The philosophical questions and issues that my work springs from and attempt to address have been tempered by my desire to additionally represent the simple beauty and mystery of creation.
-Mark Kang-O’Higgins

“Sins of Our Father,” Mark Kang-O’Higgins

The Kang-O’Higgins Atelier emphasizes drafting and painting skills to empower you with the language you need to achieve full visual expression.

Led by Mark Kang-O’Higgins, this course cultivates fluency with anatomical and technical knowledge, but also goes far beyond technique.

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Mark Kang-O’Higgins founded the KOH Atelier at Gage in 2004, and continues to mentor student-artists of all ages and all skill-levels, from complete beginners to advanced professionals. His program emphasizes a hands-on approach to art, and works across different media.

You are encouraged to find your own forms of expression as you build familiarity with many different approaches to the figure embodied in historical and contemporary drawing and painting techniques.

The basics of observation, proportion and anatomy are vital to the understanding and representation of the figure and forms part of the course curriculum. To this end, you engage in exercises that explore tonal relationships, light, measurement, figure structure and anatomy, and are expected to have a solid understanding of these issues in order to progress in the atelier.

The KOH Atelier Curriculum and Student Gallery

Download the KOH Atelier 2017-18 Supply List

2017-18 Academic Year: Monday, September 11-Friday, June 15

2017-18 Academic Tuition:

The KOH Atelier: $8,355(to reserve your spot, a non-refundable $500 deposit is required)

For an application process, please download and submit the follow forms:

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