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    New: Mark-Making Intensive

    Explore the world of mark-making in this expressive drawing workshop on April 18, 2021

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    New: Mixed-Media Collagraph Prints

    Create one-of-a-kind mixed-media collagraph prints in this experimental workshop on May 22, 2021

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    Materials-based art workshops for exploring a variety of approaches, methods, and experimental practices.

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    Develop and Unleash Your Creativity

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

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    KB Studio connects like-minded artists for conversation, collaboration, and lifelong creative friendships.

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    KB Studio offers limited edition paintings, drawings, prints, books, and gifts.

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    Journal

    • March 01, 2021 Asemic Connections
      Asemic Connections

      KB Studio artists have been working with asemic writing, a hybrid form of writing and drawing that mimics the written word but does not have actual words or express a specific meaning. This type of expressive mark-making activity has proven itself to be of great interest during this time of much change and information overload. It provides a space for working with free flowing lines, gestural flourishes, directional emphasis, and the stylings of a new, personalized visual language. It also offers opportunities for full creative engagement while in a relaxed state of purposeful play.

    • February 21, 2021 The Artist's Mark
      The Artist's Mark As we inch our way towards springtime and the yearly awakening of nature's fullness, my thoughts have been centered on the visual clarity that the winter months provide. The stark, rigid branches in the cold air, the decayed beauty of seasons past, and the accumulated detritus that holds its own history all seem to be part of a temporary map worth paying attention to -- transient place markers that leave their mark while marking the passing of time.
    • January 23, 2021 Art Endures
      Art Endures

      KB Studio closed temporarily, or what I thought was temporarily, at 9:00pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The city of Chicago had just instituted a Stay-At-Home-Order starting on Friday, March 20th. As we left class that night, myself and a group of students, we were just beginning to register the magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic but still unable to see the truth of what was to come.

    • January 21, 2021 New Year, New Sights
      New Year, New Sights

      As we move with a wee bit of optimism into 2021, I am beginning my new year with a brand new website designed by my patient and digitally gifted son Zachary. He has been nudging me to write a blog for a least a decade now but, as I am often intimated by the art of writing, it never seemed an easy fit. But with the pandemic pushing us towards alternative forms of communication and a quieter pace of life, it seems like the perfect time to share my thoughts on the one thing that gets me up in the morning, fills my days, and keeps me company at night — art.