Coast to coast, Canada to Mexico, Ken has presented his performance art
and pastel art workshops, leaving behind beautiful pictures and stimulated minds.
He inspires the students natural curiosity, creativity and imagination
by visualizing stories in front of their eyes.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION THROUGH THE ARTS
What is CHALK-TALK?
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Chalk-Talk is the visual arts performance in which Ken Wolverton draws images with many colors of pastel chalk for audiences of 30 to 300.
In 45 minutes he creates 7 individual 3 X 6 foot artworks that can be tailored to specific requests.
The show is portable to any space and time schedule.
FOR WHO AND WHERE
Chalk-Talk can be tailored for children, youth and/or adults. Ken has presented the show to Kindergarten to college audiences across America.
Witness a master artist at work in such facilities as a cafeteria, gym, auditorium or classroom.
Ken's teaching techniques are enlightening and useful for teachers and professionals.
The presentation is followed by a question and answer session or workshop through prearrangement.
Chalk-Talk has audience participation integrated with story-telling, theater and music.
Ken leaves the finished pastel artworks that can be displayed permanently.
Ken can create specific imagery for local history, organizations, personalities, ethnic groups or events.
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HOW DOES THE SHOW WORK?
Chalk-Talk is a fast paced action packed interactive visual art performance using colored pastel chalk on 7 separate sheets of paper, 3 X 6 feet each. The show is 45 to 55 minutes long divided into 7 parts.
Part 1. THE HISTORY OF ART/POWER OF THE LINE: Ken uses line drawings to show how ancient humankind learned to communicate. (6 minutes)
PART 2. NAME GAME: Ken picks four students who want to see what they will look like in the future, then by using the letters in their names he creates comical portraits. (9 minutes)
PART 3. GUESSING GAME: Ken draws 6 separate squiggly lines on the easel then invites the audience to guess what each squiggle could be. As individuals call out answers Ken completes the image. (7 minutes)
PART 4. SHADING AND SHADOWS: Ken demonstrates how to make shading and where to place shadows. (5 minutes)
PART 5. PERSPECTIVE AND 3-D: By using only simple lines Ken shows how to create the illusion of distance and 3-D in a landscape drawing. (5minutes)
PART 6. HOW TO DANCE AND DRAW: A boy and girl volunteer to draw behind their backs while they dance to music. Ken turns the scribbles into an animal or funny face. (6 minutes)
PART 7. MUSICAL ART FINALE: Ken turns his back to the audience and choreographs a completes a full color pastel artwork to a 7minute music track. (7 minutes)