Trowbridge Atelier

“I do not paint things; I paint the differences between them.”

– Matisse

“Expanding on the Modernist tradition, I teach the formal language of color as the primary means for building images. My teaching method engages students in the process of identifying color relationships with a vocabulary that empowers them to make meaningful, articulate decisions in their paintings. The unique journey of each artist is celebrated and cultivated through my mentorship.”

– Kimberly Trowbridge

Kimberly Trowbridge by Leanna Bre Photography

The Trowbridge Atelier is a multi-year online program that focuses on developing an understanding of color and the method of color-blocking, wherein color is the primary building block for constructing images.

Students learn to analyze color relationships based on value, temperature, hue, and intensity under the guidance of teaching artist Kimberly Trowbridge. Two sessions per week are with instruction and include: lectures on historical and contemporary paintings, introduction of formal concepts, and demonstrations of studio exercises. Students work from observed still-life objects, master-work compositions, and the figure model. An additional session per week is dedicated to individual studio time. Sessions are interspersed with individual consultations and group critiques.

The Atelier begins in mid-September and ends in mid-June. 

Trowbridge Atelier Curriculum Outline and Student Art Gallery

Schedule a Zoom Meeting to Inquire about this Atelier Program

Atelier Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. and Friday (or other Individual Studio Day) 9:30 A.M. – 4:00P.M.

Tuition: $ 6,950

Trowbridge Atelier students are automatically included in all free programs, exhibitions and sales opportunities at Gage’s Capitol Hill campus, as well as Georgetown Art Walk and Equinox exhibitions.

Program Location: 

The Trowbridge Atelier is an online program. Students in the Seattle-area can opt to work at the  Gage Georgetown location: Equinox Studios,  
located at 6520 5th Ave S, in the historic Georgetown neighborhood in South Seattle.

Artists in the Trowbridge Atelier receive the following:

  • 3-day/week, 3-quarter program
  • (September – June) (18 hours/ week)
  • 6 hours/ week of life drawing/ painting
  • 6 hours/ week of independent studio/ critique/ mentoring
  • Access to studio equipment at
  • Equinox Studios, Georgetown
  • Access to Equinox Studios at
  • Gage Georgetown, between fall and winter terms
  • Free access to Gage Open Studios during the terms
  • Free access to Gage ArtTalks, lectures, toolkits

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Scholarships available!

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