Magrath Atelier at Gage Academy of Art

Magrath Atelier at Gage Academy of Art

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Gage Academy of Art
Gage Academy of Art
10th Avenue E


Find my found objects portraits tonight at Gallery AXIS Art Walk ~ Revelation Road-trip

I hope to see you there for a night filled with art, performances and amazing loving people!

The Magrath Sculpture Atelier is a multi-year, part-time Atelier designed to confer the core discipl

Led by celebrated sculptor Michael Magrath, students learn to become adept in both traditional approaches as well as contemporary concerns in a variety of media. Build cumulatively upon the core skills of drawing and modeling from life, while adding critical understanding of anatomy, composition in the round and relief as well as technical skills such as mold making, casting, basic fabrication and

Operating as usual

Photos from Gage Academy of Art's post 06/17/2023

A clean sweep of best of gage from the sculpture atelier!

Photos from Gage Academy of Art's post 03/23/2023
Photos from Nancy Bocek Art's post 11/12/2022
Timeline photos 03/22/2022

Peter is a great draftsman and teacher. So thrilled he will begin to teach online at Gage

〰️ This course will demystify the drawing process, from start to finish. 〰️

Join Peter Green online this Spring - register now at ➰

Timeline photos 03/08/2022

Join Scott Méxcal on Zoom 💻 March 15th for a FREE art talk, 🔹🔹🔹 Untangling the Web: Modern Art History Seen from a Non-Western Perspective 🔹🔹🔹

🗣️ Learn why masterworks outside of the European Canon should be studied by classical realists.

"As prevailing attitudes around hegemonic Eurocentric and white supremacist pedagogy shift towards inclusiveness and cultural inclusion and representation, this lecture seeks to ask the question; how do we as art students and art teachers expand the canon of educational sources in order to develop the skills to be 21st-century artistic innovators, and what can we learn from classically trained artists of the past?"

Register FREE at

Image: Hank Willis Thomas, Colonialism and Abstract Art, 2019


Super proud of Atelier grad and former monitor Nancy Bocek!

Captive, Who We Are Series, 2021

Opening soon!
Visit Captive and wonderful artworks by Gage Academy graduates in the Gage Atelier Alumni Exhibition at Fountainhead Gallery opening on January 6th through January 29th.

Hope you'll drop by the Open House on Saturday, January 8th from 5-7 PM.

I’d love to meet you there! Please RSVP to me if you’re coming and I’ll update you of any changes to the event given the challenges of these days nothing is certain.

Please be advised that masks are required in Fountainhead Gallery and worn covering the nose and mouth.

Thank you, Fountainhead Gallery!

Find catalog and info links on my hompage

Beautiful photo by Daniel Fox, Lumina Studio

Home 10/20/2019

Fall Art History Lectures at Gage

October 23 | Mike Magrath | High Kitsch

Kitsch is the beautiful lie that eats truth. Join us to chart the evolution of Kitsch from its origins as aspirational culture among the 19th century bourgeois to the ubiquitous cultural language of the 21st century consumer society.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – April 22, 2020
7:00-8:00 P.M., Geo Studio, #304, Third Floor,
prefunc 6 pm

Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave E.
Seattle WA. 98102

$15 at Door, Free for members.

The Art History Lecture Series features Gage teaching artists as well as art historians from the Seattle art community, each exploring a different topic. These lectures present an intimate look inside the artists and movements that helped shape art from the Renaissance through the 20th Century. Register online for a single lecture or the entire fall series, and delve into the techniques, ideologies and personalities that define art in our world.


Skull Sketcher v2 - Anatomy 360 09/11/2019

for our upcoming Ecorche of the Skull class at Gage Academy of Art will be excited to add Uldis Zarins Anatomy360's digital tools into the mix!

Skull Sketcher v2 - Anatomy 360 Download Anatomy 360's Skull Sketcher 2 for free simply by sharing it on social media. Available for both PC and Mac Please see website for details.

Photos from Magrath Atelier at Gage Academy of Art's post 09/09/2019

Gage Seminars: The Language of Art:

We are excited to announce the beginning of a new seminar series at Gage. Through readings, presentations and discussion we explore the most important theoretical and historical underpinnings of today's art. This is like a college class, but without the term papers, (and the crazy cost!)
Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm

This fall
DADA; from Paris Commune to Extinction Rebellion

Dada is the primal void, the nonsense that makes sense. It is essentially a language set in opposition to established order. It can be argued Dada changed everything and set the tone for almost all art since. Why? We explore both the social and historical origins of DADA as well as the core precepts and performance art of the Cabaret Voltaire and their followers, their outsize effects on our culture over the intervening years of Surrealism, Situationism, Punk… We also analyze its essential role in contemporary art and mass movements. Crazy cool stuff!

details and registration

Timeline photos 08/12/2019

Atelier instructor Mark Kang-O'Higgins critiquing work by Grace Athena Flott.

