Atelier Programs


The globally recognized Gage Academy of Art Atelier programs are designed for artists who intend to pursue profound mastery in painting, drawing, or sculpture disciplines under the guidance of internationally-renowned teaching artists.

Once in an Atelier, students will study and practice in an immersive, stimulating, and communal environment that fosters serious work ethic, the desire to hone and master their craft, and the means to embrace fine arts as a career.

Gage Academy of Art offers atelier programs dedicated to both the classical and modern tradition. By choosing a specific atelier, you dedicate yourself to study with that artist and their students for an academic year. Before choosing your atelier, research their program and determine which is the best fit for you. Once you have determined the atelier that best fits your preference, you can schedule a time to meet the instructor or apply for their program.

Requirements for admission are a motivation to learn and a willingness to undertake a long-term commitment of one to four years toward artistic development. Select ateliers do require portfolio submission. However, an advanced portfolio is not crucial. Instead, instructors are looking for artists with the self-discipline and devotion to thrive at Gage.

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The Aristides Atelier is based on teaching methods of the 19th-century Academic tradition, and led by internationally celebrated artist, author and lecturer Juliette Aristides.

artwork by Juliette Aristides

The Faigin Atelier works with a small group of painting students interested in focusing their studio practice on the study of still-life arrangements over the course of a year.

artwork by Gary Faigin

The Flack Atelier is designed for students who want to study core drawing fundamentals and techniques with master artist Geoff Flack. All levels welcome!

artwork by Geoff Flack

The Georgetown Atelier offers intensive programs in classical drawing, classical painting and digital painting.

artwork by Tenaya Sims

The Kang-O’Higgins Atelier emphasizes drafting and painting skills to empower you with the language you need to achieve full visual expression.

artwork by Mark Kang-O’Higgins

The Magrath 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.

artwork by Mike Magrath

The Trowbridge Atelier is a multi-year program that focuses on developing an understanding of color and the method of color-blocking, wherein color is the primary building block for constructing images.

artwork by Kimberly Trowbridge

Students of all ages have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive portfolio in drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking for admission into a university, atelier, or to bridge their pursuit in the visual arts into a full time career.

Aristides Atelier, Georgetown Atelier and Magrath Atelier are ARC Approved.

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