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

News: 
Professor Krug’s book, No, Silly! is on the Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year, Under Five list. https://bankstreetcollegeccl.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/2016under-five.pdf

Professor Krug teaches HAD 154 55A Tell Me a Story 

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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