Mentored Studies in Abstraction

Ryan Weatherly is a Seattle based artist and art educator. He received his BFA from Iowa State University in 2009 and his MFA from the University of Washington in 2013. Since graduating he has continued his studio practice and has had multiple national exhibitions in Seattle, Chicago, New York and Portland. He has given visiting artist lectures at the University of Washington and Steven F. Austin University. He has taught art classes at Gage Academy of Art, University of Washington, and DigiPen Technical Institute. His work is an exploration of personality psychology and neurological studies of empathy recognition and its relationship to fractured and emotive imagery.
1:00-5:00 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Bring at least one finished drawing or painting, and another that you are working on, along
with your preferred supplies. A sketchbook or notebook would also be useful. Additional supplies will be discussed in class.
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 Ryan Weatherly. 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.