In-person at Gage Georgetown @ Equinox Studios (6520 5th Ave S) in the historic Georgetown neighborhood in South Seattle.


2024/25 Full: $6,620

Program Content & Objectives

The Flack Drawing Atelier at Gage Georgetown is dedicated to the media and language of drawing, particularly focusing on the human figure. Although drawing is often seen as a precursor to painting or sculpture, the Atelier is grounded in the belief that drawing can stand as its own medium - one that continues to inspire artists as they develop their artistic vision. 

Students engage in a personal and collective exploration of drawing techniques, surfaces, and materials. You will gain a profound understanding of how to construct the human form while also working on varying subjects from imagination and still imagery. The goal is to develop drawing proficiency, which in turn allows for personal artistic exploration and development. 

The Flack Drawing Atelier offers the opportunity to study core drawing fundamentals and advanced techniques with artist Geoff Flack. This in-person, multi-year program offers an immersive learning environment of diverse student artists of all backgrounds and abilities. 

We are excited to offer two Atelier extension programs; 

-The Core Drawing Practicum - A preparatory program for the Atelier. Develop studio practices while receiving mentorship. Recommended to take alongside Core Drawing Classes. 

-The Advanced Drawing Seminar - A post-Atelier program for Alum. Receive continued, in-depth critical feedback and community enrichment.  


Time Commitment

This Atelier is a 3 year program:

Year One:  

Solidify the core principles of drawing and gain command of basic tools, techniques, and mark-making vocabulary. 

Year Two:  

Dive deeper into the figure's construction and explore a range of historical and contemporary drawing techniques. 

Year Three: 

Develop a body of work that realizes your inner vision through the language of drawing. 

Artists will develop drawings that hold their own alongside a painting or sculpture, as opposed to a drawing as a means of preparation for such mediums.

Atelier Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm (Instructed) and Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm (Uninstructed). Students will have access to a model between 9-15 hours per week and personal studio spaces available.

Fall: Start date in September.
Winter: Start date in January.
Spring: Start date in April.
Exact Start Dates TBD at instructor's discretion. 

Geoff Flack

“I believe that making art helps us move through the world. Everything we did in class required being present in the moment and truly seeing what was in front of us - skills developed with practice and intention. The simple act of laying down lines, of focusing on the move between values, of building up the shadows while observing closely required being immersed in and dedicated to the moment. A lovely feeling and an important way of being that we often lose in the day to day. I get the same feeling when making my music. I really loved the class and am so happy to have found Gage. I have made art all of my life but have had very little formal training. I am very excited about the possibilities! I look forward to studying with you again.”

— Geoff Flack Student

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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