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Fall 2011

FALL 2011


ABOUT GAGE 1 People Who Paint People

Gage Mission Guided by the belief that artists are made, not born, Gage strives to educate, enrich and engage artists and the community in the visual arts. Gage offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting and is dedicated to helping students of all ages and skill levels realize themselves as artists in contemporary society.

Gage Update


Gage Donors


Gage Curriculum & Foundation Programs


Program Schedule


Gage Teaching Artists


Student Information


Benefactors Joyce Allen, Kenneth S. Rosen, Ida S. Cole, Anne Steele


Founders Pamela Belyea Executive Director Gary Faigin Artistic Director

Upcoming Exhibitions


Gage Lectures


Gage Professional Development Events


Weekend Workshops

Board of Trustees Lorri Falterman President Julie Tall Vice President Brent Reys Treasurer Llewellyn Matthews Secretary Gary Bezowsky, Greg Eastman, Ted Kutscher, Erin Moyer, Susan Torrance, Richard V. West


Weeklong Workshops

Community Advisors Diane Butler, Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, WA Robert K. Dent, Social Venture Partners, WA Ira Goldberg, Art Students League, NY David Hill, Sonata Capital, WA Zhi Lin, University of Washington, WA Chris Madison, Sierra Investments, CA Alvin Martin, Bader Martin, WA Trina Wherry, RBC Dain Rauscher, WA


Sculpting Classes


Gage Ateliers


Youth Update

Artistic Advisors Domenic Cretara, artist, CA Samuel H. Davidson, Davidson Galleries, WA Martha Mayer Erlebacher, artist, PA Antonio Lopéz García, artist, Spain Gregory Hedberg, Hirschl & Adler Gallery, NY Norman Lundin, artist, WA John Pence, John Pence Gallery, CA Don Porter, Pietra Serena, WA




Gage Academy of Art is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law. To give online, please go to GAGE® is the federally registered service mark of Gage Academy of Art. No part of this catalog may be reprinted or reproduced without permission of Gage Academy of Art. ©2011 Gage Academy of Art. All Rights Reserved.

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Open Studios


Evening Lecture Series


Drawing Classes


Painting Classes


Teen Art Studios


Youth Classes



2011 In the Steps of Georgia O’Keeffe


2012 New York, New York!


2012 Berlin to Vienna Art Tour

COVER ARTIST: ANNE PETTY Gage Teaching Artist Petty is a regular Gage teaching artist, focusing her teaching and her own work on the figure. She earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington, and has shown her work at Sandpoint Gallery, SAM Gallery and Henry Art Gallery. Petty has twice received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation International Grant and she received the University of Washington de Cilia Teaching in Excellence Award in 2009. This year at Gage, Petty is leading the Foundation Figure Painting three-part series, which begins in the fall with Foundation Figure Painting: Color into Value. Read more on page 18. Cover: Marsha, detail, 2010, 50” x 62”, oil on canvas

BACK COVER ARTIST: ANNA EMERSON Gage Teen Artist, age 13 Emerson is a student in the Edmonds School District and first discovered Gage at the Drawing Jam in December of 2010. Since then, she’s been a frequent participant in the Teen Art Studios (TAS) program. She says she enjoys TAS for its inspiration, interaction with artistic peers, and the chance to explore various art forms. Read more about the Youth Programs at Gage on pages 30-33.

People Who Paint People ABOUT GAGE: Introduction

“People who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.” — Barbara Streisand


ut first, be a student at Gage Academy of Art. A quick glance at our summer catalog shows people learning to depict people on nearly every page: Beginning Figure Drawing, Gesture Drawing, Portraits in Watercolor, Beginning Figure Sculpture, and the list goes on. Ever since our first workshops 20 years ago, Gage has featured the figure as a centerpiece of our curriculum. Not long ago, so did every other art school, but one of the most lasting consequences of the modern movement was a complete rethinking of the traditional curriculum. Since so little of contemporary art was figurative, and since so few artists continued to work in a representational vein, the idea of students devoting months and years to a mastery of the portrait and the nude seemed beside the point. Starting in the mid-20th century, these studies moved to the margins of most art school curriculums. Although the majority of our students will not pursue a professional career in portraiture, figure painting or figure sculpture, we at Gage are convinced that there are substantial reasons for everyone to put in serious studio time devoted to these subjects. First and foremost, there is no more effective way to develop hand-eye coordination and confidence in one’s draftsmanship, a prerequisite for any disciplined creative work. Second, there is no more satisfying subject when done successfully, and the thrill of a recognizable likeness or a graceful nude are rewarding goals in themselves, and a highly motivating result. Finally, the sorts of skills one develops with the figure — tone, form, perspective, color, composition — can be equally applied to any subject matter thereafter; if one can do the figure, one can do anything. Most of our students are content to achieve a certain level of competence with the figure and stop there, but for those who aspire to take their figure work to the next level, there is the opportunity to take on the ultimate challenge: complex figure compositions in which people interact with their surroundings and with each other. Two of our fall workshop teaching artists — Geoffrey Laurence and Perin Mahler — and two of our Foundation teaching artists — Terry Furchgott and Anne Petty — are masters of the complex figure composition, and they have created classes in which such works will be conceived of and created. Atelier instructor Mark Kang-O’Higgins regularly assigns narrative, figurative projects to his students, and Atelier instructor Juliette Aristides currently supervises an independent studio with fourth-year students executing large-scale figure paintings, impressively on view as part of their spring exhibition this past May. Life hasn’t become any easier for artists wishing to create ambitious, multi-figure compositions. We no longer share as a society the belief systems and aesthetic outlook that made these pictures central to earlier visual culture. Few pictures are as difficult to pull off. But perhaps (with apologies to Ms. Streisand), people who paint people are the luckiest people. Are you going to be one?

Gary Faigin, Artistic Director

From top: Terry Furchgott, Geoffrey Laurence, Perin Mahler, Anne Petty


ABOUT GAGE: Gage Update

Superb Student Artwork Celebrated at Best of Gage The 19th Annual Best of Gage: Student Art Exhibit, Awards & Sale brought more guests to the school than ever before. Nearly 800 artists and art enthusiasts attended the event, which showcased more than 150 artworks by Gage students. Guests made their way through the three floors of the school, viewing dividColor Logo / Clearartwork Space ed into seven categories, noshing on treats donated by local restaurants, and purchasing art from the exhibition and the three Gage Ateliers. The Best of Gage Awards Ceremony was packed with onlookers as 23 The Laird Norton Tyee Color Logo is for use in full-color applications.

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Left to right: Guests and students alike enjoyed the evening of art and awards; first place winning sculpture by Meg Murch; Erin Moyer of Laird Norton Tyee presents Classical Atelier student Bobbi DiTrani one of three Co-Arts Scholarship Awards given out during the awards ceremony; Tenold Sundberg in his Classical Atelier studio.

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This past spring quarter, we asked our community to support the 2010-11 Annual Fund with donations that included the number 5, in order to reach our $95,000 spring fundraising goal. We are pleased to report that our community of students, parents, staff, board members, instructors and philanthropists rallied and Gage raised $97,082 with 114 gifts ranging from $5 to $15,000. One anonymous donor even gave $555.55 as his generous and creative contribution. As part of our Give 5 to Gage campaign, we invited students, instructors, parents and donors to speak about their belief in the Gage mission and why it is important in their own lives. You can view short videos featuring faces you may know at support. We truly appreciate the engaged and generous friends who helped Gage raise funds for our educational and community outreach programs. Thank you!

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ABOUT GAGE: Gage Update

In Memoriam: Ellen Kessberger (1947-2010)

Margaret Davidson’s Sell-Out Booksigning On May 20, Margaret Davidson debuted her book Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques to an eager audience. More than 160 people crowded into the Geo Studio to hear Davidson speak about what makes contemporary drawing unique, techniques that are used, and artistic examples from local and international artists. After the talk, Davidson signed copies of her new book, selling out the night’s stock! Guests also enjoyed a Steele Gallery exhibition featuring 27 works that appeared in Davidson’s book, as well as an exhibition spanning the Rosen and Entry galleries showcasing the best of the Classical Atelier. Did you miss the event? Stop by the Gage offices to purchase a signed copy of Davidson’s book.

Ellen was a talented ceramic sculptor and watercolor painter who was inspired by wildlife and the rhythms and patterns of the natural environment. She loved the excitement and fluid movement of watercolor with its unexpected patterns and surprises. Ellen studied at Gage late in her career, focusing on figure drawing and painting with several Gage instructors and on the development of her abstract style with Julia Ricketts. We thank the executor of Ellen’s estate for donating her lifetime collection of art technique books to the Belyea Library.

Gage Art Book Club Begins this Fall Do you like reading about art? Join us for the free Gage Art Book Club where each month Ray Munger leads a discussion on a work of literature that entertains and informs us about visual arts and artists. Selected works span fiction, non-fiction, contemporary and classic, history, biography, essays and more.

A view down the Rosen Gallery hall; Classical Atelier graduate Zoey Frank with her painting Song; Classical Atelier graduate Elizabeth Zanzinger with her artwork.

Quick Sketches 


The Gage Art Book Club meets the third Monday of each month from 7:00pm-8:30pm, beginning September 19. September’s book is The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe. Check out for information about the book and discussion questions.

Gage is buzzing with news! Here are a few items of note this fall:

We are honored that Gage has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the first time. The grant will help support the Youth Programs and specifically for our free weekend Teen Art Studios on Capitol Hill and in Rainier Valley (see pages 30-31). We are excited to receive both funding and recognition for this valuable program from the NEA.


Gage has been accepted into Storefronts Seattle, a community-driven program to fill the growing number of vacant storefronts in the Pioneer Square and International District with vibrant, engaging enterprises. Gage will create a “satellite” space where you can see Gage artists at work, view exhibitions and participate in figure drawing studios. More information will be available soon on the Gage website.


Starting this fall, Gage is partnering with Utrecht to provide off-site dropin open studio sessions on Thursday nights. This means you have extra opportunities to draw or paint from the model! Utrecht will host the drop-in studios in its Capitol Hill store, and you can use your Gage open studio pass or simply pay in the store for the session. Look for more details on page 13 and at

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Gage Donors Thank you! Gage thanks the hundreds of donors and volunteers who generously give their time, energy and ABOUT GAGE: Gage Donors

resources to maintain the school’s high standard of visual-arts programs, its support of local and national artists and its outreach events and activities. The following list includes Gage supporters from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Please contact to report any corrections or omissions to our records. $25,000-$49,999

Mark & Susan Torrance Foundation


4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, PONCHO, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, Anne Steele, Susan Winokur & Paul Leach


Laird Norton Tyee, Spencer & Frances Lehmann, Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Microsoft Matching Gifts Program, Ann Morris, Nintendo of America, Peters Family, Stanley R. & Robert E. Wright Foundation For The Arts, Trina Wherry, Robert T. & Tina Ing Yahng Foundation


Art Renewal Center, Pamela & Robert Eshelman, Lorri Falterman* and Steven Strong, Frederic T.* & Susan Kutscher, Christopher & Lois Madison, Mary Lou & Ron McCollum, Deborah Scott, Julie Tall*, Ronald & Pamela Taylor, Katherine Randolph & Kyle Wang, Wells Fargo Foundation, Richard Worthington


Stephanie & Tom Barden, Pamela Belyea & Gary Faigin, Gary Bezowsky* and Donna Evered, Kyle Bryan & Daniel Monda, Leslie Jackson Chihuly & Dale Chihuly, Ellen & Bill Cooper, Robert & Carole Dent, Anita & Jack Dingrani, David Dwyer, Ellen Evans & Sandy Melzer, Anne & Frederick Feiertag, Teri Fischer & Bill Shook, Chris & David Gedye, Valerie Gorder, Sharon Hazzard, Lee Holcomb, Lee Humason, Don & Lisa Immerwahr, Linda White & James Jennings, Christna Koons & Jim McIntire, Llewellyn Matthews*, Erin Moyer*, Meg Murch & Roger Burk, D. Jordan & Craig Parietti, Michele & Kyle Peltonen, Molly & Tom Preston, RBC Dain Rauscher, Brent* & Heidi Reys, Saltchuck Resources Inc., Cathy Sarkowsky, Frederick & Connie Scheetz, Seattle Foundation: Miller Johnson Family Fund, Shawn Sheridan, Richard & Sharon Sundberg, Nancy & David Thacher, Susan* & Mark Torrance, Kristine & Dr. John Travaglini, Margaret A. Watson & Paul B. Brown, Sally Anne West


Marguerite Agnew, Anonymous, Lauren Antonoff & Ken Treiger, Warren Appleton, Lorraine Barrick, Douglas & Mary Bayley, Charlotte Behnke, Patricia Belyea & Michael Stone, Robert Bloxom, Boeing Gift Matching Program, Catherine Bourdeaux, Annie Bryne, Joan Christoffersen, Drs. Sterling & Sandra Clarren, Ashley Cook, Barbara de Young, Laura & James Donald, Greg Eastman*, Thomas & Ann Flack, Dave Hanower, Steve & Liz Huebner, Ilahe Holdings Inc., Jennifer Jacobi, Drs. Brent Kjos & Lisa Tall, Allan & Mary Kollar, Christiane Laakmann, Tanya Lambert, Kurt & Gladys Lang, Chris Loesch, Stephen Malshuk, Kristin Manning & Jon Hutter, Linh Nguyen, Susan Nicoll, Carol-Ann O’Mack, Jens & Pamela Quistgaard, Robert Raab & Kathy Mahan, Ruth & Dr. James Raisis, Bob & Peggy Rinne, Robert & Nancy Runge, Martha & Donald Sands,


Seattle Foundation: GiveBig Campaign, John Sims, Chuck & D. Joy Smith, Jerry Watt & Vreni Von Arx Watt, Jean Wagner, Washington Women’s Foundation, Wellworth Foundation, Linda Whatley, Robert Zat

$100- $499

Catherine Adams, Teri Akin, Cindy & Tad Anderson, Anonymous, Larry Applegate, Hillary Behrman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Matching Gifts Program, Roberta Brasier, Brenda Brown Lipitz Family Foundation, Inc., Louise Britton & David Goll, Barbara Cahill, George & Patsy Carpenter, Debbie Cavanaugh, Barbara Christoffersen, Caroline Clarke-Ginsberg & Arthur Ginsberg, Dennis Cloutier, Jan Condit, Gerald & Fran Conley, Antonia Cook, Bruce Cook, Jim Cook, Bob & Bev Corwin, Jill Crutcher, Kelley Curtain, Emer Dalton & Pat Cooke, Kirsten Daniels, Karen Dedrickson, Randy Dill, Charlynn Duecy, Kelly Elliott, Dyan Ewing, Audrey Fine, Sally Fiorini, Penny & Paul Fredlund, Michelle Friars, Keven Furiya, Teresa Greiner, Gail Grinnel, Michelle Hamilton, Katherine Hansen, Ruth Harold, Laura Haroldson, Lisa & Frank Harris, Heather Hayes, Shawn Hintz, Ross Hogin, Rock Hushka, Pamela Johnson, Elizabeth Jones, Maryann Jordan & Joe McDonnell, Drs. Jade Kim & Zoran Brkanac, Bowen King, Jeff Krinsky, Jim Kurihara, Ellen Lam, Jeff Larkin, Daniel Laster, Sari & Gene Lipitz, Alfred E. & Kathleen J. Lopus, Laura Lundgren, Cathleen Macellani, Craig MacGowan, JoAnn Marshall, Alvin Martin & Muriel Dance, Jack Martin, Rosemary McCauley, Dr. Katy McCoy and Phil Vogelzang, Paul & Anna McKee, Holly McKinley, Noel McLane, Barbara & Dan Melber, Donald Meyer, Bruce & Amy Niermeyer, Patricia Orellana, Joan Ostendorff, Kelly & Richard Patterson, Bruce & Christina Petrie, Doug Playter, Jan Politeo, Alice Porter, Joe Primavera, Elizabeth & Jonathan Roberts, Pamela Robinson, Constanza Romero, Annie Rosen, Rush Drake Insurance, Drs. Patricia Shuster & Eugene May, Robin & Zev Siegl, Keri & Greg Stack, Warren Stevens, Julie Stonebraker & Dr. Paul Nelson, Hope & Richard Stroble, Frank & Jennifer Swant, Andrew Taper, Oksana Tatarinov, The Vitolo Company, Alan Urdan, Virginia Volin, Pat & Ed Wagner, Anne Ward, Tim Watterson, Mary & William Watts, Teresa Wells, D.Lisa West, Daniel R. Yarger Design, Cheryl & Richard Zahniser

