LOCATION NOTE: This class will be taking place at our current Capitol Hill location, 1501 10th Ave E.

Learn techniques to enhance the depth of color and overall impact of your pastel work using a multi-colored underpainting of watercolor overlaid with bold layers of pastel. Working from inspiring still-life set ups containing richly colored summer fruits, luminous flowers, ceramics, and drapery, you complete multiple studies and several finished pieces practicing accurate drawing and basic pastel techniques, and exploring in depth the subtle interplay between relative tonal values and the successful use of color. You imbue your work with new life and energy, discovering which elements are truly essential, and how to balance finished detail with freshness and spontaneity.

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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.

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