriate.

This program is perfect for beginning and experienced students who are serious about building a classical foundation, but are unable to accommodate the time commitment of a full-time Atelier.

ALL LEVELS $765

REGISTER FOR FALL QUARTER AND FIND SUPPLY LISTS HERE!

 

 

 

Drawing and Painting Spotlight Series: Focus on the Head 

"Drift" by part-time instructor Brandy Agun

“Drift” by part-time instructor Brandy Agun

Instructor: Brandy Agun
Wednesday     6:00pm-9:00pm          
9/21-11/30         [no class 11/23]

Learn the fundamental anatomy of the head and features and its connection to the neck. Learn to block-in the large components of the head in various positions in either paint or a dry medium such as charcoal or pencil depending on the students experience and comfort level.  Learn the anatomy of the individual features including the ears, eyes, nose, mouth and teeth.  This class focuses on construction and anatomical correctness garnered through studies.  The student will block-in the large forms, paint (or tone) in this basic structure separating shadow from light and then model more fully in a broad manner getting to the essence of the shapes.  The student will make individual studies for the features in various positions.

ALL LEVELS $490

REGISTER FOR FALL QUARTER AND FIND SUPPLY LISTS  HERE!

 

 

 

Illustration Program

"Arabian Nights" by Brian Snoddy

“Arabian Nights” by part-time instructor Brian Snoddy

Instructor: Brian Snoddy
Wednesdays     6:00pm-9:00pm
9/21-11/30           [no class 11/23]

In the Illustration Part-Time Program, students learn how to build realistic imagery from the ground up. This class is geared toward classical artists and industry artists alike. Students learn how to understand the visual properties that surround us, not just copy them. For example, if an artist understands what properties make glass of wine look like a glass of wine, and how the environment around it affects its appearance, they can paint one into their composition convincingly without necessarily setting one up in their studio.

Using traditional materials (graphite, ink, and gouache), students first learn core illustration abilities in black and white. These subjects include layering, blending, and rendering various types of surfaces, such as wood, metal, rusted metal, etc. Students then learn more advanced techniques in color. After establishing core abilities, they work on a series of projects, building in scope and complexity over time.

This class is an ongoing program that has a 1 year curriculum cycle. While it is optimal to begin in the Fall term, students may begin at the beginning of any term if there are any openings. Students may also choose to continue their ‘apprenticeship’ past the 1 year cycle. For these students, their projects are tailored to further growth and reduce redundancy if necessary.

ALL LEVELS $435

REGISTER FOR FALL QUARTER HERE!

 

To set up an appointment to meet with one of the atelier instructors during the academic year, please e-mail Adult Programs Manager Carol Hendricks, call 206.323.4243, x15 or e-mail Gage Academy of Art for more information.

Applications (2016-2017)

Full-Time Atelier: Students must apply and be accepted in order to enroll. Download and submit the Gage Atelier Application HERE

Part-Time Programs: Students may enroll without application. Follow program links to sign up TODAY!

Academic Year (2016-2017)

Full-Time
Fall: September 14 – December 11
Winter: January 11 – March 25
Spring: April 11 – June 17

Part-Time
Fall: September 20 – December 3
Winter: January 11 – March 17
Spring: April 11 – June 16

 

Tuition (2016-2017)

Full-Time Atelier – Annual: $7,995/yr
*Payments are made per quarter, with a 1 year minimum commitment

  • A $500 deposit due before starting

Part-Time Programs – Quarterly Tuition

Classical Program:

  • $765/quarter

Drawing and Painting Spotlight Series: Focus on the Head: 

  • $490/quarter

Illustration Program: 

  • $435/quarter

The Georgetown Atelier (both full and part-time programs) is located at Gage Academy of Art’s new satellite location Gage South at Equinox Studios,  (6520 5th Ave S) in the historic Georgetown neighborhood in South Seattle.