Workshops - Love of Life: Nature and Culture Through the Whitaker's Art

Love of Life:  Nature and Culture Through the Whitaker's Art

                          painting by instructor      painting by instructor

In the early 80’s, after Fred Whitaker had died, Ken was a close artist friend to Eileen and they critiqued each others art work. He will offer insights into some of their artistic conversations and the comments they gave to one another.
 Ken will begin his worksop with a one hour Keynote presentation titled Dance To Your Own Tune; Adhere To Your Own Style  Ken will share his favorite Whitaker paintings plus analysis and commentary on Fred and Eileen’s design strategies and artistic cross-influences.
Then everyone will get to express by painting colorful “Eileen inspired” Still Life setups and/or Mounted Birds from Ken’s personal Taxidermy collection.
Paint in your own style or “In the spirit of Eileen”. Instruction will be individual and geared to helping you find your own spontaneous voice, so all levels and styles are welcome.
Recommended experience level:  all levels
Supplies:  Instruction will be so individual that each artist should bring in the materials they normally use and are most familiar with plus an extra 1/2 or 1/4 sheet of paper for Ken to demonstrate on.
For those with no experience at all, a 2b pencil, Kneaded eraser, good brushes such as large flats and rounded brushes (synthetic sable), tube watercolors - a warm and cool of each primary - squeezed into a decent palette with good mixing area and a quality paper such as Arches 140lb CP or HP and a board with clips is sufficient. Absolutely No Strathmore Student grade please!
Ken Goldman

Ken Goldman is an internationally known artist, author, teacher and art juror. A recipient of numerous awards, Goldman has exhibited widely in various group shows and solo exhibitions in Holland, Paris, Mexico, New York, Boston and Washington D.C.

Most recently, 2012 - 2016, Ken’s work has been exhibited in China: The Shanghai International Biennial, Two Shenzhen International Biennials, five Universities: Jimei, Quanzhou, Tsingua, Qindao and Shanghai Universities. In Italy: the International Fabriano en Acquarello 2015,16 and in California: The Oceanside Museum of Art, The Fischer Museum of Art and the Autry Museum.

Goldman's work is included in the permanent collections of the San Diego Museum of Fine Art, North Carolina's Hickory Museum of Fine Art, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, the San Diego Watercolor Society and the Zuo Wen Museum in Qindao China.

Ken is currently serving as president of the National Watercolor Society and is represented by Gallery.

The author of eight instructional books on Pastels, Acrylics, Charcoal and Artistic Anatomy, Goldman has been featured in magazines, including The Art of Watercolour, Southwest ArtInternational ArtistWatercolor MagicSplash 12 & 13 and The Artists Magazine, among others. He is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, International Society of Acrylic Painters and the Pastel Society of America (1995-2006). His education includes the National Academy of Design, Art Student's League and the New York Studio School. 

Ken teaches Figure painting, Artistic Anatomy and plein air Landscape at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla and in workshops across the country.

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Non Members Fee: $110.00 Members Fee: $95.00