Gage offers the Sculpting classes you’re looking for. There is something for everyone: Whether you are an absolute beginner shaping clay for the first time or a seasoned veteran practicing your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!


Strange Encounters – Storytelling with Clay Figures – Alessandro Gallo
Tuesday – Sunday| 6/15-4/5 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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Join us for “Narrative in Clay”, a six-day, figurative ceramic sculpture workshop with Alessandro Gallo.
Alessandro Gallo will share his sculpting process, from hand-building a figure using solid clay construction to painting the figure realistically after firing. Throughout the immersive, six-day workshop, every participant will be encouraged to develop one small to medium-size figure (15–20” in height). With the help of demonstrations and videos, the workshop will cover all stages of Alessandro’s process including:
• Concept and narrative
• Hand-building a solid piece using a pipe armature
• Roughing in clay, identifying main shapes, planes and volumes
• Defining progressively the piece in all its parts
• Cutting the solid piece in sections
• Hollowing and reassembling
• Firing and Post-firing, glues and tools
• Painting and finishing techniques

All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill

Anatomy: Lecture Series – Mike Magrath
Thursday | Start Date TBD | 3:30 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

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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.

Pay-What-You-Can Pricing
All Levels
Gage Capitol Hill

Gestural Sculpting and Drawing the Figure – Mardie Rees
Saturday-Sunday | 6/27-6/28| 9:30am-4:30pm

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Capture the human figure in motion with award-winning and internationally recognized artist Mardie Rees. We will capture the gesture using line drawings and then by modeling the figure three-dimensionally. Focus is on gesture drawing and learning to sketch poses in clay by breaking down and re-building a new gesture during each class. By analyzing the figure both through drawing and gestural sculpture, students will come away with a unique approach to working from life and will be able to make more compelling works.

Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

Beginning Portrait Sculpting – Elijah Evenson
Monday | 5/18-6/8| 6:00pm-9:30pm

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Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay. Focus on sculpting a full-scale portrait in water clay on a fixed armature while working from a live model. Instruction topics include an introduction to tools and techniques, proportions, structural anatomy and learning to closely observe the nuances of the human face.

Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


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