Lectures to inform the artist in the making.

Art History Lecture Series

The Art History Lecture Series features Gage teaching artists as well as art historians from the Seattle art community, each exploring a different topic.

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Art History

Anatomy Lecture Series with Mike Magrath

Explore a clear and intuitive method for seeing form and understanding the structure of the human body as a foundation of artistic expression, allowing for more accurate drawing and composition. Discussions include anatomical detail as to the working of bones and musculature as well as overall shapes and general principles of construction and action as exhibited on the model.


Drawing the Features of the Head with Gary Faigin

Nothing is more emotionally compelling to observe than the human face. Magazines flaunt idealized facial beauty; Hollywood packages expressive faces for big-screen cinema; TV capitalizes on talking heads to give the facts and features of the day. Over six lectures, Gary Faigin, author of the acclaimed The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression, presents an animated discourse on the foundations of drawing the head. Drawing from models and showing slides, he guides you to a broader understanding of this fascinating subject.

Features of the Head