The students in the Marketing and Design class welcomed a local artist, Gregory Block. Block led the group through hand-on exercises and blind contour drawings. He related the in-class project to the beginning steps in designing logos and brand identity. Block is a graduate of the Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and while there, he made a conscious decision not to take any painting courses or adopt a mentor, opting instead to learn through experimentation and close scrutiny of work by artists he admired. After graduating with the highest honors in 2009, he devoted his studies to painting and has since gained recognition as “one of the most promising artists in the representational art world” (Fine Art Today). He lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Friday, November 6, 2015