Up to $99

Brogan Ahlers,, Anonymous, Sue Aran & Colby Chester, Kathleen Baldi, Paul Barton, Alana Bennett, Sue Block-Carlisle, Phoebe Brockman, Jim Brown, Darlene & Eugene Burt, Laura Camp, Sally Carley, Russ Carlisle, Reuben & Wendy Carlysle, Valencia Carroll, Rhea Coler, Sharon Creeden, Kim & Dennis Daugs, Judy Davidson, Megan Davis, Craig Dawson, Kyung Ae & Dr. Lawrence Day, Ann Donovan, John Eiseman, John Eisen, Timmie Faghin, Shelley Farber, Arlene Fowler, Lanie Franza, Mary Gales, Seth Gary,

Cynthia Glover, Julie Graham, Daniel Hagedorn, Michelline Halliday, Chloe Hamilton, Amanda Harrymann, Rebecca Hartsock, Meg Holgate & Bruce Bradburn, Catherine Hovanic, Janice Howard, Larry Hubbell, Cathy Hughes, Mu Hua Hsueh, Robert Ingman, Ann Judd, Diane Keck, Carla Kerner, Peter & Kimberly Krech, Edwin Landis, Edward Maltos, Michael Martonick, Savina Mason, Mary Mathews, Megan McBurney, Richard Monroe, Elizabeth Moore, Kathleen E. Moore, Marylee Natkin, Chris Nelson, Nikki O’Connor, Heather Oesting, Minoru Ohba, Matt O’Meara, Marnie O’Sullivan, Frederick Parks, Josh Pemberton, Robert Perlman & Hollis Palmer, Mark & Sarah Petrie, Susan Pollack, Deborah Rimkus, Ani Rucki, Kris Ryback, Marie Sauter & Mark Ballinger, Erin M. Schadt & Karrin Daniels, Scott Schliebner, Bruce Scott, Kathryn Sharpe, Sheila Siden, Leif Skog, Sophie & Jonathan Solomon, Charles Spitzack, Lynn Spohn, Max Steele, Nancy Stratton, Scott Stromatt, Arun Sureddi, Aleta Taylor, Quill Teal-Sullivan, Susan Thorsted, Dominique Vanzini, Leslie Weertman, Richard V. West* & Carole Levinthal, Sylvia Yang, Carrie Zanger, Paul Zuckerman, Jon Zulauf

In Honor of Trina Wherry Michael & Barbara Geri

In Memory of Elizabeth (Lisa) Weeks Burden

Teri Akin, Anonymous, Adeline Kurz

In Memory of Frank Szojka Suzanne Burnell

In Honor of Past, Current & Future Artists

David Ehlert/Cognition Studio, Inc.

In Honor of Charlie O’Brien John & Elizabeth O’Brien

Gage Academy of Art Legacy Circle

Anonymous, Frieda Faigin, Michael McGrath, Robert Raab and Kathy Mahan, Anna Rhodes, Doris and Robert Schaefer

In-Kind Donors

22 Lounge, Allison & Ross Fine Art Services, Andaluca, Annie’s Art and Frame, Artisan Cake Guild, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Bellevue Art & Frame, Bellevue Arts Museum, Pamela Belyea & Gary Faigin, Blick Art Materials, B&O Espresso, Belle Pastry, Boom Noodle, Nick Bross, Cameron Catering, Canlis Restaurant, Canson Inc., Chaco Canyon Organic Café, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Coastal Kitchen, Dahlia Bakery, Dakota Art Stores, Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials, Anita & Jack Dingrani, Essential Baking Company, Sarah Faigin, Le Fournil Café, Frame Central: Capitol Hill, Framesmith, Fresh Flours, Frye Art Museum, Gallery Frames, Gamblin Artists Colors, Golden Artist Colors, Grand Central Bakery, Teresa Greiner, Hale’s Ales, Kate Hendricks of Hendricks & Lewis, PLLC., Henry Art Gallery, Ellen Kessberger, Louise

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Lipnick, Macrina Bakery, Madison Park Café, Susan Manzo Estate, Marjorie Masel & Chris Chantrill, Llewellyn Matthews, Mayflower Park Hotel, Microsoft Art Collection, Morfey’s Cakes, Museum Quality Framing, Nielsen’s Pastries, New Dimensions Frame & Mirror, Oddfellows Café, Joan Ostendorff, Nani Paape, John Brody Parell, Parisian Star Desserts, Roger Peterson, Poppy, Barbara Potashnick, Redhook Brewery, D. Michael Reilly of Lane Powell PC, Elizabeth Rose, Roy Street Coffee & Tea, Rosie Schwartz, Seattle Art Museum, Simply Desserts, Steven Strong of Bendich, Stobaugh and Strong, P.C., Sugar Rush Baking Company, TASTE Restaurant, Les Trois Amies, John Unbehend, University Book Store, Upper Crust Bakery, Utrecht Art Supplies, Vios Café and Marketplace, WatsonGuptill, Robert E Wright Foundation For The Arts, ’zaw Artisan Pizza

Auction Artists

Rebecca Allan, Juliette Aristides, Susan Bari Price, Jennifer Beedon Snow, Susan Bennerstrom, Suzanne Brooker, Chihuly Studio, Larine Chung, Pat Clayton, Kathleen Coyle, Domenic Cretara, Margaret Davidson, Marita Dingus, Tenley DuBois, David Dwyer, Charles Emerson, Janet Fagan, Gary Faigin, Eduardo Fernandez, Claudia Fitch, Geoff Flack, Michael Friel, Jennifer Frohwerk, Terry Furchgott, Christine Gedye, Leonid Gervits, Ira Goldberg, Michael Grimaldi, Patty Haller, Melinda Hannigan, Andrew Hare, Aron Hart, Tom Hoffmann, Meg Holgate, Mark Kang-O’Higgins, Kurt Kieffer, Lauren Klenow, Craig Kosak, Ted Kutscher, Lin La Mer, Geoffrey Laurence, Joseph Lesser, Eli Levin, Anne Lewis, Norman Lundin, Michael Magrath, Susan Manzo, Martha Mayer Erlebacher, Roella McCoy, Anna McKee, Kathleen McKeehen, Kathleen E. Moore, John Morra, Ann Morris, Jane Nechama Miller, Maria Olano, Kelly H. Paik, Kelly Patterson, Jim Phalen, James Prouty, John Rizzotto, Pamela Robinson, K. Robinson, Tony Ryder, Deborah Scott, Robin Seigl, Marcia Shaver, Lyle Silver, Lois Silver, Tenaya Sims, Kurt Solmssen, Julie Speidel, Keri Stack, Michael Stasinos, Tamara Stephas, Julie Stonebraker, Denise Takahashi, Kellie Talbot, Kimberly Trowbridge, Peter Van Dyck, Patti Warashina, Margaret Watson, Jim Woodring, Suze Woolf, Hamid Zavareei


Carson Baker, Erica Brady, Megan Kuensting, Mary LeBlanc, Charles Spitzack, Grace Travaglini


Cindy Anderson, Tonia Arehart, Patricia Belyea, Marika Arellano Christofides, Heidi Aubrey, William Ballinger, Sarah

Banks, Michael Baran, Crystal Barbre, Andrew Bartels, Kim Bateman, Jessamyn Bateman-Iino, Sasha Baylor, Mary Bennett, Cathy Betchtel, Sarah Bixler, Cathy Bohlke, Sabrina Bowers, Ann Bradford, Louise Britton, Jasmine Brown, Matt Buckner, Suzanne Burnell, Valencia Carroll, Steffan Carter, Stefano Catalani, Andrea Celori, George Chan, Larine Chung, Carrie Clogston, Bruce Cook, Robin Crookall, Savvy Dani, Karrin Daniels, Sam Davidson, Dani Davis, Mary Jo DiMaggio, Bobby DiTrani, Anne Douglass, Keith Duffy, Lonnie DuFrain, Ellen Eades, Erica Ellis, Paula Ensign, Timmie Faghin, Ben Faigin, Sarah Faigin, Shelley Farber, Cait Finley, Zoey Frank, Sean Freeman, Barbara Fugate, Terry Furchgott, Stacey Galetto, Chris Gedye, Derek Ghormley, Sara Gibran, Marcia Glover, Jane Gonzalez, Alan Goodin, Angela Greene, Teresa Greiner, Walker Hall, Michelline Halliday, Patricia Halsell, Stephanie Harlan, Erik Haroldson, Aron Hart, Brianna Hartmann, Sharon Hazzard, Linda Hendricks, James Henry, Manuela Hess, David Hill, Karen Hoffman, Christie Hogue, Meg Holgate, Riley Holmes, Wyatt Holmes, Michele Holter, Vicki Hone Smith, Pamela Honegger, Emma Hong, Jonathan Hong, Erin Hood, Cindy Horning, Ryan Horvath, Linda Hurst, Kyoko Iwasaka, Taralyn Jaiyeola, Nathan Jenkin, Stephanie Johnson, Wendy Johnson, Susan Jones, Suna Jun, Shara Kaestner, Joshua Kahn, Rachel Kahn, Mark Kang-O’Higgins, Yuki Kiyomiya, Polina Kud, Ellen Kutscher, Scott D. Landry, Kurt Lang, Liz Lantz, Shelly Leavens, Emma Levitt, Anita Lehmann, Sabe Lewellyn, David Li Chun, Ethan Lind, Caroline Lorimer, Donna Lough, Tony Maes, Patty Makatura, Eugene Marckx, Susanne Marckx, Alvin Martin, Rex Maruca, Llewellyn Matthews, Scott McCall, Anna McKee, Paul McKee, Jenni McKenzie, Noel McLane, Kevin Miller, Noelle Million, Izzy Miraco, Riq Molina, Anne Moon, Ulan Moore, Elise Morrow, Katie Mosehauer, Erin Moyer, Meg Murch, Elena Nachmanson, Garima A. Naredi, Leah Noble, Anna-Lisa Notter, Marsha Nygaard, Ani O’Farrell, Rachel O’Loughlin, Jeffrey Olson, Jordan Parietti, Stephanie Parker, Kelly Patterson, Lucrezia Paxson, Josh Pemberton, Jethaniel Peterka, Ann Petty, Margaret Plumley, Don Porter, Sharon Powell, Lisa Price, James Prouty, Charles Prutting, Robert L. Raab, Miya Ramsey, Phyllis Rosen, Carlisle Roveto, Chris Sawyer, Ryan Salva, Mike Schwagler, Rosie Schwartz, Deborah Scott, Greg Scott, Bill Seagren, Brian Sheridan, Nancy Silvesan-Valdes, Sheila Siden, Coral Sisk, Charles Smith, Kitirat Srichai, Tamara Stangeby, Fran Stone, Dana Sullivan, Michelle Summers, Frank Swant, CJ Swenson, Tim Taylor, Jarrett Thorsted, Carolyn Todd, Susan Torrance, Zak Towle, Joey Veltkamp, Jens von derLinden, Susan Waite, Shannon Waters, Roberta Watterson, Joshua Webb, Elana Winsberg, Martha Wilson, Katrina Wolfe, Chandler Woodfin, John Zadrozny, Elizabeth Zanzinger * members of the Gage 2010-2011 Board of Trustees

Academy Art Tours


GAGE Academy Art Tours

cademy Art Tours bring together small groups of artists and art enthusiasts for intensive art explorations guided by informed and passionate experts. Please book early; our tours are limited to 16 – 20 participants and tend to sell out quickly. Learn more at

In the Steps of Georgia O’Keeffe: Painting in Northern New Mexico

EFT L S E C A L 2P Sunday, August 21 to Sunday, August 28, 2011 (7 nights) Painting Instructor & Tour Guide: Gary Faigin

Join us for a spectacular one-week landscape painting workshop and art tour designed for plein-air artists! We also invite non-painters to join us. We spend seven nights based at Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico, the 24,000-acre wilderness preserve where O’Keeffe painted with La Pedernal, her flat-topped volcano silhouetted in the distance. Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram’s Head, detail

TR1103  Dbl Occ Painter: $1,500 / Dbl Occ Non-painter: $1,200  Book online soon!

New York, New York! Art Making & Art Touring Workshop Instructor: Burt Silverman   Art Tour Guide: Gary Faigin Sunday, March 25 to Saturday, March 31, 2012 $1,250 / painter 

$850 / non-painter (tour program only)

For one inspiring week, spend your mornings at the venerable Art Students League and your afternoons discovering the city’s excellent galleries and museums. Burt Silverman, one of America’s foremost realist painters , leads a morning portrait painting workshop during the weekdays. Our afternoons are spent with art critic and historian, Gary Faigin, touring New York’s most important museums and galleries. On Saturday, we convene at MoMA in the morning, and head to the remarkable new contemporary museum DIA-Beacon, up the Hudson, for the afternoon. Your tour includes a Sunday cocktail party and Friday farewell dinner; ASL painting workshop (painters only); all museum admissions, local and intercity travel. Not included: meals not noted; airfare and accommodations. Gage has prepared a list of hotels, from inexpensive to luxury, to meet the needs of our students. TR1201  Book your place with a $250 per person non-refundable deposit online! Burt Silverman, Fur Collar

Berlin to Vienna Art Tour: The He(Art) of Central Europe October 2012: 11-Night Tour   Art Tour Guide: Gary Faigin We invite you to travel on this exclusive art tour in Central Europe bookended by two historically rich imperial cities, Berlin and Vienna, and linked by stunning art destinations in Potsdam, Dresden, Salzburg and Munich. We convene in Berlin where we begin with a panoramic bus tour to place ourselves in the city and to view its eclectic architecture. We plan to spend focused time in and around Berlin’s unique “Kulturforum,” just steps from many famous tourist sights and the site of Gemäldegalerie, the world-renowned repository of masterworks from the 13th century to the 18th century. With four days in Berlin, our itinerary includes a short list of significant landmarks, museums and contemporary galleries. Traveling by private coach and train, we continue south to explore the beloved old and new “picture galleries” in Dresden and Munich over four days, then stop in the Austrian town of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, for a special lunch. Our final two days are spent in Vienna with visits to its stellar museums, including the famed Kunsthistorisches, Albertina and Sucessionist collections.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Georg Gisze, detail

Your 2012 Berlin-Vienna art tour includes four nights in Berlin, two nights in Dresden, two nights in Munich and three nights in Vienna in centrally located, first class hotels with a daily breakfast buffet. Two group dinners and one lunch are included as well as a fully guided educational program, museum admissions, and local and inter-city travel. Airfare, airport transfers and personal incidentals are not included. Final itinerary and price to be published in November 2011. Please contact Pamela to be included on the list of interested tour participants. Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


GRATIS AT GAGE: Upcoming Exhibitions

Gratis at Gage: Gage FRIDAYS Upcoming Exhibitions Gage presents rotating FREE exhibitions of student, instructor and guest artist works in three galleries on the third floor of the school. All galleries are open daily until 6:00pm. Gage does not have an elevator; please call regarding ADA accommodations.




