Class Schedule

This fall on Thursday nights, Gage is offering two choices for feeding your artistic self;  either an Open Studio for Sculpture, or a Seminar on one of the coolest topics in art.

Thursday Night Open Sculpting Studio returns this Fall at Gage!

Long a staple of the sculpture community at Gage, we return with Traci Cole, graduate and former monitor of Magrath Sculpture Atelier to lead an open studio dedicated to long pose sculpture

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a model and supportive group of fellow sculptors? This is for you!
  • Are you taking Mike’s Tuesday night figure sculpting class and looking to get a little more model time? This is also for you!
  • Gage is now offering a ten week Thursday night sculpting studio utilizing the same pose as Mike’s Tuesday night sculpting class. No instructor: just you, clay, and a model.

*Note, this is independent of the Weds Night open studio group,

Can’t commit to ten full weeks? Drop in when you have a free Thursday. Come join us for some excellent sculpting or drawing time.  6:30 – 9:30 Thursdays Sept 18 – Nov 20th


Thursday Open Sculpting Studio with Clay

Thursday Open Sculpting Studio Without Clay

Thursday Open Sculpting Studio Drop In (with clay)


Alternatively…. Also on Thursday nights at Gage

Gage Seminars: The Language of Art:

Mike Magrath, director of the Magrath Sculpture Atelier at Gage, and Gage Academy are pleased 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.  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 

Visit us at The Magrath Sculpture Atelier

at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle

a new multi-year, part-time Atelier designed to confer the core disciplines needed to become a practicing figurative sculptor at a high level of excellence.

and on Vashon Island:

Welcome to AUTUMN!!

Sunday sessions at the Church of Sculpture will resume on SEPTEMBER 22nd and continues 10 weeks until November 24th.  This is a place to practice sculpture and drawing from real life in a relaxed atmosphere from 10am-1pm.  This Quarter we will focus on a 1/3 scale standing figure in oil-based clay.  We will work with the one model for the entire session.  Our model this fall will be Frances, a french woman who performs butoh and currently hails out of Olympia. – We welcome both returning and new students this session who want to try this fun, intuitive and direct method of figure sculpting.    RSVP to reserve a spot!

ONLY 3 SPOTS Still AVAILABLE! (as of 9/3) 

Our regular Monday Eve Open-Studio Drawing sessions continues as always.  6:30 – 9:30pm

A great way to drop into observational study and build your innate aesthetic sense. No reservation or notice needed.  Easels, models and music provided. Bring your own drawing kit. $18 Drop-in  (to cover the model’s fee) or $160 for a 10-pass.

Hope to see you here! – Mike

To Register:

please contact Magrath Sculpture directly (see flyer below)


Special Workshops:

During the summer months, we occasionally offer intensive workshops for various aspects of sculpture, portrait drawing, and mold making.