“Potnia Theron” by Michael Magrath

“I am looking for exactly that moment when the universal enters into and becomes embodied in the figure, when the individual has become the manifest form of the universal.”
-Michael Magrath

The Magrath Sculpture Atelier is a multi-year, part-time Atelier designed to confer the core disciplines needed to become a practicing figurative sculptor at a high level of excellence.

Led by celebrated sculptor Michael Magrath, students learn to become adept in both traditional approaches as well as contemporary concerns in a variety of media.

Build cumulatively upon the core skills of drawing and modeling from life, while adding critical understanding of anatomy, composition in the round and relief as well as technical skills such as mold making, casting, basic fabrication and subtractive techniques in wood, stone, metal and composite materials.

The full series is designed to be undertaken over three years, but may be taken part-time over several years, and culminates in a year of independent study and the production of a final, significant project.

Click HERE to submit your application online, or email Adult Programs Director Carol Hendricks, Carol@gageacademy.org

Click HERE for $50 non-refundable application fee


“Christina” by Michael Magrath

Intended to dovetail with the ongoing Foundation program, aspiring part-time Atelier students are encouraged to add Foundation Figure Sculpture I at a discounted rate for a fully immersive experience. Other concurrent or discounted programs include ” Ecorche’ ” programs, guest lectures and professional development events.

2016-17 Academic Year: Monday, September 14-Friday, June 17

Call 206.323.4243, x15 or 800.880.3898, or e-mail Gage Academy of Art for more information. Applicants must submit a $50 non-refundable application fee to be considered for acceptance. Limited to 12 students.

Learn more about the Magrath Atelier HERE.

Learn more about Michael Magrath:
Michael Magrath received his MFA in Sculpture and Public Art from the University of Washington. He has studied in Rome and at the Florence Academy of Art. He has taught at the Art Academy of London, Gage Academy of Art and the University of Washington. Recent notable public and private commissions include UW Medal of Honor Memorial; 2009, Microsoft; 2010, Dwayne Clarke Residence; 2012. Awards include IFRAA Best Sculpture Award, Gap Grant, 4Culture and the Art Renewal Center Best Sculpture 2009.

To view additional work by this artist, please visit MagrathSculpture.com.

Magrath Atelier Image Gallery