Instructor Spotlight: Kenneth Krug

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Professor Kenneth Krug has been teaching in both the Communications Design Department and the Textile / Surface Design Department of FIT since 2007. Some of the courses he has taught through Precollege Programs include HTS 163 Designing Your Space: Home Décor and HAD 109 Drawing in Adobe Illustrator.  Prof. Krug has a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute.
Website: www.kenkrug.com

 
Ken Krug’s author page: authors.simonandschuster.com/Ken-Krug

Professor Krug teaches HAD 154 55A Tell Me a Story >>> Register HERE

Professor Krug’s Teaching Philosophy:
I don’t think teaching or learning is a “one size fits all” proposition. In addition to lectures and demonstrations, I talk to each student individually in every class. It is important to me that each student’s needs, strength and weakness are taken into account in the learning process. The thing I look for most in students is growth from one project to the next throughout the semester. I also make a point of bringing examples from my own work to the class to demonstrate how the skills I am teaching work in the world outside of the classroom.

On Precollege Programs:
I find teaching in the precollege program extremely rewarding. I am continuously impressed with the level of commitment, skill and creativity that the high school students bring to the classroom. In addition I find that the high school students are eager to learn new techniques and ideas. I take great pleasure in being able to facilitate this process.

When I’m not teaching, I work as a designer, writer, illustrator and fine artist. I have created textile designs for the apparel and home furnishing market. I have illustrated a variety of books including cookbooks, gardening books, and children’s books. My paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions. In addition I wrote and illustrated a picture book, No, Silly! published by Simon & Schuster this February.

 

Some recent illustration work includes:

  • No, Silly! — Text and illustrations, Simon & Schuster, Spring 2015
  • Go, Train, Go! — Illustrations, Highlights Press, Fall 2014
  • American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama, illustrations, end papers, hand lettering, The Crown Publishing Group, Fall 2012

Some recent exhibitions:

  • 2011: The Rose Algrant Art Show, Cornwall, CT, group exhibition
  • 2007: Book Paintings, The Free Library, Cornwall, CT, solo exhibition
  • 2003: Subway Portraits, The National Arts Club, New York, NY, a multimedia collaboration with Susan Charlotte with performers included Ally Sheedy, Kathleen Turner, John Shea, and Treat Williams
  • 2001: Thistles, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY, solo exhibition

Awards and Featured Work:

  • Original textile designs used in the MTV series, Skins
  • Paintings featured on the set of the film, You Can Count on Me
  • Certificate of Merit from The Society of Illustrators
  • Certificate of Merit from The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles

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Chalk FIT

Check out Chalk FIT! On Seventh Avenue between 27th and 28th, Illustration students and alumni have taken their talents to the walls of the Pomerantz Center. This second annual event kicked off FIT Legacy week on Monday, October 27th.  These artistic expressions will remain up for about a week for spectators to enjoy.

 

FIT Legacy Week: http://fitnyc.edu/9469.asp

 

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Congratulations Danielle!

CONGRATULATIONS TO danielle covington WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR ILLUSTRATION!

Student: Danielle Covington
Major: Illustration

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
 Precollege High School Intern

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: David_Bryant@fitnyc.edu for more information

 

Ray Lago – FIT Illustration

Check out this awesome 6-HOUR illustration from Professor Lago, wrapped up in 2 MINUTES!

Want to take his class? I know you do… it is HIL 015 Learn the Art of Comic Book Drawing.
This course teaches you to use pencil and ink to develop your own comic-book style. You’ll also get an overview of the industry and explore comic-art career options and – it is currently available for summer!

Goodbye, for now!

My professor, Sonja Lamut

Is this really happening? The day of class I take for Spring 2012, the last post I’ll make for this semester? It all just flew by! My 12 weeks are up, and I’m so glad I’ve used them wisely!

To sum up my experience for the Precollege Program in simple terms, it was a-ma-zing! From the first day class, till now, was such a wonderful time. My creativity level has boosted and of course, so has my drawing skills! I’ve learned so much, and I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world!

I’ve learned many things throughout this course. One major lesson I learned was to draw from life. Now anywhere I go, as long as it’s still, I can attempt to draw it with full detail. I’ve also developed to be more comfortable with myself drawing around others and learn from them as well. I know I’ll miss everything about the course. From waking up, to going, to learning, to drawing, to everything, I wish it wouldn’t end!

In the future I am planning on coming back to FIT and taking more Precollege courses! It maybe not in the summer or fall, but I can honestly say next spring I will be back and ready to take another class. Which? I do not know. BUT! I do know it will be a Communication Design course! I’d love to take the screen printing T-shirts course as well.

If you guys are interested on keeping up on anything about myself you can follow my tumblr (inthistarlight.tumblr.com) which my standard fashion blog, or if you want to stay connected in a more personal level, follow tsuki-kei.tumblr.com!

Until next time, hugs and kisses with a slice of bacon,

Jharline