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

In this intensive workshop you will learn to draw with greater accuracy, efficiency, and confidence, to transform a complex subject into a dynamic image using strong forms, incisive line, and simplified areas of dark and light. We will be working with the striking, high contrast mixed media of charcoal and white chalk on brown paper, moving from a review of drawing basics including the rendering of volumetric forms with light and shadow, to brief sketches and several finished works of inspiring still-life set ups including fruit, flowers, ceramics, shiny metal and transparent glass. You develop skills judging what is and is not essential, when to use hard vs soft edges, compositional choices, and techniques to create texture, atmosphere, volume, and space in your drawing as you begin to uncover your own personal style.

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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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