The Studio Arts Intensive (SAI) is a unique and innovative seven-month program in the Pacific Northwest. No other program in the region offers the combination of a broad range of studio courses combined with professional development and cohort activities designed to introduce and connect you with the local art community. Studio Arts Intensive graduates are equipped to continue their studies with both a strong skill-set and a more highly developed sense of self within the larger artistic ecosystem.

Studio Arts Intensive is structured to be a part-time program that gives students of all ages the opportunity to develop a comprehensive portfolio in drawing, painting, and sculpture for admission into a university, atelier, or to bridge their pursuit in the visual arts into a full time career.

Classes are intentionally intimate with only 18 students per class to maximize one-on-one time with your instructors. You begin with focusing on foundation skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture and then broaden your skill set with printmaking, abstraction, collage, and watercolor. The majority of the learning takes place in the studio through the personalized guidance of the 10 teaching artists.

In addition, you visit museums, galleries, studios and attend lectures along with professional development seminars all while learning art history. Teaching artist Klara Glosova leads these activities, which allow you to build a studio practice that is well-informed and connected to your art community.

All applications must be submitted by Monday, May 8

New Studio Arts Intensive Offerings

  • An eight-week art history course with Art Historian Elizabeth Brown
  • Printmaking with SAI intructor Klara Glosova
  • Abstraction with Gage Instructr Ryan Weatherly

What You Need to Know

  • Classes will commence on September 4 and run through April 6. Full schedule can be found here.
  • You’ll receive dedicated instruction in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture with the aim to strengthen your skill set and bolster your portfolio.
  • Tuition is $6,375. Payment plans and scholarships are available so apply early.
  • Studio Monitor Position recipient will receive a half-tuition waiver
  • Begin your application today

Questions? Contact Olivia Beaufait, Director of Studio Arts Intensive.