The Kang-O’Higgins Atelier emphasizes drafting and painting skills to empower you with the language you need to achieve full visual expression. This Atelier is open aesthetic, students receive strong realist drawing and painting skills but are encouraged to work in any traditional or contemporary style, or medium that they choose.
Led by Mark Kang-O’Higgins, this course cultivates fluency with anatomical and technical knowledge, but also goes far beyond technique.
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.
2017-18 Academic Year: Monday, September 11-Friday, June 15
2018-19 KOH Atelier Academic Tuition: $8,605
2018-19 KOH Atelier Academic Year: Monday, September 10 – Friday, June 14
Monday-Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
For an application process, please download and submit the follow forms:
- Kang-O’Higgins Atelier Application
- Pay your $50 application fee (non-refundable)
- Please read 2018/2019 Atelier Student Agreement