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Gunther Haidenthaller: Drawing with Ordinary Pens and Crayons
September 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
One event on September 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Drawing with a pen is relaxing, fun, and essential to improving your art. The more time you can spend drawing, the more you’ll improve! The combination of an ink drawing with an ordinary ballpoint pen and equally ordinary crayons can produce surprisingly vivid results. There’s nothing wrong with being a kid, just having fun scribbling with crayons! This activity led by the 2021 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Artist in Residence will help you discover the joy of using ordinary supplies.
Günther Haidenthaller emigrated with his family from Austria as a child, and grew up drawing and painting, majoring in illustration and advertising design at Utah State University. He spent 27 years as an advertising graphic designer and art director, with occasional illustration projects to keep things interesting. Günther left full time employment in 2015 to pursue his passion for painting. He says, “Being Austrian, I am haunted by the ethereal, dreamlike quality of light in the moisture-laden European atmosphere. I strive to express that longing in every image I create. Art is all about passion, and this is mine.” He has studied with a number of prominent, well-known artists including Randall Sexton, Joshua Clare, Carl Purcell, Kathryn Stats, Stephen Stauffer, Colley Whisson, Lyn Boyer, and Doug Braithwaite. Günther is a member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, as well as several local Utah artists’ organizations. See more of Gunther’s work here.