Jonathon B. Baker
Jonathon B. Baker has been drawing and creating stories all of his life. His mother and uncles which were all artists were major influences in his path to become an illustrator and painter. He studied art at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco from 1999-2002 where he received his Bachelors of Fine Art in Illustration. He also studied illustration with Perry Stewart at Utah Valley University who helped him develop the unique style he has today. Jonathon’s art is a mixture of influences from classical to modern surrealism with some hints of comic book thrown in for good measure.
The class will be an approach to drawing and painting the creatures that live, lurk, crawl, and fly in the furthest regions of your imagination.
Erin Esplin received her bachelor’s in painting and drawing from the University of Utah in 2004, and later received her teaching certification. She has taught kindergarten and currently teaches first grade at Stansbury Elementary School. Erin has been involved in teaching art to children for many years and loves it. She currently works alongside her mother and brother teaching art-related workshops with Purple Flamingo Studios, which will soon add classes for children in the curriculum.
Class: Beginning Drawing
This class will include drawing with various media including pencil, charcoal, and pastels. The focus will be on line and value.
Veronica Perez employs a keen command of colors to portray historical images and a unique brand of iconography rooted in her own Mexican and Indigenous culture. As a Chicana artist, she draws on her experiences, identity and ancestry as forms of strength and creativity. In the absence of culturally relevant art education in her schools, Veronica’s curiosity drove her to explore various art forms and mediums since her childhood. She is primarily self-taught and regularly participates in more traditional forms of one-on-one art education including apprenticeships and small artist-led workshops. Born in California, Veronica now resides in Salt Lake City where she has contributed to various community mural projects.
Class: Linocut Printmaking – Printmaking is a fun, inexpensive way to quickly create art that can be reproduced easily. Participants will learn about the process of creating prints with a linoleum block. They will be introduced to examples of prints and techniques to manage texture and positive and negative space. Students will first practice on other mediums before they create a final image or drawing for their print. They will learn to use carving tools, carve the linoleum block and print their own images that they can exhibit. The block is theirs to keep and use for reprinting.