A Mixed-Media Approach for Investigating Landscape, with Kenneth Marunowski
March 24, 25, 26 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at BAI Gallery
In this 3-day workshop, participants perceive the landscape as something much larger than a “scene” or “view” as they collect information from it through drawings, color studies, and photographs. In the studio, we consider ways to integrate these multiple aspects of place into a single, mixed-media composition (acrylic paint, charcoal, pastel, crayon, colored pencil) that draws upon the fundamentals of art: line, shape, color, value, texture and composition. Participants will seek correspondences in the landscape with respect to these fundamentals based on written prompts: e.g. “Locate an element that speaks to texture, to line, to value.” Combining such elements will result in a rich, dynamic representation of landscape.
Materials provided are: 22” x 30” sheets of Arches watercolor paper for the final project, willow charcoal and Marabu art crayons.
Students should bring acrylic paint, brushes, sketchbook, drawing
pencils for plein air studies, pastels and colored pencils.
Borrego Art Institute
665 Palm Canyon Dr.
Borrego springs, CA 92004
Students Minimum (4), Maximum (12)
Kenneth Marunowski is an artist, educator and writer who lives and works in Bend, Oregon. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Ken grew up enjoying the cultural amenities of a big city and the spacious beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Marunowski’s passion for culture and nature took him to Kent State University where he received degrees in French and Painting, the beginnings of a lifelong investigation of language and image that continued through his Masters and PhD studies in literacy and rhetoric. For several years, Marunowski taught professional writing at the University of Minnesota Duluth before dedicating himself completely to his painting practice. Now a full time artist, Ken shares his rigorous pursuit of abstract and representational painting not only through the works he creates but also through teaching both privately and publicly in the United States and in southwest France where he was recently named Associate Teacher and Program Administrator of the Painting School of Montmiral.
@spiritofplayart (Instagram business account)