NO SUCH THING AS THE OLD WORLD September 12 – October 14

SUMMER SHOWDOWN September 12 – October 14

PROSPECTS September 19 – October 14

Opening Reception: Friday, September 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, September 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, September 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Oil paintings by Ellen Picken unearth rural mythologies. Her skilled hand is overcome by expressive manipulation of paint, just as nature overcomes the idealist’s dream and homesteader’s shacks.

Selected paintings, drawings and sculptures from students who took classes and workshops this summer at Gage Academy of Art.

Tucked away in the corner of the United States, the Pacific Northwest offers a unique landscape that provides unending inspiration to the artists of this region. Tied to this landscape are also historical stories of pioneers and exploration that founded the cities and cultures we know today. Artists Justin Colt Beckman, Matthew Browning, Elias Hansen and Allyce Wood exhibit works that ruminate on these connections to their native landscape and investigate the curious spirit of the pioneer.

NEW WORKS ON PAPER October 18 – November 12 Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm For the past six years Joey Bates’s work has revolved around the portrait and examining facial expressions. In this new body of work, Bates focuses on the full figure, experimenting with both paint and cut paper.

PLANTS : SPACES November 14 – January 12 Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm Gage artist Larine Chung, a graduate of the Classical and Still Life Painting Ateliers and current Gage teaching artist, presents a new group of exquisitely rendered paintings exploring various plants and spaces found at Gage and in the artists’ studios. This exhibition demonstrates Chung’s mastery of technical skill and her own artistic vision.

FINDING FORM October 17 – November 12 Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm Current Gage students show off their figurative side presenting both preliminary sketches and completed works exhibiting their foundational skills and the fundamental importance of studying the human form.

EMERGING VOICES November 16 – January 12 Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm This annual exhibition features artists who have learned foundational skills at Gage and are now working as emerging artists developing their own creative concepts and techniques outside the classroom.


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Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm The superbly executed drawings of Selma Waldman (1931-2008) are reminiscent of Rembrandt, Francisco Goya and Käthe Kollwitz. Selected works from Waldman’s Falling Man and Naked Aggression Series show the intensity of her social concerns and are matched by the ferocity of her gestural imagery, bonding archetypes of war and genocide, to the demands of witness, the passion for justice and the discipline of drawing.

CALL FOR ART We need your art to fill the Rosen Gallery! See the calls for art for these upcoming exhibitions at

Justin Colt Beckman, detail

CLASSICAL DRAWING: TECHNIQUES AND ILLUSTRATION November 18 – January 12 Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Joey Bates

Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.

A resurgence of interest in traditional art aesthetics has spurred contemporary artists to rethink working methods of the past. This exhibition examines such methods, illuminating various drawings and illustrations included in Juliette Aristides’s new book Lessons in Classical Drawing. New work by Aristides is also exhibited alongside Jennifer Baker’s pen and ink illustrations of key drawing principles and works by numerous atelier-trained artists.

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GRATIS AT GAGE: Gage Lectures

Gage Lectures Each quarter, to contribute to Seattle’s arts discourse, Gage hosts lively lectures with working professional artists and art historians. The public is invited to attend these FREE events.

Settled and Wild Shaun Scott Friday, September 23  7:00pm Geo Studio, 3rd Floor  FREE Seattle filmmaker Shaun Scott joins Gage curator Lauren Klenow for a discussion and screening of scenes from his documentary, The Seat of Empire: Seattle Since 1909, which chronicles the history of the social and environmental struggles that shaped Seattle during the 20th century. Viewed in the context of the exhibition Prospects, Scott and Klenow consider the history of our city’s region and how it impacts contemporary artists today.

Shaun Scott

Scott is a local filmmaker, director and founder of 47th Parallel films. A graduate of the University of Washington, Scott’s first full-length film, The Seat of Empire, was the recipient of the 2008 Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs City-Artist Award. Scott released his second film Waste of Time in 2010 and is currently in production for his next film 100% Off: A Recession-Era Romance.

The Discipline of Drawing and a Passion for Justice Susan Noyes Platt Friday, October 21  7:00pm Geo Studio, 3rd Floor  FREE The drawings of the late Selma Waldman demonstrate a powerful use of line, passionate empathy with the human form and commitment to the pursuit of justice through the arts. A dedicated charcoal and pastel artist, Waldman stated that these media “can project into visual art potent and sensuous powers of endurance that will resonate with the same epic, intimate, universal and demonic obstinacy as life itself.” Art historian and critic Susan Noyes Platt delves into the work of this great artist with an extensive focus on addressing its underlying social and political concerns. Noyes Platt is an art historian, art critic and author who is an advocate for art that engages social concerns. Platt received her doctorate from the University of Texas, Austin, and her master’s degree from Brown University. She is the recipient of a Smithsonian Fellowship, the Käthe Kollwitz Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Martha Nichols Award for Outstanding Achievement. Platt has taught and lectured nationally and most recently published Art and Politics Now: Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis (2011). Selma Waldman, detail

Classical Drawing: Artist and Author Juliette Aristides Friday, November 18  7:00pm Geo Studio, 3rd Floor  FREE The third book by award-winning artist and author, Juliette Aristides, Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier, breaks down the drawing process from start to finish and shows what all great drawing has in common. Join Gage Artistic Director Gary Faigin as he hosts a discussion with Aristides examining the drawing techniques in her new book as well as the approaches to the making of the book’s companion DVD with guests Don Porter, former King 5 news TV journalist, and Robert Campbell, Cornish College of the Arts professor, documentary filmmaker and installation artist. Aristides has led the Classical Atelier at Gage Academy of Art for the past 12 years. She studied at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and various private ateliers. Aristides was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, and her work is represented by the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco and the Art Renewal Center Living Masters Gallery,

Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


GRATIS AT GAGE: Professional Development Events

Gratis at Gage: THURSDAYS Professional Development Events Gage invites emerging artists and art lovers to FREE seminars to enrich their understanding of the local art scene through engagement with successful art professionals.

ARTTALK Second Thursdays  12:30pm-1:30pm  Geo Studio, 3rd floor  FREE Gage Artistic Director Gary Faigin interviews artists about their intentions, process and methods.

October 13  Mary Ann Peters

November 10  Thomas Wood

Mary Ann Peters is an artist who uses sources from architecture, lost histories, science, personal heritage, politics and questions of perception to inform her work. Her mixed-media drawings are expressive and poetic, combining recognizable elements with more gestural marks, and making eloquent use of the surrounding negative space. We talk to Peters about her complex working process, as well as how her gallery work relates to her large-scale, site-specific commissions.

Thomas Wood is a Bellingham-based painter and printmaker, whose work combines the familiar and the fantastic. The Pacific Northwest landscape is a decisive presence in his work, transformed and purified with the intensity of a true romantic; but another presence is often apparent as well, denizens of a more imaginative universe where the animal overlaps and interacts with the human. We look at both the prints and the paintings, and discuss the relationship of the observed versus the imagined.

Mary Ann Peters, detail

Thomas Wood

ARTIST’S TOOL KIT Fourth Thursdays  12:30pm-1:30pm  Geo Studio, 3rd floor  FREE Professionals present lively lunchtime conversations about the ways of the “real world” of art.

Sept 22 Artist Grants & Fellowships

Margie Livingston, artist

Livingston demonstrates what it takes as an individual artist to prepare, assemble and submit strong applications for grants and fellowships. Margie Livingston received her MFA from the University of Washington. An active Seattle artist, she has taken part in group exhibitions at Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery and the Bellevue Arts Museum. Livingston has received the Arts Innovator Award, the Neddy Artist Fellowship for painting and the Betty Bowen Award. She is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle.

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Oct 27 Artist Websites & Social Media

Sharon Arnold, artist

Arnold discusses self-promotion via social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and how blogging can reinforce your studio practice and help you make connections to further your artistic reputation. Sharon Arnold is a Seattle-based artist, curator and writer. She studied at Pratt Institute in New York, focusing on sculpture, semiotics and art history; and completed her degree magna cum laude at Cornish College of the Arts. She is the founder of Bridge Productions/LxWxH, an artist-driven public project based on the discussion and promotion of locally based art and literature.

Sharon Arnold, detail

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Nov 17

Reality Check: The Artist’s Story

3rd Thurs Eric Elliott, artist Elliott sheds light on how to establish a professional artist studio practice, receive artist residencies and get your work noticed while building a career. Eric Elliott earned his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington and his BA in art practice at the University of California at Berkeley. Elliott received the 2009 Neddy Artist Fellowship for painting and in 2011 attended the Jentel Foundation Artist Residency and the Vermont Studio Center Residency.  He is represented by James Harris Gallery in Seattle.

Eric Elliott

Weekend Workshops

Claudia Fitch, detail

Anne Lewis, detail

Patrick LoCicero, detail

ESSENTIAL BRUSH TECHNIQUES Suzanne Brooker Fri-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 9/9-9/11 [3 days]

CRASH COURSE IN COMPOSITION Anne Lewis Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm 10/16 [1 day]

Brushwork is the signature of an artist. Learn how to develop the skills needed for interpreting volume, space, movement and texture through brush handling. A close examination of mediums and an exploration of techniques helps you understand how the viscosity of paint achieves different painterly effects on a variety of surfaces.

Artists are constantly making decisions: both the conscious and unconscious minds play roles in these decisions. Believing that experience nourishes intuition, this crash course is a “lab” designed to exercise and build compositional skills. The immediacy of collage lends itself well to fast and informative projects, however, you may work in any medium of your choice.

GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST WOODBLOCK PRINTING Angielena Chamberlain Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 11/12-11/13 [2 days]


THE CITYSCAPE IN WATERCOLOR Tom Hoffmann Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 9/24-9/25 [2 days] The rigors of city life demand constant adaptation. As visual artists, you devise your own ways to interpret the complex urban environment. Spend a weekend translating your personal vision into the washes and strokes that are the vocabulary of watercolor. You set up your easels on wharfs and in alleyways, painting Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods from life. WW1129 INT/ADV $195

COLOR CONTRASTS FOR OIL PAINTERS Suzanne Brooker Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 10/8-10/9 [2 days] What are the basic relationships between hue, value and intensity? How do you, as a painter, juggle these forces within color relationship to create mood, expression and meaning? Find answers to these questions and explore the hidden potentials of your palette, as you build a more sensitive eye toward color in fast study paintings. WW1130 BEGINNING $195

COLLAGE ARTISTS Explore four in-depth weekend programs this fall dedicated to collage.

ADULT PROGRAMS: Weekend Workshops


eekend workshops at Gage, taught by respected professional artists, offer you the opportunity to explore new media and subject matter, return to a personal art practice or upgrade your artistic skills.


INTRODUCTION TO COLLAGE Anne Lewis Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 10/22-10/23 [2 days] Create with existing imagery and ephemera; explore composition, color, shape, pattern and texture. Take time to alter and juxtapose design elements of everyday materials to develop your own collage process. This workshop is designed as a stand-alone program, or can serve as an excellent follow-up to Crash Course in Composition.

Focus on creating unique and daring woodblock prints based on the pictorial boldness of the German Expressionists. Learn how to incorporate multimedia papers and materials into your final print, as you practice new woodblock techniques and also experiment with monoprint. WW1134 ALL LEVELS $195

THE PAINTED PORTRAIT SKETCH Michael Lane Fri-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 12/9-12/11 [3 days] Create painted portrait sketches and studies that capture the essential information of your subject in a sketch format. These sketches are created for their own sake or for reference when working on a larger painting and your sitter is no longer available. Quickly analyzing the subject in terms of planes, tone, temperature and color is covered repeatedly as you work from rapid block-ins to longer studies.

WW1132 ALL LEVELS $195

WW1135 ALL LEVELS $325

MIXED-MEDIA IMAGE LAYERING Patrick LoCicero Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 10/29-10/30 [2 days]

THE SURREALIST FIGURE IN COLLAGE Claudia Fitch Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 12/10-12/11 [2 days]

Learn the processes and skills needed to energize and make the surfaces of your paintings complex, nuanced and rich with meaning. Through the process of mixed media, found object and collage, you explore various background layering techniques. You learn how to integrate dissonant materials in a composition to create a successful finished work of art. Historical and contemporary examples inspire you to find your own voice and lead to a unique and personal iconography.

Create the human figure as Dali or Max Ernst once did: fantastical, mysterious, dream-like and humorously unpredictable. You examine the works of surrealist artists and explore the methods of their craft: games of chance, cut-out images from mass media, personal photos, wrappings and other materials. Techniques you experiment with include cut and paste on paper and tag board, contour drawing, painting ink silhouette shapes and charcoal/pencil rubbings.

WW1133 ALL LEVELS $195

WW1136 ALL LEVELS $195

Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


Weeklong Workshops ADULT PROGRAMS: Weeklong Workshops


age weeklong workshops allow artists to devote five or more days to intensive training. Gage invites serious students to study with a nationally respected artistinstructor while devoting a concentrated period of time to the practice of making art. Art students from across the United States attend intensive workshops at Gage. SUMMER


Tip Toland, detail

Geoffrey Laurence, detail

Perin Mahler

SCULPTING THE SELF PORTRAIT Tip Toland Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm 8/29-9/2

FIGURE COMPOSITION FOR PAINTERS Geoffrey Laurence Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm 11/28-12/2 [5 days]

GROUP FIGURE COMPOSITION IN OIL Perin Mahler Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm 12/5-12/9 [5 days]

Working with a master figure sculptor, learn to articulate your own image in solid clay with anatomical and expressive accuracy as you create a life-size self-portrait bust. Through demonstrations, discussions and hands-on practice, you learn to build a structurally sound armature, mass clay to create form and accurately render proportion in modeling your own skull, neck, shoulders and facial features. WA1118  INT/ADV LEVELS  $650

How do you inject compositional excitement and complex subject matter into your paintings? Historically, classical painters used drawing as a preliminary means to work out their compositions and motifs. At Gage, students with strong drawing skills are invited to study under a master figurative realist to learn how to develop complex pictorial compositions utilizing different modes of drawing.

Painting a multi-figure composition in an interior space represents a challenging pictorial project, even for an advanced artist. In this workshop, you learn how to work from multiple-model poses, as well as photographic references, beginning with monochromatic drawings that develop your compositional focus. You then create color studies based on your drawings, exploring the color harmonies created through the compositional effects of hue and saturation. Finally, you produce an easel-sized alla prima painting of the entire scene.

(price includes clay)

AMERICAN LUMINISM: COLOR, DEPTH & DRAMA Charles Emerson Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm 8/29-9/2 [5 days] In this workshop, you paint in oil or acrylic to emulate and study the works and devices of luminist masters. Explore the ideas, techniques, and color discoveries of artists Rothko and Still along with Whistler, Church, Lane, Sargent, Parrish, Bierstadt, Inness and Diebenkorn. $15 materials fee payable to instructor. WA1117  INT/ADV LEVELS  $600

LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN SEATTLE Kurt Solmssen Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm 8/29-9/2 [5 days] Solmssen demonstrates methods for developing the pictorial elements in your oil paintings with rich, saturated color, high contrasts, atmospheric depth and a variety of paint surfaces. His sensitivity to composition and light values represents the ideal model for intermediate to advanced landscape painters. WA1116  INT/ADV LEVELS  $600


Each day, Laurence introduces you to a different method to make in-depth drawings from the model and the background around the model. Laurence also demonstrates various ways to make extended drawings from the figure, regardless of the length of the pose. You work in conté crayon, charcoal, ink, water media and acrylic, treating each blank page like a canvas that you enliven with your tonal compositions, filling the paper from edge to edge. Your final preparatory studies feature active figures in an interior that you create from sketching the live model, your preliminary drawings and reference photographs. Your final multi-figure composition is intended to give you fertile visual material for future painting projects. WA1119  INT/ADV LEVELS  $625 (or by permission of instructor)

You are also invited to explore the textures and color structures that furniture, drapery and props can add to your composition. Most important, you work to create a believable spatial environment for your figure tableaux that suggests narrative content. Demonstrations presented in this workshop include how digital photography and Photoshop can become an integral part of your painting process, how to develop narrative structure through composition and color, and the progressive steps — from general to specific — of how to develop a complex, multi-figure composition. WA1120  INT/ADV LEVELS  $650

Enroll in both figure composition workshops above for $1,150 (WA1121).

Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.



Juliette Aristides, detail

Yuqi Wang

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN THE RENAISSANCE TRADITION Geoffrey Laurence Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm 12/5-12/10 [6 days]

CLASSICAL FIGURE DRAWING Juliette Aristides Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm 1/2-1/6 [5 days]

EXPRESSIVE PORTRAIT PAINTING Yuqi Wang Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm 1/2-1/13 [10 days]

Under the tutelage of Aristides, instructor of the Gage Classical Atelier and author of three books on classical methods, you use techniques common within the 19th-century beaux arts curriculum to accurately and confidently render the figure in space. Alternate between practicing the block-in phase of the drawing and working on a long pose that lasts through the whole week, as you expand your understanding of the human form through an exploration of human anatomy, proportions, perspective and the utilization of negative space, light and shadows. WA1201  INT/ADV  $625

“Yuqi was generous with his passion and with his artistic knowledge.” — Cheryl Zahniser, workshop student

As a foundation for your own contemporary works, Laurence instructs you in the indirect painting techniques of the Venice and Florence schools of the 15th and 16th centuries. Working from the model, each day you progress through set stages of this rigorous painting technique in order to complete one finished portrait by workshop’s end. Progressing from compositional studies, you develop a careful underdrawing of your portrait on the canvas and fill in your portrait with a monochromatic grisaille painting to establish your tonal gradations. You then overpaint your portrait with a classic dead palette of red oxide, yellow ochre and cold black plus white before applying a warm/cool palette that pushes the value contrasts and gives your portrait a beautiful tonal depth. The final stage of your painting process includes working with a full color palette while applying glazes and scumbles, as required. This is an advanced course suitable for anyone with an interest in classical painting techniques and intermediate painting skills. WA1122  INT/ADV LEVELS  $675

THE HORSE: ANATOMY AND ACTION Matt Buckner Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm 1/9-1/13 [5 days] Study equine structural anatomy and mechanisms of locomotion through Buckner’s fascinating series of lectures. Further your understanding by constructing a simplified structural model to illuminate the proportions of the horse and patterns of movement in various gaits. The fully articulated horse skeleton at Gage provides an additional opportunity for learning. WA1202  ALL LEVELS  $600

New York, New York! Art Making & Art Touring

ADULT PROGRAMS: Weeklong Workshops

Geoffrey Laurence, detail

Contrasting opposites resonate through Wang’s emotive portraits, where technical mastery is countered by spontaneity; where realism and abstraction exist side-by-side; where brush strokes and color build solid structure, deconstruct space and express gesture; where the character of the sitter is both magnified and mysterious. This alla prima oil painting workshop begins with a demonstration of how color and composition, balancing the negative space and laying in the initial under painting, builds the foundation upon which to lay in your portrait. Special attention is paid to varying brush strokes, understanding the picture plane, turning form with color and temperature, and sculpting space with contrast, foreshortening and placement. As his own portrait progresses, Wang divides his time between individual critiques and painting from the model. As you work alongside this master portrait painter, you learn the relative aspects of value, color and depth to reinforce the balance and cohesion of your finished portrait. WA1203  INT/ADV LEVELS  $1,350

Sunday, March 25 – Saturday, March 31, 2012

Join us for a hybrid painting workshop and tour in New York City! See page 5 for all the details.

Matt Buckner, detail Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


Gage Curriculum & Foundation Programs ABOUT GAGE: Gage Curriculum

Drawing, painting and sculpting from observation form the cornerstones of Gage classes, which are open to artists of all ages and skill levels. With a focus on the humanist tradition, Gage presents the broadest range of figurative studies in the Northwest. For students seeking continuing education, Gage offers 10-week classes throughout the academic year (and two five-week summer sessions), as well as weekend and weeklong workshops, lecture series and open and reserved studio sessions. KEY TO SKILL LEVELS Beneath each class listing is a skill level. Use the below guide to determine your current level. Beginning: You have limited or no experience with the drawing, painting or sculpting practice and media. Intermediate: You understand the principles of rendering light, shade and value and can draw any object, including the figure, with reasonable proficiency; paint with an understanding of media application and use of color to describe form and space; sculpt with an understanding of structure, form and rhythm as well as basic techniques and tools. Advanced: You exhibit a technical mastery of drawing, painting or sculpting, and are beginning to focus on the “why” in addition to the “how.” GAGE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS All of the classes and workshops at Gage are open enrollment, meaning you can choose for yourself what to take based on your own interests and considerations. The Foundation Drawing and Painting Programs, however, were developed as a means to help students answer the question “what class should I take next?” These programs are designed with the structure of academic training in mind: building skills through an accumulating series of classes that offer both a breadth and depth of study. We believe a “foundation” in art is critical to a student’s success in achieving a solid understanding of core concepts for their own studio practice.

For student information and registration terms, see pages 28 & 29. 12

Gage artists work alongside guest teaching artist Susan Bennerstrom during a weeklong workshop.

FOUNDATION CERTIFICATES While everyone is free to take classes noted as Foundation, formal enrollment in the Foundation Drawing and Painting Certificate Programs allows you the opportunity to earn a Foundation Certificate and offers distinct advantages to taking Foundation courses a la carte. The certificate benefits include quarterly guidance with our curriculum advisor, a certificate of completion and a solo show in the Entry Gallery at Gage. The cost for enrollment is $250 per certificate and you have five years to complete each Foundation program. The Foundation Drawing Program does not require a portfolio, however, enrollment into the Foundation Painting Program requires the completion of the Foundation Drawing Program or a portfolio review with our curriculum advisor.


Foundation Drawing I* Foundation Figure Drawing I* Perspective Drawing Principles of Perspective Drawing lectures WINTER

Foundation Drawing II* Foundation Figure Drawing II* Design Concepts for Artists Anatomy for the Artist lectures SPRING

Aesthetics of Drawing Foundation Figure Drawing III* Figure Drawing in Interiors Portrait Drawing Figure Sculpting Drawing the Features of the Head lectures FOUNDATION PAINTING PROGRAM P see pages 18–21

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Foundation Still-Life Painting I* Foundation Figure Painting: Color into Value* Color for Painters WINTER

Foundation Still-Life Painting II* Contemporary Portrait Painting * Design Concepts for Artists (or elective) SPRING

Foundation Still-Life Painting III* Figure Painting Portrait Painting Portrait Sculpting *class meets twice a week

Open Studios




PRIVATE MENTORING PROGRAM Instructor Assigned Individually

In the tradition of all professional art schools, Gage offers drop-in figure studios every day of the week. Artists work independently from the model on a drop-in basis, gaining hands-on practice in drawing, painting or sculpting the figure. In Artist’s Choice sessions, the pose is set by a Gage instructor who works alongside studio artists for the duration of the pose.

In the Reserved Figure Studios, a group of dedicated artists works from one figure pose throughout the 10-week quarter, with the pose set on the first night. Artists must register before the quarter begins to guarantee an easel space.

Connect with a Gage mentor for guidance on your creative journey. Depending on your skill level, mentors give private art lessons or assess your work, make suggestions for further study and help develop a road map for your future study. To enroll, call Gage to help you determine the best match for your mentoring needs.

NEW! Utrecht is now hosting open studio sessions at their Capitol Hill store on Thursday nights. ST1114 FIRST VISIT FREE $14 (drop-in) / $55 (5-session pass) $160 (20-session pass)


(Mon) $165 Dwg/Ptg 

ST1116 (Thurs) $165 ($180 includes clay) Sculpting ST1117 (Fri) $165 Dwg/Ptg  ST1118 (Sun)

$165 ($180 includes clay) Sculpting


pen, Reserved and Mentored Studios provide opportunities for Gage students and artists in the community to work independently from the model or on personal projects under the mentorship of a Gage instructor.

MS1106 Mentoring by a Gage Instructor: 3 hours $225

($175 if enrolled in a concurrent Gage program)

MS1107 Mentoring by a Gage Graduate:  8 hours $250

Gage artist Meg Murch sculpts from the model.

DROP-IN AND RESERVED STUDIOS Fall Quarter Schedule | September 12 – November 20 MONDAY




Sponsored by FRIDAY


1124 Pike Street


9:30am - 12:30pm

9:30am - 12:30pm 10:00am - 1:00pm SHORT POSES SHORT POSES RESERVED STUDIO 9/15 - 11/17 9/17 - 11/19 Sculpting / ST1118 9/18 - 11/20 10-week pose


[Studio w/S1115 & S1120]

1:30pm - 4:30pm 1:30pm - 4:30pm 1:30pm - 4:30pm 1:30pm - 4:30pm ARTIST’S CHOICE LONG POSE LONG POSE LONG POSE 6:30pm - 9:30pm 9/12 - 11/14 9/14 - 11/16 9/16 - 11/18 9/18 - 11/20 OPEN STUDIO @ UTRECHT 9/15 - 11/17 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6:30pm - 9:30pm RESERVED STUDIO RESERVED STUDIO SHORT POSES RESERVED STUDIO Dwg • Ptg / ST1115 9/13 - 11/15 Dwg • Ptg / ST1117 Sculpting / ST1116 9/12 - 11/14 9/16 - 11/18 9/15 - 11/17 10-week pose 10-week 10-week pose pose



[Studio w/S1118]

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ADULT PROGRAMS: Evening Lecture Series

Evening Lecture Series


ffordable and stimulating, the Gage Evening Lecture Series invites art students and the general public to become better acquainted with artistic techniques and art history. Register for an entire series or “drop in” for a particular lecture that interests you.


Contemporary Art Lectures

PRINCIPLES OF PERSPECTIVE DRAWING Gary Faigin Tuesday 7:00pm-8:30pm 9/27-11/15

WESTWARD EXPANSION: AN OVERVIEW OF AMERICAN ART HISTORY Lauren Klenow Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm 9/28-10/26

Faigin offers entertaining lectures for artists of all levels in this eight-part lecture series reviewing the principles and history of perspective with demonstrations, drawings and images. Principles of Perspective Drawing (fall) is followed by Anatomy for the Artist (winter) and Drawing the Head (spring). The lectures can be taken sequentially as a series, or independently of each other. For the accompanying studio class, see Perspective Drawing, taught by Michael Lane, on page 16.

Gage curator and Seattle artist Lauren Klenow presents a visual history of artworks made in the United States since the 19th century. Using New York City as a reference point throughout the series, Klenow moves the discussion westward across the country focusing on various regional and artistic movements executed through drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, arriving in the Pacific Northwest to examine how this expansive history has influenced Seattle’s contemporary artists.

Sept 27 The Basic Principles of Perspective

Sept 28 Hudson River School

The Fence-Post Principle: The Figure in Space

Oct 11

One- & Two-Point Perspective: Retracing History

Oct 18

Construction on a Grid

Oct 12

Oct 25

Two-Point Perspective

Nov 1

The Still Life: Ellipses, Reflections, Water & Mirrors

Nov 8

Freehand Perspective

The paintings of Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood viewed alongside photographers from Edward Weston to Cindy Sherman, uncover how photography and painting document the details of American life

Perspective in Art History

Oct 19

ALL LEVELS/PUBLIC WELCOME L1106  $105 for series/$15 at door

Gary Faigin & Colby Chester Sunday 4:00pm -5:30pm 11/6 Skinner Auditorium, Gage Academy of Art Ut picture poesis — As is painting, So is poetry. — Ars Poetica, Horace, 13BC Join painter and writer Gary Faigin with actor and poet Colby Chester, as they share their love of the painted picture and the written word. Faigin and Chester discuss how the complementary arts of painting and poetry have stimulated creative minds over the centuries while sharing 10 inspirational examples.

The early tradition of American landscape painting beginning with key artists of the movement, Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church

Oct 4

Nov 15


Oct 5

With a digital projection in view, Faigin begins with commentary on an iconic masterwork in art history that served as the muse for a great poet. Faigin discusses the life and influences of the artist and the context of the artwork on view. Chester responds with an introduction to the poet who wrote an “ode” to that artwork and then reads the resulting poem.

South by Southwest

Painting, folk art and land art from Grandma Moses to Georgia O’Keeffe and Robert Smithson

Photography and Regionalism

The Salon program includes paintings by Matisse, Homer, Hokusai and Rubens and poems by Blakely, Egemo, Keenan and Snodgrass.

The Northwest Mystics

Northwest landscape, eastern aesthetics and mysticism combine in the iconic paintings of Morris Graves, Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan and Guy Anderson.

Oct 26

At the end of the program, the audience is invited to ask questions and add commentary.

Contemporary Art in Seattle

Local artists, curators and galleries who are creating notable work and running noteworthy exhibition spaces

Refreshments available. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to purchase your ticket in advance online.

ALL LEVELS/PUBLIC WELCOME L1107 $60 for series/$15 at door



Gary Faigin, detail 14

Homestead, Thomas Hart Benton

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Kenneth Rosen Lectures

Henri Matisse

Drawing Classes ADULT PROGRAMS: Drawing Classes


hen working from observation, drawing provides the structural foundation for your unique translation of the physical world into a two-dimensional image. At Gage, where enrollment is open to artists of all levels, we offer a wide variety of drawing programs in order for artists to advance technically and aesthetically. Drawing classes run for 10-week sessions with most classes meeting once a week for three hours. In addition, Gage offers a Drawing Foundation Program which provides an academic progression of artistic training. Learn more about Gage Foundation Programs on page 12 and look for the D in our class listings. Please Note: Most Gage classes require out of studio homework.

