Art Teacher Benjamin Quinton joins nature and Elements of Art together to create a unique learning experience for new artists and photographers. All of Quinton’s classes are taught outdoors at various natural settings in Kansas (weather permitting).
J. Benjamin Quinton is a Kansas based Art Teacher. He currently teaches an introductory course on the basics of art and design. In this class, Quinton introduces artists of ability and skill levels to fundamentals of creative works, in any medium. Many creatives debate what the primary concepts of art truly are; even fewer harness the power and potential of understanding those basic ideas. In his intro class, Quinton focuses on the big 8: balance, proportion, unity, harmony, variety, emphasis, rhythm and movement.
J. Benjamin Quinton is an Art Teacher who believes that you have to start with the basics. The fundamentals of the artistic process are important, no matter what medium or style an artist might develop. But that doesn’t mean Quinton can’t get creative with the basics! In his approach to teaching art classes on the fundamentals of art and design, he likes to keep things interesting. That is part of why he chooses to host his classes outdoors, in nature. In his lessons on Art Concepts, Design Concepts and Elements of Art, Quinton uses nature not only as a location for education. More than just a classroom, the great outdoors act as research material, subject matter and an overall focal point for each of Quinton’s unique lessons.
Where are the Primary Principles of Art?
Starting from scratch, Art Teacher Benjamin Quinton’s introductory course draws on the basics. As he often explains in his first lesson, there are many different interpretations of the primary principles of basic elements of art and design. In his course, Kansas Art Teacher Quinton focuses on 4 of the 8 elements: balance, unity, emphasis and movement.