This lecture series is offered at a pay-what-you-can scale. Purchasing this level gives you access to the entire lecture series.


This is a 10-part asynchronous, recorded lecture series exploring the aesthetics and biomechanical structure of the human form. The actual lectures and PowerPoints are available asynchronously online. Weekly meeting times via zoom allow for discussions and follow-up Q&A sessions with Mike Magrath, Director of the Magrath Sculpture Atelier at Gage Academy.

1: Bio-Mechanics and the Canons of Proportion

2: Pelvis and Trunk

3: Ribs and Spine

4: Reach 1; Shoulder Girdle

5: Reach 2; the Forelimbs

6: Locomotion; the Buttocks and Lower Limbs

7: Support and Manipulation; Feet and Hands

8: Neck and Skull

9: Facial Features and Musculature

10: Surface Features, Reproduction and Aging

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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