Celebrating 30 years as an extended-learning nonprofit in Seattle, Gage Academy of Art offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking to students of all ages and skill levels. Best known for its unique Atelier programs, Gage enables students to work closely with a master instructors or teacher over many years, one of few institutions in the country offering this classical method of training. Gage is located in the historic St. Nicholas building, a distinguished 1925 landmark, adjacent to St. Mark’s Cathedral, in the north end of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. A second, versatile facility is located in the Georgetown neighborhood south of Seattle. In both facilities, Gage offers a variety of programs ranging from classes, lectures, and workshops to full-time study. Gage is also home to public art events, lectures, youth programming, tours, and exhibitions.
Youth Programs at Gage
Whether your young artist is drawing, painting, or moving in a dance or a play, have fun watching your child discover exciting new ways to express themselves through a newfound art!
Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios
Teen Art Studios is a free, year-round, evening drop-in studio art program for young artists ages 13 to 18 that delivers quality art training to teens from all backgrounds. There is no registration required. All locations are lead by professional working artists who teach a specific art form each month, engaging teens in learning new skills, making art and developing new friendships in a supportive, safe environment. You are welcome to drop in when you can or come every week! Art supplies and refreshments are provided.
- 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. at South Park Community Center
- 6:30-9:30 P.M. on Gage Capitol Hill
- 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Bellevue Arts Museum
All skill-levels are welcome, from beginning to advanced teen artists. There is no registration required. You are welcome to drop in when you can or come every week! Art supplies and refreshments are provided.
Summer programs for youth at Gage inspire young artists with challenging and fun opportunities for creative expression. Our Workshops are led by professional teaching artists in a safe and supportive environment. Gage Summer Workshops for ages 6-11 pair art and movement and are your child’s pathway to new artistic adventures. Each week, students explore new artistic territory fueled by imagination and collaboration. In our teen programs young artists gain confidence and develop creative skills as they discover traditional and contemporary techniques. Summer workshops include atelier style programs, like our Drawing, Painting and Portfolio Intensives as well as creative classes designed to facilitate exploration in new art forms from printmaking to animation. All Summer Workshops feature an Art Show & Performance on the final day, where the whole family is invited to enjoy a performance and celebrate the joy of creativity! Click here for more information on summer camps at Gage Academy!
School Year Classes!
Skillset classes meet once a week for five weeks, all supplies are provided and included in tuition. They are a great way to develop art skills and build a portfolio of work during the school year. Each quarter come away with a body of work featuring new skills and tools from classes that spark imagination and connect to creative careers.
Winter quarter features classes in figure drawing, concept design, painting and printmaking!
Need-based scholarships are available to qualifying young artists - visit GageAcademy.org/youth to learn more, and download a scholarship application.