This is a painting course where students learn Ken Campbell’s signature technique for creating hard-edge abstract compositions.
Students will learn Ken’s 4-step approach to creating abstract painting, including 1) simplified shape
design; 2) story design; 3) value mapping; and 4) colour harmony planning.
These abstract techniques are foundational and immediately applicable to drawing, painting and design
projects in various styles and materials.
The course includes lectures with samples, PowerPoint, step-by-step demos, critiques, one-on-one work
and Q&A. Several classical and contemporary artists’ work will be compared including the work of Pablo
Picasso, S. Neil Fujita and B.C. Binning.
The course is taught in oils. Please inquire if you would like to use another medium.
Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes
In his art career, amongst other things, Ken has been an editorial cartoonist, graphic designer, art director, book
illustrator and fine art painter. Although avoiding formal training in his youth, he was fortunate to be mentored by some very bright minds along the way.