Art History: A Personal Journey

Henri Matisse, “Icare,” from Jazz

Gage Academy of Art is proud to present a series of lectures on art history. 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.

Lectures may be taken sequentially as a series (to purchase entire series, please register online – scroll to bottom of page.) or independently of each other for a $15 drop-in price, payable at the door (cash or check only).

20th Century Art

Wednesdays
7:00pm-8:00pm

April 13: OLIVIA BEAUFAIT
“Paul Klee”

April 20: MICHEAL OTTERSEN
“Apollo and Dionysus in the Abstract- A comparison of two Dutch artists; Piet Mondrian and Willem de Kooning”

April 27: JULIA RICKETTS
“Abstract Expressionism: Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner and Joan Mitchell” 

May 4: KATHLEEN MOORE
“Georgia O’Keefe

$50 for full series
$15 at the door
ALL LEVELS/PUBLIC WELCOME

Drawing the Features of the Head

Pastel portrait by Gary Faigin

Gary Faigin
Tuesdays
7:00pm-8:30pm
4/19-5/24
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.

Apr 19: It’s What’s Underneath that Counts: Fundamental Forms of the Skull
Apr 26: The Skull: How It Relates to the Proportions of the Head
May 3: Looking into the Eye: Understanding & Drawing Its Forms
May 10: The Features: Depicting the Nose, the Mouth & the Ear
May 17: The Tonal Factor: Shading the Head as a Whole
May 24: What’s in a Smile? A Look at Facial Expressions

$75 for series (register online, scroll to bottom of page)
$15 at the door
ALL LEVELS/PUBLIC WELCOME

Note: This lecture series IS on Tuesday evenings

Lecture Series: Drawing the Features of the Head – Faigin

Drawing Features of the Head – SERIES PASS
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Anatomy Lecture Series (FULL SERIES) – Magrath

Anatomy Lecture Series - SERIES PASS
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Art History Lectures: 19th to Early 20th Century Art

An intimate look inside the artists and movements that helped shape art through the ages.
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