Art Farm has an amazing line-up of instructors for our camps this summer (read our previous blog posts to learn more!) This summer we are excited to be adding San Diego County native Brian Daniel Kinneman to our instruction staff.
Brian grew up east of Fallbrook, in a rural area of North County, where he, says, “I was lucky to pass my childhood beneath the huge oaks and sycamores that dotted the landscape around my home.” It was there he learned a love for nature that has carried over into the rest of his life, and later grew into an interest in native plants and animals. Brian’s background makes Art Farm’s natural riparian/woodland habitat very familiar to him, and he will be integrating this knowledge into his art lesson plans this summer.
Brian’s interest in anthropology as applied to art also includes a keen interest in the cultural history of animals as they are depicted in art and story-telling, such as Native American “trickster” stories. A trickster is generally a mischievous or roguish animal in myth or folklore who typically makes up for physical weakness with cunning and humor. Wednesday’s at Art Farm summer camp will be devoted to exploring the cultural history of animals in art and storytelling, with students making art based on this theme.
Brian received his AA at Palomar College in 2009, then transferred to California State University, Long Beach, where he is currently working on a BFA, focused on painting/drawing, with a minor in anthropology. In addition to this, he has also studied at the Laguna College of Art and Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Burren College of Art in Ireland, and the Pont-Aven School of Art in western France.
Brian is also an avid writer, both of fiction and non-fiction. He currently is working on a book that examines the role of idealization in art across cultures. He lives in Fallbrook, with his wife and their one-year-old daughter.
Art Farm Summer Camps are one week, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Camps start June 11 and continue through the third week in August on a space-available basis. You may register and pay online. For more information, rates, dates, online enrollment, and more, visit our Registration Page now. To contact director/owner Perrin Weston Coman with any questions, click here.
See you this summer!