Firgure Drawing with Instruction
Figure drawing is a vital part of the fine art portfolio as well as a requirement for all college art majors. Learning to draw from life is a very important concept for every artist to master.
Kristen Lanfrank was encouraged to pursue her interest in art from an early age. So it was no surprise that she chose art as her course of study in school, beginning at SUNY New Paltz and ultimately receiving her degree from Montclair State University. Kristen wanted to share her love for art and chose to be an art teacher. Since 1998, Kristen has taught art at the high school level and currently teaches at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.
Enrolled in the masters program at Montclair State University for printmaking, Kristen uses her art to reflect personal experience in her own life: as a woman, teacher, wife, and mother. She takes an unconventional mixed-media approach to her prints, creating editions that represent strong feminine imagery enhanced with abstract design and color combinations. Kristen is also currently illustrating a children’s book and working on commissioned paintings and murals.
Kate Okeson is a book artist and high school art educator in Central NJ. Her work is primarily concentrated within book arts, words and text, the book as construct and print – be it hand or machine printed. She frequently uses objects that live in everyday context through use or experience as the glyphs that communicate the exploration of the boundaries and intersections of memory, geographic location, and personal history.