Mentored Studies in Abstraction

Jeffrey Simmons has painted and exhibited his work in Seattle for over twenty years. Having grown up in the Midwest, he studied art at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His work is in many private, corporate, and public collections, and he has been a finalist for both the Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum (1996) and the Neddy Award, currently administered by Cornish College of the Arts (2008). He is represented in the Northwest by Greg Kucera Gallery, Inc., in Seattle.
1:00-5:00 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Bring at least one finished drawing or painting, and another that you are working on, along
with your preferred supplies. A sketchbook or notebook would also be useful. Additional supplies will be discussed in class.
Are you an intermediate or advanced student who likes the structure of a class, but want to work on your own projects? Do you enjoy feedback in a supportive and creative environment? The new Mentored Studies program is designed for you! Join a group of motivated peers for weekly painting sessions in which you complete work in progress, start new work, or develop new ideas, while mentored by a Gage teaching artist. The group will be led by a different Gage artist each quarter, starting with Jeffrey Simmons in Fall 2017. The four-hour format is designed for adequate in-class work time. Work sessions are supplemented by occasional readings, discussions and critiques of student work.