“Still-lifes, the center of my studio practice: fruit as a stand-in for the model, vessels as interchangeable parts in a pictorial machine; the drama of light on form. Endlessly fascinating.”
– Gary Faigin
The Faigin Atelier
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.
Atelier instructor and Gage co-founder Gary Faigin uses still-life as a vehicle to teach the basics of representation, including value, drawing and perspective, as well as paint-specific techniques like glazing, impasto and control of edges.
For more advanced students, studio still-life is a time-honored subject with unlimited potential to act as a stimulus for explorations of composition, color, spatial effects and the perfection of style.
No other subject matter offers the artist quite as much control over every aspect of their pictorial effect, and none has as rich and interesting a history.
All Atelier students have on-site studios and are expected to spend at least 15 hours per week in their studio in addition to meeting with their instructor twice a week.
2021-22 Faigin Atelier Academic Year:
Fall: Start date in September.
Winter: Start date in January.
Spring: Start date in April.
Exact Start Dates TBD at instructors’ discretion.
Tuition: $ 4,825
For an application process, please download and submit the follow forms:
- Faigin Atelier Application
- Pay your $50 application fee (non-refundable)
- View the 2021/22 Atelier Contract Here
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now to secure your spot!