Gage Programs

D Foundation Drawing P Foundation Painting  

More info on p. 12 & p. 18

Modernism Series


D FOUNDATION DRAWING I Terry Furchgott Tues 9:30am-12:30pm 9/13-11/17 Thurs 9:00am-noon

EXPLORING THE DRAWINGS OF KLEE, DUCHAMP AND PICABIA   Margaret Davidson Tuesday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/13-11/15

Margaret Davidson Tues/Thurs 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/13-11/17

The development of Modernism as seen in drawings takes a complicated and sometimes witty path. Artists of the early 20th century such as Paul Klee, Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia experimented with unusual materials and also incorporated secrets, puns and sexual innuendo into their art, all while working with the more common issues of form, space and content. As you study and copy these artists’ drawings, you also seek to decipher and decode both the meanings and methodologies of their witty and sometimes sly drawings. D1163  ALL LEVELS  $420

Master the practical and theoretical aspects of drawing from observation through rendering the still life and the figure in black and white media and learning to draw the face and head from models. Development of visual problem-solving skills is stressed through concentration on accurate drawing, tonal value, perspective, composition and spatial arrangement. Furchgott devotes 10 sessions to still life and 10 to the model, while Davidson focuses all 20 sessions on the still life. This course is the first in a series, which continues with Foundation Drawing II (winter), Aesthetics of Drawing (spring) and Figure Drawing in Interiors (spring). D1162  BEGINNING  $675 (Furchgott) D1166  BEGINNING  $650 (Davidson)

Michael Magrath


FOUNDATION FIGURE DRAWING I D Michael Magrath Tues/Thurs 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/13-11/17 Working in a variety of drawing media, you build a foundation of skills and methods for creating accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure. You learn concrete techniques for conveying form, contour, structure and volume. Anatomy and proportion are stressed throughout, while class discussions and critiques add context and breadth to your new art-making skills. This course is the first in a series, which continues with Foundation Figure Drawing II (winter) and Foundation Figure Drawing III (spring). D1164  BEGINNING  $690

Margaret Davidson

BEGINNING DRAWING I Mitchell Albala Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/13-11/15 In a fun and supportive environment, learn how to see more accurately with the keys to drawing: angles, measuring and proportion, negative space, gesture and value. Working from simple still-life setups and organic forms, you explore various drawing media, including charcoal, graphite and ink as you progress from line drawing toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description. This course is the first in a two-part series followed by Beginning Drawing II in winter. D1165  BEGINNING  $420

LINE DRAWING Susan Bari Price Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/14-11/16 Drawing, like so many other skills, is a matter of being able to think of several things at once. This class breaks down the process of drawing into its constituent parts so you learn how to develop and refine a drawing, see and draw the shapes of forms and planes, capture light and shade and express pattern, movement and rhythm — all in the language of line. You work from a variety of still-life subjects and explore different drawing media. D1167  ALL LEVELS  $420

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ADULT PROGRAMS: Drawing Classes

Drawing Classes (continued) BEGINNING FIGURE DRAWING Geoff Flack Wednesday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/14-11/16 Eric Elliott Friday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/16-11/18 Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of the human form. Working from quick gesture drawings then longer, more considered poses and drawings, you learn to incorporate proportion and anatomy, use light and shade in the depiction of volume, and line and tone to describe planar changes in the body. D1168  BEGINNING  $450 (Flack) D1173  BEGINNING  $450 (Elliott)

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING D Michael Lane Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/15-11/17 Explore methods for creating pictorial space using perspective. Drawing from the imagination, memory and observation, learn to use aerial as well as one-, two- and three-point perspective to develop strong compositions. Drawing, discussions and critiques are part of each session. Some drawing experience is recommended, but not required. D1169  ALL LEVELS  $420

Geoff Flack 16


DRAWING ORGANIC FORMS FROM NATURE Suzanne Brooker Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/15-11/17 From close observational studies to abstracted compositions, discover the dynamics of line, shape, value and texture of organic forms such as sticks, stones, pinecones and seashells. Each exercise improves your sense of perception, building a connection between what you see and how you express your insight through drawing techniques using graphite, charcoal and colored pencils. D1170  ALL LEVELS  $420

MEDIEVAL ART & ILLUMINATION Margaret Davidson Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/15-11/17 Medieval art, especially the art of manuscript illumination, was practiced for more than 1000 years. The modern-day technique of dry brush watercolor painting descends from medieval manuscript art, and is the technique this class uses. You produce four pieces of art, one each in the styles of the four main periods of medieval art: Irish Insular, Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic. The first three pieces are painted on paper, and the fourth piece is produced on actual calf skin vellum with 24-karat gold leaf gilding for embellishment. D1171  ALL LEVELS  $420

Suzanne Brooker, detail

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BEGINNING PORTRAIT DRAWING D Geoff Flack Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-11/17 Working from portrait models and selfportraits, study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. Focus on the basic concepts of drawing applied to the human form and learn to think visually, translating what you see into a compelling portrait. D1172  BEGINNING  $450

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS Anne Petty Friday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/16-11/18 In this introductory fundamentals class, exercises expose you to key concepts and artistic principles to accurately render line, shape, proportion and negative space while working from the still life and the human figure. You explore various drawing media, including charcoal and graphite, as you progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description. D1174  BEGINNING  $420

DRAWING IN INK Eric Elliott Friday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/16-11/18 Explore the various techniques of drawing with ink on paper. You learn line variation, hatching, stippling, washes and more with a variety of quills and brushes. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of the medium through drawing still-life setups and copying master drawings. D1175  ALL LEVELS  $420

Eric Elliott, detail

APPLIED ARTISTIC ANATOMY Matt Buckner Monday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/12-11/14

COMPUTER TABLET DRAWING Jason Wei-Che Juan Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-11/17

Working from the figure model, investigate the structural landscape of the body through studio drawing practice and insightful study of the volumetric forms of anatomy. Learn the intricacies of the bones and musculature of the human body and apply these concepts to your drawings, working mainly in pencil, conté and charcoal. D1176  INTERMEDIATE  $450

Life drawing with a computer tablet offers you a new medium to explore different ways to express the human figure. The tablet is especially advantageous for shorter poses since there is little prep time and no cleanup. After becoming familiar with the tablet and painting software, you are free to focus your concentration on drawing and painting. Learn to use this unique tool to refresh the way you approach your studio practice. A limited number of WACOM tablets are available for rental for $50/quarter. D1178  INTERMEDIATE  $450

GESTURE IN DRAWING: DYNAMIC FIGURE Barbara Fugate Wednesday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/14-11/16 Gesture drawings emphasize the figure’s action, forces of movement, and activation of space. They are also made quickly, with bravura and intuition. This dynamism produces figure drawings that are imbued with exciting energy and vitality, which longer studies often lack. Working from the model, you practice ways to retain the gesture spirit in longer studied drawings using charcoal, colored ink wash and soft pastel. You explore issues of variety of line, contour, volume, space and light. D1177  INTERMEDIATE  $450

ABSTRACT DRAWING Olivia Britt Friday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/16-11/18 Develop methods for abstracting from observation as you unlock the basic elements of drawing and learn to see in a new way. You work with your instructor and classmates to design and construct a large still-life environment that serves as your subject for the course. Using graphite, charcoal, ink and collage, you develop drawings that adopt the formal concepts of structure, composition and observation as a basis for moving into abstraction. D1179  INTERMEDIATE  $420

ADULT PROGRAMS: Drawing Classes


5-WEEK ALL-DAY FIGURE & PORTRAIT DRAWING Joseph Lesser Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm 10/22-11/19 This six-hour Saturday class allows you to focus on your figurative skills under the guidance of a thoughtful teaching artist. Using the drawing medium of your choice (charcoal or pencil on white or toned paper), refine your shape and value skills while developing figure and portrait drawings from the model. Achieve more accurate shapes, increase your understanding of the surface anatomy of the figure and head, and study the way light falls on three-dimensional forms. Morning demonstrations and work focuses on the figure, while the afternoons are devoted to the portrait. D1180  INTERMEDIATE  $450

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDYING AT GAGE? Call 206.323.GAGE (4243) to arrange a 30-minute interview. If you have artwork to show, please bring it!

Registration begins on August 8 — programs do sell out, so enroll online early to ensure your place!

Barbara Fugate

Jason Wei-Che Juan

Joseph Lesser Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


Painting Classes


ADULT PROGRAMS: Painting Classes

ainting describes both a process and a product and ultimately demonstrates the technical, expressive and conceptual abilities of the artist. At Gage, we train artists from the “ground” up — beginning with traditional programs like color theory and grisaille painting — advancing to professional-level classes based on conceptual and abstract theories. During the academic year, our painting courses run for 10-week sessions with most classes meeting once a week for three hours. In addition, Gage offers a Painting Foundation Program, which provides an academic progression of artistic training. Learn more about Gage Foundation Programs on page 12 and look for the P in our class listings. Please Note: Most Gage classes require out of studio homework.



FOUNDATION FIGURE PAINTING: P COLOR INTO VALUE Anne Petty Mon/Wed 9:30am-12:30pm 9/12-11/16

Modernism is always contemporary, individual and relevant to the here and now. To be a modernist is to be aware of the great art of the past, conscious of the present and open to new ideas and aesthetics while exploring new ways of best expressing a personal vision.   Charles Emerson, Margaret Davidson and Barbara Fugate, three long-standing Gage instructors, have built a two-year Modernism Series curriculum covering the development of Modernism from the old masters up to present day. Each instructor will teach one class per quarter through Spring 2012. Look for the in our class listings, and visit for a full schedule.

With exercises addressing both your understanding of the figure and oil painting techniques, you build a versatile arsenal for solving common figure painting challenges. Explore various technical and conceptual strategies for analyzing structure, proportion, gesture and form, and learn to understand value and color relationships. You start your journey with value and move through various limited palettes, leading to a full palette. This course is the first in a three-part foundational figure painting series, which continues in the winter and spring quarters. P1189  ALL LEVELS  $690

FOUNDATION STILL-LIFE PAINTING I P Susan Bari Price Mon/Wed 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/12-11/16

This quarter features: EXPLORING THE DRAWINGS OF KLEE, DUCHAMP AND PICABIA   Margaret Davidson

Work through a series of exercises and complete one monochromatic and two color paintings using still life as your motif. Lessons include handling materials, light and shadow, color mixing, color design, brushwork, the painting process and setting up a compelling still life. This course is the first in a threepart series, which continues with Foundation Still-Life Painting II (winter) and Foundation Still-Life Painting III (spring). P1190  BEGINNING  $650


Experiment with both traditional watercolor techniques and looser approaches to capture the essentials of your portrait model. You focus on head, facial structure and proportion, placing an emphasis on the economy of the line, and allowing for the watercolor to build up the volume and structure of the head and face through color and value. Explore light, shade, form and value with broad gestural strokes in warm and cool colors. P1191  ALL LEVELS  $450

BEGINNING LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN OIL Suzanne Brooker Monday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/12-11/14 Nature provides the inspiration to discover how to paint a sky, a tree or a field over a hillside with an easy, step-by-step approach to oil painting. Small study paintings explore atmospheric perspective with color temperature, texture using brush handling techniques and more. P1192  ALL LEVELS  $420


FIGURE IN ENVIRONMENT Kimberly Trowbridge Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/13-11/15 Working in oils, focus on composition and placing the figure within a larger spatial context. Using the direct painting method, you build a strong relationship with color in terms of value, temperature and intensity in order to create multiple layers of space. You also view and discuss historical and contemporary figure compositions. Expect to develop and complete two complex oil figure paintings. P1193  ALL LEVELS  $450



PORTRAITS IN WATERCOLOR Hamid Zavareei Monday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/12-11/14

Pierre Bonnard 18

Hamid Zavareei, detail

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Kimberly Trowbridge, detail

LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING: WATER & COASTLINES Suzanne Brooker Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/13-11/15 Take up the challenge of painting one of the most difficult dynamics: the contrast between the solid/static qualities of rocky shores against the fluid nature of water. Examining waterfalls, fast running streams and tidal coastlines, you explore how to capture the movement of water with the flow of your brush marks using wet-on-wet oil painting techniques.  P1194  ALL LEVELS  $420

CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT PAINTING Kimberly Trowbridge P Tuesday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/13-11/15

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR Tom Hoffmann Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/14-11/16 Develop an understanding of transparent watercolor that allows you to make conscious choices regarding color, value, wetness and composition before the brush touches the paper. You focus on awareness skills as well as technical skills, since knowing what to do is at least as important as knowing how. P1197  BEGINNING  $420

FIGURE PAINTING IN OIL P Michael Lane Wednesday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/14-11/16

Learn to create a dynamic, contemporary portrait in oil as you capture the features of your model. Working from short to long poses, you study color-mixing strategies and application techniques for creating lively skin tones and animated expressions. P1195  ALL LEVELS  $450

Create a figure painting in oil from the live model. Starting with a limited palette, you learn how to block-in value and temperature shapes that comprise the figure and surrounding environment. Explore practical color-mixing strategies and work up to a final painting with an extended palette with an emphasis on composition and sighting accurate figure proportions. P1198  ALL LEVELS  $450

FIGURE PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS Terry Furchgott Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/13-11/15

BEGINNING OIL PAINTING Suzanne Brooker Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-11/17

Master the basics of realistic figure representation learning to use the spontaneous medium of acrylic paint in bold strokes and subtle layers of glowing color. Working with male and female models, you complete exercises focusing on accuracy and proportion, skeletal and planar structure of the body, the head, hands and feet, color mixing and brushwork. The final multi-session painting of a full figure nude allows you to explore in greater depth the interplay between color hue, temperature, and value to produce luminous skin tones, and a strong sense of three-dimensional form and light in your work. This is the first in a three-part series, which continues with Painting the Clothed Figure (winter) and Figure in Interiors (spring). P1196  ALL LEVELS  $450

With still-life setups as your subject, you merge paint handling and color mixing to create simple study paintings that allow you to practice and integrate the basic skills of oil painting. Using a step-by-step approach you learn how to move from the process of drawing to painting, as you begin a painting, design a color palette and build your paint surface. P1199  ALL LEVELS  $420

Terry Furchgott, detail

Tom Hoffmann, detail

ADULT PROGRAMS: Painting Classes


BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR: AUTUMN CORNUCOPIA Kathleen McKeehen Friday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/16-11/18 Fall offers up a variety of colors, textures and shapes for the botanical artist, and an enjoyable opportunity to play with a range of methods such as wet-on-wet washes and color-intensifying dry-brush. Beginners to botanical illustration learn observation and measurement skills as well as the use of watercolor washes and dry-brush technique to create three-dimensional, aesthetically pleasing and scientifically correct images. Intermediate students gain experience in mixing colors both on the palette and with layering, and even loosen up a bit with weton-wet washes. P119901  ALL LEVELS  $420

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OIL P Michael Lane Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm 9/17-11/19 In this course on the art and practice of portraiture you learn from observation, acquire strategies of organizing visual information and study historic precedent while you work to render convincing and compelling likenesses of the model in oil. You cover planar modeling, rendering tone and temperature, and color mixing relationships throughout the class. P119902  ALL LEVELS  $450

Gage Programs

D Foundation Drawing P Foundation Painting  

More info on p. 12 & p. 18

Modernism Series

Kathleen McKeehen Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


Painting Classes (continued) ADULT PROGRAMS: Painting Classes


ENCAUSTIC PAINTING Hamid Zavareei Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm 9/17-11/19

STILL-LIFE PAINTING STUDIO Susan Bari Price Monday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/12-11/14

Investigate the different characteristics and effects achieved by employing wax as a component of your painting. Learn the basics of this ancient, luminescent medium, including material, surface and painting techniques as you explore a range of encaustic applications: from simple addition of wax to your painting media to hot-wax painting and the heating of wax-painted surfaces to layering and transferring methods. $25 partial materials fee payable to instructor. P119903  ALL LEVELS  $420

Broaden and refine your still-life painting practice as you complete a series of projects designed to bring your unique point of view into focus. You work with the instructor to develop and accomplish specific goals, and in a supportive community of artists, participate in group critiques to explore ideas. Areas of study include historical styles, techniques and processes; mastering textures; working with limited and historical palettes; composition skills; still-life genres (trompe l’oeil, found still life, symbolic still life); color design; and developing meaning in your work. P119906  INTERMEDIATE  $420

BEGINNING STILL-LIFE PAINTING Larine Chung Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm 9/18-11/20 In a step-by-step process you learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre. In order to promote artistic skills and confidence, you learn to consider value, warm and cool relationships, and color as well as methods for self-correction and problem solving. Throughout the course, you participate in discussion on tools, materials, methods and techniques. P119904  BEGINNING  $420

ABSTRACT PAINTING I Julia Ricketts Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm 9/18-11/20 How do non-representational painters create their compositions? Investigate the language of abstraction through examples and methods of 20th and 21st century artists using oil or acrylic paint. Topics include pure mark-making, repetition and structure, and color as content. P119905  ALL LEVELS  $420

Larine Chung 20

UNDERSTANDING COLOR Charles Emerson Monday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/12-11/14 Emerson shows you how color is color only according to amount, placement and application — a concept based on Josef Albers’s Yale color course and translated into acrylic paint from cut papers. To effectively learn to see what is happening in a work of art, you develop your sensitivity to color beyond color charts and wheels, general color theories and many commonly held ideas. In weekly studio exercises and critiques you explore color interaction, space problems and, most importantly, color density while painting in acrylic. The last two sessions include figure painting. P119907  INTERMEDIATE  $420

Julia Ricketts

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FLEMISH PAINTING TECHNIQUES OF THE OLD MASTERS Hamid Zavareei Monday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/12-11/14 The works of the Flemish old masters such as Jan Van Eyck and Rogier Van der Weyden contain some of the most meticulously detailed rendering in Western art. In this class you learn the Flemish technique, which involves rendering the image in two major stages: underpainting and overpainting. As you create master copies, discover how to prepare the surface, lay down or transfer the drawing, and execute the underpainting with egg tempera in the first stage of the painting and then learn the details of overpainting such as varnishes and oil glazes and how to interlace egg tempera laid wet into wet glazes or used as highlights in the final stages of the work. P119908  INTERMEDIATE  $420


