Fall at PNCA


Kurt Hollomon and students break in new sketchbooks during a morning of Portland plein air.

Fall at PNCA brings with it new classes, new students, and new, fresh, blank, spines-haven’t-even-been-cracked sketchbooks. Kurt Hollomon and his drawing class broke in those pads with a morning of Portland plein air.

Hollomon, an Assistant Professor in Foundation and in Illustration, was a regular contributor to the Urban Sketchers blog and was instrumental in bringing the 1st International Urban Sketching Symposium to PNCA in July 2010. He received the 2010-2011 Oregon Art Educators’ ‘Educator of the Year for Higher Education’ award, and in 2006 was named PNCA’s Teacher of the Year. He’s been described as “very enthusiastic, creative and inspiring — a sketching evangelist.”

Hollomon holds more than 20 years experience in the commercial art world as an art director and designer. He has designed projects for clients such as Chronicle Books, PGE, US Bank, and Nordstrom. His design work has received recognition and awards from Communication Arts, Adweek, and Type Directors Club. His illustration work has been used by Chronicle Books, Warn, Royal Robbins Outdoor Clothing, Hi-Tec Sports, and National Parks Conservation Association.

You can see examples of Hollomon’s work on his blog.





Hollomon and students in his drawing class meet outside PNCA for some early morning sketching. Photos by Wayne Bund, MFA VS ’10

by Killeen Hanson, MFA ACD '12

— Posted on 09/19 at 11:44 AM

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