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Gage Academy of Art

An innovative and accessible contemporary art school, Gage Academy of Art is unapologetically independent and fiercely committed to excellence in the fields of painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking. Celebrating 30 years of service to the community, we believe in personal mentorship and skills-based studio instruction, delivered by brilliant teaching artists with charcoal dust under their nails. Whether you are a curious newcomer or a professional artist, a working creative or a retired passion-seeker, Gage is open to anyone with the desire to learn.

A portrait of Gage co-founder Pamela Belyea, By KOH graduate Deborah Scott

A portrait of Gage co-founder Gary Faigin, By KOH graduate Deborah Scott

Best known for its unique Atelier programs as well as its youth summer programs, Gage enables students to work closely with a master instructor from the length of a workshop to the span of many years; Gage is proud to be one of the few institutions in the country offering this time-honored method of training.

We invite art makers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to become part of a vibrant learning community, with access to the best art instruction, free programs, lectures, demos, events and enrichment all year long. 

We are ready when you are. 

Gage Academy of Art is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible, as permitted by law. Federal Tax ID #91-1992593

Mission: Gage educates, enriches, and transforms our community through the visual arts.

Vision: Gage envisions a world where the visual arts are valued as a vital human endeavor.

Core Belief: Gage believes artists are made, not born.

Land Acknowledgment: Gage Academy of Art would like to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the Duwamish People, past and present—and honor, with gratitude, the land itself, the Duwamish Tribe, and their ancient heritage. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering, dialogue and learning space. We ask that we take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land, who are still here. 

Non-Discrimination Policy: Gage Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarships, and any school administered programs.


A portrait of Gage co-founder Pamela Belyea, By KOH graduate Deborah Scott

A portrait of Gage co-founder Pamela Belyea, By KOH graduate Deborah Scott

Tel: 206 323-GAGE (4243)

Office Hours:

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm

Building Hours:

Mon-Fri, 8:00am-10:00pm

Sat-Sun, 9:00am-6:00pm

**Please note: building hours subject to change due to holidays and breaks between sessions. Please check this page for updates.


Gage Capitol Hill

Gage Academy of Art is located in the historic St. Nicholas building, a distinguished 1925 landmark, adjacent to St. Mark’s Cathedral, and nestled in the north end of Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Walking distance from a wealth of cultural and artistic attractions including Volunteer Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Gage is centrally located close to coffee shops, dining, shopping, housing options and all the unique destinations of Seattle’s most eclectic neighborhood.

NOTE: Unfortunately, Gage does not have an elevator. Please email Facilities Manager Daniel Reveles regarding ADA accommodations.

Parking at Gage Capitol Hill

Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. East, #101
Seattle, WA 98102

Gage Georgetown

Our new, versatile 2000 square foot space houses a variety of year-round studio programs in painting, drawing and sculpture. Gage Georgetown programs include the exceptional Modernist Atelier with Kimberly Trowbridge; the new Core Drawing Atelier with Geoff Flack; The Georgetown Atelieras well as specialty workshops, classes and Teen Programs.

Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios
6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108
Studios A & B

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