Join Alaska and world renown artist, Kes Woodward to explore the world of nature and art. Kes will be sharing his techniques for creating both analog and digital art around nature, especially birch trees, in a studio setting supported by Anchorage’s Stellar Secondary School art teacher, Chris Selin. You will have the chance to meet the artist, learn about the techniques for making this art and sharing it with students, and do a bit of painting on your own in both digital and analog formats. The Art & Nature Room will be available on Sunday and Monday, so be sure to drop by to try your hand at painting birch with two wonderful art educators. Kes will also provide ASTE’s Keynote address on Tuesday morning.
Born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1951, Kesler Woodward lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. He moved to Alaska in 1977, and served as Curator of Visual Arts at the Alaska State Museum and as Artistic Director of the Visual Arts Center of Alaska before moving to Fairbanks in 1981. He is currently Professor of Art, Emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he taught for two decades, serving as Chair of the Art Department and as Chair of the Division of Arts andCommunications. He serves on the board of the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation and on the board of trustees of the Western States Arts Federation.