Molly Johnson, new Owner and Executive Director of the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art in Algoma, is implementing additions to the curriculum for the new school year that will strengthen the academy’s fine art education. Johnson, along with Artistic Director Craig Blietz, are pleased to announce the incorporation of three new courses geared to improve a students’ ability to draw, paint, and sculpt.
Instructor Bren Sibilsky, an internationally recognized sculptor, will teach a course titled “Sculpting the Figure.” Along with Sibilsky’s offering, Johnson will conduct a new course titled “The Figure in Watercolor.” This intense combination of course offerings will challenge the students’ abilities in the areas of gesture, structural comprehension, and form essence recognition. Both courses are open to full and part-time students.
Utilizing the academy’s award-winning plein air faculty, the academy will incorporate a plein air course to compliment the students’ figure and studio work. This plein air offering will reinforce a student’s ability to act upon color spotting and color relationships, directness of paint application, and abstract compositional strategizing.
Beginning in January the academy will offer a lecture series that will cover topics that students choose to have addressed. Lecture topics and dates will be released this October.