With over 185,000 square feet of art and craftwork space, the Equinox Studios is home to our Gage Georgetown campus, where we host three ateliers, weekly classes, monthly lectures and exhibitions. Come and be influenced by metalwork, light design, and artisan food and drink makers while cultivating your art in eclectic Georgetown.

Here’s what Gage Georgetown currently offers:

Ateliers

Flack Atelier

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

Georgetown Atelier

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

Trowbridge Atelier

The Trowbridge Atelier is a multi-year, part-time 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.

Classes

Beginning Observational Drawing – Jonathan Happ
Tuesday | 9/11-11/14 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

Learn how to handle charcoal, pencil, and pen while working with composition, value, and form.

Illustration Program – Brian Snoddy
Wednesday | 9/12-11/14 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

Create realistic imagery from the ground up beginning in black and white using traditional materials such as graphite, ink, and gouache.

Intro to Figure Drawing – Ryan Weatherly
Saturday | 9/15-11/17 | 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding on depicting the human form.

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Learn to Illustrate – Edie Everette
Thursday | 9/20-11/8 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

To become an illustrator you have to think like one, and no one epitomizes the classic illustrator better than Edie Everette.

Workshops

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Learn to Draw in a Weekend – Jonathan Happ
Saturday-Sunday | 10/6-10/7 | 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Nurture your artistic dream by learning to draw from observation in a weekend.

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Figure Drawing for Illustration – Kai Carpenter
Saturday-Sunday | 10/27-10/28| 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Learn how to create and work with a sketch “mannequin” (not the wooden kind!); using that structure, then learn to accentuate the figure to complement the gesture’s mood and narrative.

Lectures

Lectures are $15 at the door.
FALL QUARTER

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Gage Georgetown Calling: Art History Lecture

Art of the Apocalypse — Emily Pothast
Thursday | 10/25 | 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Perhaps the most mysterious and compelling book of the Bible, Revelation has fascinated and terrified believers and nonbelievers alike for centuries. This lecture provides historical background on the book itself and probes the strange world of seven-headed beasts, angelic beings, and beatific visions that populate illustrations of the Apocalypse from medieval Europe to the present day.

Gage Georgetown Calling: Art History Lecture

 

Politics and the Printing Press — Emily Pothast

Thursday | 11/29 | 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.

In the 15th and 16th centuries, the printing press completely revolutionized Western society, influencing the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the eventual rise of broadcast media and the internet. This lecture provides context for the current mass media obsession with politics by tracing it to the era of incunabula, when the printing press was in its infancy.

WINTER QUARTER

The Aesthetics of Fascism — Emily Pothast
Thursday | 1/31 | 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.

“The logical result of Fascism is the introduction of aesthetics into political life,” wrote Walter Benjamin in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, written as Adolf Hitler was rising to power in Germany. This lecture will examine the uses of images in authoritarian politics throughout history and what the past can teach us about our current political moment.

 

February 28 | Spiritualism and Channeling in the Visual Arts
Thursday | 2/28 | 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Intuitive artists like Hilma af Klint and Yayoi Kusama are sometimes regarded as curious anomalies within the history of art, but “channeling” as a creative practice has deep roots in traditional societies all over the world. This lecture examines the work of outsider artists, spiritualists, and other visionaries united by their compulsion to render visually their interior worlds.

 

You Are Not Invited (Part 1), Seattle Art History: 2000 BCE to 1962
Thursday | 3/28 | 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.

The ‘Arts in Seattle’ Wikipedia page begins with white settlers in the 19th century, but people have been making art here for over four thousand years. Part one of a two-part series, You Are Not Invited begins by exploring the visual practices of the original, indigenous local artists and concludes with the Northwest Coast Indian Art Exhibit at the 1962 World’s Fair. Along the way, we will consider the marks that such figures as Jacob Lawrence, Paul Horiuchi, Helmi Juvonen, Mark Tobey, and Morris Graves left on the emerging identity of the region.

The title You Are Not Invited works two ways. On one hand, it refers to an infamous art happening staged by Morris Graves in 1953, for which un-invitation cards were sent out to members of the local art community. On the other, it addresses issues of settler colonialism, gentrification, and displacement, exploring how the phenomenon of the uninvited guest has manifested throughout the history of Seattle.

Artist: Doris Totten Chase

You Are Not Invited (Part 2), Seattle Art History: 1962 to 2018 
Thursday | 4/25 | 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Part two of this two-part series traces local developments in contemporary art from the 1960s to the present, incorporating oral histories of artists currently working to reverse the erasure of indigenous artists, artists of color, and women artists from the contemporary Northwest canon.

The title You Are Not Invited works two ways. On one hand, it refers to an infamous art happening staged by Morris Graves in 1953, for which un-invitation cards were sent out to members of the local art community. On the other, it addresses issues of settler colonialism, gentrification, and displacement, exploring how the phenomenon of the uninvited guest has manifested throughout the history of Seattle.

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Go to free lectures.

Non-members: Lectures are $15 at the door.

Location

Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B


 

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