Ken Christenson: Plein Air Painting Indoors

Friday, February 8, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, February 9, 2019 (All day)

Event Type: 
Workshops & Conferences

Price: 
$165 Members, $175 Non Members

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present renowned, local artist, Ken Christenson, for a two-day workshop, Plein Air Painting Indoors.
Ken Christenson is a classic, on-site landscape painter with influenced by French Impressionists and Fauves. He paints with the vision, color, and verve of such painters as Van Gogh, Vlaminck, Marquet and Derain, and the American perspective of Hopper and Benton.
Mr. Christenson attended Michigan State University where he earned a B.A. in History. He participated in an overseas study program at Bedford College, London and attended the University of Manchester in England. Ken settled in Traverse City, Michigan, where he pursued a career as a freelance artist and writer for the local newspaper. Ken later returned to Europe and launched himself on a long bicycle trip, crossing Holland, Belgium and France. He settled in Sollies-Pont on the Cote d' Azur and later moved to Paris. While in Paris, Ken attended life drawing classes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and was also an official copyist at the Louvre Museum.

While residing in Europe, Ken shifted from watercolor to oils and experimented in other techniques, primarily monoprints and block-prints.

In 1986 he moved to San Sebastian, Spain, where he continued to paint and taught English at a private academy. Ken eventually returned to the United States settling in Los Osos, CA where he currently resides.

Ken has been represented by galleries in France and Italy. His book, St. Tropez, Notes et Croquis de Voyages, was published in 1984 and his paintings have been featured on the cover of the Daniel Smith catalogue, Artist's Sketchbook Magazine and local publications.

Ken is the founder of The New Fauves, committed to propagating the style of the great French Fauve painters.

During this workshop, Ken will discuss the use of supplies, pallet color and the Impressionistic, Fauve style of painting. Ken will demonstrate brush work and the use of strident colors, while discussing subject matter. This workshop is appropriate for beginner to advanced.

WHAT: Plein Air Painting Indoors
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: February 8 & 9, 2019 TIME: 1:30 -5:30
COST: $165.00 Members $175.00 Non-members
May cancel registration up to 10 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
REGISTER: Pre-registration required www.artcentermorrobay.org
Or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
For more information, please call (805) 772-2504

Location

Art Center Morro Bay

835 Main St
Morro Bay, 
CA 
93442
805-772-2504

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