Gage Academy of Art Overview
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1501 Tenth Ave East, #101
Target demographics: Annually, Gage serves over 10,000 members of our community through educational and community programs in the visual arts. Our Youth Prorgrams engage young artists ages 6 to 18 and our open enrollment Adult Programs draw artists of all skill levels from beginners to professionals. Gage year-long ateliers provide professional training in drawing and painting to a core group of 40 artists who work in on-site studios under the mentorship of master teaching artists.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year, Gage awards $160,000 in tuition relief to over 300 deserving students.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Show up for our “Drawing Jam” (December) or our “Best of Gage” (June) and help to run one of the most fun public art events in Seattle.
Geographic areas served: Gage serves artists across the NW region
Programs: ADULT PROGRAMS - classes, workshops, ateliers, evening lecture series, national & international art tours.
YOUTH PROGRAMS - after-school & Saturday classes, family programs & art tours, summer workshops, pre-college Teen Intensive, plus free, drop-in Teen Art Studios, running 50 Friday nights a year.
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS - exhibitions, evening lectures, art competitions, public art events.
Gage Youth Programs offer practical art instruction in drawing, painting and 3-D design for 6 to 18 year old artists. Our curriculum encourages students to explore new materials and techniques, develop creative problem solving skills and celebrate self-expression. We are dedicated to providing professional teaching artists to present engaging, age-appropriate classes that empower young artists to "be seen and heard."