Ken Kewley, One Thousand Collages, Abstraction and the Landscape – Without the Landscape

Three Day Workshop in Santa Barbara - October 13, 14, and 15, 2017
Pre-workshop Lecture on the evening of October 12, 2017

The statements, ‘You cannot make it up’ and ‘You must make it up’ are both true. We must let both guide us. What we put down on our paper are real things that we can adjust in the same way that we look for a motif by moving through the landscape. It is this abstraction that we must adjust when working purely abstractly or working from life.

On day one we will make quick abstract collages, twelve to a page. With the use of a scanner/printer we will use our painted paper collage to rework directly on prints of these collages. And through adding on to what we have done, instead of starting with a blank sheet each time, we will work towards a goal of a hundred collages each.
During the next two days, additional collages will be transformed into landscapes without losing the abstraction and without going outdoors. These invented landscapes will be, rearranged and reinvented, scanned and printed out, and reworked, further transforming and pushing them forward, away from copying and rendering towards a more exciting and, ultimately, more real picture of what we find beautiful in the world around us.

Ken Kewley teaches workshops and lectures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a night watchman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1980-1990 and considers this a major part of his education.  Ken Kewley’s work has been exhibited in New York at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Lori Bookstein Fine Art and Pavel Zoubok. In addition, he has given his workshops in art schools, universities and museums both in the United States and Europe. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Sun, ARTnews, and the New York Observer and included in many private and public collections.

Location: The Rusty Barn, Santa Barbara
Hours: 9am to 4pm with an hour for lunch
Cost: $375 SCAPE member, $425 non-SCAPE member
Maximum # of Students: 13; Beginners to Advanced
Free Parking; Refreshments and Coffee Served; Materials List Provided Upon Registration

Materials that will be provided free of charge are:
Drawing kit (small pad, templates, ballpoint pen)
Paper for painting and collage
Paint brush (to be used and returned)
1/4 inch chipboard to be used as a painting board (11x14 inches)
Palette (another piece of 11x14 inch chipboard)
Two plastic 16 oz. containers for water
A printer/scanner will be available for use in the studio



October 27, 28 and 29, 2017

A California Art Club Signature Member and Master Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of Colorado teaches a three-day Pastel workshop for Intermediate and Advanced Students October 27, 28 and 29, 2017

This is a rare opportunity to enhance your composition, value, masses, edges, drawing and color skills with renowned artist and teacher, Lorenzo Chavez. The workshop will be split between the studio and plein air in the beautiful Ojai area. Lorenzo advocates plein air as the best way to gain landscape painting skills and knowledge.
Lorenzo Chavez has taught numerous workshops across the United States since 1993. His work is represented by many major fine art galleries and private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally. Lorenzo was born and raised in New Mexico. His first inspirations and foundation were formed by the local landscape and the art history in New Mexico. He now makes his home in Colorado and uses this location as a base to travel and paint the American West and Southwest.

Lorenzo Chavez’s Awards and Exhibitions, a Partial Listing:
Award from the Pastel Society of America in New York,
Chosen to represent PSA in the Butler Art Museum, Ohio
Pastel Society of Spain,
Pastel Society of France,
Artists of America Show in Denver,
Rims to Ruins Exhibition,
Plein Air Painters of America,
Buffalo Bill Center for the West,
Albuquerque Art Museum,
Maynard Dixon Country,
100 Gold Medal Exhibition at The Pasadena Art Museum,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
The Brinton Museum, Coors Show in Denver,
Butler Art Museum,
Laguna Art Museum,
Gilcrease Museum,
Steamboat Art Museum
Legacy Gallery,
Cape Cod Art Museum,
Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe,
Helena Fox Fine Art Settlers West Gallery,
Howard Manville Gallery,
Gallery of the Southwest,
Trailside Galleries,
One-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum.
Feature articles have appeared in Southwest Art, Art of the West, American Artist Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Artists Magazine, Western Art Review, American Art Review, Pastel Journal, and Denver Post. Eight new books feature his art:  Les Mitres de Art France, Painted Sky, Art Journey America Landscapes, Colorado Landscapes, and Pure Color: The Best of Pastel 1 &2 and Plein Air New Mexico.
Lorenzo is an active member of the, Plein Air Painters of America, Western Rendezvous of Art, California Art Club-Signature Member, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Master Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of Colorado, Pastel Society of Spain and the American Impressionist Society- Signature Member.

If you would like your name added to a short wait list, contact workshop coordinator Lynn Humphrey,



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