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

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.

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. 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.

“Innerspace” by KOH Atlelier student Mari Shibuya

To learn more about life in the KOH Atelier studio, click HERE.

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.

Academic Year (2016-2017):
Monday, September 12 – Friday, June 16

“Abstract Ziggy” by KOH Atelier student Cyn Wessling

Tuition (2016-2017):
Kang-O’Higgins Atelier: $8,355 (to reserve your spot, a non-refundable $500 deposit is required)





Download and submit the Gage Atelier Application HERE!

Click HERE to submit your $50 non-refundable application fee.

Download the KOH Atelier 2016-17 Supply List HERE!

To set up a visit to tour the facilities and meet with one of the Atelier instructors during the academic year, or for more information, please e-mail Adult Programs Director Carol Hendricks, or call 206.323.4243 (toll free at 800.880.3898).

“Sunset Signals” by KOH Atelier student Marina Mont


“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


Learn more about Mark Kang-O’Higgins on The Art Zone.

KOH Atelier Student Gallery