Geoff Flack is a Colorado born artist currently working and living with his family in the Seattle area. He is the director of the Core Drawing Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art where he also teaches many drawing workshops and classes primarily focusing on the human figure. He holds an MFA in Drawing from the New York Academy of Art and a BA in Drawing from Colorado State University. Geoff's work has shown in exhibitions in New York and Seattle and has pieces in multiple private collections.

Instagram: @geoffreyflack

Artwork by 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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