I am looking for exactly that moment when the universal enters into and becomes embodied in the figure, when the individual has become the manifest form of the universal.
– Michael Magrath

“Potnia Theron” by Michael Magrath

The Magrath Sculpture 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.

Led by celebrated sculptor Michael Magrath, students learn to become adept in both traditional approaches as well as contemporary concerns in a variety of media.

Magrath on Sculpture

Michael Magrath received his MFA in Sculpture and Public Art from the University of Washington. He has studied in Rome and at the Florence Academy of Art. He has taught at the Art Academy of London, Gage Academy of Art and the University of Washington.

Build cumulatively upon the core skills of drawing and modeling from life, while adding critical understanding of anatomy, composition in the round and relief as well as technical skills such as mold making, casting, basic fabrication and subtractive techniques in wood, stone, metal and composite materials.

The full series is designed to be undertaken over three years, but may be taken part-time over several years, and culminates in a year of independent study and the production of a final, significant project.

The Magrath Atelier follows the 10-week class schedule. Students receive a 10% discount on other sculpting programs, and have access to Studio 100, a shared workspace, when the room is not in use.

The Magrath Atelier Curriculum and Student Gallery

2020-21 Magrath Atelier Academic Year:

Fall: Monday, September 14 – Friday, November 11, 2020

Winter: Monday, January 18 – Friday, March 26, 2021

Spring: Monday, April 12– Friday, June 18, 2021

Tuition: $ 3,975

For an application process, please download and submit the follow forms:

Upon receipt of the $500 non-refundable deposit and the signed Atelier Contract, Gage Academy of Art will provide a $500 credit to be used towards any classes or workshops during the Atelier instruction academic year (September 2020 – June 2021). This credit cannot be used towards Atelier tuition.

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