INDIRECT PORTRAIT PAINTING Suzanne Brooker Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/14-11/16 While painting the portrait and half figure, learn how old masters such as Titian used the technique of scumbling paint over a warm red ground to achieve optical color effects. You use bold wet-on-wet oil paint handling while modeling form and expression. This gestural painting style allows for expressive energy while building up the nuances of the features. P119909  INTERMEDIATE  $450

Suzanne Brooker, detail

Work with increasingly complex subjects as you expand your understanding of and dexterity with watercolor. Working from the still life, landscapes and photographs, you learn to individualize your painting process, better understand the variables of watercolor painting, use these variables to your creative advantage and take informed risks. Students should have completed Beginning Watercolor or have basic watercolor experience. P119910  INTERMEDIATE  $420

TOWARD ABSTRACTION: DEGAS, BONNARD & VUILLARD   Charles Emerson Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/15-11/17 Take a journey from the academic to Modernism with Degas as your guide. Study the magic and mastery of complex compositions, new perspectival logic, a sumptuous color sense, inventive drawing and layered ambiguity of intense, close-value colors. Learn to bestow a living atmosphere on the commonplace through multiple layers of memory to catch a glimpse of that place between perception and understanding with oils or acrylics. P119911  INTERMEDIATE  $450

PAINTING THE SUBJECTIVE:   GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM Barbara Fugate Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-11/17


German Expressionism began in Austria and Germany with high contrasts, vivid colors, angular perspectives and dynamic compositions. Expressionist paintings are a subjective interpretation of the world; bold, emotionally charged and often stark. You make figure paintings in oil or acrylic paint from a live model emulating four significant Expressionist artists: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele. Each of these artists offers different insights into their Modernist reaction against French Impressionism’s devotion to the objective visual world, creating highly dramatic and imaginative compositions. P119912  INTERMEDIATE  $450

Study trends and ideas in contemporary painting while you develop your individual voice as a painter. In this seminar-style class you create a small body of work that hangs together as a group. Readings and discussion enhance in-class work time and critiques. P119914  INTERMEDIATE  $420


PORTRAIT PAINTING STUDIO Michael Lane Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm 9/17-11/19 An extension of Portrait Painting in Oil, this course builds on fundamental concepts with special attention paid to essential issues such as lighting, composition, accessories and more advanced oil painting techniques. You focus on longer poses as you tackle portrait concepts to increase your aptitude in rendering costume elements, hands and the environment. P119913  INTERMEDIATE  $450

ADULT PROGRAMS: Painting Classes

INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR Tom Hoffmann Wednesday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/14-11/16

CONTEMPORARY PAINTING SEMINAR Julia Ricketts Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm 9/18-11/20



ALLA PRIMA PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS Terry Furchgott Monday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/12-11/14 Explore the alla prima or direct method of painting in acrylic. Starting with the practice of an accurate but direct brush drawing on the canvas and the bold blocking in of relative tonal values and colors, you experiment with a variety of palettes, brushwork and techniques including glazing, velaturas and palette knife use. Working from inspiring figure and still-life setups you learn to create strong and spontaneous images with a sense of order and finish in a minimum of time. P119915  ADVANCED  $450

ADVANCED WATERCOLOR Tom Hoffmann Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/13-11/15

Edouard Vuillard


As an experienced watercolor painter, you are invited to work under the close mentorship of Hoffmann to develop independent painting projects according to your artistic vision. Hoffmann assists you in your mastery of advanced techniques and innovative approaches to increasingly complex compositions. Completion of Intermediate Watercolor or instructor permission required. New students welcome. P119916  ADVANCED  $420

Michael Lane

Tom Hoffmann, detail Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


Sculpting Classes


ADULT PROGRAMS: Sculpting Classes

culpting classes for students of all skill levels are available at Gage. Whether you are just starting out in three dimensions or are a seasoned artist ready to take your work to the next level, Gage has a sculpting class to fit your needs. Clay is provided for all sculpting classes at Gage.

BEGINNING FIGURE SCULPTURE D Matt Buckner Monday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/12-11/14 Saturday  10:00-1:00pm  9/17-11/19


Learn to accurately represent human gesture, proportion, mass, structure and surface form in three dimensions. A building block of the Foundation Drawing Program at Gage, this course offers sculpting students a comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture, working from the same pose for the entire quarter; while students of drawing and painting improve their dimensional depiction of the human form in space. You work from the same pose for the entire quarter, with the pose also available in the independent Sculpture Reserved Studio (ST1118) on Sunday nights — allowing you up to 20 sessions to develop your work. S1115  BEGINNING  $475 (Monday) S1120  BEGINNING  $475 (Saturday)

One model holds for eight weeks in a pose that provokes a narrative. You build over a pipe armature with water-based clay to get a life-size likeness and include more of the torso than a traditional bust. Toland demonstrates throughout the class all the steps that are necessary to complete this ambitious project, and discusses the nuances of shifting gesture and expression to evoke the narrative. The last two classes are devoted to cutting and hollowing out the bust and rejoining it. S1116  ALL LEVELS  $475

Sculpture Reserved Studio Fall Schedule 9/15-11/20* THURSDAY



6:30pm-9:30pm 10:00am-1:00pm RESERVED STUDIO RESERVED STUDIO Sculpting Sculpting 9/15-11/17 9/18 – 11/20

[Studio w/ S1118]

[Studio w/ S1115 & S1120]

* For full schedule and cost, see p. 13.

Matt Buckner 22

NARRATIVE PORTRAIT SCULPTING Tip Toland Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/13-11/15

EXPRESSIVE FIGURE SCULPTING Bill Evans Tuesday 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/13-11/15 Create three to four 30” figures that express a theme and can be arranged as a single piece of sculpture. You begin by developing a maquette of the final arrangement, then develop your theme through the pose and expression of the figures individually and as a whole. You study textural techniques, structure of the figure, interpretation of muscles and skin in clay, as well as the application of color and surface treatments after firing. All the work will be fired in the Gage kiln and colored, as time allows. S1117  ALL LEVELS  $450

Tip Toland, detail

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D FIGURE SCULPTING STUDIO Michael Magrath Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/13-11/15 Experience a clear and intuitive method to master the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling, as well as develop advanced skills that radically improve your ability to see and understand the figure. You work from the same pose for the entire quarter, with the pose also available in the independent Sculpture Reserved Studio (S1116) on Thursday nights — allowing you up to 20 sessions to develop your work. S1118 ALL LEVELS $475

THE ESSENCE OF ANIMALS Bill Evans Friday 9:30am-12:30pm 9/16-11/18 Learn about clay handling, sculpture techniques and surface treatment, as you create sculpture that expresses the personality of your animal. You start with a few small selfsupporting pieces and then create progressively larger animals up to 16" tall, then build an armature that allows flexibility to form your sculptures. Your work will be fired in the Gage kiln and colored, as time allows. S1119  ALL LEVELS  $445

Bill Evans

Gage Ateliers



unning from September through June each year, Gage Ateliers offer an intensive studio program for the serious artist-in-training. The ateliers (French for artist’s studio) are based on the traditional teaching model of the 19th-century European academies where dedicated art students apprenticed with a master artist. At Gage, all atelier students are given an individual studio space to complete projects independently under the guidance of their chosen instructor. Working together in group studios, atelier students enjoy the benefit of creative influence and dialogue among their peers within a focused environment.

Tenold Sundberg

Enrollment in the atelier programs is yearly, with nine months of dedicated instruction. For the 2011-2012 school year, the ateliers run September 12, 2011 through June 15, 2012. Aristides’ and Kang-O’Higgins’ students make a 30-hour-per-week studio commitment, including working half of every day from the figure model. Students of Faigin work independently for a minimum of 15 hours in the studio each week, in addition to attending two weekly teaching sessions. Atelier students receive a 10% discount on all concurrent classes and workshops: as well as free access to all Drop-In Figure Studios and any Gage Evening Lecture Series on art techniques and art history. To learn more or to receive application materials, please visit or call 206.343.4243.

2011–2012 GAMBLIN PAINT PRIZE Tenold Sundberg is this year’s winner of the Gamblin Paint Prize! Congratulations!

CLASSICAL ATELIER Juliette Aristides



Based on the 19th-century model for training painters, this four-year diploma program provides time-tested methods for solving pictorial problems. Aristides teaches in stages; serious beginning students focus on drawing; more advanced students move into monochromatic and then fully chromatic painting. Fourth-year students work on individual projects with guest mentors. You work from casts, the model and master copies in a series of progressively complex projects. Intended for long-term students, the Classical Atelier offers you the necessary vocabulary to create well-designed and well-executed drawings and paintings.

Intended for long-term students, the Drawing & Painting Atelier offers the opportunity to work on increasingly complex independent projects under the close guidance of your instructor. You work with line and tone, light and shadow, color theory and mixing, proportion and anatomy, as well as different approaches to life drawing and painting. Learn to convey the essential nature of your subjects through finding the balance between technical accuracy and expressive gesture. Short slide and technical demonstration lectures help you add to your skills and place your work into a wider historical and contemporary dialogue.

The Still-Life Painting Atelier offers painting students interested in focusing their studio practice on the study of still-life arrangements over the course of a year. The intimate studio setting enables you to devote as much time as you wish to creating paintings, without the limitations of model time or weather conditions. Because everyone shares the same focus, optimal conditions for creative interchange and dialogue develop. You work toward success using the still life as a tool for the development of your own artistic voice, creating original, lively pictures that express your ideas and feelings, and focus on technique, rendering and composition.




Juliette Aristides, detail

Mark Kang-O’Higgins

Gary Faigin, detail

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Program Schedule ABOUT GAGE: Program Schedule

Weekend Workshops


WW1128 WW1129 WW1130 WW1131 WW1132 WW1133 WW1134 WW1135 WW1136

Essential Brush Techniques Beg The Cityscape in Watercolor Int/Adv Color Contrasts for Oil Painters Beg Crash Course in Composition All Introduction to Collage All Mixed-Media Image Layering All German Expressionist Woodblock Print All The Painted Portrait Sketch All The Surrealist Figure in Collage All

Brooker Hoffmann Brooker Lewis Lewis LoCicero Chamberlain Lane Fitch

Fri-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Sat-Sun Fri-Sun Sat-Sun

9/9-9/11 9/24-9/25 10/8-10/9 10/16 10/22-10/23 10/29-10/30 11/12-11/13 12/9-12/11 12/10-12-11

9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm

p. 9 p. 9 p. 9 p. 9 p. 9 p. 9 p. 9 p. 9 p. 9

Int/Adv Int/Adv Int/Adv

Solmssen Emerson Toland

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

8/29-9/2 8/29-9/2 8/29-9/2

9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm

p. 10 p. 10 p. 10

Int/Adv Int/Adv Int/Adv Int/Adv Int/Adv Int/Adv

Laurence Mahler Laurence Aristides Buckner Wang

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Sat Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

11/28-12/2 12/5-12-9 12/5-12/10 1/2-1/6 1/9-1/13 1/2-1/13

9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm

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varies Monday Thursday Friday Sunday

9/12-11/20 9/12-11/14 9/15-11/17 9/16-11/18 9/18-11/20

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Faigin Tuesday Klenow Wednesday Faigin & Chester Sunday

9/27-11/15 9/28-10/26 11/6

7:00pm-8:30pm 7:00pm-8:30pm 4:00pm-5:30pm

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Beg All Beg Beg Beg All Beg All All All Beg Beg Beg All

Furchgott Davidson Magrath Albala Davidson Price Flack Lane Brooker Davidson Flack Elliott Petty Elliott

Tues/Thurs Tuesday Tues/Thurs Tuesday Tues/Thurs Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Friday

9/13-11/17 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/17 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/17 9/14-11/16 9/14-11/16 9/15-11/17 9/15-11/17 9/15-11/17 9/15-11/17 9/16-11/18 9/16-11/18 9/16-11/18

9:30am-12:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm

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Int Int Int Int Int

Buckner Fugate Juan Britt Lesser

Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

9/12-11/14 9/14-11/16 9/15-11/17 9/16-11/18 10/22-11/19

1:30pm-4:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm

p. 17 p. 17 p. 17 p. 17 p. 17

Summer Weeklong Workshops WA1116 WA1117 WA1118

Landscape Painting in Seattle Am Luminism: Color, Depth & Drama Sculpting the Self Portrait

Fall/Winter Weeklong Workshops WA1119 WA1120 WA1122 WA1201 WA1202 WA1203

Figure Composition for Painters Group Figure Composition in Oil Portrait Ptg in the Ren Tradition Classical Figure Drawing The Horse: Anatomy and Action Expressive Portrait Painting

Open Studios ST1114 ST1115 ST1116 ST1117 ST1118

Drop-In Figure Studios Reserved Studio / Dwg & Ptg Reserved Studio / Sculpting Reserved Studio / Dwg & Ptg Reserved Studio / Sculpting

Evening Lecture Series L1106 L1107 L1108

Principles of Perspective Drawing Westward Expansion: Am Art History Poets & Painters Salon

Drawing Classes: Beginning D1162 D1163 D1164 D1165 D1166 D1167 D1168 D1169 D1170 D1171 D1172 D1173 D1174 D1175

Foundation Drawing I Exploring the Drawings of Klee ‌ Foundation Figure Drawing I Beginning Drawing I Foundation Drawing I Line Drawing Beginning Figure Drawing Perspective Drawing Drawing Organic Forms from Nature Medieval Art & Illumination Beginning Portrait Drawing Beginning Figure Drawing Drawing for Beginners Drawing in Ink

Drawing Classes: Intermediate D1176 D1177 D1178 D1179 D1180


Applied Artistic Anatomy Gesture in Drawing: Dynamic Figure Computer Tablet Drawing Abstract Drawing Figure & Portrait Drawing

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P1189 P1190 P1191 P1192 P1193 P1194 P1195 P1196 P1197 P1198 P1199 P119901 P119902 P119903 P119904 P119905

Foundation Figure Ptg: Color into Value Foundation Still-Life Painting I Portraits in Watercolor Beginning Landscape Painting in Oil Figure in Environment Landscape Oil Ptg: Water & Coastlines Contemporary Portrait Painting Figure Painting with Acrylics Beginning Watercolor Figure Painting in Oil Beginning Oil Painting Botanical Wcolor: Autumn Cornucopia Portrait Painting in Oil Encaustic Painting Beginning Still-Life Painting Abstract Painting I

All Beg All All All All All All Beg All All All All All Beg All

Petty Price Zavareei Brooker Trowbridge Brooker Trowbridge Furchgott Hoffmann Lane Brooker McKeehen Lane Zavareei Chung Ricketts

Mon/Wed Mon/Wed Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

9/12-11/16 9/12-11/16 9/12-11/14 9/12-11/14 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/15 9/14-11/16 9/14-11/16 9/15-11/17 9/16-11/18 9/17-11/19 9/17-11/19 9/18-11/20 9/18-11/20

9:30am-12:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 10:00am-1:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm

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Int Int Int Int Int Int Int Int Int

Price Emerson Zavareei Brooker Hoffmann Emerson Fugate Lane Ricketts

Monday Monday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Saturday Sunday

9/12-11/14 9/12-11/14 9/12-11/14 9/14-11/16 9/14-11/16 9/15-11/17 9/15-11/17 9/17-11/19 9/18-11/20

9:30am-12:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 2:00pm-5:00pm 10:00am-1:00pm

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Adv Adv

Furchgott Hoffmann

Monday Tuesday

9/12-11/14 9/13-11/15

6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm

p. 21 p. 21

Beginning Figure Sculpture Narrative Portrait Sculpting Expressive Figure Sculpting Figure Sculpting Studio The Essence of Animals Beginning Figure Sculpture

Beg All All All All Beg

Buckner Toland Evans Magrath Evans Buckner

Monday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Saturday

9/12-11/14 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/15 9/16-11/18 9/17-11/19

9:30am-12:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:30am-12:30pm 10:00am-1:00pm

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Classical Atelier Drawing & Painting Atelier Still-Life Painting Atelier

All All All

Aristides Mon-Fri Kang-O’Higgins Mon-Fri Faigin varies

9/12-12/9 9/12-12/9 9/12-12/9

9:30am-4:30pm 9:30am-4:30pm varies

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Heath Dingus Chamberlain Baroh Leavitt Pothast

10:00am-noon 10:00am-noon 9:00am-noon see p. 33 for times see p. 33 for times see p. 33 for times

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ABOUT GAGE: Program Schedule

Painting Classes: Beginning

Painting Classes: Intermediate P119906 P119907 P119908 P119909 P119910 P119911 P119912 P119913 P119914

Still-Life Painting Studio Understanding Color Flemish Ptg Tech of the Old Masters Indirect Portrait Painting Intermediate Watercolor Toward Abstraction . . . Ptg the Subjective: German Exp Portrait Painting Studio Contemporary Painting Seminar

Painting Classes: Advanced P119915 P119916

Alla Prima Painting with Acrylics Advanced Watercolor

Sculpting Classes S1115 S1116 S1117 S1118 S1119 S1120

Ateliers AT1108 AT1109 AT1110

Youth Classes K1107 K1108 K1109 T1107 T1108 T1109

Explorations in Paint Recycled Jewelry & Sculpture Beginning Drawing & Prints Realistic Fantasy Illustration Sculpting Cardboard Shoes Surrealist Drawing & Collage

Saturday Saturday Saturday Mon/Sat Mon/Sat Mon/Sat

9/10-10/1 10/8-10/29 11/5-11/19 9/10-10/1 10/3-10/29 11/5-11/21

Registration begins on August 8 — programs do sell out, so enroll online early to ensure your place!

