The Kang-O'Higgins Atelier emphasizes drafting and painting skills to empower students with the language and technical skills they need to achieve full visual expression.
The Kang-O'Higgins Atelier at Gage Academy of Art atelier is a figure-drawing and -painting boot camp that emphasizes hard work, hands-on practice and a sense of urgency and concentration when creating. The atelier focuses heavily on life drawing and life painting. To that end, a model is available three weeks out of every month during the mornings. In the afternoons, you work on site in the studio, continuing assigned and personal projects.
Kang-O’Higgins gives slide presentations, lectures and technical demonstrations help you add to your arsenal of skills as you learn to place your work into a wider historical and contemporary context. Topics covered include line and tone, light and shadow, color theory and mixing, and proportion and anatomy, as well as the different approaches for drawing and painting from life. There are two formal life-drawing teaching days and an instructed afternoon studio session each week. The atelier also includes group outings and field trips and hosts guest speakers during the year.
Great painting by Madeline Owen at the KOH Atelier
Kang-O'Higgins Atelier show at Axis Gallery!
Opening Reception, Thursday, May 5th, 5pm-9pm. Please join us at Axis Gallery, located at 308 1st Ave S, in historic Pioneer Square.
A still life study from 2nd year student Andrew Fricke.. Oils on canvas.
2nd year student Cyn Wessling's tribute to Ziggy Stardust in an abstract Word of the Week project..
A new self portrait from 2nd year Atelier student Ieva Ansaberga. Oils on canvas.
A self portrait study from 2nd year student Andrew Fricke. Excellent use of light! Oils on canvas.
New work from 2nd year student Kavita Subramanian. Beautiful work, Kavita!
Charcoal on paper.
Michelle Friars was in our program for two years, and while she is not in the Atelier this year, we are incredibly proud of her and the work she has been producing. We would also like to congratulate her on her recent spread in Art Ascent Magazine. Please check out her website and the beautiful work she makes.
michellefriars.com Michelle Friars
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