In celebration of Juliette Aristides's highly anticipated third book, Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier, Gage Academy of Art was thrilled to host a release party, book signing, and a gallery exhibition that highlighted works both from the book and examples of drawings that put the fundamental drawing principles into practice.
This week we went on our 6th annual field trip to Carkeek Park in North Seattle. We partnered with the Kang-O'Higgins Atelier for drawing on location and lunch. The park has something for everyone: trails, beach, forest and fields. The trip afforded us an opportunity to work outside and to enjoy some camaraderie. I found out that our artists are equally talented in the culinary and visual arts.
Founding member and graduate of the Classical Atelier, JOHN RIZZOTTO, exhibits a new suite of paintings:
“CURRENT EVENTS” at the DONNA GORDON GALLERY, in Saint Petersburg Florida as part of a group show Be Still October 8th, 2011 – January 11th, 2012
Best of luck on your show John. Your friends in Seattle are proud of your accomplishments.
James Kielland, a photographer from Kent, is working with us to take some new shots of the Atelier this year. This is the entrance to the Madison Studio on the third floor of Gage Academy of Fine Art.
Students resting during lunch.
Afternoon studio work.
Larine Chung, a beloved graduate of the Classical Atelier program, opened a solo show at the Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle. Larine's work has a playful creativity that disguises the labor that went into its creation.
Former Classical Atelier student Eduardo Fernandez unveiled his portrait of Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to a jubilant audience January 15th. In this photograph Eduardo can be seen in front of his portrait. Congratulations Eduardo on such a serious accomplishment.
Our very own fourth year student- D. Jordan Parietti's beautiful cast drawing was chosen to be on the splash page of the Nitram Charcoal Website. We send our congratulations to Jordan for a lovely drawing. Jordan- you put your best effort into everything you undertake- we are privileged to work with you.