MEET the EDUCATOR
“Wonderful! So full of terrific, practical guidance. Gary speaks with such fine understanding of the process of learning to draw people."
Gary Faigin has a long and distinguished career as an art instructor who combines classical principles of fine art, Western art history, unique demonstrations and visually-comprehensive lectures into his studio teaching practice. Faigin taught for many years in the major art schools in Manhattan –Art Students League, National Academy of Design School of Art, Parsons School of Design, the School of Visual Concepts and New York Academy of Art.
In 1991, Faigin and his wife Pamela Belyea, moved to Seattle and together they co-founded the Gage Academy of Art, where he currently teaches and serves as Artistic Director. Gage reflects Faigin's philosophy, "Artists are made, not born," with year-round traditional and contemporary programs in fine art for artists of all ages and levels of ability.
Since the publication of his landmark book, "The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression” in 1990, Faigin has taught expression workshops to plastic surgeons, cosmetic dentists, forensic artists, portrait artists, as well as professionals in the animation and gaming industries. Faigin currently lectures in the Animation Department at University of Washington, as well as collaborates on research at UW.
STUDY WITH FAIGIN:
> in Seattle at Gage Academy of Art
> on-line at Craftsy.com
> on site with CG artists in colleges and animation studios around the country .