KB Studio courses and workshops provide customized instruction for artists seeking to expand and refine their creative vision.
KB Studio connects like-minded artists for conversation, collaboration, and lifelong creative friendships.
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.
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.
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.