“Gage Academy makes classical art training cool again.

"Aristides describes what goes on at Gage as a kind of resistance movement, one aimed at bringing us back to fundamental ideas about art and beauty while emphasizing the inherent value in being truly present not just in the studio but in our own lives. “That direct encounter between the mind and the world around us,” Aristides explains, “that’s what leads to art.’”

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“…Gage Academy's classical atelier attracts students from around the world.”

“The Aristides Atelier at Gage is one of the few torch-bearers, and because it is so rare, its 16 students come from all over the world and make sacrifices to attend full-time. Several already have degrees in art….They are here strictly because they believe that this is the best art education they can get.”

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“Juliette Aristides, a leader in the revival of classical realism, outlines ways anyone can learn to draw—and why it's imperative for today's society… Read More>>


Julietter Aristidesand Roger Scruton, Photo by Brittany McGinley

Julietter Aristidesand Roger Scruton, Photo by Brittany McGinley

“In her excellent keynote presentation, on the final day of the four day conference she reminded [us] that we are designed for beautiful environments and to do meaningful work… Read More>>