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Erin Schadt On 10th Annual Drawing Jam At Gage Academy Of Art In My Old Neighborhood (PR)
posted October 10, 2009
 

Contact: Erin M. Schadt, Communications Manager
Gage Academy of Art
TEL: 206-323-4243, ext. 11
FAX: 206-526-5153
erin@gageacademy.org

Draw, Dabble, Doodle at the 10th Annual Drawing Jam
Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome at this 12-hour art-making festival December 5 at Gage Academy of Art.

Seattle, WA | October 9, 2009 -- Try your hand at art during the 10th Annual Drawing Jam -- a 12-hour art-making marathon -- on Saturday, December 5, at Gage Academy of Art on Capitol Hill in Seattle. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gage provides all the essentials for a full day of art creation.

In 2008, the Drawing Jam was named a "must do event" by Seattle Magazine, and no wonder why. Three floors of space, art supplies, food, models, inspiration and entertainment are all included with admission -- just $10 for adults and free for teens and kids. Whether you draw, dabble or doodle, head to the Drawing Jam to give drawing -- or even sculpting -- from the model a try.

A cast of over 50 models will rotate through several studios. Dancers, musicians and performers act as gesture models, nude figure models pose up to three hours at a time, and costumed portrait models sit for drawing. Costumed models include the "Stars of Seattle" -- a group of local celebrities, which in the past have included troupe members from Teatro ZinZanni, The Stranger's Dan Savage, the SeaFair Pirates and Sylvia O'Stayformore.

The Drawing Jam at Gage Academy of Art is geared for all ages and abilities, and families are especially encouraged to come. Kids will have a room of their own to draw, paint and craft during the day, and teens will also have their own dedicated studio for all 12 hours of the event.

Even if you don’t create art yourself, this is a unique chance to see an art school in full swing. Studios will be open to tour, and you can catch a glimpse of art in the making as award-winning Gage instructors conduct drawing, painting and sculpting artist demonstrations. Three exhibitions will be on display as well, including a selection of paintings by local artists included in Gage teaching artist Mitchell Albala’s new book Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice.

No matter your age or ability, come to Gage and spend an hour -- or the entire day -- dedicated to creating art! Check back as details emerge.

Buy your tickets at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID, and free for kids and teens. Free parking provided.

Presenting sponsors of the 10th Annual Drawing Jam at Gage Academy of Art are 4Culture and the Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Event sponsors include Artist & Craftsman Supply, Bellevue Art & Frame, Dakota Art Store and Daniel Smith Artists' Materials.

Gage is located at 1501 10th Ave. E., on Capitol Hill next to St. Mark’s, Seattle, WA.

About Gage Academy of Art:

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary year, Gage Academy of Art is a non-profit art academy offering classical instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting. Gage offers a wide variety of classes, workshops, ateliers and more for artists of all ages and abilities. Gage Academy of Art won the 2007 Governor's Arts Award for excellence in art education.

For more information about Gage Academy of Art, visit www.GageAcademy.org.