Mentored Studies in Abstraction

Julia Ricketts is a painter with a twenty-year career of exhibitions in the Northwest. She holds a BFA from Alfred University and has received grants from 4Culture and the The King County Arts Commission as well as residencies at Centrum and the Pilchuck Glass School. Her work is held in the collections of Microsoft, Oregon Health Sciences University, the Tacoma Art Museum, and in numerous private collections.
4/15 – 6/10 (no Class on 4/15 or 5/27, 8 week class)
1:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Bring a sample or samples of your current work in any 2D media, a sketchbook or tablet, pens, pencils, or other drawing materials that inspire you. Also bring any source material, photos, or sketches that you might refer to in your project. We will have a discussion followed by writing exercises and drawing to create a work plan for the quarter.
Join a group of motivated peers for weekly painting sessions in which you complete work in progress, start new work, or develop new ideas while mentored by a Gage teaching artist. The group will be led by a different Gage artist each quarter; this quarter features Julia Ricketts. The four-hour format is designed for adequate in-class work time. Work sessions are supplemented by occasional readings, discussions, and critiques of student work.