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ART HISTORY LECTURE SERIES:

Featuring Gage teaching artists as well as art historians from the Seattle art community, these lectures feature an intimate look inside the artists and movements that helped shape art from the Renaissance through the 20th Century.

Register online for a single lecture, a quarterly series or the entire 2016-17 program, and delve into the techniques, ideologies and personalities that define art in our world.

$50 for one quarter
$15 at the door

ALL LEVELS/PUBLIC WELCOME (scroll to bottom of page to pre-register for series)

Self Portrait, Rembra

WINTER 2017

19th – EARLY 20TH CENTURY ART
Wednesdays in room 304
7:00pm-8:00pm

  • Jan 25 – Mike Magrath – Rodin
  • Feb 1 – Kimberly Trowbridge – Landscape Painting
  • Feb 8 – Terry Furchgott – Degas
  • Feb 15 – Richard West – John Singer Sargent and the American Mural Renaissance

SPRING 2017

20th CENTURY ART
Wednesdays in room 304
7:00pm-8:00pm

  • April 12 – Gary Faigin – Giorgio Morandi
  • April 19 – Olivia Beaufait – Constantin Brancusi
  • April 26 – Ryan Weatherly – Giacometti
  • May 3 – Charles Emerson – Richard Diebenkorn

 

ANATOMY FOR THE ARTIST

Michelangelo, “Study of a Male Nude”

Lecturer: Mike Magrath
Thursday 7:00pm-8:30pm
1/19-3/23
All Levels/Public Welcome
$135 for series/$15 at the door

Explore a clear and intuitive method for seeing form and understanding the structure of the human body as a foundation of artistic expression, allowing for more accurate drawing and composition.

  • January 19: Bio Mechanics & the Canons of Proportion
  • January 26: Pelvis and Trunk
  • February 2: Ribs & Spine
  • February 9: Reach 1; Shoulder Girdle
  • February 16: Reach 2; the Forelimbs
  • February 23: Locomotion, the Buttocks & Lower Limbs
  • March 2: Support and Manipulation; Feet & Hands
  • March 9: Skull; Cranium & Face
  • March 16: Features, Skin & Fat
  • March 23: Features & Muscles of the Face

 

DRAWING THE FEATURES OF THE HEAD

Drawing by Gary Faigin

Lecturer: Gary Faigin
Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm
4/18-5/23 [6 weeks]
All Levels/Public Welcome
$75 for series/$15 at the door

Nothing is more emotionally compelling to observe than the human face. Magazines flaunt idealized facial beauty; Hollywood packages expressive faces for big-screen cinema; TV capitalizes on talking heads to give the facts and features of the day. Over six evenings, Gary Faigin, author of the acclaimed The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression, presents an animated discourse on the foundations of drawing the head. Drawing from models and showing slides, he guides you to a broader understanding of this fascinating subject.

  • April 18: It’s What’s Underneath that Counts: Fundamental Forms of the Skull
  • April 25: The Skull: How It Relates to the Proportions of the Head
  • May 2: Looking into the Eye: Understanding & Drawing Its Forms
  • May 9: The Features: Depicting the Nose, the Mouth & the Ear
  • May 16: The Tonal Factor: Shading the Head as a Whole
  • May 23: What’s in a Smile? A Look at Facial Expressions

 

NEW! ANATOMY LECTURE SERIES

work by Geoff Flack

Lecturer: Geoff Flack
Wednesdays
7:00pm-8:00pm
All Levels/Public Welcome
$75 for series/$15 at the door

Further your understanding of the figure’s complex construction through geometrically breaking down the structures of the body, along with learning a proportion system and key landmarks to help you create more sophisticated figures from observation and memory.

May 10 – Landmarks, line of gravity, the spine, and rhythms
May 17 – The pelvis: form, proportions, carrying angle and landmarks
May 24 – The ribcage: form, proportions, carrying angle and landmarks
May 31 – The head: form, proportions, carrying angle and landmarks
June 7 – The legs: form, proportions, carrying angle, landmarks and rhythms
June 14 – The arms: form, proportions, carrying angle, landmarks and rhythms

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Anatomy For The Artist – Magrath (FULL SERIES)

Explore a clear and intuitive method for seeing the form and understanding the human body.
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Anatomy Lecture Series

Anatomy Lecture Series - SERIES PASS
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Art History Lecture Series: Spring QUARTER ONLY

An intimate look inside the artists and movements that helped shape art through the ages.
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Drawing the Features of the Head Lecture Series

Learn a broader understanding of the human face and how to draw the head.
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