This course introduces students to a concise method for creating an accurate figure sculpture while working from a live model in a sustained pose for a full ten weeks. Gesture, proportion, clay application, and design will be emphasized. Anatomy will also be a prime focus of the course, leaving students with a clear and simple map of the skeletal landmarks of the body which can be applied to figure drawing and painting as well sculpture. Guidance on capturing the individual characteristics and ‘likeness’ of the model will be another feature of the course.
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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.