Experience the Kang-O’Higgins Atelier (KOH)

in this unique three day trial.

Nathan Brutzman, KOH Atelier student


October 23-25: Experience KOH first-hand in a three day trial, and see if this program is the right fit for you.

Just three spots left for this unique opportunity!


Study with Instructor Mark Kang-O’Higgins in this three day introduction to his full-time, immersive skill and portfolio-building Contemporary Atelier program.
KOH 3-Day Introduction
Tuesday – Thursday, October 23-25, 2018
Gage Capitol Hill, 1501 10th Ave E.
The cost for the three day program will be credited toward your total tuition should you decide to enroll in the KOH program during the 2018-19 academic year. (KOH tuition will be pro-rated based on your start date. Payment plans are available.) Full course details below. Additional information about evening lectures can be found here.
 Questions?  Please contact Program Director, Carol Hendricks:  Carol@GageAcademy.org

Instructor Mark Kang-O’Higgins — “This three-day intensive is a great opportunity to take a look inside our Atelier. The purpose of this introductory program will be mainly exploratory; to see what level you are working at and to jumpstart the flow of your creative juices. Be prepared to jump right in! We will be drawing each day in the Life Room, with two models for us to work from. For those continuing on after the three day trial, we will apply your $275 fee toward your tuition, and we’ll discuss how your own artistic practice and interests fit within larger framework of the program, where I will work with each student individually in any chosen media, and guide their progress.”

Tuesday through Thursday

Tuesday 10/23 

  • 1:30 – 4:30 P.M.: Begin in the Life Room, drawing from two models. Includes didactic teaching with Mark Kang-O’Higgins.
  • 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.: Optional evening lecture with Gage Founder, Gary Faigin entitled Point-of-view: How to master the circle in perspective.

Wednesday 10/24

  • 1:30-4:30 P.M.: Independent work time will start in the Life Room, where you’ll work alongside other atelier students, drawing from two models, with access to the KOH Teaching Assistant.
  • 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.: Optional evening art history lecture with Rebecca Albiani covering the topic: Gianlorenzo Bernini, Sculptor of Ecstasy.

Thursday 10/25

  • 9:30 A.M.: Join group critique (as an observer only) led by Mark Kang-O’Higgins.
  • 1:30-4:30 P.M.: Life Room drawing from two models, includes didactic teaching with Mark Kang-O’Higgins.

All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


Drawing/General Materials: 

• Vine charcoal (in a variety of hardness)
• Vine charcoal holder (optional)

• White chalk

• Charcoal pencils: Hard (USA Generals is a good brand)

• Graphite pencils: 6H, 4H, 2H, H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B

Any heavy duty paper or card you care to bring such as: 
• 18″ x 24″ newsprint/sketch paper
• 18″ x 24″ Strathmore Medium Drawing Pad 400 series

• 18″ x 24″ charcoal drawing pad, Strathmore Assorted Tints (only if you want to work with toned paper and charcoal and chalk). 


What is an Atelier? The globally recognized Gage Atelier programs are designed for artists who desire to achieve profound mastery in painting, drawing, or sculpture disciplines under the guidance of renowned teaching artists. Students of any skill level will be considered. Once in the program, students practice in an immersive, stimulating, and communal environment, developing the serious work ethic required to achieve craft mastery and pursue a career in fine arts.

The KOH atelier is known as a more contemporary program. Requirements for admission are a motivation to learn and a willingness to undertake a long-term commitment of one to four years toward artistic development. An advanced portfolio is not crucial for admission. Instead, instructors are looking for artists with the self-discipline and devotion to thrive at Gage.

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