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Gage Teaching Artists


ABOUT GAGE: Teaching Artists

age instructors are working artists chosen for their depth of technical knowledge, artistic curiosity and generosity of spirit in the studio. Find artist statements, teaching philosophies and extended biographies of Gage teaching artists online at MITCHELL ALBALA BA-Queens College, NY. Training: Gage Academy of Art. Taught Seattle Art Museum, WA; Seattle Central Community College, WA. Exhibitions: New York; Seattle; Washington, DC. Representation: Lisa Harris Gallery, WA. Author: Landscape Painting, Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice. JULIETTE ARISTIDES Training: Barnstone Studio, PA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA; The Atelier, MN; Water Street Atelier, NY. Representation: John Pence Gallery, CA; Skotia Gallery, NM. Author: Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice and Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice. OLIVIA BRITT MFA-University of Washington, WA; BA-Dartmouth College, NH. Taught: Alliance for the Visual Arts, NH; Kirkland Arts Center, WA; University of Chicago; University of Washington, WA. Representation: Francine Seders Gallery, WA. SUZANNE BROOKER MFA-California State University at Long Beach, CA; BFA-California Institute of the Arts, CA; Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, NY. Author: Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications. MATT BUCKNER MFA Sculpture-Boston University, MA. Taught: Creative Arts Community of Portland, OR; Howland Art Center, NY; International Baccalaureate Organization, Switzerland; Olympic College, WA; University of Oregon, OR; The University of Hong Kong, China. Solo exhibition: Frye Art Museum, WA. Exhibitions: Boston, New York, Seattle. ANGIELENA CHAMBERLAIN BFA-Cornish College of the Arts, WA. Director: Georgetown Arts & Cultural Center, WA. Exhibitions: Art on the Ridge Gallery, WA; Arts West Playhouse, WA; Georgetown Art Center, WA; Rosen Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, WA. Recipient: President’s Scholarship for High Achievement, Cornish, WA; 4Culture, WA. LARINE CHUNG BFA-Chinese University of Hong Kong. Training: Gage Classical Atelier, WA. Taught: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio, WA. Exhibitions: Grey Gallery, WA. Representation: The Fountainhead Gallery, WA. Awards: First Place in Still-Life, 2010 Best of Gage; First Prize, 2008 Gage Self-Portrait Competition. MARGARET DAVIDSON MFA-University of Washington, WA. BFA-University of Michigan, MI. Taught: Pratt Fine Arts Center, WA; Cornish College of the Arts, WA; Indiana State University, IN; University of Washington, WA. Representation: SAM Gallery, WA; Edison Eye Gallery, WA. Author: Contemporary Drawing, Key Concepts and Techniques.


ERIC ELLIOTT MFA-University of Washington, WA; BA-University of California, CA. Taught: University of Washington, WA; Highline Community College, WA. Recipient: 2009 Neddy Fellowship; Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award; Artist Trust GAP Grant; James Phalen Art Scholarship; Maybelle Toombs Art Scholarship. Exhibitions: Tacoma Art Museum, WA; James Harris Gallery, WA; Soil Gallery, WA; Catherine Person Gallery, WA. Representation: James Harris Gallery, WA. CHARLES EMERSON MFA-Yale University, CT; Graduate Studies: Boston University, MA; BFA-University of Southern California, CA. Fulbright Scholar in Venice, Italy. Artist in Residence at La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. Publication: The Art of Drawing by Bernard Chaet. Exhibitions include Sisko Gallery, WA. BILL EVANS BA Architecture-University of Washington, WA. Taught: Cornish College of the Arts, WA; Pottery Northwest, WA. Exhibitions: Art Stop, WA; Kebanu Gallery, OR; Allied Arts Invitational, WA; Fountainhead Gallery, WA; Frye Art Museum, WA. Awards: 2004 Best in Show at Washington Potters Association Show; WCA Juror’s Award at 2008 Art Stop. Representation: Sisko Gallery, WA. GARY FAIGIN Training: Art Students League, NY; Ecole des Beaux-Arts, France. Taught: Art Students League, NY; New York Academy of Art, NY. Cofounder & Artistic Director, Gage Academy of Art. Art critic, KUOW public radio, WA. Exhibitions: Frye Art Museum, WA; Woodside/Braseth Gallery, WA; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; Coos Art Museum, OR. Representation: Linda Hodges Gallery, WA. Author: Artists’ Complete Guide to Facial Expression. CLAUDIA FITCH MFA-Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA; BFA-Painting, University of Washington, WA. Exhibitions: New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Seattle Art Museum, WA. Awards: NEA Fellowship Grant in Sculpture; Artist Trust Grant; Neddy Fellowship. Representation: Greg Kucera Gallery, WA; Adam Baumgold Gallery, NY. GEOFF FLACK MFA-New York Academy of Art, NY; BFAColorado State University, CO. Exhibitions: Minor Gallery, WA; Phillips De Pury & Company, NY; New York Academy of Art, NY. BARBARA FUGATE MFA Painting-Miami University of Ohio, OH. Taught: Seattle Art Museum, WA; Seattle Pacific University, WA; Troy Art Center, NY; Western Kentucky University, KY. Exhibitions: ArtSpace, WA; Bellevue Art Museum, WA; Fountainhead Gallery, WA; Martin-Zambito Gallery, WA. Publication: The Best of Sketching and Drawing.

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Charles Emerson TERRY FURCHGOTT BA-Radcliffe College, MA. Training: Camden Arts Center, England. Awards: Artist Trust Fellowship, King County Arts Commission, WA State Arts Commission. Numerous public art murals. Representation: Lisa Harris Gallery, WA. JASON WEI-CHE JUAN Training: Art Institute of Seattle, WA. Exhibitions: Waterhouse Gallery, CA; Howard/Mandville Gallery, WA; Whistlepik Galleries, TX. Awards: Best of Portfolio in Animation & Design, Art Institute of Seattle, WA; Southwest Magazine’s “21 under 30.” MARK KANG-O’HIGGINS MFA-New York Academy of Art, NY; MAUniversity College Galway, Ireland. Training: Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. Exhibitions: Columbia University, NY; New York Public Library, NY; SAM Gallery, WA; Linda Hodges Gallery, WA. TOM HOFFMANN MA-Art Education, University of London Institute of Education, England; BFA-Amherst College, MA. Hoffmann has taught extensively nationally and locally. Exhibitions: Frye Art Museum, WA; Seattle Art Museum, WA; Tacoma Art Museum, WA. Representation: Fountainhead Gallery, WA. LAUREN KLENOW, Lecturer BA-Art History, & BA-Interdisciplinary Visual Art, University of Washington, WA. Exhibition Experience: Howard House Contemporary, WA; Vermillion Art Gallery, WA; Henry Art Gallery, WA; Martin Lawrence Gallery, WA; Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, CA. Exhibitions: Vermillion Art Gallery, WA; NEPO, WA. MICHAEL LANE Education: Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial, PA; The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA; mentored by Nelson Shanks. Taught: Moore College of Art and Design, PA; Mural Arts Program, City of Philadelphia, PA. Exhibitions: Vain Gallery, WA; Form/Space Atelier, WA; Artists’ House Gallery, PA.

ANNE PETTY MFA-Painting & Drawing, University of Washington, WA; BFA-Drawing & Painting, Missouri State University, MO. Taught: University of Washington, WA. Exhibitions: Sandpoint Gallery, WA; SAM Gallery, WA; Henry Art Gallery, WA; Jacob Lawrence Gallery, WA. Awards: University of Washington de Cilia Teaching in Excellence Award, WA.

JOSEPH LESSER BA-California State University, CA; Exhibitions: Fountainhead Gallery, WA; Scott Milo Gallery, WA; Lawrence Gallery, OR; Jeffrey Moose Gallery, WA. Awards: The Pastel Journal, Best 100 Paintings (2001); Southwest Art Magazine, Artist to Watch (2000).

SUSAN BARI PRICE BS Visual Design-University of Oregon, OR. Training: Gage Classical Atelier, WA; Exhibitions: Collective V. Sims Gallery, WA; Redmond City Hall, WA; Grenning Gallery, NY. Representation: Atlanta Art Gallery, GA.

ANNE LEWIS, Guest Teaching Artist BA- Fine Arts, University of Puget Sound, WA; Graduate Studies: Pacific Oaks, WA. Training: School of Visual Concepts, WA; Pratt Fine Arts Center, WA; University of New Mexico, NM. Taught: Pratt Fine Arts Center, WA; Bellevue Arts Museum, WA; Tacoma Art Museum, WA. Publication: Mixed Media Collage. PATRICK LoCICERO, Guest Teaching Artist MFA-The San Francisco Art Institute, CA; BFA-The Ohio State University, OH. Taught: University of Washington, WA; Cornish College of the Arts, WA. Exhibitions: Linda Hodges Gallery, WA; Seattle Art Museum, WA; Sue Greenwood Fine Art, CA; United States Embassy, country of Georgia. Commissions and Collections around the United States. MICHAEL MAGRATH MFA Sculpture-University of Washington, WA. Training: Florence Academy of Art, Italy. Taught: Reed College, OR; Sculpture Academy of London, England; Instructor in sculpture and public art at University of Washington, WA. Recipient: Artist Trust Gap grant and 4Culture award. Exhibits internationally. PERIN MAHLER, Guest Teaching Artist MFA-Painting, Queens College, NY. Teaches: Laguna College of Art and Design, CA; Taught: Grand Valley State University, MI; Kendall College of Art and Design, MI; Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH. Collections: San Francisco Art Institute, CA; Trinity College, CT; Cincinnati Art Museum, OH. Exhibitions: Aquinas Gallery, MI; The Carnegie, OH; Elon University, NC; Devos Art Museum, MI; Muskegon Museum of Art, MI. KATHLEEN McKEEHEN Training: Natural Science Illustration-University of California, Santa Cruz, CA; Freelance: Organic Gardening, The Herb Companion, Gardener’s Companion. Member: American Society of Botanical Artists; Guild of Natural Science Illustrators; Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

JULIA RICKETTS BFA-New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY. Taught: Kirkland Arts Center, WA; Pilchuck School of Glass, WA; Pratt Fine Arts Center, WA. Solo Exhibitions: Alysia Duckler Gallery, OR; Friesen Gallery, ID; Fulcrum Gallery, WA; Representation: Patricia Cameron Gallery, WA. KURT SOLMSSEN, Guest Teaching Artist BFA-University of Pennsylvania, PA; CertificatePennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA. Recipient: William Emlen Cresson Scholarship. Exhibitions: Foster/White Gallery, WA; Bakersfield Museum of Art, CA; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; Terrence Rogers Fine Art, CA. Representation: George Billis Gallery, NY; Adler & Co. Gallery, CA. TIP TOLAND MFA & BFA Ceramics-Montana State University, MT. Taught: Seward Park Art Studio, WA; Pottery Northwest, WA; University of Washington, WA. Exhibitions: Bellevue Art Museum, WA; Pacini Lubel Gallery, WA; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY. Awards: First Place, Virginia A. Groot Foundation, 2004; Artist Trust Award, 2007; Jean Griffith Fellowship Artist Award, 2009.

ABOUT GAGE: Teaching Artists

GEOFFREY LAURENCE, Guest Teaching Artist MFA-New York Academy of Art, NY. Training: Byam Shaw School of Art, England; London College of Printing, UK. Taught: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, CA; Andreeva Portrait Academy, NM. Exhibitions: Skotia Gallery, NM; LewAllen Contemporary, NM; Forbes Galleries, NY. Representation: 101/Exhibit, FL; John Pence Gallery, CA.

Olivia Britt HAMID ZAVAREEI BS-West Virginia Institute of Technology, VA. Taught: Seattle Pacific University, WA; Kirkland Art Center, WA. Exhibitions: William Traver Gallery, WA; Gallery Bershad, MA; SAM Gallery, WA; Fountainhead Gallery, WA; Carnegie Art Museum, CA; Palos Verdes Art Center, CA. Residency: Lantern of the East Art Camp, South Korea. Representation: Linda Warren Gallery, IL.

KIMBERLY TROWBRIDGE MFA-Painting, University of Washington, WA; BFAPainting/BA English Literature, Indiana University, IN. Exhibitions: Grey Gallery, WA; Ouch My Eye, WA; Crawl Space Gallery, WA; The Kinsey Institute, IN; University Alumni House, WA; MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, WA; Jacob Lawrence Gallery, WA.

Gage Staff*

YUQI WANG, Guest Teaching Artist BA-Art, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, China; Postgraduate-oil painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China. Exhibitions: Century Gallery, VA; Acadia Gallery, NY; National Portrait Gallery, UK; Beijing Music Hall Gallery, China. Collections: China National Gallery, Royal Family of Japan private collection; Awards: Grand Prize, Portrait Society of America, Washington, DC; Second Prize, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; Best Portfolio, American Society of Portrait Artists, Museum of Modern Art, NY.


Pamela Belyea


Susan Jones


Gary Faigin


Lauren Klenow


Sharon Arnold


Margaretta Lantz x10

Shane Foreman


Kathleen Moore x16

Sam Hamrick


Ani Rucki

Carol Hendricks


Erin M. Schadt

Lee Humason


Executive Director Artistic Director

Youth Programs Manager Facility Assistant Facility Manager School Manager

Financial Director

Web Editor

Curator/Public Events Registrar

Development Associate Graphic Designer

x14 x11

Communications Director

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1501 Tenth Ave E

5 Harvard Ave E

St. Marks Cathedral

GAGE (in St. Nicholas building)

Garfield St

10th Ave E

E Galer St

ABOUT GAGE: Student Information

Student Information



FACILITY Gage is located in the St. Nicholas school building, 1501 Tenth Avenue East beside St. Mark’s Cathedral on North Capitol Hill. The Gage main entrance is on the south end of the building. Please contact Gage staff regarding ADA accommodations.

TRANSPORTATION Gage is located east of I-5, south of 520 and four blocks north of Broadway on Capitol Hill. For public transportation, take Metro bus line 49. For driving directions, visit

BUILDING & OFFICE HOURS Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-4:30pm Building Hours: Weekday Hours: 8:30am-10:00pm Saturday Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm The Belyea Library and galleries are open at all times the building is open.

