The Classical Atelier
, based on time-tested studio traditions, offers the opportunity to study classical drawing and painting techniques.

For the Academic Year 2021-2022, The Classical Atelier will be led by teaching artists Paul RosiakLarine Chung, and David Dwyer directed by Juliette Aristides.

Information is presented in a variety of formats intended to enable students of all levels to grasp even the most difficult concepts. You graduate with an unparalleled understanding of the principles of art.

The Classical Atelier curriculum is designed to provide fundamental drawing and painting skills with a strong emphasis on observation from life. Like the great studios of the past, working from the human figure in life drawing and painting forms a pillar of the atelier program.

Students spend every morning throughout the year in the life room. The afternoons are spent in students' studios working through the atelier curriculum of cast drawing, master-copy work and still life painting in a step-by-step progression. As you acquire each skill, new and more challenging projects are assigned. Classical Atelier students are also provided additional classes in perspective, anatomy, composition, painting techniques and color theory.

Scholarships available!




Monday - Friday 9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M


Tuition Fees: $ 8,675

Juliette Aristides

Teaching Artists

Larine Chung

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Paul Rosiak

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David Dwyer

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In recognition of the national examination of systemic racism and injustices, Gage Academy of Art is committed to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices.

Land Acknowledgment: Gage Academy of Art would like to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the Duwamish People, past and present—and honor, with gratitude, the land itself, the Duwamish Tribe, and their ancient heritage. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering, dialogue and learning space. We ask that we take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land, who are still here.

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