SKETCHBOOKS IN ITALY with Ken O’Connell
May 28, 2022 - June 7, 2022CONTACT INSTRUCTOR
Sketching with Ken is an adventure in seeing the world with fresh eyes. You will learn to work portably, quickly, and with an eye towards capturing fragments of wonderful experiences. The sketchbook is your portable studio and your portable history. The spirit of the rough sketch is to see simply and to learn to draw and color that vision. You learn to see by sketching, and fragments become dream catchers for whole experiences.
Artists throughout history have used sketchbooks to make notes and work out drawing problems for their work in other media. Today we bring the combined benefits of sketchbooks with journals, notebooks, scrapbooks, and practice a regular use of the sketchbook so it becomes a companion and partner in our basic connection to experience.
For the last 20 years people have associated Ken with sketchbooks and Workshops along the Oregon Coast and in Italy. But he was also a painter, photographer, printmaker, animator, potter, and pastel and charcoal artist. He worked and taught all these art forms and was Head of the University of Oregon’s Fine and Applied Art Department for 12 years.
As of August 2021 he is working on his 100th sketchbook – evidence of and testimony to a life in art. Find out more in this article in Oregon’s largest daily.
As La Romita School caters to multiple levels of instruction and various forms of the arts, prices will vary by session, season, instructor, and offerings.