Sculpture and studio art are difficult roads. There is often not a lot of local support for what we do. Time in the studio can be exhilarating but also socially isolating. We need community and feedback on our projects and questions in order to grow beyond ourselves. Our goal is to offer new, distant, and postgraduate students a virtual community, mentorship, instruction, and feedback by which to build skills and develop independent work and support their studio practice.

Purpose: To provide an ongoing supportive community and incentive to begin and to continue working, the maintenance of a weekly sculptural touch point and critical social and cultural support in our distracted and socially distanced age. All students will meet as a group 3 hrs/week for live critiques and discussions. Instruction and demonstrations will be provided via live and asynchronous content. Class will then comprise individual critiques and discussions to which all students are welcome to participate or monitor. There is a ton to learn from another person's critique!

All levels are welcome! Beginning students will receive assignments and instruction on such projects as Bargue drawings and cast copies. For those who aspire to enter the Sculpture Atelier this is an excellent way to start building skills. More experienced students will receive demonstrations and individual assignments on projects such as drapery, maquette work and working with virtual models. Advanced students will be working on their own projects or may request assistance in developing work.

Pre-approval of Instructor is required for enrollment in Practicum. Contact the Gage Registrar directly at 206.323.4243 or for instructions.  


Year 1: Bargue drawings and cast studies.

Year 2: Gesture and maquette studies with virtual and other visual resources.

Year 3: develop independent project.

Post grad students (5th year): Independent work review and consultation.


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