Gage Academy of Art

Rating: 4.71 stars   17 reviews


St. Nicholas Building 1501 Tenth Ave East, #101 Seattle WA 98102 USA


Guided by the belief that artists are made, not born, Gage strives to educate, enrich and engage artists and the community in the visual arts. Gage offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting and is dedicated to helping students of all ages and skill levels realize themselves as artists in contemporary society 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."


In spite of the difficult economy, Gage has shown strong enrollment patterns this year with an increase of 12% in its adult classes.

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.

Geographic areas served:

Gage serves artists across the NW region


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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i have always been a proponent of providing artistic outlets for adults as well as children. Gage takes this one step further by combining the excellence of world recognized artists to teach and provide inspiration to generations of aspiring artists. As a subject too often lopped off school budgets, the need for art education has never been greater. without it the density of the fabric or our cultural life is greatly diminished.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

exhibitions, talking with students and teachers and walking the halls of the school.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the extraordinary committement to quality and the art that enriches our lives

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all committed, focused on art and clear on their role to raise the level of artistic awareness in Seattle.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the way we perceive art in seattle. it would provide for underpriviledged students, allow adults to give vent to their need for expression and create a better place to live.

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