An article by Tyrone Beason at the Seattle times talks about how the Gage Academy is making classical art hip and providing an important skill set

“The school advances a lofty idea that, for most of the past 100 years, has been out of favor — that the mere act of seeing the world clearly, then copying it, has value.”

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Even Batman has been seen in the Gage Academy halls, having come with superhero friends to be models during an annual Drawing Jam session. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)



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The walls of Mark Kang-O’Higgins’ studio at Gage Academy are dominated by his huge oil paintings, often of family members. His work is rooted in figurative tradition. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times

Cover Photo: Sean Clemens uses all spray paints in this untitled piece he’s creating on canvas in front of the Gage Academy of Art on Capitol Hill. Clemens is a student in the Kang-O’Higgins atelier, which emphasizes drafting and painting skills for visual expression. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)