Kenneth Cobb named artist-in-residence at the Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center

Painter Kenneth Cobb will offer four painting classes this summer at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA as artist-in-residence. The painting classes are open to adults and young adults ages 12 and up. Participants will walk through the basics of acrylic painting materials and use. Concepts discussed will include artistic practice, seeing color and shape, color theory, color mixing, composition, tonal value, and texture. Watercolor and drawing materials will also be used and discussed periodically throughout the sessions.

Kenneth Cobb is an artist and educator living in Mansfield, PA. Ken was born in 1975 in Canandaigua, NY. He received his BFA in Painting and Computer Art from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his MFA in Studio Art from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Specializing in traditional based oil painting techniques, Ken offers his services as a portrait artist in the mediums of oil, charcoal and pastels.  In his personal studio work, he focuses his efforts in exploring still-life, landscape, and the portrait narrative genres.  Ken has taught courses in Art at Mansfield University and Corning Community College.

The Northern Tier Partnership for the Arts and the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center are providing funds to make this artist residency possible. The small $20 supply fee will provide the enrollee with access to painting materials; canvas boards, panels, acrylic paint, palettes, brushes, image resources, smocks, towels and cleaning supplies. And drawing materials: paper, charcoal, ink, pencils, drawing boards, erasers and image resources.

Participants will receive three hours of direct instruction from Ken per session. Students will also have access to the Gmeiner’s studio to paint independently on Saturday afternoon’s from 12 – 5 PM, as well as designated times throughout the week, through the course of the classes. Parental supervision is required for younger students who wish to work at the Gmeiner after class.

To enroll in one or more painting classes this summer, please write to Ken at

Session One- Painting; Intro to Acrylic Use and Color Theory


Thursday, June 22, 6:30-8:30 PM; Saturdays June 10 and 24, 9 AM – 12 PM

$25 Supply and model fee

Session Two- Still Life

Saturdays July 15, 22, 9 AM – 12 PM

$25 Supply fee

Session Three- Landscape

Saturdays July 29, and August 5, 9 AM – 12 PM

$25 Supply fee

Session Four- Figurative; working from a live, clothed model.

Thursday, July 28, 6:30-8:30 PM and Saturdays August 12 and 19, 9 AM – 12 PM

$25 Supply and model fee