An innovative and accessible contemporary art school, Gage Academy of Art is unapologetically independent and fiercely committed to excellence in the fields of painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking. Celebrating 30+ years of service to the community, we believe in personal mentorship and skills-based studio instruction, delivered by brilliant teaching artists. Whether you are a curious newcomer or a professional artist, a working creative or a retired passion-seeker, Gage is open to anyone with the desire to learn. We invite art makers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to become part of a vibrant learning community, with access to the best art instruction, free programs, lectures, demos, events and enrichment all year long.
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All classes are Gage 360 Online unless marked otherwise.
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Gage offers drawing classes to fit every skill level and schedule. Line, value, perspective, and expression are the tools of great drawing artists and the graphite, chalk, and charcoal on your fingertips will prove that you’re mastering them too.
Artwork by Teaching Artist Sofya Belinskaya
Gage offers painting classes to fit every skill level and schedule. From the classical masters to contemporary abstraction, we have the classes that build your painting toolkit as you become the artist you want to be!
Artwork by Teaching Artist Kristin Frost
Gage offers Sculpting classes to fit every skill level and schedule. Form your style and carve your artistic path. Whether you are new to getting your hands dirty or a seasoned veteran practicing your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!
From your first etching to your 100th pressing, Gage offers Printmaking classes for every skill level. In-Person programs offer access to our on-site printing presses at our Seattle campuses.
Animators, Video Game Designers, Graphic Artists… They all start somewhere! Build skills while doing what you love. Gage offers a safe digital space to learn from creative, forward thinking, professional teaching artists on the weekends!
Artwork by Teaching Artist Bri Fecarotta
Versatile and fun weekend and week long programs are available in drawing, painting, mixed media, and beyond! Join one today with one of our esteemed teaching artists and amazing art community!
Artwork by Teaching Artist Larine Chung
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.
Studio Arts Intensive (SAI) is a unique and innovative program combining a broad range of studio courses for professional development. SAI graduates are equipped to continue their studies with both a strong skill-set and a more highly developed self within the larger artistic ecosystem.
Artwork by Atelier Instructor Kim Trowbridge
These unique offerings reflect expanded opportunities to engage with contemporary artists and scholars on the subject of art and the artistic practice.
In recognition of the national examination of systemic racism and injustices, Gage Academy of Art is committed to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices.
Land Acknowledgment: Gage Academy of Art would like to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the Duwamish People, past and present—and honor, with gratitude, the land itself, the Duwamish Tribe, and their ancient heritage. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering, dialogue and learning space. We ask that we take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land, who are still here.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Gage Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarships, and any school administered programs
Gage Academy of Art is committed to social justice in a diverse democracy