There is still time to join the KOH Atelier, The Aristides Atelier, the Faigin Atelier, and the Studio Arts Intensive programs here at Gage. Don't miss the opportunity to become the artist YOU want to be.

Apply here:

Timeline photos 08/02/2019

🔥🔥🔥This amazing group of Gage alumni is putting on a show that opens TODAY! Make this part of your day: It's rare that people with this quality of art get this organized!

Why Sculpture is Boring (better quality) by Jason Arkles 07/31/2019

Jason’s Sculptors Funeral is an excellent podcast. He’s always has great insights and history. Well worth perusing.

Why Sculpture is Boring (better quality) by Jason Arkles This is essentially the same talk I gave at the National Sculpture Society in June 2019, recorded at the Grand Central Atelier two days later. Though the pic...

Timeline photos 07/27/2019

🔥Unbelievably, it's not too late to join the Mark Kang-O'Higgins this Fall. Study with this modern master and become the artist you want to be.

Apply here:


Best of Gage, Magrath Sculpture students put on a great show full of variety and creativity. You guys rock.

Art, Wine, & Celebration


Best of Gage, this Friday. Hope to see you there. More sculpture than ever before!

Photos from Magrath Atelier at Gage Academy of Art's post 05/17/2019

Such high quality an strong variety of work. Super proud of my students at Magrath Atelier! Opening tonight

Field Trip to Henry Art Gallery and UW Memorial Circle 05/03/2019

The Atelier traveled a few short miles to see the Martha Friedman exhibit Castoffs and a visit to the Medal of Honor Memorial designed and created by Mike Magrath.

Bozzetti 05/03/2019

Students learned about quick studies - sketches in clay - with no more than 9 hours model time and no armature - just the clay itself ala Gian Lorenzo Bernini. (Sometimes a paper cup to lighten the weight under a seated figure.)
Working quickly helps break the "Fuffing" habit!
The three Magrath rules - "splat and pat", "no schmeer" and "no fuffing"!

2018 Pepper People 05/03/2019

The annual rite of passage for first year students, sculpting 2x life size pepper from life, waste mold and cast, and finish! I hope we'll see a few at the May Atelier show.

Photos from Magrath Atelier at Gage Academy of Art's post 05/02/2019

Mike discusses the properties and uses of different types of wax as a sculpture medium.

Photos from Magrath Atelier at Gage Academy of Art's post 05/02/2019

Learning to do quick gesture studies with wire manikins and foil.


Mike giving instruction on quick studies (bozzetti).

2017 The new year starts with 2x life size peppers and portraits! 03/17/2018

First year students begin with the pepper project and are motivated to complete it in order to join with their fellows working from a model, usually about midway through the quarter. The pepper has everything a sculptor needs to learn observation and technique. Everyone gains new appreciation for the beautiful pepper. The project includes learning how to make a waste mold and casting in the process.
Continuing students begin with portraits this year. These works can be completed as the artists wishes - fired or cast or... Mike mentors through the decision process and students give each other support.

Artist of the Week: Jeremias Lentini 10/29/2017

Magrath Atelier Alum Jeremias Lentini featured in Seattle Refined. Compelling work!

Artist of the Week: Jeremias Lentini Seattle might be notorious for niche coffee shops and scenic waterways, but locals know it's also home to an array of people who love to create.

Degas used cork in his wax sculptures 09/26/2017

Chewing gum, bailing wire. Long as it works!

Degas used cork in his wax sculptures X-ray images confirm the artist used everyday objects, such as pencils, to fill out his creations.

Timeline photos 06/20/2017

Best of Gage: First place sculpture - Mary Campbell

Timeline photos 06/20/2017

Best of Gage: Second place sculpture - Nancy Bocek

Timeline photos 06/20/2017

Best of Gage: Third place sculpture - Kathy Goodwind


Winners in the Best of Gage sculpture division:

1st Place: Mary Campbell
2nd Place: Nancy Bocek
3rd Place: Kathy Goodwind

Well deserved congratulations! Apologies for the lack of photos, they will come next week...

Photos from Magrath Atelier at Gage Academy of Art's post 06/14/2017

Finishing work on our paper-clay figures. An interesting alternative to water-based clay or oil-based clay...

Photos from Magrath Atelier at Gage Academy of Art's post 06/09/2017

Sneak peak of sculptures and other art getting ready for the Best of Gage. Check it out next Friday, June 16!


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