TUITION DISCOUNTS/ SCHOLARSHIPS Artists age 25 or younger receive a 25% discount off adult classes and workshops. Eligible professional artists and K-12 educators are invited to enroll in classes and workshops with a 50% tuition discount on a stand-by basis. Call to register using a discount or to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

PARKING Free parking is available weekdays along the south wall of the St. Nicholas building and behind St. Mark’s Cathedral. For evening and weekend programs, students are invited to park behind the St. Nicholas building, as well.

CHILD CARE Whirlwinds Childcare is located at 1310 Mercer St., just over a mile from Gage. Whirlwinds provides four-hour, drop-in child care services, Monday through Friday. Visit their website at www.

Gage is a 501 (c)(3) arts organization that receives the support of the following organizations:

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ART SUPPLIES Class and workshop materials lists are posted on the web. Students may also request that a copy be faxed or mailed. Adult students provide all art supplies and should expect to pay $50 or more to purchase the required materials. Gage provides odorless solvents for all oil-painting programs. Gage does not allow the use of Liquin or any other highly toxic mediums in the studios. Gage Youth Programs include all art supplies. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION Gage does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion and ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarships and any school-administered programs. FREE GAGE WiFi Free wireless internet is available on all three floors of the school.

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go colors must appear exactly the same every time they are used. On printed materials, Wells Fargo logo colors ls Fargo Red and Wells Fargo Yellow — must always match their CMYK formula respectively, whether printing Matchingother Gift Foundation Lucky Seven Foundation ted or uncoated stock.Boeing Never substitute colors. This is• especially important since certain paper stocks and ent types of media mayMicrosoft alter the way a color looks when reproduced. For this reason, — a color check while the job Matching Gift Foundation • Seattle Foundation press or in final production is essential. Drawdowns are strongly recommended in all cases. For print jobs Donor Advised Funds • Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation ing spot color pages, special spot ink formulas are provided from the Brand Management Team at The Stanley R. & Robert E. Wright Foundation For The Arts

s Fargo red: M: 100 Y: 80 K: 20

Robert T. & Tina Ing Yahng Foundation

s Fargo yellow: M: 20 Y: 10028 K: 0 Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


Registration Information ABOUT GAGE: Student Registration

Fall 2011 registration begins Monday, August 8, 2011. Phone 206.323.GAGE(4243) x10 or 800.880.3898


Download a registration form at and mail to: Gage Academy of Art 1501 Tenth Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102



Three ways to register:

or FAX completed form to 206.526.5153

Register online at

Gage accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express as well as checks or cash. Note: There is a $12 nonrefundable registration fee for each registration, regardless of number of programs booked. Registration fee is waived for ateliers, lecture series and open studio passes.

Financial Terms REGISTRATION DEPOSIT To guarantee your place in a Gage class, please fill in the registration form and submit either full payment or a deposit of one half the tuition of the program. Students registering with a deposit must fill out the credit card information and will be automatically charged the balance 35 days later. Please note that this does not apply for Youth Programs; all Youth Programs must be paid in full at time of registration.


100% refund of all fees

Cancel more than three business days before program start date: Partial refundt Tuition creditt

Cancel three business days or fewer before program start date:

Cancel on or after first session date, but before second session date: Prorated tuition creditt*


Cancel on or after date of second session:

0% refund

Additionally, a payment plan is available for any Gage classes or workshops with tuition fees of $500 or more. All payment plan registrations include an additional $25 bookkeeping fee per program. All payment plan payments must be made on your credit card and begin with an initial $250 payment followed by payments of $200 per month until paid in full. Your online registration indicates your agreement with these terms. For information on payment- plan terms for Atelier registrations, please refer to your Student Contract.

WEEKLONG WORKSHOP CANCELLATION TERMS Workshop cancelled by the Academy:

100% refund of all fees


Cancel more than four weeks before workshop start date:

Partial refundtt

Cancel four weeks or fewer, but more than five business days before workshop start date:

Tuition credittt

Cancel five business days or fewer before workshop start date:

0% refund

Students are required to pay a $12 non-refundable registration fee per registration, regardless of number of programs booked. Exemption: Lecture series, drop-in studio passes and continuing Atelier students.

CANCELLATION DETAILS Students who wish to cancel their place in a program must notify the Gage office by telephone or email to qualify for tuition refund or tuition credit. Tuition credits must be applied toward Gage programs within one year and are available on a stand-by basis only. All tuition credits are nontransferable. See Atelier and Mentored Studio contract for cancellation terms.


$25 deposit will be withheld from your nontransferable tuition credit or refund. Tuition credits are nontransferable. *Prorated credit not available for workshops.


$75 deposit will be withheld from your tuition refund or nontransferable tuition credit. Tuition credits are nontransferable.

Student Contract

Submission of your registration constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions stated in this catalog and agreement that Gage Academy of Art (Gage) cannot be held responsible or liable for any act or for any injury, illness, death, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may occur during the course of any program. Gage assumes no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to influences beyond its control. Personal effects, artwork and art supplies are students’ sole responsibility at all times. Gage reserves the right to cancel any program in which case it is liable only for any fees paid to Gage Academy of Art. Gage reserves the right to reschedule any program or replace any instructor without refund. Gage reserves the unconditional right to terminate enrollment in the event of unreasonable or disruptive conduct or failing to follow Gage’s student policies and rules; and Gage may do so without any refund. No refund will be made for early departure or deviation from the Gage schedule and program registration shall be nontransferable. Publicity waiver: Unless informed otherwise, Gage considers photographs taken of students and their artwork to be permissible for publication in Gage informational materials, including the web.

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Youth Update YOUTH PROGRAMS: Update

Gage Makes Classical Art Training Fun This fall, Gage Youth Programs continues to offer more frequent classes with a broader variety of subjects for kids and teens. Sign up your kids for a great mix of fun and skill building, each month featuring a different subject. Teens, in particular, can broaden their skills and techniques while building a portfolio to be proud of. Along with more variable and flexible programming, teen classes have now expanded to twice a week to accommodate a more comprehensive curriculum. Teens who take Gage youth classes learn valuable skills in drawing and painting from observation, anatomy of the figure, and have the opportunity to experiment with abstract and conceptual development under the guidance of practicing artists. Many of our teens go on to apply for college with greater confidence and stronger portfolios! Can’t fit the quarterly teen classes into your schedule? Make sure you drop in to Teen Art Studios, our free Friday and Saturday night program on Capitol Hill and in the Rainier Valley, respectively. We make sure to offer the same excellence in our programming as we do the rest of the year, bringing in teaching artists from the Seattle art community such as Doug Parry, Greg Stump and Susannah Bluhm. To learn more about each of our teaching artists, see

Ages 13-18 

Teen artists ages 13-18 — drop in to study with professional artists who provide focused instruction in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. All art materials provided.   FREE

Greg Stump

From September 7 to December 11, student work from the summer Teen Intensive is on display in a show at the Seattle Art Museum Community Corridor Gallery. Plan to attend the closing reception during the December 9 Teen Night Out.

Doug Parry


Sponsorship logo standards The Wells Fargo logo appears in Wells Fargo red and Wells Fargo yellow. Use the black 1-color version only for one- or (blackDrew plus one color) applications such as newspaper advertising forms. Clockwise from upper left: Teentwo-color artist Galen at his easel; cardboard shoe constructions; teens or work on a painting project. 1-Color 100% Black

CMYK logo Gage Youth Programs Receive Generous Support from:





Print logo colors Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011. Our logo colors must appear exactly the same every time they are used. On printed materials, Wells Fargo logo colors — Wells Fargo Red and Wells Fargo Yellow — must always match their CMYK formula respectively, whether printing

Sarah Bixler





Discover the fun of not only being the painter, but also being the subject and stars of the work. You learn to see, interpret and paint the human form while exploring the skills used to pose as costumed models and to develop unique stories in paintings. While incorporating costumes, props and a dynamic stage, you also collaborate with each other on a mural-sized painting on paper.

Learn the basics of anatomy as you develop your skills in drawing and observation! You get in-depth instruction on basic forms, the relationships between muscle and bone, and how the underlying structure develops a finished drawing of the human figure. Over four weeks, you draw from both life and your imagination to develop a working understanding of the human body.

SEPTEMBER ILLUSTRATION & IDEAS Greg Stump While aspiring illustrators are wise to hone their drawing techniques, conceptual skills are often just as important in creating an effective illustration. Explore the key elements of visual communication like composition, clarity of expression, narrative and problemsolving. Discover work by great illustrators and then create your own visual interpretations of texts, themes and ideas. 



OCTOBER PAINTING FORM & COLOR Susanna Bluhm Discover the possibilities of paint and canvas! Using acrylics, you learn the basic painting skills needed to express your ideas and represent what you see. Whether a beginning or experienced painter, you participate in fastpaced exercises to music, color studies and creative still-life setups. You also tackle longer projects that explore conceptually imaginative ideas and intent as well as composition, form and technique.

NOVEMBER* PAPER POSTER STREET ART No Touching Ground Explore the techniques and materials wheat paste artists use for collage, papier-mâché and paper posters in urban art! You’ll learn how to use photocopies, linoleum block prints, and stencils to make your drawings; what materials to use when wheat-pasting, and what kind of walls work best for longevity. Also discover which contemporary artists are pushing the limits in the medium.

NOVEMBER* CHIAROSCURO: DRAMATIC BLACK & WHITE Kerstin Graudins Learn to compose dramatic black and white artworks with charcoal, creating what’s called chiaroscuro. You are guided through the process step by step as you draw from observation, learning to see with a critical eye and to work toward more realistic images. Improve your drawing skills as you render light and shade to create a strong tonal drawing, working on a value scale from darkest darks to brightest white.

* No TAS Programs run Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25 & 26. Like Gage Teen Artists


No Touching Ground Kyle Abernethy Kate Johnson

Learn the difference between what you see and what you think you see when you look in the mirror! You use a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, ink, pen and watercolors to explore the psychology and anatomy behind portraiture and the language of expression — including learning the 43 different muscles in the face! Draw from a photograph, from a mirror and from memory.

Susanna Bluhm

Construct believable, realistic drawings using nothing but paper, charcoal and your own observational skills! Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you learn to look at still-life setups in order to see shapes and form in your composition, helping you make the drawings you create seem as solid as the real thing. Learn about value and shape, figure/ground relationships, how to use a plumb line and why drawing instructors keep telling you to squint!

FREE Saturdays 6:30pm-9:30pm 2100 24th Avenue South

Kerstin Graudins

FREE Fridays 6:30pm-9:30pm 1501 Tenth Avenue East

YOUTH PROGRAMS: Teen Art Studios


Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


Youth Classes



age Youth Programs offer practical art instruction in drawing, painting and 3-D design for kids and teens throughout the year. Our curriculum encourages students to explore new materials and techniques, develop creative problem solving skills and celebrate self-expression. Read more about all of the Youth Programs teaching artists at

Gage Youth Classes include all art supplies and equipment.

KIDS FALL CLASSES:  Saturdays  ages 7 – 12

Willow Heath

Marita Dingus SEPTEMBER



EXPLORATIONS IN PAINT Willow Heath Ages 7-12 Saturday 10:00am-Noon 9/10-10/1 [4 weeks]

RECYCLED JEWELRY & SCULPTURE Marita Dingus Ages 7-12 Saturday 10:00am-Noon 10/8-10/29 [4 weeks]

BEGINNING DRAWING & PRINTS Angielena Vitale Chamberlain Ages 7-12 Saturday 9:00am-Noon 11/5-11/19  [3 weeks]

Become an art explorer and create your own imaginative paintings inspired by famous artists in history. Splatter paint like Pollack, be bold like Kandinsky, paint an impression like Monet, and create characters like Dr. Seuss! Learn the basics of acrylic painting, explore various styles, and hear fun and fascinating stories about famous artists.

Give new life to old, found and recycled objects! Learn to make mixed-media jewelry boxes using cardboard and reused materials, filling it with your own handcrafted wire and bead jewelry. You also create dolls out of fabric and wire, and create an animal pal or action figure ready for adventures! Find out how even the most mundane materials can be transformed into beautiful pieces of art.

Learn how to build a drawing from the ground up and transfer it to a linoleum block! Look at examples of contemporary art made from linoleum blocks and then try it yourself. You start by drawing onto transparent papers, then you transfer your image to the linoleum block in order to create a bold, linear image that you can then print in multiples in different colors on various papers.

Dingus received an MFA from San Jose State University, CA, and a BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, PA. She has won numerous awards and is represented by Francine Seders Gallery. K1108  $175

Chamberlain received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and is the director of the Georgetown Arts & Cultural Center in Seattle. K1109  $190

Heath is a self-taught visual artist who works primarily in water-soluble oils and acrylics, and has taught art in Seattle since 2002. K1107  $175

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Angielena Vitale Chamberlain, detail

Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.

Enroll in two or more youth classes, and receive $50 off your combined tuition.


Just enter YOUTH in the Office Code field and hit Apply Code when registering online!

TEEN FALL CLASSES:  Mondays & Saturdays  ages 13 – 17

Julie Baroh, detail SEPTEMBER

Michael Leavitt

Emily Pothast OCTOBER


REALISTIC FANTASY ILLUSTRATION Julie Baroh Ages 13-17  Monday  4:00pm-6:00pm & Saturday  1:00pm-3:00pm 9/10-10/1  [4 weeks]

SCULPTING CARDBOARD SHOES Michael Leavitt Ages 13-17  Monday  4:00pm-6:00pm & Saturday  1:00pm-3:00pm 10/3-10/29 [4 weeks]

SURREALIST DRAWING & COLLAGE Emily Pothast Ages 13-17  Monday  4:00pm-6:00pm & Saturday  1:00pm-3:00pm 11/5 – 11/21  [3 weeks]

Compose images within the world of fantasy, as you learn how to make convincingly realistic figures in your imaginary realm. You explore traditional drawing techniques and anatomical principles, then meld those with common hybrid elements like pointed ears and insect wings. This is a great class to learn and apply classical rules of composition, proportion, perspective and light.

Transform cardboard boxes into fully functional cardboard shoes working from models and templates provided by Leavitt. You learn about cardboard cutting, tooling, leather-like conditioning, folding and rigorous assembly. Starting with a solid cardboard sole, build a shoe body, form the toe, add details and trim and even cut tie-able shoelaces! For the ambitious cardboard cobbler, boots, sandals and high heels are not out of the question.

Discover the imaginative works of Cubists, Dadaists and Surrealists such as Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and Man Ray. By combining observational and imaginative drawing techniques with collage, you develop new relationships and connections between experiences and visual ideas. Combine hand-drawn elements with found images and textures to create dynamic and surreal self-portraits, landscapes and other compositions.

Leavitt creates custom action figures, cardboard creations and more, which have been featured in publications including The Stranger, Seattle Magazine and Elle Decoration. T1108  $335

Pothast is a multimedia artist and writer who earned an MFA from the University of Washington. Her work has been exhibited at a number of local and national venues including the Henry Art Gallery and the SAM Gallery. T1109  $255

Baroh received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, and has 18 years of illustration experience, ranging from trading card games (such as Magic: the Gathering) to magazines and books. T1107  $295

Youth Scholarships Available! Download a need-based scholarship application at

Register online at beginning Monday, August 8, 2011.


St. Nicholas Building 1501 Tenth Avenue East Seattle WA 98102


206.323.GAGE (4243)

Classical Training for Contemporary Artists

GAGE YOUTH PROGRAMS Anna Emerson, 13, created this piece during the Teen Art Studios (TAS) program earlier this year. A free, drop-in program, TAS is held each Friday night at Gage on Capitol Hill and every Saturday night at the 2100 Building in the Rainier Valley for teens age 13–18 to explore different subjects and mediums. See the upcoming TAS lineup

Photo by Fedora El Morro

on page 30 & 31.

Fall 2011 Catalog  

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