Late Summer Session - August 3-30, 2021 LATE SUMMER SESSION - AUGUST 3-30, 2021

    Earth Matters: Sustainable Ink Drawing

    Explore expressive ink drawing using earth-friendly materials on Sunday, August 15, 2021

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    Lakefront Sketchbooks: Inspired Settings

    Explore drawing and painting at the Chicago lakefront, Sunday, August 22, 2021

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    Mixed-Media Art Camp 2

    Join us for some late summer fun as we explore a wide range of materials and ideas, August 3-30, 2021

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    The Sketchbook Habit

    Notes on Art & Creative Practice

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    On-Site and Online drawing, painting, and printmaking workshops for students interested in exploring new materials and methods

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    Spotlight: Sue Teller

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    KB Studio courses and workshops provide customized instruction for artists seeking to expand and refine their creative vision.

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    Journal

    • July 27, 2021 The Sketchbook Habit
      The Sketchbook Habit

      There is something quite enticing about a new sketchbook. From the moment it  opens, a whole new world awaits to be discovered. The blank pages suggest such promise and opportunity for visual exploration and creative play. Many pages -- many attempts -- many hours -- many thoughts. 

    • May 20, 2021 Collagraph Printing
      Collagraph Printing

      I have been experimenting with the art of collagraphy, or prints made with hand-made textured plates, for many years. The thing that draws me to this type of printmaking process is the simple construction of the plate. I use foam core board as my base and attach pieces of nature, recycled odds and ends, and small metal objects to my plate with acrylic matte medium. 

    • May 10, 2021 A Virtual Dinner Party
      A Virtual Dinner Party Our wonderful community of artists came together on Tuesday, April 27th for our much anticipated Virtual Dinner Party. This project came about after we had collectively been exploring the tondo, or circular shape, as a new compositional format. We had also been having conversations throughout the pandemic about which artists through history we would enjoy having dinner with, imagining the lively conversations that would ensue between artists past and present. Since the tondo form could so readily be imagined as a dinner plate, it seemed the ideal time to come together for a virtual dinner party (with Judy Chicago's famous Dinner Party installation not far from our thoughts).
    • March 30, 2021 Asemic Pandemic
      Asemic Pandemic

      Here we are stepping into the spring season and the gradual awakening of nature. We too are coming alive with hopeful thoughts of reemergence --connecting once again with the people and places we love. The pandemic has been a great teacher over the past year and asked us to pay attention to what truly matters most and keeps us grounded. Art certainly found its way to the top of my list.