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.
The Classical 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.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Transparency and communication are the keys to feeling safe during COVID-19. Gage has undertaken great steps to ensure your safety and health as outlined below:
- New toilets with seat covers will be installed in all bathrooms at the Capitol Hill venue
- Bathroom access restricted to only one person at a time
- HVAC system filters at the Capitol Hill facility are being upgraded to Merv19 rating (http://www.mechreps.com/PDF/Merv_Rating_Chart.pdf) in compliance with CDC and ASHRAE air filtration recommendations
- HEPA filter air circulators will be installed in the Studios not serviced by other air filters/purifiers
- Personal Safety Partitions
- Hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, and wall-mounted sanitizer dispensers throughout the buildings
- Wall mount “Social Distancing” info stickers + “Social Distancing” + “Directional” floor tape
- Infra-red, no touch, FDA approved temperature read thermometers
- 3-ply disposable masks available for purchase
- Nitrile gloves for staff and instructors